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ARTVENTURES

Inspired by Nature, January 14

LECTURES & TALKS

Artist Talk with Kay WalkingStick, February 9

CURATORIAL CONVERSATIONS

Sol LeWit 331/313, January 19 Native American Gallery, March 30 Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist Tour, April 20

YOGA AT THE MUSEUM February 12

VINE & CANVAS

Red Red Red, February 17 Wet Your Pipes, March 23

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence June 24 – September 10, 2017 Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau September 16 – December 31, 2017 Red: Endless Attraction February 1–July 19, Gallery 218 The Nature of Art The Lange Family Experiencenter Closing April 12, 2017

WINTER/SPRING 2017

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist February 11–May 7, 2017


HOW TO USE YOUR DIGITAL MEMBER MAGAZINE

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The Lange Family Experiencenter is a great place to spend an afternoon with family.

TABLE OF CONTENTS From the Director

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Special Exhibition: Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

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Curatorial Features

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What’s Happening In Education

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Events at the Museum

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News Around the Museum

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Programs At-A-Glance

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Be sure to catch the 2017 season of the Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond series.

An exceptional evening out includes taking in the latest special exhibition.

Member Magazine 2017: Volume XXVI, Issue 1 ISSN 1523-2522. External Affairs Director, Alexis Larsen; Editor, Eric Brockman; Design, Rebecca Tsaloff and Alexis Larsen

COVER IMAGE: Kay WalkingStick (American, born 1935), New Mexico Desert, 2011, oil on wood panel, 40 x 80 x 2 in. Purchased through a special gift from the Louise Ann Williams Endowment, 2013. National Museum of the American Indian 26/9250. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Operation 1000 Cherry Tree Project – We had a fantastic time planting 20 trees on the museum grounds

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FROM THE DIRECTOR

In that regard, I’m excited to announce our 2017 special exhibitions lineup, which celebrates diverse cultures and time periods. The season begins with a major retrospective of contemporary Native American artist Kay WalkingStick, organized by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and the American Federation of Arts. In conjunction with the exhibition, we will also be reopening our Native American gallery, thanks in part to the Ohio State Capital Appropriations bill funding the museum received. Our summer exhibition, Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence, explores the beadwork created by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Our final exhibition of the season, Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau, will look at the groundbreaking Art Nouveau designs of the celebrated Czech artist. You can read more about all three of these exhibitions in this issue of the museum’s Member Magazine. Renovation and construction work continues to improve your Dayton Art Institute. The Great Hall restrooms have been completed and renovations of the Lower Court restrooms are currently underway. Gallery windows have been replaced in both the Dicke Wing of American Art and the Berry Wing of European Art, and the European Wing reopened.You’ve probably also noticed a great deal of activity on the museum grounds, as the new ADA-accessible walkway from Riverview Avenue to the Rotunda entrance is being completed. For more about all these projects, as well as what’s in store for 2017, I encourage all of you to mark your calendars for our Annual Meeting, which takes place on February 23, 5:30 p.m., in the Shaw Gothic Cloister. Watch for more information in early 2017. Again, thank you for the continued support of your Dayton Art Institute. We look forwarding to sharing our cultural treasures with you throughout 2017.

Greetings as we prepare for an exciting 2017 at your Dayton Art Institute! I and everyone at The DAI appreciate your continued support of the museum and hope you have had a wonderful holiday season. The museum’s mission states that The Dayton Art Institute is committed to enriching the community by creating meaningful experiences with art that are available to all. As we begin 2017, I reiterate and emphasize that The DAI, as a civic museum, is committed to being inclusive of all, no matter their race, religion, culture or orientation.

Best regards,

Michael R. Roediger, MSLD, CFRE Director and CEO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS

TRUSTEES

Edward J. Blake, Chairman CEO, MV Commercial Group, CFO, Miller-Valentine Group

Stephen Allaire Managing Director AES US SBU

Daniel Davis Senior Vice President and Sales Manager of Commercial Banking Group PNC Bank

Erin Paulson,Vice Chairman Founding Principal The Paulson Collective

Brock Anderson III CEO Bonbright Distributors

Deborah A. Feldman President & CEO Dayton Children’s Hospital

Ms. Ty Stone, PhD., Treasurer Vice President, Business Operations Sinclair Community College

Jessica Barry Owner & President School of Advertising Art

Rachel Goodspeed Manager, Community Affairs Vectren

Julie Liss-Katz, Secretary Systems Vice President and Chief Government Affairs Officer Premier Health

Tracy Bieser Community Volunteer

Richard Haas Senior Vice President Kettering Health Network

James F. Dicke, II, Chairman Emeritus * Chairman/CEO Crown Equipment Corporation

Linda Caron, PhD. Associate Dean Wright State University College of Liberal Arts

Jennifer Harrison Partner Taft/

Pamela P. Houk Exhibition & Museum Education Consultant Bill Lukens Retired Chairman & CEO Stillwater Technologies, Inc. Mark Manuel VP Development & Information Services Crown Equipment Corporation Bear Monita Partner LWC Incorporated Amos L. Otis President & CEO SoBran, Inc. Mimi Rose Community Volunteer

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Pat Diven * DAI Docent Chair Shaun Hunter * Leadership Dayton Representative Deborah Lieberman * Montgomery County Commissioner Bob Nevin * DAI Endowment Committee Chair Debra Strauss DAI Associate Board President The Honorable Nan Whaley * Mayor, City of Dayton * Denotes Ex-officio

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Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist February 11–May 7, 2017 Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist marks the first major retrospective of one of today’s most accomplished Native American artists and a leading practitioner of contemporary landscape painting. Featuring more than 60 of her most notable paintings, drawings, and notebooks, this exhibition explores the artist’s search for the spiritual truth of her complex cultural identity, against the backdrop of key art historical movements. Arranged chronologically around themes which mark her artistic journey, Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist follows the artist along a journey of self-discovery, invention, innovation and evolution through visually brilliant and evocative works of art. The exhibition and tour are co-organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. It is accompanied by a substantial catalogue featuring essays by numerous authors, including the artist herself. For more information about the exhibition, visit daytonartinstitute.org/kaywalkingstick. Use #KayWalkingStick to join the conversation on social media.

