The ‘kick-ass’ women who gave Dayton Art Institute its shine

Julia Shaw Carnell helped finance the construction of the Dayton Art Institute.

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Amelia Robinson chats with Michael Roediger and Eric Brockman of the Dayton Art Institute.

Dayton has some fierce women to thank for one of its most sparkling gems.

As Executive Director Michael Roediger and Eric Brockman, the museum's communications manager, explain, women with baller moves gave birth to the 100-year-old beauty at 456 Belmonte Park N.

 

The men tell “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson about the socialite who dropped a cool $2 million for the museum’s current building, the director who secured the Monet, the origins of DAI’s Art Ball and Oktoberfest, inclusion and the museum’s next 100 years.

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