Walk Like an Egyptian, January 27
Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami February 17–May 13
High Noon, January 18 Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, March 15 We Have Tomorrow, April 19
We Have Tomorrow January 12–April 22
BOURBON & BUBBLES
Devoted: Visual Performances of Faith Through August 19
VINE & CANVAS
Love, Wine & Chocolate, February 14 Fold It, Flip It, Sip It, March 16
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New Expressions in Origami February 17–May 13, 2018
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to your 2018. I know we’re certainly excited about everything in store at the museum in the coming year. Response to the special exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau was outstanding, and I personally thank the more than 14,000 people who attended. We have an exceptional and diverse selection of special exhibitions in store for you this year, kicking off with Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, opening on February 17. This is definitely not the origami you did in elementary school! The nine international artists represented in the exhibition take this ancient art form to an entirely new level, including large-scale installations. One of the artists, Dr. Robert Lang, will be joining us for a workshop and talk on April 21—look for details in this issue. The rest of our special exhibition lineup is equally exciting, including Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, from the National Portrait Gallery, on view June 23 – September 16, and the combined exhibitions Muse: Photographs by Mickalene Thomas and tête-à-tête, on view October 20 – January 13, 2019. Speaking of 2019 … the countdown is definitely on for the museum’s centennial celebration next year. Watch your Member Magazine, our website, and our social media pages for news and updates throughout 2018. Do you have an
COVER IMAGE: Richard Sweeney, Air, 2014, paper, wood, metal fixings, cotton cord, 20x48x48 inches. Photo courtesy of International Arts & Artists.
interesting story about the history of The DAI to tell? We’d love to hear from you! Send the details to email@example.com or feel free to reach out to us on social media. Many exciting things will be also be happening in the collection galleries as we prepare for the centennial. We recently opened the new Art of the Ancient Americas Gallery and installed a spectacular suit of samurai armor in our Asian galleries. If you haven’t seen them yet, do make time to check them out, and watch for more gallery updates. Renovation work will continue throughout 2018 as well, including extensive Renaissance Auditorium upgrades and the completion of tuck pointing the historic museum building. We couldn’t do everything we do here at The Dayton Art Institute without you, and we thank you for your continued and dedicated support. I look forward to seeing you at Above the Fold and many other exhibitions, events, and programs in 2018. Best Regards,
Michael R. Roediger, MSLD, CFRE Director and CEO
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS Edward J. Blake, Chairman CEO, MV Commercial Group, CFO, Miller-Valentine Group Julie Liss-Katz,Vice Chairman Systems Vice President and Chief Government Affairs Officer Premier Health Daniel Davis, Treasurer Senior Vice President and Sales Manager of Commercial Banking Group PNC Bank Brock Anderson III, Secretary CEO Bonbright Distributors
James F. Dicke, II, Chairman Emeritus * Chairman/CEO Crown Equipment Corporation
Michael D. Cronin Executive Vice President Dayton Freight Lines, Inc.
Rachel Goodspeed Manager, Community Affairs Vectren
Stephen Allaire Managing Director AES US SBU
Richard Haas Senior Vice President Kettering Health Network
Jessica Barry Owner & President School of Advertising Art
Jennifer Harrison Partner Taft/
Tracy Bieser Community Volunteer
Bill Lukens Retired Chairman & CEO Stillwater Technologies, Inc.
Linda Caron, Ph.D. Dean College of Liberal Arts Wright State University
Mark Manuel VP Development & Information Services Crown Equipment Corporation Amos L. Otis President & CEO SoBran, Inc. Josh Stucky Co-Owner Square One Salons
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Rachel Butt * 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
Nora Newsock Community Volunteer
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FIVE THINGS TO DO AT THE DAI THIS WINTER
TABLE OF CONTENTS Special Exhibition: Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami
Create and Learn
Oktoberfest Thank You
Even in the dead of winter, there are many exciting things to see and do at your Dayton Art Institute! Mark your calendars for these five can’t-miss events:
Shop The Museum Store
BOURBON & BUBBLES Dayton’s hottest new event returns! Friday, April 20, 7–10 p.m.
The DAI Receives Culture Works Grant
ABOVE THE FOLD: NEW EXPRESSIONS IN ORIGAMI You won’t believe the amazing shapes in this new special exhibition, on view February 17–May 13.
Support Your Museum
What’s Happening at Your Museum
The historic front entrance is beautiful when covered with fresh snow.
PERFORMING ART See the latest installation in The Lange Family Experiencenter exhibition, on view through April.
BOB ROSS AUTO GROUP JAZZ & BEYOND The popular series kicks off another season on March 8 with the return of Puzzle of Light.
EXPLORE NEW ART IN THE GALLERIES Explore the collection galleries and check out the new Art of the Ancient Americas gallery, as well as the new suit of samurai armor!
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 carry an additional charge.
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New Expressions in Origami February 17– May 13, 2018 What can you do with a piece of paper? Discover the extraordinary power and potential of contemporary origami in The Dayton Art Institute’s first special exhibition of 2018, Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, on view from February 17 through May 13! In the hands of nine international artists, what was once considered a children’s craft becomes a sophisticated and breathtaking global art form. Paper is transformed into dramatic sculpture, large-scale installations and conceptual works that express contemporary social, political, aesthetic, and cultural dialogues. Above the Fold is the first traveling exhibition to bring a group of origami installations and sculptures from around the world to North American audiences. The visionary master folders included in the exhibition comprise a cross-section of contemporary origami artists, ranging in age from 29 to 71 and working in seven different
countries. Each artist has created pieces specifically for this tour, pushing the boundaries of paper as a medium to create bold, provocative works. Their artworks exemplify not only innovative methods of working with paper, but also the power of origami to unite disciplines as diverse as sculpture and geometry, physics and religion, mathematics and the global peace movement. Above the Fold is curated by Meher McArthur and organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. Come immerse yourself in a world of twists and turns, and never look at paper the same way again! For more information, visit daytonartinstitute.org/origami, and look for the hashtag #OrigamiDAI on social media. Click the video block to the right to watch a time-lapse of the exhibition being installed at the Japanese American National Musuem in 2016!
