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Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405-4700
+1 937-223-4278
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Definitely recommended

We didn't have time to see everything in 3 hours, but what we did see was certainly enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dublin, Ohio
Modest collection, bizarre staff interaction

The Dayton Art Institute has a modest collection; not special, but fine. However, my experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dayton, Ohio
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Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions and impressive collections of art from throughout the world, the museum is renowned for education programming that includes an array of offerings for diverse audiences. The Dayton Art Insitute is committed to enriching lives and serving the community by creating meaningful experiences with art.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405-4700
+1 937-223-4278
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't have time to see everything in 3 hours, but what we did see was certainly enjoyable. [Maybe 3 hours is the optimum time to avoid the aching back and feet often experienced in larger museums?] Anyway, we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. There's a...More

Thank RLane_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dayton Art Institute has a modest collection; not special, but fine. However, my experience of visiting the museum was not enjoyable because the security guard was strangely aggressive in speaking to patrons. Instead of speaking in the polite manner of a standard museum security...More

Thank travelerl73
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I grew up in Dayton, and have been coming back to visit my family for the last 35+ years, I have never been to the Art Institute! I was impressed by the depth of works and the breadth of different area studies, as...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome art museum right here in a beautiful setting along the Great Miami River. There are a good number of different displays and they often feature special exhibits. They also frequently have concerts and speakers. There is also a very nice restaurant...More

Thank Roger J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the building itself is beautiful and the staff is friendly. The exhibits are amazing, there is so much to see. The best part is the historical peices and the African tribes costumes and headgear. There's beadwork and pottery from ancient civilizations this is...More

Thank Gypsy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art exhibits are always interesting and the staff are all so polite and informative . The gift shop is great too!

Thank 150Mildred
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to see this icon in Dayton still thriving and going strong. Been over twenty years since my last visit and a lot has changed. New displays and the building itself are glorious and although could use work on the grand staircase in front, has...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a real large (not small either) museum, well planned areas, easy to manage. Nice to take time to look around. Good little coffee shop, lounge area. Gift shop had many unique and interesting items. They OKTOBERFEST late September each year is always packed...good food...More

Thank george r
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to the museum and I was very happy with the variety of art to look at. I took my time and enjoyed looking at everything. It wasn't all that busy so you didn't feel rushed. Most museums of art you don't pay...More

Thank 2017D
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the Dayton Art Institute. It is a small collection, but it is very well curated. We really liked the 'red room' which brought together pieces from various styles and time periods what were united by the use of color. We also loved the...More

Thank tiomama
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