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RELATED EVENTS Be sure to join us for these events and programs related to the exhibition! See the programs section of this issue and our website for more information and cost. REACH Across Dayton Conference “In The Spirit of Creating Connections” February 24, Sinclair Community College An annual symposium at Sinclair Community College, REACH seeks to promote crosscultural understanding and education between African American, Appalachian, Latino, Native American, and all other ethnic communities in the Miami Valley area. REACH provides an integrated exploration of the similarities and the diversities of these cultures by studying the arts and humanities, beliefs and traditions of these groups. In addition to the conference, the galleries of Sinclair are currently showcasing artwork by two contemporary Native American artists: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Neal Ambrose Smith. Visit www.sinclair.edu/reach for more information. Behind the Scenes of Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist Thursday, March 23, 4–5 p.m. Join Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, in-house curator for Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, and Dr. Susan Martis, Curator of Education, for insights into staging the current exhibition. This

event is in conjunction with the University of Dayton Partnership. Pre-registration is required. Curatorial Conversation Thursday, April 20, 6–7 p.m. Join Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, in-house curator for Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, for a tour of the special exhibition, followed by a champagne toast. EXHIBITION PREVIEWS & RECEPTIONS Jefferson Patterson Society Reception Wednesday, February 8, 6–8:30 p.m. Member Preview Days Thursday, February 9, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Friday, February 10, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Member Preview Reception Thursday, February 9, 6:30 p.m. Free to members, but RSVP requested; call 937-223-4ART (4278) Kay WalkingStick Artist Lecture Thursday, February 9, 6 p.m. Lecture Price: $5 members; $10 non-members Non-member combo ticket (lecture + admission to the exhibition and Member Preview Reception): $25 Kay WalkingStick will present a lecture about her work, as well as attend the Member Preview Reception for the exhibition.

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The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

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EXHIBITION SPONSORS BENEFACTOR SPONSOR DP&L Foundation

PATRON SPONSOR Video: Kay WalkingStick talks about her work.

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SUPPORTING SPONSORS Abbott Nutrition Miller-Valentine Group Wanda and Bill Lukens

Additional Support from Jessup Wealth Management Perfection Group University of Dayton

EXHIBITION ADMISSION Museum Members: Free Adults: $14 Seniors (60+): $11 Students (18+ w/ID): $11 Active Military: $11 Groups (10 or more): $11 Youth (ages 7-17): $6 Children (6 & under): Free Price includes admission to the exhibition and the museum’s permanent collection.

TURN THE PAGE FOR MORE ABOUT OUR OTHER 2017 EXHIBITIONS OPPOSITE PAGE: Kay WalkingStick (American, born 1935), ACEA V, 2003, gouache and gold acrylic on paper, 19 x 38 inches. Collection of the artist. Photo: Becket Logan. Courtesy American Federation of Arts. ABOVE: Kay WalkingStick (American, born 1935), A Sensual Suggestion, 1974, acrylic on canvas, 42 x 48 inches. Collection of the artist. Photo: Lee Stalsworth, Fine Art through Photography, LLC. Courtesy American Federation of Arts

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2017 SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS ANNOUNCED The special exhibitions selected for 2017 are sure to delight audiences. The artworks presented range from paintings and beadwork tapestries, to original lithographs, with artists representing The United States, the Cherokee Nation, South Africa and the Czech Republic. Following the Spring exhibition, Kay Walking: An American Artist (featured on pages 4–5 of this issue), the summer opens with Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence (June 24–September 10). Ubuhle Women showcases a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living

ABOVE: Ntombephi “Induna” Ntobela (Mpondo Xhosa, born 1966), Sangoma Bull, 2012, glass beads sewn onto fabric, 48.5 x 64.25 inches. Private collection.

and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills handed down through generations, the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. Ubuhle means “beauty” in the Xhosa and Zulu languages, and it describes the shimmering quality of light on glass that, for the Xhosa people, has a particular spiritual significance. The exhibition was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, D.C., in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists. There could be no better pairing with this year’s Oktoberfest than the fall exhibition, Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau, Selections from the Dhawan Collection (September 16–December 31). Drawn from one of the finest private collections of Mucha’s work in the United States, this exhibition features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose varied, expressive, and seductive imagery helped form and later shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Through rare, original lithographs and proofs, paintings, drawings, and ephemera, this exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, largely created during the 1890s, at a time when the emphasis was on creating a new art fit for the new century. The exhibition and museum tour is organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions

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Be sure to look for future Member Magazine features about these exhibitions, and visit daytonartinstitute.org/exhibitions.

ABOVE: Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860–1939), Monaco, Monte-Carlo, 1897, color lithograph on paper, 29.25 x 42.25 inches. Dhawan Collection.