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EXHIBITION SPONSORS PATRON SPONSORS Kettering Health Network PNC
SUPPORTING SPONSORS Honda MLA Companies Synchrony Financial
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IGS Energy Jessup Wealth Management Perfection Group Jerry and Patty Tatar University of Dayton World Religion Foundation
PROGRAM SPONSORS Anonymous University of Dayton Research Institute University of Dayton
COMMUNITY PARTNER RELATED PROGRAMMING: Member Preview Days: February 15, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. February 16, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Society Reception: Wednesday, February 21, 6–8:30 p.m. Member Reception: Thursday, February 22, 6:30–8 p.m. Free to members, but RSVP requested: call 937-223-4ART (4278) Curatorial Conversations: Above the Fold Tour Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. $5 members; $15 non-members (price includes admission to exhibition) Join Dr. Peter L. Doebler, Kettering Postdoctoral Curatorial Assistant in Asian Art, for a tour of the special exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. The tour is followed by a champagne toast. Draw from the Collection: Introduction to Modular Origami Polyhedra Saturday, April 21, 12–2 p.m. Art Studios $12 members; $18 non-members; $8 ages 12–17 (includes admission to the exhibition) Bundle workshop, exhibition, and artist talk: $15 members; $20 non-members Learn origami techniques first-hand with Dr. Robert Lang, one of the foremost origami artists in the world, as well as a pioneer in computational origami. One of the artists featured in the special exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, Dr. Lang will introduce the genre of modular origami, folding polyhedra from multiple interlocking sheets of paper. Attendees will gain insight into the origami process, learn a little 3D geometry, and leave with some really cool shapes! Limit 50 participants. RSVP Required.
Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Artist Talk: “From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern World of Origami” Saturday, April 21, 3–4 p.m. Renaissance Auditorium $5 members; $10 non-members ($15 for talk and admission to exhibition) Bundle workshop, exhibition, and artist talk: $15 members, $20 non-members Discover the surprising connections between art, science, and math in a talk by Dr. Robert Lang, one of the artists featured in the special exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. Lang will describe how geometric concepts led to the solution of a broad class of origami folding problems, while at the same time shedding light on long-standing mathematical questions and solving practical engineering problems, such as making safer airbags, Brobdingnagian space telescopes, and more. Film Screening: Between the Folds Sunday, May 6, 2–3 p.m. Renaissance Auditorium $5 members; $10 non-members Experience the whimsy and wonder of artists and scientists who transform the world through paper in this Peabody Award-winning documentary. Including interviews and footage of five artists exhibited in Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, don’t miss this chance to see their creations come to life on the big screen. (Directed by Vanessa Gould, Green Fuse Films, 2008)
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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.
OPPOSITE: Erik DeMaine and Martin DeMaine,
Together, 2012, Mi-Teintes watercolor paper, 10x11x8 inches. Photo courtesy of the artists.
GET TO KNOW CHIEF CURATOR DR. JERRY N. SMITH At the end of September, we were excited to welcome Dr. Jerry N. Smith to The DAI, as the museum’s new Chief Curator. Smith most recently served as the Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator and Interim Director at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida. Prior, he held leadership positions at the Phoenix Art Museum for more than a decade, where he began as associate curator in 2005, was appointed to Curator of American and Western American Art in 2009, and later to Curator of American and European Art to 1950 and Art of the American West in 2014. Many of you have already met Dr. Smith. If you see him the galleries, be sure to say hello and introduce yourself! The following Q&A is excerpted from a recent feature in the Dayton Daily News. Follow the link at the end of this story to read the entire interview. Q. What’s your earliest art memory? A. Making collages on paper plates with colored paper and glue in kindergarten. Also of making a dog out of clay, painted blue and yellow, which I still have. My family had one of the early versions of the board game Masterpiece; it’s a little like Monopoly, but centers around buying and selling works of art. The works of art were famous paintings and I just loved looking at those pictures. Q. Did you grow up in a family that was connected to the arts? A. No, I didn’t. My mother sang in the church choir, but we weren’t a family that routinely went to art museums. My earliest experiences of visiting art museums were on school field trips.
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Q. What is it that first attracted you to the idea of art as a profession? A. It is the appeal of having direct contact with works of art, with the real things, that still attracts me to museum work. There is no replacement for seeing actual works of art and knowing that these amazing objects you see on view in a museum were made by other people. Humans have always made objects as a way to help explain or attempt to understand the world around us. To have a career that keeps me connected to that part of the human spirit, the expressive part of humanity, is remarkably rewarding. Q. What are some of the shows you’ve been most proud to curate, and why? A. At Phoenix Art Museum I was the curator for an exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester, which explored his ideas about close observation. It featured Leonardo’s codex alongside other works that dated from the 1500s right up to the present: drawings, paintings, prints, photography and even video art as well as Leonardo’s writings and sketches.
The art of the ancient Americas takes center stage at The DAI in a newly designed gallery, generously sponsored by The Harold W. and Mary Louise Shaw Foundation. Integrating the museum’s rich holdings with the remarkable Shaw Foundation Collection, together they showcase the vibrant artistic traditions and the remarkable cultures that created these impressive objects—from the Olmecs of Mexico to the Inkas of Peru and spanning 2,500 years. The artworks—from intricate gold jewelry to carved stone sculpture—are arranged by culture and explore the social, intellectual and religious themes articulated by their function and imagery. Through recent discoveries in
Q. What advice do you have for first-time visitors? A. You don’t need a background in art history to enjoy looking at art. Decide for yourself what you like and don’t like, and the more you look the more you will likely find of interest. Don’t try to make a museum visit an endurance test. I like to think of it as the difference between reading short stories and novels. You don’t expect to read an entire book in one sitting, but you can read a short story straight through. See just a portion of the museum—maybe a few galleries or a single exhibition at a time, then visit the museum store or relax over a cup of coffee. That way the art experience will remain fresh. If you look at art for hours on end it can all start to blur together. This can be true even for seasoned museum visitors. The Q&A was originally conducted by Meredith Moss for the November 12 issue of the Dayton Daily News and is reprinted with permission of the newspaper. Click here to read the full interview at DaytonDailyNews.com
archaeology, art history and hieroglyphic decipherment, the artworks express the stories of human endeavor in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans in the sixteenth century. The new installation reveals the cultures’ unique artistic expressions while recognizing their many similarities with all human societies. Click here for more information about The Ancient Americas Gallery LEFT: Maya (Guatemala), Carved Panel with Ritual Scene, 700–800 CE, limestone, traces of blue and red paint, 26 x 31 inches. The Harold W. and Mary Louise Shaw Foundation, L8.2001.105
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GALLERY ROTATIONS Did you know The DAI houses more than 17,000 photographs and works on paper, all of which need to be rotated frequently in order to preserve them for future generations? With that in mind, the Curatorial Department has recently made changes in the focus exhibitions Devoted: Visual Performances of Faith (Gallery 218, on view through August 19, 2018) and Acting Up: Kabuki in Japanese Prints (Gallery 105, on view through February 18, 2018). Stop in to see something new! For the latest on gallery rotations and focus exhibitions, go to daytonartinstitute.org/exhibitions.
