48 High Street Gallery - DSPS

Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, 48 High St., St. Anne’s District, Dayton
Gallery hours: 2-5pm Fri, Sat, Sun; 5-8 First Fridays; or by appointment


Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2600 DeWeese Pkwy., Dayton
Gallery hours: 11am-5pm; Noon-5pm Sun

Ongoing  Exhibits-To-Go  Science On a Sphere:  68-inch diameter globe suspended in mid-air takes visitors on a dynamic tour of Earth and space, Hall of the Universe, Splash!, Discovery Zoo, Oscar Boonshoft Science Central, Grocery Store, Cassano’s Pizza kitchen, The Bugly House, MeadwestvacoTreehouse, Kids’ Playce, African Room with mummy and replica of the Rosetta Stone.

Connecting Art & Design Community - CADC

45 South Saint Clair St., Dayton
Gallery hours: 11am-6pm Wed-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat; 5pm-10pm First Friday

Ongoing  Rotating exhibits include over 800 pieces of original local art on display and for sale, including painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and photography.
Ongoing  First Friday  5-10pm Open House. CADC actually launched First Fridays in Dayton back in 2006. CADC sponsors an evening with the artists, featuring a great mix of art, good conversation, live jazz, wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres.
Ongoing  Sketch Saturdays at the Cannery  11am-2pm  CADC supplies a live model. Guests bring their own drawing supplies. Free and fun.

Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton
Museum hours: 10am-5pm Wed, Fri, Sat;  10am-8pm Thu;  Noon-5pm Sun;  Closed Mon & Tue 

Dayton History at Carillon Park

1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton 
Hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun

Dayton History is Montgomery County’s official historical organization consisting of Carillon Historical Park, Hawthorn Hill, Patterson Homestead, Paul Laurance Dunbar House, Old Court House, Memorial Hall and the Archive Center. Dayton History brings the past to life to understand the present and inspire the future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, presenting and promoting the region’s past.

Carillon Historical Park

1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton 
Hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun

Ongoing  Historical Buildings  with hundreds of artifacts and antiques showcasing Dayton’s history. Exhibits include the original 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world's first practical airplane and National Historic Landmark, the 1835 B&O (Grasshopper) steam locomotive and the first automobile self-starter. Newcom's Tavern, Dayton’s oldest building, and Deeds Carillon, Dayton’s best-known landmark. Four Buildings recently moved from the Kettering-Moraine Museum:  Deeds Barn (where DELCO was born); the Miller House, Shaker; the Newcom-Greer House, a fine Greek revival example; and the Hetzel House, a 19th-century summer kitchen.
Coming soon  Carillon Brewing Company

Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing & Entrepreneurship 

1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton
Hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun

Ongoing  Displays of historic contributions Dayton has made to the world – the airplane, the automobile, engines, an impressive collection of NCR cash registers, pop-top cans, Dayton toys. Full scale Ohio-made Carousel of Dayton Innovation and multi-sensory 4-D Animatronic Theatre. 

Hawthorn Hill

Tours only via shuttle leaving from Carillon Historical Park
10am and 12:30pm Wed & Sat

Ongoing  Orville Wright’s home in Oakwood for 35 years and where guests such as Charles A. Lindbergh, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Governor James Middleton Cox were entertained. NCR owned Hawthorn Hill as a corporate guest house for 60 years. Advance prepaid reservations. Unique experience limited to 10 visitors per tour.

Patterson Homestead

1815 Brown St. across from the Pine Club
Hours: 10am-4pm Thu-Sat

Ongoing  Tour the Federal style historic Patterson home providing a glimpse into the lives of one of Dayton’s most influential families during the period between 1804 and 1904. Originally the home of Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Robert Patterson and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay Patterson. Exhibit showcases the NCR story.

Paul Laurence Dunbar House

219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St., Dayton
Hours: 10am-4pm Fri-Sat; Noon-4pm Sun; or by appointment

Ongoing  Dunbar was born in Dayton in 1872 and bought this house for his mother when he became an internationally recognized African-American poet, novelist, and playwright. He maintained a lifelong friendship with the Wrights. He was a major inspiration to Harlem Renaissance authors and also associated with Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Brand Whitlock and was honored with a ceremonial sword by President Theodore Roosevelt.