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Video: Learn more about the beadwork of the Ubuhle Women.

REOPENING OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN ART GALLERY

and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with essays from the Mucha Foundation and art historian Gabriel Weisberg.

Video: A brief overview of the work of Alphonse Mucha.

the assistance of Kay Koeninger, Professor of Art History at Sinclair Community College, the first gallery to reopen will feature The DAI’s collection of Native American Art. Be sure to visit Gallery 209 to see the new display, featuring pottery, textiles, basketry, and other artworks. This gallery opening takes place in conjunction with the special exhibition Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist.

RELATED PROGRAM: Curatorial Conversation Thursday, March 30, 6–7 p.m. Join Kay Koeninger, Professor of Art History at Sinclair Community College, for a presentation about the newly reopened Native American Art Gallery, followed by a champagne toast.

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FOCUS EXHIBITION Red: Endless Attraction February 1–July 19, Gallery 218 Endlessly attractive and evocative of the most powerful emotions, the color red can create a range of responses. Depending on the amount of red, the shade, and the context, the color may invigorate or agitate, warm the heart or worry the mind, invoke sentiments of love, or luxury, or even aggression and violence. How does this one color have such a range of social and psychological associations? What are the natural materials artists have used to make objects with this lively color? This new focus exhibition, featuring approximately 20 artworks from the museum’s collection, demonstrates how a diverse grouping of artists and makers across time periods, cultures, and mediums have used red to various effects. Stay tuned for further updates, as textiles and works on paper will be rotated during the course of the exhibition.

CURATORIAL CONVERSATIONS Get to know your Dayton Art Institute through the museum’s Curatorial Conversations programs. All talks take place on Thursday evenings, from 6 to 7 p.m. Space is limited and advance registration is recommended. See the programs section of this issue for pricing and more information.

Click here for more information about Curatorial Conversations.

331/313, Sol LeWitt January 19 Join Dr. Susan Martis, Curator of Education, and Stefan Chinov, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Wright State University, for a special Curatorial Conversation, discussing The DAI’s Sol LeWitt sculpture, in celebration of the upcoming reinstallation of WSU Stein Gallery’s wall drawing by LeWitt, followed by a champagne toast. Native American Gallery March 30 Join Kay Koeninger, Professor of Art History at

FAR LEFT: Alfredo Ramos Martinez (Mexican, 1871–1946), Vendedoras de Frutas (The Fruit Vendors), c. 1937, oil on canvas, 46 1/4 x 36 inches. Gift of the Honorable Jefferson Patterson, 1959.3 ABOVE: Pier Francesco Bissolo (Italian, active 1492–1554), The Holy Family with a Donor in a Landscape, early 1520s, oil on wood panel, 31.5x39.75 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by the John Berry Family, the James F. Dicke Family and the Deaccessioned Works of Art Fund, 1998.41

Sinclair Community College, for a presentation of The DAI’s newly opened Native American Art Gallery, followed by a champagne toast. Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist Tour April 20 Join Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, in-house curator for Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, for a tour of the special exhibition, followed by a champagne toast. ABOVE: Sol

LeWitt (American, 1928–2007), 331/313, 1975, baked enamel on steel, eight pieces, each: 54 x 18 x 18 inches. Gift of the artist, 1976.13

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NEW IN THE LANGE FAMILY EXPERIENCENTER: Designs from Nature Immerse yourself in Designs from Nature in The Lange Family Experiencenter! This multimedia installation, which displays art that is made from natural materials and representing nature, opened on December 10, 2016. Created by Yeck Artist-inResidence Diane Schwob Zubrick, with assistance

from local youth, this visually dynamic work of art illustrates skills of carefully observing the variations in natural designs, such as leaves and flowers, and working with materials including silk, clay, and glass to create two- and three-dimensional works of art. During the opening, Michael Bashaw demonstrated the musical connections of art and nature. Combined, both artists complemented the exhibition The Nature of Art in The Lange Family Experiencenter.

When visiting the gallery, you will see new prints, paintings and textiles. Some corresponding activities include pattern design, sketching, costumes, making faces with fruits and vegetables, and a digital interactive game. Go to daytonartinstitute.org/ experiencenter for more information. LEFT:Yeck Artist-in-Residence Diane Schwob Zubrick and her collborator and husband, George Zubrick, talk with an opening attendee about the installation. RIGHT: An installation view of Designs from Nature. (Photos by Ken Miller)

2017 YECK COLLEGE ARTIST FELLOWS SELECTED Each year The Dayton Art Institute selects four Yeck College Artist Fellows, whose artwork and educational record demonstrate a commitment to and interest in pursuing a professional career in the arts. Fellows receive a stipend that supports the creation of a body of artwork. The artwork of the four Fellows will be on display in a group exhibition at the museum during the summer of 2017. Fellows also team teach a college-level studio course to 12 Yeck High School Scholarship students during the winter of 2017. The 2017 Yeck College Artist Fellows are Eva Lewis and Lucas Underwood Bergeron from Wright State University; Alexander Belmonte Paat from Cedarville University; and Lauren Reis, a recent graduate from Miami University, all of whom focus in painting. Congratulations to the 2017 Yeck College Artist Fellows! FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Lucas Underwood Bergeron, Eva Lewis, Lauren Reis, and Alexander Belmonte Paat.