GALLERY 103: BUDDHIST ART: AN ENLIGHTENED THREAD THROUGH ASIA
LEFT: Utagawa Kunisada I (Japanese 1786–1864), Actor Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I as Teshima Kanja, 1861, woodblock print; ink and color on paper, 13 ½ x 9 ½ inches. Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Harrie G. Carnell, 1958.49
GALLERY 222: WE HAVE TOMORROW, JANUARY 12–APRIL 22, 2018 Joining the Dayton community in commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968, while also celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this interactive exhibition provides an opportunity for visitors to share memories and their hopes. Using Langston Hughes’ poem “Youth” (1924/1932) as a conversation prompt, guests will be asked to add their hopes and dreams to a prominently displayed interactive board, shown alongside photographs from The DAI’s collection. LEFT: Benedict Fernandez (American, born 1936), Martin Luther King, UN, New York, 1967 from “Count Down to Eternity, ” gelatin silver print, 8 ½ x 5 ¾ inches. Gift of the Rand family, 2004.62
UPCOMING CURATORIAL CONVERSATIONS PROGRAMS This popular series returns in 2018! Join a member of the curatorial team for a casual discussion of art, followed by a champagne toast. All programs are on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Pricing varies; see the programs section of this issue for more information.
ABOVE: Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967), High Noon, 1949, oil on canvas, 27 ½ x 39 ½ inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Haswell, 1971.7
Space is limited and advance reservations are recommended; call 937-223-4ART (4278) or reserve your spot online at daytonartinstitute.org/ curatorialconversations.
ABOVE: Chinese (Ming dynasty, 1368–1644), The First Steps of the Buddha-to-Be, 15th century, bronze with gilding, height: 6 ½ inches. Gift of Mrs. Virginia W. Kettering, 1978.121
How do you practice mindfulness and express compassion? In early 2018, the Patterson-Kettering Wing of Asian Art will open a new gallery focused on the arts of Buddhism. Discover more about the people, ideas, and practices of this vibrant tradition through a variety of artworks representing the breadth of Buddhist art, covering some 2,000 years and most Asian cultures. Watch our website and social media for updates!
Thursday, January 18: Meet Dr. Jerry N. Smith, The DAI’s new Chief Curator, as he discusses Edward Hopper’s High Noon (1949). Thursday, March 15: Join Dr. Peter L. Doebler, Kettering Postdoctoral Curatorial Assistant in Asian Art, for a tour of the special exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami (special pricing). Thursday, April 19: Join Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, Kettering Assistant Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, for a discussion of photography and poetry, on view in We Have Tomorrow.
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THE LANGE FAMILY
PERFORMING ART RE-OPENS IN THE LANGE FAMILY EXPERIENCENTER Light drawing, Shakespeare’s plays, photographs and Japanese prints provide more visual sources to stimulate imagination, movement, acting, and music, as well as new art-making activities, in The Lange Family Experiencenter’s Performing Art exhibition, which continues through April. Artist Susan Byrnes, a 2018 Yeck Artist-in-Residence, installed light drawings. She used a light as a drawing tool recorded with an open camera shutter to capture physical movements. With digital photography, Byrnes transformed choreographed, improvisational, and ordinary movements of students from Cleveland PK–6 school into dynamic, illuminated lines and shapes. On May 12, join us for a new exhibition in the gallery, the first in a series featuring The DAI’s story as we begin celebrating the museum’s centennial. Find out who founded the museum and their roles in Dayton history, and experience how creativity was important to them as they designed airplanes, machines, and jewelry, among other pursuits. For more about The Lange Family Experiencenter, go to daytonartinstitute.org/experiencenter.
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REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER ART CAMP BEGINS IN APRIL Summer Art Camp at The Dayton Art Institute ignites each child’s artistic spirit in a fun, welcoming environment. Children thrive in the museum’s active and unique Summer Art Camp experience. Your child will explore the museum’s collection with new gallery-inspired games and interdisciplinary connections, and apply 2D and 3D art-making techniques such as drawing, clay molding, painting, sculpture and more in our studios and nationally acclaimed Lange Family Experiencenter. Children in first through twelfth grades will tap into their creativity this summer with weekly camps as they learn to express themselves artistically and have an incredible amount of FUN in the process! Class topics and registration for summer 2018 will be available online in April.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 YECK COLLEGE ARTIST FELLOWS
ABOVE: Yeck College Artist Fellows, left to right: Nanci Payne , Tara Hayes, Nancy Shuler, Matthew Helton
Since 2001, The Dayton Art Institute has nurtured emerging artists through the Yeck Educational Endowment program. The Yeck College Artist Fellowship provides recipients with support to develop a body of artwork for exhibition in the museum and an opportunity to teach college level studio art classes to talented high school students. Area college students who apply for the Yeck College Artist Fellowship are selected for the quality of their artwork, their demonstrated commitment to the arts and teaching, and for their strong interest in pursuing a professional career in the arts. The 2018 Yeck College Artist Fellows are Fine Arts majors from two area
universities: Tara Hayes from Miami University, with a focus in painting; Nanci Payne from Wright State University, whose concentration is painting and drawing; Matthew Helton from Wright State University, whose focus is photography; and Nancy Shuler, from Wright State University, whose concentration is painting. The 2018 Yeck College Artist Fellows exhibition opens on May 10, with a reception from 6–7:30 p.m. in the Shaw Gothic Cloister, and remains on view through August 2018. For more about the Yeck Educational Endowment programs, visit: daytonartinstitute.org/yeck.
