The Dayton Art Institute will honor those who have served in the United States military with a special offer for the exhibitions Call to Duty: World War Posters and Tears of Stone: World War I Remembered, Photographs by Jane Alden Stevens.
On the first three Thursdays in September, all veterans, as well as active-duty, discharged and retired military personnel, will receive free admission to the exhibitions.
“The Dayton Art Institute is celebrating a ‘Year of American Art’ in 2015, and Call to Duty gives us the opportunity to recognize current and former military personnel who have given so much to protect our country,” says The Dayton Art Institute’s Director & CEO Michael R. Roediger.
Free admission to the special exhibitions will be offered on:
Thursday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Active, discharged and retired military personnel may show their military ID or DD-214 at the Guest Services Desk on those days to receive a free ticket for the exhibitions. This offer is good for one free adult admission per visit. Accompanying family members and friends may purchase exhibition tickets at the discounted rate of $11 adults and $9 seniors (age 60+). Exhibition admission is $6 youth (ages 7-17) and free for children 6 and under. Medically necessary caregivers will not be charged.
Call to Duty includes more than 80 original images from both World Wars that helped promote a variety of homefront efforts during the wars. The exhibition also includes related items on loan from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross, as well as other original items, such as signed photographs of five-star generals and war bond books with local connections.
The companion exhibition, Tears of Stone, features haunting, large-format photos by Cincinnati photographer Jane Alden Stevens, depicting monuments, cemeteries and battlegrounds of World War I.
Both exhibitions are on view at The Dayton Art Institute through October 4.
For more information about the exhibitions, visit www.daytonartinstitute.org/calltoduty or call the museum at 937-223-4ART (4278).
Call to Duty and Tears of Stone are presented with support from Benefactor Sponsor Premier Health, Patron Sponsors DP&L, U.S. Bank and Wanda and Bill Lukens, Supporting Sponsors Suzi and Jeff Mikutis, Miller-Valentine Group, and the White Allen Family of Dealerships, with additional support from School of Advertising Art, Square One Salon and Spa, University of Dayton, Jessup Wealth Management and Taft/.
Call to Duty has been organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA, with additional loans provided by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Red Cross Dayton, and private collections.