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MEET THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT We have welcomed new staff to the Education Department who will help Dr. Susan Martis, Curator of Education, continue current programming and implement new opportunities for members and visitors. Christine Fleming, Museum Educator for School Programs, will oversee all aspects of school programs.You will meet Christine if you participate in upcoming events for teachers, or in the Draw from the Collection art studio sessions. Christine has had a lifelong passion for the arts and education. She earned a BFA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Art Education, and spent the next five years teaching art in grades kindergarten through middle school throughout the Minneapolis area. In 2013 she completed her MA in Art History from the University of Nottingham, England. Her research focus was 18th-century British portraiture. She holds a current K-12 visual art teaching license in both Minnesota and England. Throughout

her career she has worked with a variety of arts and cultural institutions, including the Duluth Art Institute, Walker Art Center, and the Nottingham Contemporary. Most recently she worked with the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon, as the Education Program Coordinator. She is thrilled to have joined The DAI team, where she can put her years as an educator, both in museums and classrooms, and her research skills into practice. She looks forward to working with The DAI’s volunteers and docents to create meaningful art experiences for all! A Dayton native, Rique Hagen, Docent and Tour Coordinator, schedules all tours in the museum. Rique graduated magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with a B.A. in Art History and English. While at Case, she focused on 19th-Century European Art and Literature. As an undergraduate, she wrote for Northern Ohio Live magazine, The Observer, and served as an administrative assistant at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, where she planned events and programs, including securing grants and funding. After beginning graduate

school in Washington D.C., she worked in St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri before returning home. At The DAI, she melds her professional, administrative background with her academic background and passion for art. The museum has been an important part of her life, so she knows the collection and is excited about the opportunity to serve the museum and the Dayton community. Sarah Fisher, Museum Educator for Youth, Family and Adult Programs, will lead our Tiny Thursdays and Saturday ARTventures for families, as well as implement new initiatives to make the museum accessible for more people. As an educator, Sarah has taught in various settings, including schools, orphanages and museums in the United States, Asia and Africa. Most recently, Sarah held the positions of creative arts specialist (ages 2–21) at The Shield Institute and art teacher (ages Pre-K–5) at Reece School, both in New York City, where she taught art classes to students with developmental disabilities. Sarah received a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and a Master’s degree in art education from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY. She also completed four postgraduate courses in the field of special education to strengthen her skills of serving people with special needs. See the programs section of this issue for more about education programs, including: • The Language of Art, an in-gallery discussion matching art in the collection to book topics from a variety of genres. • Homeschool Intersections, specifically designed for home school groups to visit The DAI each month for a new experience of gallery and makeand-take studio activities. • ARTventures (formerly Super Saturday Family Days), a make-and-take art program on most 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Rique

Hagen, Christine Fleming, and Sarah Fisher

SUMMER ART CAMP REGISTRATION We may be in the midst of winter, but Summer Art Camp registration will be here in no time! Check the website in April for information about our 2017 Summer Art Camps.Youth ages K–12 can explore the range of their creativity and get inspired by the museum’s permanent collection to create their own masterpieces using 2D and 3D art-making techniques in our art studios. Themes will include performing art and art made from recycled materials, among other topics. Information will be available at daytonartinstitute.org/artcamp.

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NEW VINE & CANVAS WINE TASTINGS ANNOUNCED

Puzzle of Light finished the 2016 season with their characteristic flair!

Vine & Canvas is a great way to step up your date night game!

Our popular Vine & Canvas wine tasting series continues in 2017. Make plans to join us for the perfect date night! Advance tickets for each tasting are $30 members and $35 non-members. All tickets purchased at the door (as available) are $40. A special “Series Flight” is available for a limited time, offering tickets to the February and March tastings for $55 members and $60 nonmembers. The Winter/Spring series includes: RED, RED, RED Friday, February 17, 6:30–9 p.m. Continue the Valentine spirit with an all-red wine tasting, paired with specialty chocolates presented by Francoise Labrique Walusis from Madame Delluc Artisan Chocolatier. Also available is an opportunity to experience our newest exhibition, Red: Endless Attraction, which will be themed around the color red. WET YOUR PIPES Thursday, March 23, 6:30–9 p.m. Be part of a unique concert experience with the sounds of the newly refurbished Skinner organ in our Renaissance Auditoirum and a presentation by Dr. Matt Dierking, followed by a five wine varietal tasting. SAVE THE DATES: Be sure to also mark your calendars for our fall tastings on September 7, October 19 and November 10. For more information and series updates, go to daytonartinstitute.org/wine.

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2017 BOB ROSS AUTO GROUP JAZZ & BEYOND SEASON ANNOUNCED We’re excited to welcome the Bob Ross Auto Group back as series sponsor for another great season of jazz at the museum in 2017! Concerts will take place on the second Thursdays of March, April, July, August, October and November in 2017 (no concerts in May, June or September), in the Shaw Gothic Cloister. Doors open at 5 p.m. and all concerts run from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This year’s lineup includes:

MARCH 9: Blue Heron Trio APRIL 13: Bob Ross Quartet JULY 13: The Faux Frenchmen AUGUST 10: Puzzle of Light OCTOBER 12: Bright Moments Quintet NOVEMBER 9: Soul Express Watch daytonartinstitute.org/jazz for concert updates. As always, Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond concerts are free for members and just $8 for non-members!

RELAX & UNWIND WITH YOGA AT THE MUSEUM

pairing, and mimosas. Limited space is available so get your tickets early.

Yoga at the Museum will return with several new sessions in 2017. Connect mind, body and spirit in the beautiful setting of The Dayton Art Institute! A champagne toast follows each practice session.