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GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR UPCOMING WINE TASTINGS!
Great art meets great wine! Our Vine & Canvas wine tasting series returns in the first quarter of 2018, with a Valentine’s Day event on February 14 and a tour of Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami on March 16. Sample a variety of wines, all tied to a specific museum theme. Bottles of wine may also be purchased the night of each tasting. Love, Wine & Chocolate, February 14: Join us for a chocolate and wine pairing, followed by a visit to the newly opened Art of the Ancient Americas Galleries. Fold It, Flip It, Sip It, March 16: Sample five wines for the tasting portion, then take a
2018 JAZZ & BEYOND SERIES LINEUP ANNOUNCED! From the fab sounds of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael to the sounds of the Fab Four, the 2018 Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond series will present another unique, diverse array of performers and styles. The Bob Ross Auto Group returns as series sponsor, and we thank them for their continued support of music at the museum! The series will present six concerts, on the second Thursdays of March, April, July, August, October and November. All concerts take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5) in the intimate setting of the museum’s Shaw Gothic Cloister.
Tastings take place in the Shaw Gothic Cloister, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets for each tasting are $35 for museum members and $45 for non-members. All tickets purchased the night of a tasting (as available) are $50. For a limited time, you can get advance tickets to both tastings for $65 members and $85 non-members. See the programs section of this issue and go to daytonartinstitute.org/wine for more information about each tasting.
As always, the series is free for members, and tickets are just $8 for non-members. The 2018 lineup includes: March 8: Puzzle of Light April 12: The Jimmy Leach Jazztet July 12: Mike Wade August 9: Beatlejazz October 11: Bright Moments Quintet featuring Felita LaRock: The Great American Songbook November 8: Central State University Jazz Ensemble For more about each of the shows, go to daytonartinstitute.org/jazz.
SKINNER PIPE ORGAN RESTORATION COMPLETED
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The restoration is finished! Keep your eyes and ears open for upcoming organ performances.
guided tour of our new special exhibition Above the Fold, to view large-scale installations and conceptual origami works.
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Grab your dance partner and mark your calendars- we have a great year in store for 2018!
An extensive restoration of the museum’s historic Skinner pipe organ was completed in late 2017, and the Dayton Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presented several informal performances in October, November and December. The DAI’s organ was built by the Skinner Organ Company in 1929, during an era when art museums regarded pipe organs as a natural addition to the arts. Skinner built many organs for museums, including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum, as well as home organs such as those in the Kettering and Deeds Mansions here in Dayton. The DAI’s Skinner organ is one of only a handful still in existence. If you missed the recent performances, here’s a little taste of the “Spook-tacular” Halloween performance. Watch our website and Facebook page for updates about additional organ performances throughout 2018.
BOURBON & BUBBLES RETURNS FOR SECOND YEAR
Our new Bourbon & Bubbles event was a sold-out hit in 2017, with more than 400 people attending! We’re excited to announce that Bourbon & Bubbles will return for a second year, on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 7 to 10 p.m. Celebrate spring with an artsy cocktail party featuring handcrafted bourbons, refreshing bubbly, light hors d’oeuvres, world-class art and incredible entertainment, all in the beautiful setting of the Shaw Gothic Cloister and Great Hall. This hot ticket is on sale right now, so don’t wait and miss out! Tickets are priced at $60 members and $75 non-members. Tickets for the event include up to eight tastings of bourbons and/or champagnes. A cash bar will also be available, with bourbons, champagnes, and specialty cocktails. An exclusive Century Bar Speakeasy VIP ticket, featuring premium drinks and food, will also available. Watch our website and social media in January for details and pricing. Only 100 VIP tickets will be available! Watch daytonartinstitute.org/bourbon & join the Facebook event for more information and updates, including details about a super exclusive tasting. This signature event is organized by The Dayton Art Institute’s Former Associate Board. Sponsors: Garland & Johnson Dental Cavalier Distributing Heidelberg Distributing Company Taft/
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THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL OKTOBERFEST! It was hot–it was real hot–but the 2017 Oktoberfest was another smashing success for the museum! Thank you to everyone who visited the 46th edition of this annual community event, which took place September 22–24. Oktoberfest is the museum’s largest annual fund raiser. We extend a special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Bonbright Distributors. Oktoberfest wouldn’t be possible without the generous support they provide. Also, thanks to all of our many other Oktoberfest sponsors: Preview Party Sponsor: Premier Health Craft Beer Sponsor: Cavalier Distributing Weingarten Sponsor: Heidelberg Distributing Company Family Art Sponsor: ACCO Brands Lederhosen Lunch Sponsor: KeyBank Vehicle Sponsor: White Allen Family of Dealerships Patron Sponsor: Dayton Power & Light Mugs & Ts Sponsor: Logos@Work Supporting Sponsors: Arrow Wine & Spirits M&M Title Co. Old Scratch Pizza Rumpke Waste & Recycling Media Sponsors: ABC 22 & Fox 45 iHeart Media Dayton With Additional Support From: PNC, Oregon Printing, RTA Thank you to Oktoberfest Chairs Amy Askins and Chris Schairbaum, along with all the members of The DAI’s Associate Board, and the army of volunteers it takes to staff Oktoberfest. It truly is a team effort. Mark your calendars for Oktoberfest 2018, taking place September 21–23. Prost!
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Did you know all museum store purchases benefit The Dayton Art Institute? Thank you for your support!
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CULTURE WORKS WHO WE ARE Culture Works is the umbrella arts agency that provides a unified voice for all the cultural organizations and activities in the Dayton Region and provides funding and services to help our cultural community to thrive.