The Old Courthouse

N. Main St. / Third St., Dayton
Hours: by appointment 313-2010

Ongoing   Completed in 1850, the Old Court House is considered to be one of the finest examples of Greek Revival style courthouses in the nation. Constructed of locally quarried Dayton limestone, the Old Court House has been at the center of many important events.

Memorial Hall

125 E. First St., Dayton
Hours: by appointment 313-2010

Ongoing   In 1910, Dayton architects, William Earl Russ and Albert Pretzinger, designed the French Renaissance building, a memorial for local soldiers who served in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. The memorial portion of the building consists of the soaring front entrance atrium, which is filled with bronze plaques, relief sculptures and paintings that depict the region’s military history memorial for local soldiers who served in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars.

Dayton International Peace Museum

208 W. Monument Ave., Dayton
Gallery Hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat; 1pm-5pm Sun; Closed Mon  

Ongoing  Educational programs and exhibits  Themes include nonviolent conflict resolution, social justice issues, international relations and peace. Dayton's history is honored as the center for the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords.
Ongoing  Sister Dorothy Stang  Exhibit honors her work in Brazil. This Daytonian championed a movement of peasants encouraging campaigns for sustainable use of the rain forest. She remained active until her brutal killing in 2005 in Anapu, Brazil.
Ongoing  PeaceMobile  Available for service and presentations at schools, churches and community organizations. They come to your site and present quality educational programs about peace, justice and nonviolent conflict resolution.

Dayton Visual Arts Center

118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton
Gallery Hours: 11am-6pm Tue-Sat; Closed Sun & Mon

Gallery Saint John

Bergamo - Mt. St. John
4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek
Hours: Noon-4pm Wed-Sun; or by appointment

Ongoing  Gallery shows works done by Marianists and their associates in the Dayton community. Featured artists include the following Marianist Brothers: A. Joseph Barrish - abstract mixed media; Charles P. Wanda - abstract mixed media; Don L. Smith - pottery; John Lemker - photography.

K-12 Gallery & TEJAS

341 S. Jefferson St. (new location), Dayton
Hours: 9:30am-6pm Mon-Thu; 11am-1pm Sat

Ongoing  K12/TEJAS Gallery A regional center for artists, aspiring artists and art patrons to connect through art experiences, education, public outreach, collaborative projects and gallery exhibitions for children, youth, and adults. These programs include summer art camps, field trips, professional exhibitions, workshops, art parties, after school, evening and Saturday classes. K12 Gallery holds16 exhibits per year and is the only continuous exhibition space for children’s artwork in Ohio.
Ongoing  DP&L Saturdays Art Classes  11am  Classes for K-2 and 3-6 graders with professional artists. Geared for young people who love to make and think about creative ideas all the time.
First Friday Fun for Kids  6-9pmOpening reception, exhibition, meet local artists, enjoy refreshments and be inspired. Visit new artist every first Friday of the month while traveling through some of Dayton's other galleries such as the Cannery Art and Design Center as well as the Oregon District galleries. $25 fee.

Museum at Fort Ancient

6123 St. Rt. 350, Oregonia
Hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat; 12-5pm Sun

Ongoing  Indoor Museum Exhibits detailing prehistoric and historic Ohio native people, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming and their first contact with Europeans. Outdoor area offers more than 2.5 miles of hiking trails, two scenic overlooks and a picnic area. This is a National Historic Landmark and nominated for World Heritage Status. Museum has been nominated for World Heritage Status. Museum is a National Historic Landmark and has been nominated for World Heritage Status.
Ongoing  Outdoor Activities  National Historic Landmark offers more than 2.5 miles of hiking trails, two scenic overlooks and a picnic area.