Please bring your own mat. No bottled water is allowed in the galleries; the museum will provide refreshments.

New Pricing: $15 members, $18 non-members

Visit daytonartinstitute.org/yoga for more information.

Indigo Yoga Studio Sunday, February 12, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Discover what lies in you with an all-level yoga practice instructed by Amy Fecher and Barb Morsa from Indigo Yoga Studio. These two yogis will tag team to create an overall wellness and restoration practice, followed by a champagne toast. Afterward, attendees are invited to explore the permanent collection galleries. On the Stage with Emily! Sunday, March 5, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The stage is set! Join certified yoga instructor Emily von Stuckrad on the museum’s Renaissance Auditorium stage for a 60 minute gentle yoga practice, followed by 15 minutes of food/meditation

No other yoga program offers such a beautiful setting.

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CHERRY TREES PLANTED ON MUSEUM GROUNDS

SAVE THE DATE: ART BALL 2017

ABOVE: Arthur Wesley Dow, (American,1857–1922), Lavender and Green, 1912, oil on canvas, 26 x 36 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by the James F. Dicke Family, 1998.3.

Dayton’s premier black-tie gala, Art Ball, will take place on Saturday, June 10!

Planting cherry trees: A beautiful, living thank-you to Dayton.

On Sunday, October 16, 2016, members of the Japanese community, volunteers, and staff from HORAN and The Dayton Art Institute planted 20 cherry trees on the museum grounds, as part of Operation 1000 Cherry Trees. Operation 1000 Cherry Trees is the work of Alex Hara, a Japanese-born businessman living in Dayton, Ohio. When a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami shook his homeland in 2011, he was inspired by the rapid response of the American military and the willingness of

the American people to donate their money, products, and time to people half a world away. Mr. Hara made it his mission to plant and nurture 1,000 cherry trees in the Dayton area, as a reminder of the strong bond of friendship that exists between the United States and Japan. The DAI received the 20 cherry trees thanks to the generosity of HORAN, which made a gift during the 2014–15 special exhibition Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945.

Our 2017 Art Ball Chairs, Britt & Andy Platt, have selected Arthur Wesley Dow’s Lavender and Green (1912) as the inspiration for this year’s Art Ball. Inspired by the Blue Dragon waterway and the marshes near Dow’s Bayberry Hill studio in Ipswich, Massachusetts, the painting is reminiscent of Post-Impressionism’s interest in vivid colors, decorative divisions, and expressive effects. Watch for an Art Ball save-the-date postcard in early 2017, followed by the formal invitation in the spring. For more about Art Ball, or to request an invitation, visit daytonartinstitute.org/artball.

Friday, April 21 CELEBRATE SPRING WITH BOURBON & BUBBLES Start spring with the museum’s new signature event, Bourbon & Bubbles, taking place Friday, April 21! Join us for an artsy cocktail party, featuring handcrafted Bourbons, refreshing bubbly, gourmet bites, world-class art and incredible entertainment, in the beautiful setting of the museum’s Shaw Gothic Cloister. Tickets are $45 for museum members and $55 for non-members. A special Century Bar VIP Speakeasy Lounge ticket is available for $95 and includes premium cocktails and food.

Go to daytonartinstitute.org/bourbon for more information and updates about this exciting new event, organized by The Dayton Art Institute’s Former Associate Board! SUPPORTING SPONSORS Garland & Johnson Dental Heidelberg Distributing Company Additional support from Cavalier Distributing Anne & Mark Keeton

HOW TO GO Date: Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:00–10:00 p.m. Location: Shaw Gothic Cloister Cost: $45 members; $55 non-members; $95 Century Bar VIP Speakeasy Lounge

Click here to purchase tickets online! Tickets may also be purchased by calling 937-223-4ART (4278) or at the museum’s Guest Services Desk during regular hours.

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Museum Programs Guide: JANUARY – APRIL 2017

January

ARTVENTURES (FORMERLY SUPER SATURDAYS): INSPIRED BY NATURE Saturday, January 14, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child Using Clara Driscoll’s Dragonfly Lamp in our permanent collection as a model, create your own picture of nature with a “stained glass” window using tissue paper and contact paper. This program is perfect for all ages and levels of artistic ability. All materials provided. CURATORIAL CONVERSATIONS: 331/313, Sol LeWitt Thursday, January 19, 6–7 p.m. Gallery 201, Dicke Wing of American Art Advance Tickets: $5 members; $10 non-members Tickets at the Door: $12 Join Dr. Susan Martis, Curator of Education, and Stefan Chinov, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Wright State University, for a discussion of The DAI’s Sol LeWitt sculpture, in celebration of the upcoming reinstallation of WSU Stein Gallery’s wall drawing by LeWitt. A champagne toast follows the talk.

meet the docents, and get messy in an art-making session. Enjoy light refreshments and a chance to socialize with your colleagues. ARTVENTURES (FORMERLY SUPER SATURDAYS): EXPRESSIVE GESTURES Saturday, January 28, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child Have you ever expressed your feelings through body language instead of words? Gestures are body movements that convey an idea or meaning. Come to The Lange Family Experiencenter to create a gesture collage of yourself doing a favorite activity. Then find gestures in our permanent collection, with artwork by Alison Saar, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Grace Carpenter Hudson. This program is perfect for all ages and levels of artistic ability. All materials provided.

