The Dayton Art Institute is seeking community volunteers as it prepares for its 45th annual Oktoberfest, taking place September 23-25. The Dayton Art Institute needs volunteers to assist with a variety of roles throughout the three-day festival. Oktoberfest is the museum’s largest annual fundraiser, and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of more than 2,000 volunteers each year. “Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Oktoberfest, and we truly appreciate the many hours of time they donate to help support the museum,” said Oktoberfest Chairs Dave Seyer and Keith Wyatt. “We are … [Read more...] about DAI Looking For Volunteers for Oktoberfest, Sept. 23-25
The Dayton Art Institutes laste show, “American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony,” runs through May 31. It comes from the Reading Public Museum in Pennsylvania. It's a comprehensive look at more than 100 works by American Impressionists from the 1880s through the 1940s, including John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, and many others. Arranged according to the artists’ colonies that played a critical role in the development of American Impressionism around the turn of the century, this exhibition examines artistic … [Read more...] about American Impressionism On Display at the DAI
The Dayton Art Institute’s Fifth Third Bank Arts Night Out series continues on Thursday, November 6, with the return of “Ambassador of Americana” Charles Phoenix and his Big Retro Slide Show. Phoenix is a performer, humorist, chef and author. Through his live shows, videos, media appearances and books, the self-proclaimed “retro daddy” explores America’s classic and kitschy pop culture past and present, and often predicts retro-inspired future trends. Fans enjoy his unique spin and genuine reverence for all things Americana. Exuding a joy of life and exuberant enthusiasm, he … [Read more...] about ‘Ambassador of Americana’ presents all-new Big Retro Slide Show
The Dayton Art Institute’s visual arts theatre series, the Fifth Third Bank Arts Night Out series, continues on Thursday, November 21, with the real-life adventures of Robert Wittman – Art Detective!. Robert Wittman spent more than 20 years in the FBI as the agency’s — and the nation’s — top art crime investigator, going undercover numerous times to recover $225 million worth of stolen art, ranging from $35 million Rembrandts to an original copy of the Bill of Rights. The London Times called him “the most famous art detective in the world” and The Wall Street Journal called him “a living … [Read more...] about World Famous Art Detective Appears At The DAI
Hello Everyone, We've got two new films opening this weekend. First off is a film with Ohio & Dayton connections. LIBERAL ARTS - directed by and starring Josh Radnor (an Ohio native) - was shot mostly at Kenyon College. In addition to Elizabeth Olsen, the film also stars Dayton's own Allison Janney. Our second film is a darkly comic crime thriller directed by William Friedkin (director of THE EXORCIST and THE FRENCH CONNECTION) starring Matthew McConaughey - KILLER JOE. (KILLER JOE is rated NC-17 for graphic violence & sexuality...no one under 17 will be admitted.) In addition to … [Read more...] about KILLER JOE and LIBERAL ARTS at THE NEON!
The Dayton Art Institute is in need of volunteers, especially during the American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibit that runs through February. Leonardo League Volunteers support the operations of the museum on a day-to-day basis, performing functions such as: Clerical and office support Selling memberships and tickets for special exhibitions, programs and events Assisting patrons in The Museum Store Conducting visitor surveys Providing support at events such as Oktoberfest, Art Ball, and the Vectren Just Jazz Series Your volunteer commitment may be temporary, … [Read more...] about Become a Leonardo League Volunteer at the DAI
El Meson believes in supporting the community. This Sunday, Father's Day, they will be hosting their 2nd annual Sunday of Caring Brunch from 11am - 2pm. General Manager Bill Castro created this concept last year watching local nonprofits struggle to raise operating funds in a touch economy. "I wanted to do something that would be meaningful and beneficial to some of our great community assets, not just a $1 a meal, but something that could really help these groups raise significant dollars." The brunch runs $28 and guests will be able to designate $10 to one of the chosen partners: Dayton … [Read more...] about Sunday of Caring – Paella Party & Tapas Tasting