Imagine a virtual gaming world where you’re the artist and the hero, where you can engineer a roller coaster that touches the sky—or become a famous DJ that drops the beat in front of hundreds of fans. All of this is possible with a little creativity and a lot of science! Design Zone gives you a behind the scenes look at professions that strike the balance between mathematics & creative process in art, music and engineering.
Our Year of American Art begins with 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.
Each spring, a new theme emerges in The DAI’s Experiencenter, which was the nation’s first interactive, intergenerational museum gallery. This year, we will explore the art and culture of body adornment, jewelry, and costume.
This annual exhibition was named in memory of Barbara C. Cline who, in her 10 years as DVAC’s office manager, positively affected hundreds of student interns and emerging artists. In that spirit DVAC is proud to present the work of area college and university art and design students who were nominated by their professors and who collaborate to curate, install, market and jury this exhibition.
As part of a city-wide conversation on Human Rights, Faith and Reason during 2015, The Dayton Art Institute and the University of Dayton present artist Julie Green’s The Last Supper: 600 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates. This installation of delicately painted porcelain plates raises tough questions about the humanity of the death penalty. The exhibition is in support of and in conjunction with the Dayton Opera’s production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and a February 26 lecture at the University of Dayton by Sr. Helen Prejean, author of the book Dead Man Walking.
Each February, Victoria Theatre Association partners with Shango Center for African-American Art and Culture, and Willis “Bing” Davis, curator of Dayton’s EbonNia Gallery, to display an exhibit of art by local African-American artists inside the Schuster Center. Exhibits are built around a theme. Past themes have included a tribute to Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Dayton’s role in funk music, and “Dayton Skyscrapers,” which celebrate African-American men and women who stand tall as role models in the community.
Rodney Veal, fashion designer and cultural instigator, and the ArtStreet creative team present a world premiere retail art installation experience that tackles the historically weighted word “ghetto” through a subverted commercial lens
Special FilmConnections on March 31st, just 5 days before the first episode of the last season!
FilmDayton presents Wright State University associate English professor, Andrew Strombeck, Ph.D., with highlights from his popular course ‘Mad Men and Literature 1965–70,’
Special programming note for March FilmConnections:
OhioMeansJobs and Montgomery County, in partnership with the local Construction Industry, are hosting a Job Fair Event.
Don’t forget that movies are only $5 on Tuesdays at The NEON! We have the best beer selection of any movie theater in town…and we carry lots of local products – Boston Stoker Coffee, Esther Price chocolates and even Warped Wing beer! We just started selling Belle of Dayton Vodka.