February

TEACHER OPEN HOUSE ABOVE: Kay WalkingStick (American, born 1935), ACEA V, 2003, gouache and gold acrylic on paper, 19 x 38 inches. Collection of the artist. Photo: Becket Logan. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

MEMBER DAYS: KAY WALKINGSTICK: AN AMERICAN ARTIST Thursday, February 9, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Friday, February 10, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Special Exhibition Galleries

Art educators are invited to share an afternoon with us!

Museum members get an exclusive first look at the new special exhibition, Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, which opens to the public on February 11.

Saturday, January 21, 1–3 p.m. Open to teachers and education professionals only Free Event; Advance registration required at daytonartinstitute.org/openhouse

MEMBER PREVIEW RECEPTION: KAY WALKINGSTICK: AN AMERICAN ARTIST Thursday, February 9, 6:30 p.m. Lower Court Free to members, but RSVP requested; call 937-223-4ART (4278)

An afternoon just for educators! Come visit The Dayton Art Institute during our Teacher Open House and find out what our school programs are all about. Visit the galleries, take mini tours,

Join us for a special member reception and tour of Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist. The preview reception is free to members, but RSVP is requested by calling 937-223-4278.

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KAY WALKINGSTICK ARTIST LECTURE Thursday, February 9, 6 p.m. $5 members; $10 non-members Non-member combo ticket (includes admission to the exhibition and Member Preview Reception): $25 Kay WalkingStick will be at the museum on February 9 to present a lecture about her work, as well as attend the Member Preview Reception for the exhibition. KAY WALKINGSTICK: AN AMERICAN ARTIST On view February 11–May 7 Free to Members Non-members: $14 Adults; $11 Seniors (60+), Military, Students; $6 Youth (7–17); Free to children 6 and under Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is the first major retrospective of one of today’s most accomplished Native American artists and a leading practitioner of contemporary landscape painting. Featuring more than 60 of her most notable paintings, drawings, sculptures, and notebooks, it explores the artist’s search for the spiritual truth of her complex cultural identity, against the backdrop of key art historical movements. ARTVENTURES (FORMERLY SUPER SATURDAYS): BE MY VALENTINE Saturday, February 11, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child Love is in the air! Celebrate by creating Valentine’s Day cards in The Lange Family Experiencenter. The activity is inspired by the museum’s sculpture of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, in the permanent collection. This program is perfect for all ages and levels of artistic ability. All materials provided. YOGA AT THE MUSEUM: INDIGO YOGA STUDIO Sunday, February 12, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister New Pricing: $15 members, $18 non-members Discover what lies in you with an all-level yoga practice instructed by Amy Fecher and Barb Morsa from Indigo Yoga Studio. These two yogis will tag team to create an overall wellness and restoration practice, followed by a champagne toast and an invitation to explore the permanent collection galleries. Please bring your own mat. No bottled water is allowed in the galleries; the museum will provide refreshments.

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VINE & CANVAS WINE TASTING SERIES: RED, RED, RED Friday, February 17, 6:30–9 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister Advance Tickets: $30 members; $35 nonmembers Tickets at the Door: $40 Series Flight (February & March tastings): $55 members; $60 non-members

REACH ACROSS DAYTON CONFERENCE In The Spirit of Creating Connections Friday, February 24 Sinclair Community College Dayton Campus An annual symposium at Sinclair Community College, REACH seeks to promote crosscultural understanding and education between African American, Appalachian, Latino, Native American, and all other ethnic communities in the Miami Valley area. REACH provides an integrated exploration of the

ARTVENTURES (FORMERLY SUPER SATURDAYS): MAGNIFICENT MASKS! Saturday, February 25, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child Spark your imagination with mask making. We will transform the way we look and feel by creating masks based on the museum’s African art collection. This program is perfect for all ages and levels of artistic ability. All materials provided.

March

YOGA AT THE MUSEUM: ON THE STAGE WITH EMILY! Sunday, March 5, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Renaissance Auditorim New Pricing: $15 members; $18 non-members The stage is set! Join certified yoga instructor Emily von Stuckrad on the stage for a 60 minute gentle yoga practice, followed by 15 minutes of food/meditation pairing, and mimosas. Limited space is available so get your tickets early. Please bring your own mat. No bottled water is allowed in the galleries; the museum will provide refreshments.

ARTVENTURES (FORMERLY SUPER SATURDAYS): FLUTTERING BUTTERFLIES Saturday, March 11, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child Spread your wings and fly in the The Lange Family Experiencenter! View the room-sized installation featuring mechanized butterflies and jelly beans by Sandy Skoglund and a large-scale painting of butterflies by Hunt Slonem. Create your own symmetrical butterfly while learning about symmetry. This program is perfect for all ages and levels of artistic ability. All materials provided. BEHIND THE SCENES OF KAY WALKINGSTICK: AN AMERICAN ARTIST Thursday, March 23, 4–5 p.m. Special Exhibition Galleries $5 members; $10 non-members Preregistration required Join Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, in-house curator for Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, and Dr. Susan Martis, Curator of Education, for insights into staging the current exhibition. This event is held in conjunction with the University of Dayton Partnership.

BOB ROSS AUTO GROUP JAZZ & BEYOND: BLUE HERON TRIO Thursday, March 9, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister Free to members; $8 non-members SOUND BITES: SHORT TALKS ABOUT ART Select Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Meet in the Entrance Rotunda Free to members; included in museum suggested admission for non-members

The Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond series kicks off 2017 with the Blue Heron Trio. This Dayton ensemble leads listeners on a journey through musical eras gone by, imbuing the music with a fresh, young feel. Their repertoire includes original songs, jazz standards, and completely unexpected lounge renditions of songs from other genres.