WHAT WE DO Culture Works is committed to leading the charge to ensure a healthy environment for arts and culture in the Dayton Region for generations to come. We galvanize widespread support for arts and culture while also providing grants, unified marketing efforts, research, and cultural planning.
WHY WE MATTER Our efforts play a vital role in making the Dayton Region more appealing to new residents, visitors, and employers looking for a new home. A contribution to Culture Works isn’t just an investment in arts and culture. It’s an investment in the future of our neighborhoods, cities, and region.
Culture Works awarded a grant in the amount of $89,712 to The Dayton Art Institute to support this 2017–2018 artistic season.
Culture Works would like to thank the many individuals, companies, foundations, and other organizations who contributed to Culture Works between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Special thanks to first-time donors and donors who increased their gifts, who are noted in bold type. It is this support that helps make our community a vibrant place to live, work, and play and connects the diverse communities throughout the Dayton Region through arts and culture. CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, GOVERNMENT, AND WORKPLACE GIVING SUPPORT
Legacy Society: $50,000 and Above Premier Health Workplace Giving - Atrium Medical Center Workplace Giving - Fidelity Health Care Workplace Giving - Good Samaritan Hospital Workplace Giving - Miami Valley Hospital Workplace Giving - Systems Support Workplace Giving - Upper Valley Medical Center Workplace Giving
LexisNexis/RELX Group Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts Ohio Arts Council
Leader: $15,000-$24,999 Fifth Third Foundation Montgomery County Workplace Giving
City of Dayton Workplace Giving Dayton Children’s Workplace Giving Fifth Third Bank Workplace Giving Messer Construction Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District Premier Health University of Dayton Workplace Giving Vectren Foundation
Bach Society of Dayton Workplace Giving CareSource Foundation Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. Workplace Giving Emerson Climate Technologies Fidelity Health Care Workplace Giving Jesse and Caryl Philips Foundation KeyBank Foundation The Kuntz Foundation Merrill Lynch Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts Morris Home PNC Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts Thompson Hine Workplace Giving Vectren Workplace Giving Wright State University Workplace Giving
ACCO Brands Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts Advantage RN Allen R. Norris Law Office, LLC Workplace Giving Auman Mahan + Furry Workplace Giving Better Business Bureau of Dayton/Miami Valley Workplace Giving Bieser Greer & Landis LLP Workplace Giving Brady Ware & Company Workplace Giving CityWide Development Workplace Giving The Combined Federal Campaign Culture Works Workplace Giving DayMet Credit Union DayMet Credit Union Workplace Giving Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Workplace Giving Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Workplace Giving The Dayton Foundation Workplace Giving Dayton Metro Library Workplace Giving Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Workplace Giving Economy Linen and Towel Service, Inc. Greater Dayton RTA Workplace Giving Hammerman, Graf, Hughes & Company, Inc. Harlow-HRK Sales & Marketing, Inc. Hieronymus Family Fund, Inc. HORAN Workplace Giving Houser Asphalt & Concrete The Human Race Theatre Company Workplace Giving KeyBank Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts Kuhns Brothers Company Foundation Levin Porter Architects LineMark Communications, Ltd. LION, Inc. LION, Inc. Workplace Giving Miller-Valentine Group Muse Machine Workplace Giving Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling Workplace Giving PNC Foundation Sebaly Shillito + Dyer Workplace Giving Sibcy Cline Realtors Workplace Giving Sinclair Community College Workplace Giving Teradata Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts ThinkTV/Public Media Connect Workplace Giving United Way of the Greater Dayton Area Workplace Giving
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AmazonSmile Foundation Bieser Greer & Landis LLP Chipotle Mexican Grill Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau Workplace Giving Dayton Society of Natural History Workplace Giving Deck the Walls Dewey’s Pizza Co., Inc Dik Jaxon Products Co., Inc. Discover Classical WDPR 88.1FM/WDPG 89.9FM Workplace Giving Enterprise Roofing The French Oil Mill Machinery Company Fund of the Piqua Community Foundation The Greentree Group Workplace Giving Heapy Engineering Invotec Engineering, Inc. Kroger Community Rewards The Kroger Company Workplace Giving Levin Porter Architects Workplace Giving Liapis Landscape & Design LMG LWC Incorporated Manpower of Dayton Matthew J. Scarr, CPA LLC Workplace Giving Mousaian Oriental Rugs Shell + Meyer Associates, Inc. Shiloh Animal Hospital Techmetals, Inc. Towe & Associates - Tax Solutions VellaINC ZIG ZAG Gallery
A+ Cleaners Lori Artz CareSource Melissa Chapman Club Quarters Hotels - New York City Cox Media Group Ohio Dayton Magazine Delta Air Lines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/Air France Dimension Data Dorothy Lane Market, Inc. Mike Elsass Insight Global, LLC Paul Knodel Level 3 Communications Stephanie Llacuna Optiv Security, Inc. Steve and Lori Petitjean Eric Roberts Stephanie and Gregory Singer Troy-Hayner Cultural Center Uptime Solutions/Liebert vellaINC public relations and marketing communications XLN Systems
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE
