Celebrate the Dayton Art Institute's Centennial! Our Century: Dayton Area Collects brings together works from private art collections in the Dayton area, shown alongside significant and promised gifts to the DAI. Featuring a diverse range of objects, the exhibition looks at the important role collectors have played in helping to grow the DAI, through the past century and into the next. “It has been a real treat to visit so many collectors and see such wonderful works people surround themselves with,” DAI Chief Curator Jerry Smith said. “The exhibition is fabulously eclectic because peoples’ collections are as varied as the people themselves. This exhibition really demonstrates the important role art plays in our daily lives.” Featuring a diverse range of objects, this exhibition looks at the important role collectors have played in helping to grow the DAI’s collection, through the museum’s first century and into the next. A few of the featured artists in the exhibition include Frederic Remington, Norman Rockwell, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dale Chihuly, Wayne Thiebaud, Jean-Baptiste Corot, Cindy Sherman and Roy Lichtenstein. Works range from paintings to sculpture, Japanese woodblock prints, decorative arts, and even beadwork by one of the artists featured in the DAI’s recent Ubuhle Women exhibition.
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