Join us on select Saturdays for informal gallery talks given by our museum docents. Visit daytonartinstitute.org/soundbites for more information and schedule updates.

VINE & CANVAS WINE TASTING SERIES: WET YOUR PIPES Thursday, March 23, 6:30–9 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister Advance Tickets: $30 members; $35 non-members Tickets at the Door: $40 Series Flight (February & March tastings): $55 members; $60 non-members

January 14: Brackman: Life About Me January 28: 19th-Century American Art February 11: Saar: Lost and Found February 25: Stearns: Washington on his Deathbed March 11: Oldenburg: Geometric Mouse March 25: Do You See What I See? Changing styles of landscape painting Topics subject to change; call 937-223-4ART (4278) to confirm.

The 2017 Vine & Canvas series has delicious new wines to sample. Photo credit Emily Nurrenbrock.

Rockin’ the house with Kick-N-Flava during the 2016 Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond series.

Be part of a unique concert experience with the sounds of the newly refurbished Skinner pipe organ in our Renaissance Auditorium and a presentation by Dr. Matt Dierking, followed by a five wine varietal tasting.

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Continue the Valentine spirit with an all-red wine tasting, paired with specialty chocolates presented by Francoise Labrique Walusis from Madam Delluc Artisan Chocolatier. Also available is an opportunity to experience our newest exhibition Red: Endless Attraction, which will be themed around the color red.

similarities and the diversities of these cultures by studying the arts and humanities, beliefs and traditions of these groups. Visit www. sinclair.edu/reach for more information.


FAMILY FUN AT THE DAI TINY THURSDAYS Every Thursday, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter $6/child members; $8/child non-members Are you a toddler with an awesome parent/ grandparent/caregiver who likes to take you to fun, creative weekday programs? Ages 2-5 and a caregiver (baby siblings welcome) are invited for story time, a gallery visit, and a make-and-take art project. Each month features a different theme:

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February: Our Neighborhood March: All About Me April: Camping ARTVENTURES (FORMERLY SUPER SATURDAY FAMILY DAYS) 2nd & 4th Saturdays (unless otherwise noted), 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child Looking for a fun and creative Saturday afternoon for you and your family? Join us on the second and fourth Saturday of every month (unless otherwise noted) for art-making fun! This program is perfect for all ages and levels of artistic ability. All materials provided. January 14: Inspired by Nature January 28: Expressive Gestures February 11: Be My Valentine February 25: Magnificent Mask March 11: Fluttering Butterflies March 25: Dayton Cityscape April 8: Native American Inspiration April 22: Terrific Textiles For more information about youth and family programming at The Dayton Art Institute, visit www.daytonartinstitute.org or call Museum Educator Sarah Fisher at 937-223-4278, ext. 328.

ARTVENTURES (FORMERLY SUPER SATURDAYS): DAYTON CITYSCAPE Saturday, March 25, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child Dayton is an amazing city! Let’s celebrate our home by creating a cityscape collage, while learning fun facts about Dayton. We will analyze the cityscape painting, created by Charles Sheeler, from our permanent collection. This program is perfect for all ages and levels of artistic ability. All materials provided.

BOB ROSS AUTO GROUP JAZZ & BEYOND: BOB ROSS QUARTET Thursday, April 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister Free to members; $8 non-members A newcomer from Cincinnati takes the stage in April. Guitarist Bob Ross has been described as having a style reminiscent of Pat Metheny and plays regularly around the Cincinnati area, both as a soloist and with the Bob Ross Quartet.

CURATORIAL CONVERSATIONS: NATIVE AMERICAN GALLERY Thursday, March 30, 6–7 p.m. Gallery 209 (Off Great Hall) Advance Tickets: $5 members; $10 nonmembers Tickets at the Door: $12 Join Kay Koeninger, Professor of Art History at Sinclair Community College, for a presentation about the newly opening Native American Art Gallery, followed by a champagne toast.

April

Drawing in the galleries is an excellent way for young people to engage with our collection.

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY EVENT Sunday, April 2, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio Free with museum admission Preregistration required by March 19

DRAW FROM THE COLLECTION Saturday, April 15, 1–3 p.m. $12 members; $18 non-members; $8 ages 12-17 Preregistration required by April 7; limit 20 participants

Join us for World Autism Awareness Day at The Dayton Art Institute! All are welcome for this fun and inclusive event. Enjoy spreading autism awareness while celebrating and honoring the unique talents and skills of people with autism. Come to The Lange Family Experiencenter for autism-themed art activities, resources and presentations about understanding autism and the healing power of the arts. This program is perfect for all ages and levels of artistic ability. All materials provided.

Join us on an exploration of patterns in artwork from different cultures and throughout time. We will observe patterns in Pre-Columbian, Oceanic and Native American art, while highlighting the work of Kay WalkingStick. Afterwards, we will create a clay vessel with patterns inspired by our collection. All materials are provided, however, participants are welcome to bring their own sketch book and pencils. Art-making workshop for adults and families, ages 12 and up. Best for beginning and intermediate artistic abilities. Meet in the Rotunda then move to the galleries.