Legacy Circle: $10,000 and above Charles D. Berry John and Shirley Berry
Chairman Circle: $5,000-$9,999 Keith and Pamela Browning Tim and Ann Cornell Bill and Wanda Lukens
Benefactor Circle: $2,000-$4,999
Paul H. Benson and Stephanie Slowinski Dan Bowman Dr. Bob Brandt Steve Brown Kevin and Angie Cozart Bob and Donna Curry Lorraine D. Fortner Roger S. Glass Dr. Sharon Davis Gratto and Mr. Thomas P. Gratto John C. and Mj Gray Joe and Susan Gruenberg Bond R. and Jane B. Hattershire Jackie and Bill Lockwood Steve and Lou Mason Judy D. McCormick Drs. Jacqueline and Steven Miller C.D. and Leslie Moore Steve and Lori Petitjean The Kenneth and Nancy Quinter Family Colleen Ryan Beth and Alan Schaeffer The Linda and Miles Schmidt Family Fund Rick and Jane Schwartz Richard and June Smythe Jerry Tatar Carl J. Vehorn Betsy and Lee Whitney Mr. and Mrs. William R. Winger
Leadership Circle: $1,000-$1,999 Anonymous Gary and Rachel Auman Julie and Darin Barber Tracy and Irvin Bieser Wray and Liz Blattner John and Jessica Borchers Eloise and Jerome Broner Wendy Bohnett Campbell Kathleen Carlson Dave and Mikki Clancy Tom and Cindy Clark Rebecca S. Cole Martine Collier and David Bentley Rebecca and Larry Corson Missy Cottongim Dale E. Creech, Jr. Janice Culver and Gene Kurtz Thomas and Salli Duncan Mark E. Ecton John and Gloria Giering Gary and Terri Ginter Tom and Jayne Gmeiner Mark and Lisa Hanson Kathy and Fred Haught Don and Ro Nita Hawes-Saunders Mark and Nicole Henestofel Mr. and Mrs. Franz Hoge Michael Houser and Stephen Wargo Ellen and Jeff Ireland Macy and Jervis Janney Barbara A. Johnson Dr. Todd Kepler and Mr. Dirk Kreutzer R. Alan Kimbrough J. Colby and Nancy H. King Mrs. Edward Kuhns Richard Lapedes and Maureen Lynch Julius Lattimore Stephen B. Levitt, M.D. Bruce Linebaugh Lisa Marsh Barry McCorkle, M.D. Pat and David McDonald Scott McGaha Constance McKale Deb and Bill McNeff Dale and Karen Medford Pavan and Tracy Mediratta Lee Monnin Peter and Barbara Neroni Bob and Linda Nevin Allen and Colleen Norris Tony Nowikowski Laura Nyquist and Max Heintz
Calvin and Antoinette Oliver Mike and Amy Parks Judy Payne Robert W. Peterson Dr. David and Doris Ponitz Donald and Joyce Porter Bernard and Carole Rabinowitz Philanthropic Fund of the JFGD Pamela K. Rath and Douglas A. Wasem John and Barbara Rion Susan and Dan Sadlier Susan Sandro Don and Marcy Schade Jamie and Agata Schade Dr. and Mrs. Kent K. Scholl Bill and Ann Schuerman Jon and Diana Sebaly Martha and Mark Shaker Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Shank Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Shulman Jessica Skaggs Marc and Tracy Smith Michael and Anjanette Stautberg Lois and Roger Sutherland Paul and Susanne Weaver Marcia and Walt Wood Dave and Lynda Yarborough
Patron Circle: $480-$999
Leslie Adkins Albert and Susan Asebrook Michael Auel Saul and Donna Banks Bob Barker, M.D. Melissa and Richard Bartell Julie A. Billington Gary J. Blake Jackie Blausey, RN Debra Blunden-Diggs Mary H. Boosalis and Thomas Olsen Kerri Borchers Ron Budzik and Barbara Hayde Charlette and Robert Buescher Ahletta Burns Jessica Hung Calligan and John Calligan Mary Campbell-Zopf Eileen and Richard Carr Melissa Chapman Barbara Cleary Tammi Clements Doug and Beth Compton Patrick and Suzanne T. Crippen Philip Crippen Mike Cronin Tom and Annette Curtin Daniel and Linda Deitz Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Delaney Liz Denlinger Mark Donaghy Matt Dunn and Ed Wellmeier John and Kathy Emery Diane Ewing William S. Filbrun David M. Fogarty Kathleen L. Forbes, M.D. Daniel and Margaret French Cathleen Gill S. Bradley Gillaugh Neal Gittleman and Lisa Fry Dianne and David Glynn Jason and Christie Gray Virginia and Edman Gray Dulie and David Greer Lauri and Christopher Gulliford Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Haaker Kathy Harper Kathy and Andy Hawk Joanne and Patrick Hawkins Greg and Mindy Hoffbauer Mary Hutcheson Nyccole Hutson Ann Juchno Joshua Julian and Dr. Jennifer Hauler Tim Kambitsch and Julie Beall Kristina and Ryan Kean Yonathan Kebede Wanda Kimbrough Michael W. King Larry and Marilyn Klaben Howard P. Krisher Barb Kuhns Nick and Brydgette Lair John Landsiedel Ray and Cathy Lane Denise Langston Stacey Lawson Butch Lenarsich Deborah Lieberman Julie Liss-Katz and Mark Katz Barbara and Lawrence Litscher Kermit F. Lowery Tammy Lundstrom, M.D., J.D. Tom Maher Mike and Cindy Maiberger Joe and Peggy Mark Susan McAllister and R. Lee Weidenbach Andrew McCamis David McElwee Michael and Kristina McKewen David and Lora Melin Kevin Moore and Scott Stoney Joanne Morgan Scott and Kathy Mumpower Carol and James Nathanson David and Sharen Neuhardt Jeff Osborne and Maria Fox Chris and Kirsten Page Phillip and Donna Parker Mariann Penska
Christopher and Robin Perkins Carol and Richard Pohl Anne Proulx and Scott Baird Sue Reed Rebecca Rice Milt and Dawn Ross Robin Rutledge Cyndi Scarpelli Matthew J. Scarr Ann Schenking Nancy K. Schiffer Steve Schwartz Chuck and Mindy Shelley Terrie Lynn Shouse Jeff and Celia Shulman Deborah Silcox Ken Simone and Greta Gultice Ian and Wendy Simpson Stephanie and Gregory Singer Jeffrey W. Soper Dr. William Spohn and Dr. Margaret Dunn Kimberly Steadman Don Steiner Ryan Stewart Nathan and Amy Stockman Kim and Maggie Strahl Dr. Sally A. Struthers and Dr. Ned D. Young Mitzi and John Stuckey Jeff Suder Sheri and Todd Sword Nancy and Tom Thickel Sharon Thornton Peter and Patricia Torvik Joseph P. Tuss Gail and Robert Ulrich Eric Wainscott Geoff Walker Melora L. Waltman Russell and Judy Wetherell Tami Wiggins Frank Winslow and Carol Warner Darlene and Mark Wiseman Randy and Susan Woods Anne Zajacz Teresa W. Zryd, M.D.
HONORARY & MEMORIAL GIFTS
Gifts in Memory of...
