Free Admission to Dayton Art Institute 4/22

The Dayton Art Institute is offering free admission on Friday, April 2

‘Free Friday’ includes access to Van Gogh and European landscapes and Black heritage through visual rhythmsas well as a panel discussion and presentations by the Guild of African American Visual Artists

The Dayton Art Institute (DAI) will welcome the community to the museum with a Free Fridaythis Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The museum will offer free admission to its collection galleries and exhibitions Black heritage through visual rhythmsVan Gogh & European Landscapes, Fired Imagination: Ancient Chinese Ceramics from Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Family Collection and The Flower Prints of Katsuhira Tokushi.

Additionally, the African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) will present the program Harlem Renaissance to Now: Relevance of African American Art in the museum’s Mimi and Stuart Rose auditorium from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It includes presentations from Siera Leone, award-winning writer and poet, Karen D. Brame, founder of BlackListed Culture, and Andrew Scott, artist and teacher, as well as a panel discussion and live painting demonstration by Erin Smith-Glenn, teacher. Associate of Arts at Central State University. AAVAG collaborated with DAI to present the exhibition Black heritage through visual rhythms.

“We greatly appreciate the support from the community over the past two years, especially as we finally begin to emerge from the pandemic and resume regular operations,” said DAI Director and CEO, Michael R. Roediger. “As a thank you, we are offering the opportunity to experience the museum and its current exhibits free of charge, as well as an uplifting introduction to the Guild of African American Visual Artists.”

Black heritage through visual rhythms, on view through May 22, is a juried exhibition featuring more than 80 works by 44 emerging and nationally recognized African-American artists from across the United States. The exhibition reflects the diverse backgrounds and interests of the artists and includes art in a variety of styles and media.

Van Gogh and European landscapes, on view until September 4, offers a unique opportunity to see a remarkable pair of Van Gogh paintings, on loan to the museum in Switzerland, made during the last month of Van Gogh’s life. This Intimate Focus exhibition also includes works by Charles-François Daubigny, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Joseph Mallord William Turner, John Constable and others.

Fired Imagination: Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Family Collectionon view until July 24, features a private collection of ceramics, ranging from figurines to vessels and spanning more than 3,000 years of Chinese history.

Katsuhira Tokushi’s floral printson view until September 18, features the work of Japanese artist Katsuhira Tokushi through a comprehensive set of his series Twelve Books on the Customs of Selling Flowers (1959-1961).

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