ARTVENTURES (FORMERLY SUPER SATURDAYS): NATIVE AMERICAN INSPIRATION Saturday, April 8, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child Have fun learning about how headdresses are designed and used in Native American culture. Discover how American Indian rugs, pottery and other artifacts inspired Kay WalkingStick’s artwork, featured in the museum’s special exhibition, Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist. Then create your own headdress to take home! This program is perfect for all ages and levels of artistic ability. All materials provided.

CURATORIAL CONVERSATIONS: KAY WALKINGSTICK: AN AMERICAN ARTIST TOUR Thursday, April 20, 6–7 p.m. Special Exhibition Galleries Advance Tickets: $5 members; $10 nonmembers Tickets at the Door: $12 Join Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, in-house curator for Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, for a tour of the special exhibition, followed by a champagne toast.


ARTVENTURES (FORMERLY SUPER SATURDAYS): TERRIFIC TEXTILES Saturday, April 22, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child

The Hale Cloister is breathtaking, even in winter.

Friday, April 21 7–10 p.m.

$45 members; $55 non-members; $95 Century Bar VIP Speakeasy Lounge Celebrate spring with an artsy cocktail party, featuring handcrafted Bourbons, refreshing bubbly, gourmet bites, world-class art and incredible entertainment, in the beautiful setting of the museum’s Shaw Gothic Cloister.

NEW EDUCATION PROGRAMS!

THE LANGUAGE OF ART March 8 & 11, Noon–2 p.m. Free for members; $5 non-members Maximum 10 participants; registration required. Read The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures by Philip Mould, then join a staff member to detect and discuss “finds” in The DAI permanent collection, with the conversation continuing in Leo Bistro at 1 p.m., with food and beverages available for purchase. Groups of 6-10 people may request a different date and time ($30 tour fee) by emailing Sarah Fisher, Museum Educator for Youth, Family and Adult Programs, at sfisher@daytonart.org.

ABOVE: Young people enjoy working together during a DAI Education workshop.

HOMESCHOOL INTERSECTIONS 3rd Friday each month, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter $6/child members; $8/child non-members Maximum 20 students; pre-registration required one week in advance Make the museum a part of your homeschool studies. In this program students will build a foundation for visual arts by developing their observation and critical thinking skills, through discussions of artwork in The Lange Family Experiencenter and the museum galleries. A workshop is included, with all materials provided. Each month features a new theme: January 20: Figures in Art February 17: Portraiture March 17: Patterns April 21: Flowers

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We will be inspired by the incredible patterns in Kay WalkingStick’s landscape paintings in the special exhibition galleries! Come to The Lange Family Experiencenter to create your own hand-weaved paper and then design a fabric square for a group mural. This program is perfect for all ages and levels of artistic ability. All materials provided.


2017 EXHIBITION SEASON A WORLD OF WONDER AWAITS Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

February 11– May 7, 2017

June 24–September 10, 2017

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau September 16– December 31, 2017

ABOVE LEFT: Kay WalkingStick (American, born 1935), A Sensual Suggestion, 1974. acrylic on canvas, 42 x 48 inches. Collection of the artist. Photo: Lee Stalsworth, Fine Art through Photography, LLC. Courtesy American Federation of Arts. ABOVE RIGHT: Thando Ntobela, Ankoli Bull, 2013, glass beads sewn onto fabric. 50.375 x 65 inches. Private collection. LEFT: Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 18601939), Job, 1896. Color lithograph on paper mounted on linen, 18.25 x 26.2 inches. Dhawan Collection.

SAVE THE DATES!

Mark your calendars today for our 2017 special exhibitions, when The Dayton Art Institute presents an exhilarating visual journey across cultures and through time!

daytonartinstitute.org/exhibitions


GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Extended hours Thursday until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, noon – 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, & major holidays Go to daytonartinstitute.org to plan your visit GALLERY ADMISSION: Suggested admission of $8 adults, $5 seniors, active military and groups; youth (17 and under), college students (18+ w/ID) and Members free. Special exhibitions, programs and events may

LEO BISTRO — www.leobistro.com REGULAR HOURS: Wednesday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Thursday: extended hours from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 3:00 p.m. MUSEUM WEBSITE: daytonartinstitute.org Phone: 937-223-4ART (4278)

carry an additional charge.

VOLUNTEERS HONORED AT ANNUAL LUNCHEON

In 2016, our Leonardo League volunteers contributed more than 11,000 hours to the museum! On November 13, we honored and recognized those volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation and Service Awards Luncheon. Julie Bolton was honored as our Volunteer of the year. She works diligently with museum staff to ensure that all volunteers are able to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Julie, along with volunteer Kevin Freckman, maintains our VolunteerHub, a cloud-based software program that dramatically reduces the amount of administrative work involved in scheduling hundreds of volunteers. Thanks to Julie’s efforts, nearly 400 Leonardo League and Docent volunteers regularly access the VolunteerHub to sign up for volunteer opportunities. In 2016, Julie proved that no task was too daunting, entering more than 100 Oktoberfest volunteer shifts so that nearly 2,000 volunteers were able to sign up quickly and easily. Julie has been very generous with her time and her support is greatly appreciated. Congratulations, Julie!

SAVE THE DATE: THE DAI’S ANNUAL MEETING

The Dayton Art Institute’s Annual Meeting will take place on February 23, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the Shaw Gothic Cloister. Revisit the highlights of 2016 and learn more about what’s in store at your museum in 2017.

A reception follows the meeting. Watch for more information in early 2017! For the latest museum news, sign up to receive our email updates at daytonartinstitute.org/newsletter.

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