George and Karen Berkhofer by Ben and Julia Sutherly Amber Best by David and Leesa Galloway Amber Best by Dorie and Jim Watts Amber Best by Paul and Susanne Weaver Amber Best by Cathy and Fred Young Sharon L. Buck by Erik M. Buck Jesse R. Coleman by Ken and Donna Coleman Alton W. Everett II by Sonia Everett Garth and Jeanette Garrett by Dr. Tara Hill Carole Gravette by Gary R. Gravette Patricia Hagerty by Charlene Carlock and Kathleen Glaus Robert T. Hart by Dana H. Kane Dorothy Hockey and June Fahner by Denise Hockey Renee Keown by Lesley Keown Allen Kimbrough by David Moyer Randall and Betty Merritt by Pauline Weaver Marian Perkins by Christine Krebs Claris Peters and Lavenia Smith by Franadell Smith and Gamal Peters Margaret Rezek by Monica M. Rezek Jeanne Robinson by David Robinson and Patty Hiatt Rebecca Roess by Kathy and Andy Hawk Joanne and Tom Schaefer by Mary and Cameron Orr Joan Sharp by Susan Sharp Donald and Suzanne Warren by Brian and Suzan Warren Rita and Darrell Waymire by Rebekah Waymire
Gifts in Honor of...
The Atrium Medical Center Physicians and Staff by Michael and Anjanette Stautberg Kathleen Carlson by Premier Health Weymonn E. Carney by Meishawn Carney-Ryan Martine Collier by Bernadine Greenwood Dayton Contemporary Dance Company by Michael and Jill Gaines Dayton Contemporary Dance Company by Stanley and Mary Morton Dayton Visual Arts Center by Jennifer Brumby Corinne Goodman by Hunter and Mark Goodman Kettering Children’s Choir by Terri L. Hemmelgarn Francennia Kilgore by Franadell Smith and Gamal Peters Dr. and Mrs. Tony Lapitan by Dorie and Jim Watts Vincent Martinez by Kathy Martinez Randall and Betty Merritt by Pauline Weaver Windom Mesure by Sylvia Ellison Frances and George Mikalauskas by MaryAgnes Mikalauskas Sue E. Nagy by Dr. Tara Hill The Ohio Democratic Party by Suzanne Kelly-Garrison and David Garrison The Opera Guild of Dayton by Peggy Conner Peace by Ruhki Jan Piper and Elin by Holly Allen Gabrielle Sheppard by Otis and Crystal Sheppard WDPR/Discover Classical by Benita Leung WDPR/Discover Classical by Susan Strong and Bob Pohl WDPR/Discover Classical by Shaun and Jennifer Yu
This listing of contributions was compiled as accurately as possible from Culture Works’ records as of August 10, 2017. Errors, however, occasionally occur. If there are any discrepancies, please notify Culture Works at 937-222-2787.
BRANDY MCFALL JOINS THE DAI AS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR We’re excited to announce that Brandy McFall has joined The Dayton Art Institute as Development Director. Brandy has worked in development for more than 12 years. Most recently, she served as Director of Development for Foundation Relations at the University of Dayton, where she led the University’s foundation relations efforts for five years. During that time, she was responsible for establishing the department at the University and for securing many major gifts across campus, including involvement in the largest gift in the University’s history–a $12 million gift to establish the University’s Hanley Sustainability Institute.
Over the summer, Heather Leppla joined the museum as our new Member Relations Manager. If you have any questions about membership or need assistance related to your membership, Heather is the person to contact! You’ll see her around the museum, as well as at a variety of community events.
MUSEUMS ON US® PROGRAM OFFERS FREE ADMISSION Are you a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card holder? If so, you can get free admission to the museum on select weekends!
Bank of America’s Museums on Us® program offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders free general admission to more than 150 of the nation’s finest arts, cultural and educational institutions – including The DAI – during the first full weekend of every month. Simply present your credit or debit card and a valid photo ID at our Guest
Brandy has served on several Dayton community committees and boards including The Lalanne Program at the University of Dayton; The Seedling Foundation of Stivers School for the Arts; and Generation Dayton. Please join us in welcoming her to the museum!
If you haven’t met her yet, stop and say hello!
MEET YOUR NEW MEMBER RELATIONS MANAGER: HEATHER LEPPLA
Thanks to Bank of America, it is even easier for Daytonians to visit The DAI!
Brandy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the Ohio University in Athens, Ohio with a concentration in East Asian studies and Mandarin language, and participated in their flagship study abroad program in Asia where she studied at Shandong University in Jinan, Shandong Province. She received her Master’s Certificate from the University of Dayton Center for Leadership’s competitive Emerging Leaders Program, for which she was selected to participate by the leadership of the University.
If you need to contact Heather, you can reach her at 937-512-0140 or DAImembership@daytonart.org. For more information about The Dayton Art Institute memberships, go to daytonartinstitute.org/membership.
Services Desk on the first full weekend of the month to receive one free general admission to the collection galleries. On the first weekends of March, April, May, July, August, September, November and December in 2018, this offer can also be used for one free special exhibition admission! For more about the program, visit daytonartinstitute.org/museumsonus. This offer is limited to the cardholder; fundraising events and ticketed programs excluded; cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers; free admission does not guarantee reservations.
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SAVE THE DATE! ART BALL 2018: POP OF COLOR Dayton’s most glamorous night of the year is almost here and it wouldn’t be a party without you! Presented by Morgan Stanley, Art Ball will take place on Saturday, June 9th. Art Ball 2018 Chairs, Nat Croumer & Jeff Pizza, are avid art lovers and have selected Willem de Kooning’s Untitled (1977) as this year’s featured piece and inspiration for their theme. Watch for a save-the-date early in the year, followed by the formal invitation in the spring. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Elaine Gounaris: 937-512-0153 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, or to request an invitation: daytonartinstitute.org/artball ABOVE: Willem de Kooning (American, born Netherlands, 1904–1997), Untitled, 1977, oil on paper mounted on board, 30 x 41 1/2 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by the NCR Corporation, 1987.42
Sponsors: Joining Morgan Stanley are the following sponsors (as of January 2016): Commuter Ads, Enterprise Roofing, Heidelberg Distributing Company, Lexus of Dayton, and PNC.
