The DAI will waive its suggested admission and offer free general admission to the permanent collection on Thursday, May 18, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, as part of the celebration of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, coinciding with International Museum Day.
Free Meet the Museum tours will be offered at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (meet in the Entrance Rotunda). From 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., guests can sample art studio programs in The Lange Family Experiencenter studio.
The DAI will also offer $10 off the purchase of a new Individual, Duo or Family Membership on May 18.
In addition, special pricing of $5 will be offered for that evening’s Curatorial Conversations gallery talk, which will look at the focus exhibition Red: Endless Attraction in Gallery 218. The talk begins at 6:00 p.m. and is limited to 20 people; advance reservations are recommended by calling 937-223-4278.
The theme of this year’s Art Museum Day is Art Museums Foster Vibrant Communities. AAMD members across the United States, Canada, and Mexico will offer programs and initiatives to celebrate the arts and the important role art museums play in their communities. In addition to bringing the best of human creativity to people across North America, museums serve as engines for the creative economy, partners with school systems and civic organizations, and anchors for public spaces and neighborhoods, making their regions better places for everyone who lives and works there.
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