Art Institute celebrates 100 years with party

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Art Institute is celebrating 100 years in the community with a party at the museum.

The free event features an open house along with activities for kids of all ages, musical performances, a photo booth, exhibits, and more.

On February 28, 1919, the Dayton Art Association incorporated as the Dayton Museum of the Art for the community. 

“In January 1930, Julia Shaw Patterson Carnell dedicated this building to the community, asking them to ‘treat it kindly’ and requesting that the DAI be a ‘friendly place.’ We extend Carnell’s welcome to the entire community to join us in this celebration.” said Dayton Art Institute Director and CEO Michael R. Roediger.

The celebration continues until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

This is just one of many events the organization plans to hold to honor their history.

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