National Museum of the US Air Force

Wright-Patterson AFB
1100 Spaatz Street, Fairborn
Hours: 9am-5pm seven days a week

Ongoing  Galleries  Aircraft, engines, weaponry and strategy used in the Early Years, WWII - Pacific Theatre, European Theatre, Korean War, Southeast Asia War and the Cold War. Missile & Space Gallery - spacecraft, missiles, satellites and space-age technology.
Ongoing  Self Tour  Hundreds of flight related exhibits laid out in chronological order, beginning with the Wright brothers through today's stealth fighters. 
Ongoing  Heritage Tour  Guided tour 1:30pm daily plus 10:30am Sat

Oakwood Historical Society

1947 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood
Hours: Quarterly open houses and by appointment

Ongoing  Long-Romspert Homestead Tour  One of the earliest homes still existing in Oakwood has been restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ongoing  Self-guided Walking Tour of Oakwood

Oakwood Historical Society Archives Collection

30 Park Ave., basement of City Building, Oakwood
Access by appointment

Ongoing  Archives  Collection of photos, files, memorabilia, microfilm and books pertaining to Oakwood history.

Rosewood Gallery

2655 Olson Dr., Kettering
Hours: 9am-9pm Mon-Thu; 9am-6pm Fri; 9am-3pm Sat

Ongoing  The 34,000 square-foot facility draws 130,000 patrons through its doors annually for classes, gallery exhibitions, theater performances, studio use, special events and rentals.

Sinclair Community College Art Galleries

Bldg. 13, 5th & Perry Sts., Dayton
Hours: 8am-8pm Mon-Thu; 8am-5pm Fri; 8am-3pm Sat Gallery hours change with campus hours during academic breaks and holidays.

Ongoing  African Art Exhibit  29 pieces of West African art donated to the college by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Capone. Permanent exhibit located in the library (near Buildings one and seven)

Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery

Works On Paper Gallery

Hypotenuse Gallery

Ongoing  Student Work: Sculpture and Ceramics

SunWatch Indian Village

Indian Village and Archaeological Park
2301 West River Rd., Dayton
Hours:  9am-5pm Tue-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun

Ongoing  SunWatch is a 13th century American Indian village situated along the Great Miami River in Dayton. Excavations from 1971 to 1978 exposed a planned, stockaded, settlement with astronomical alignments. Guided group tours are available. An interpretive center that exhibits many of the artifacts that have been recovered from the site. Admission: Adults $6.00 Seniors (60+) $4.00 Student (6-16) $4.00 Children under 6 and Members are free.

The Fine Art Center at Town & Country – TFAC

300 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering
Hours: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun

Ongoing  Local art exhibited in professional setting. The oldest existing co-operative gallery in the Greater Dayton area. Artists: Karen Benedetti, Jana Bobo, Mary Clifford, Rita Coleman, Diane Coyle, Peter Frederick, Jim Hayes, Helen Friedman, Rosie Huart, Mary Baker Koch, Gary Kunze, Bonnie Kuntz, Trish McKinney, Betty Murray, Lori Stallings, Tim Stein, Keith and Karin Thue, Leonard Williams.


University of Dayton Art Galleries


Art Street Studio D Gallery

330 Kiefaber St. Dayton
Hours: 8am-12am Mon-Fri; 12pm-12am Sat & Sun

Ongoing  Student, faculty and alumni exhibitions, traveling exhibitions and installations by professional artists. ArtStreet Studio D Gallery puts art in the heart of the South Student Neighborhood.

Gallery 249

2nd Floor, College Park Cente
Call for Gallery hours    

The Marian Library

7th Floor of Roesch Library
300 College Pk., Dayton
229-4214 or 4234
Hours: 8:30am - 4pm Mon-Fri

The Roesch Library

1st Floor Gallery
300 College Pk., Dayton
Call for Gallery hours

Wright State University Art Galleries

Robert & Elaine Stein Gallery

A132 Creative Arts Center 
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton
Hours: 10am-4pm Wed and Fri; 10am-7pm Thu; 12am-4pm Sat-Sun

Ongoing  Contemporary Art Collection   Impressive contemporary collection of over 450 pieces that include artists such as Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Chuck Close, and Lucien Freud.
Ongoing  Andy Warhol Photographs  100 Polaroids and 50 gelatin silver prints as part of its Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. The program gave 28,543 photos to 183 colleges and universities around the country. This gift provides Dayton with unprecedented access to the unique photographic works of Andy Warhol.                                                                                                                                                                         

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