Our Century: Dayton Area Collects

dayton art institute entrance
Dayton Art Institute entrance

September 9, 2019

The centennial special exhibition Our Century: Dayton Area Collects, organized by the Dayton Art Institute, is bringing together private art collections in Dayton, alongside the museum’s centennial celebrations gifts and promised gifts. The exhibition looks at the important role collectors play in growing The DAI through the past century and into the next.

A few of the featured artists in the exhibition include Frederic Remington, who specialized in depictions of the Old West. Norman Rockwell, who’s most famous for his cover illustrations created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine. Edgar Degas, more than half of his works depicting dancers. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. Among many others like Dale Chihuly, Wayne Thiebaud, Jean-Baptiste Corot, Cindy Sherman and Roy Lichtenstein.  

“LEO” by Anna Hyatt Huntington

Featuring a diverse set of more than 100 objects; works range from paintings to sculpture, Japanese woodblock prints, decorative arts and ndwango (“cloth”) beadwork by a community of South African women artists featured in the DAI’s recent “Ubuhle Women” exhibition.

“It has been a real treat to visit so many collectors and see such wonderful works people surround themselves with,” DAI Chief Curator Jerry Smith said on the DAI website. “The exhibition is fabulously eclectic because peoples’ collections are as varied as the people themselves. This exhibition really demonstrates the important role art plays in our daily lives.”

Dayton Art Institute

Address
456 N. Belmonte Park
Dayton, OH 45405
Call: 937-223-4278

Location
Special Exhibition Galleries

Dates
June 29 – September 22

Gallery Hours
Wednesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Extended hours Thursday until 8 p.m.
Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays & major holidays 

Fees
Adults: $15
Seniors (60+), Active Military & Groups: $10
College Students & Youth: $5
Children (6 & under): Free
Museum Members: Free


LeAnne McPherson
Reporter

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