As the new Dayton Art Institute opened its doors in 1930 the entire city celebrated.

How to get into the Dayton Art Institute for free this week

What are you doing Saturday? The Dayton Art Institute is offering free general admission to celebrate Art Museum Day. 

“Art Museum Day is a great opportunity to share the arts with the community, in conjunction with our ongoing centennial celebrations,” Michael Roediger, Dayton Art Institute Director and CEO, said in a news release. 

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“There is no better time to celebrate the arts and recognize the importance that art museums play in communities across the country. Art Museum Day is part of the more than 100 happenings we have going on at the DAI this year in honor of our centennial.” 

 

Art Museum Day began 10 years ago. Last year more than 150 museums across the country participated. 

While the DAI is waving its general admission it will also offer a discount to the special exhibition For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design on Art Museum Day. Buy one regularly priced adult ticket to the exhibition and get a second one free. 

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The DAI invites visitors to share their Art Museum Day experiences via social media, using the hashtags #ArtMuseumDay and #DAI100. Those posting and tagging Art Museum Day photos at the DAI will be entered for a chance to win four (4) tickets to the museum’s upcoming exhibition Our Century: Dayton Area Collects, opening June 29. 

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Want to go?

What: Dayton Art Institute celebrates Art Museum Day

Where: 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton

When: Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission: The suggested general admission has been waived for the day. 

The museum will also offer a discount to the special exhibition For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design on Art Museum Day: buy one regularly priced adult ticket to the exhibition and get a second one free. 

More info: www.daytonartinstitute.org or (937) 223-4ART (4278).

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