Rental Rules & Regulations

The following rules & regulations must be observed when renting the museum:

  • No smoking is permitted in the museum or on the museum grounds.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the art galleries or the Rose Auditorium.
  • No carry-in food or drink is permitted unless pre-authorized by event management.
  • No open flames. Only smokeless, dripless candles are permitted in the Cloisters and Great Hall and must be inside a fireproof container.
  • Décor: No balloons inside the museum; no glitter, sparkle, etc.
  • Cakes: No “chocolate shavings” on outside of cake.
  • No birdseed or bubbles may be used on the premises.
  • No adhesive tape or wire may be used to attach decorations to walls or pillars. Pipe cleaners may be used to attach garlands to railings.
  • Tables, chairs, large decorations, musical equipment and any other large items must be placed in the rented space under the supervision of museum security and only through the approved entrances.
  • No items may be set in any public areas of the museum during business hours.
  • Flash photography is not permitted in the galleries.
  • No art on display is to be moved or obstructed. Any items set up near artwork must be at least four (4) feet from the art.
  • Patrons shall be fully responsible for their children and their behavior.
  • All equipment rental arrangements must be made by or cleared through the Special Events Department of the Dayton Art Institute.
  • Do not advertise your event as being at the Dayton Art Institute until you have a signed contract and cleared advertising with Special events and the museum’s Marketing Department.

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