REIMAGINING WORKS PARTNERSHIP FEATURED ON THE ART SHOW ReImagining Works, The Dayton Art Institute’s ongoing partnership with the Dayton Metro Library, was featured on a recent edition of ThinkTV’s The Art Show! The project commissions original artwork, inspired by The DAI’s collection, for each of the Dayton Metro Library’s newly built or renovated branches. Commissions for the Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library were announced in September: Suzanne Ley and Susan Cannon, Brent Beck, Paula Kraus and Dan Cleary. Additional artist opportunities will be available over the next two years. For more information about ReImagining Works, visit daytonmetrolibrary.org/works or contact Susan Anable, The DAI’s manager for the program, at email@example.com.
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THE DAI HOLDS ‘BOND BURNING’ TO CELEBRATE EARLY PAYMENT OF BOND DEBT
#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: THEN & NOW!
At the end of October, museum staff and the Board of Trustees held a symbolic “bond burning” in the museum parking lot, to announce the early payment of $11.7 million in bond debt held by the museum.
million prepayment at the end of 2016. The bond originally helped fund museum renovations in the mid-1990s, which included the addition of the Entrance Rotunda and James F. Dicke Gallery of Contemporary Art.
A final payment of $11.7 million was applied to the 1996 museum renovation bond–originally totaling $14.4 million– which was paid off nine years ahead of schedule. This final payment was made possible thanks to the strategic financial leadership of The DAI’s staff, Board of Trustees, and Finance and Endowment Committees; gifts from benefactors Jim Dicke I and Jim Dicke II; unrestricted planned gifts; and a strong stock market. It is the second major prepayment on this bond in the past year, following a $1.2
“This is an important step forward in our continuing efforts to ensure a sound financial future for The Dayton Art Institute, as the museum prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2019,” says Director and CEO Michael R. Roediger. “Since 2011, the museum staff, Board of Trustees, and Finance and Endowment Committees have been committed to reducing debt and being financially sound and responsible. In that time, The DAI has reduced its debt from $16.5 million to less than $500,000.”
As we begin our year-long countdown to the museum’s centennial, we will continue to feature historic photos from our archives, as well as video interviews with longtime friends of the museum to capture their memories of The DAI. In this edition, we’re highlighting a great “Then & Now” story: When our historic museum building was constructed in 1928–29, Siebenthaler’s did the original landscaping for the museum grounds. In 2017, through a generous gift from the company, Siebenthaler’s landscaped our new walkway, including the area around Leo the Lion. Do you have an interesting story you’d like to share with us for the centennial? We’d love to hear from you! Email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COCO’S CARES CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARDS Customer Service is of the utmost importance at The DAI, and our team is encouraged to go above and beyond to make museum visitors feel valued and important. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of Coco’s Bistro co-owners Karen Wick-Gagnet and
Jim Gagnet, staff who go above beyond are rewarded with dinner at Coco’s Bistro. Our Coco’s Cares Customer Service Awards recognize the contributions of DAI team members—including those behind the scenes—as equally significant and eligible.
volunteer Norma Landis. Thank you to Coco’s Bistro for helping The Dayton Art Institute recognize and reward our great team!
Recent recipients of the Coco’s Cares Customer Service Award are Sally Kurtz, Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, Heather Leppla, Kevin Tunstall, Bobby Brown, and
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Museum Programs Guide: JANUARY — APRIL 2018 For more information, to purchase tickets or make reservations, visit daytonartinstitute. org or call Guest Services at 937-223-4ART (4278). Programs subject to change; call to confirm.
CURATORIAL CONVERSATIONS: HIGH NOON Thursday, January 18, 6–7 p.m. Gallery 204, Dicke Wing of American Art $5 members, $10 non-members in advance All tickets at the door: $12 Meet Dr. Jerry N. Smith, The DAI’s new Chief Curator, as he discusses Edward Hopper’s High Noon (1949). TEACHER OPEN HOUSE Saturday, January 20, 1–3 p.m. Collection Galleries & Art Studios Free to education professionals Space is limited – advance reservations required Join us for an afternoon just for Educators! Come visit The Dayton Art Institute and learn more about our school programs. Visit the galleries, meet The DAI education staff and museum guides, and get messy in an art-making session! Register online at daytonartinstitute.org/openhouse.
ABOVE: Chimu Culture (Peru), Funerary Mask, 1100–1400
Join us as we walk like an Egyptian in The Lange Family Experiencenter! Become inspired by A Noble Couple in the museum’s collection galleries. Learn how to write in hieroglyphics and then emboss your writing onto a pendant.
THE LANGUAGE OF ART Wednesday, January 31 & Saturday, February 3 Noon–2 p.m. each day Free for members; $5 non-members Maximum 10 participants; preregistration required Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is a 1922 novel about the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. Join us for a staff-led exploration that includes artwork from world religions in The DAI collection galleries, as well as in the focus exhibition Devoted. Join the tour and bring a bag lunch to enjoy at 1 p.m. 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 email@example.com.
CE, hammered gold, copper, 10 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Ralf Kircher and Mr. Louis Jacobs, 1967.46
ARTVENTURES: ANCIENT AMERICAN MASKS Saturday, January 13, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child Discover the significance of masks in Chimu culture as you design your own mask with paper collage techniques. Then, visit Funerary Mask in the museum’s new Art of the Ancient Americas Gallery.
ARTVENTURES: WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN Saturday, January 27, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child
Don’t let the hum-drum winter blues keep you and your family inside. Mark you calendars for some fun and creative together time!
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 Join us on select Saturdays for informal gallery talks given by our museum guides. Visit daytonartinstitute.org/soundbites for more information and schedule updates. Topics subject to change; call 937-223-4ART (4278) to confirm.
January 13: Avery: The Tree, Vermont January 27: Tiffany glass February 3: Bouguereau: The Song of the Nightingale February 17: Side by Side: Judith and Holofernes March 3: Lichtenstein: Homage to Painting March 17: Pittoni: Allegory of Summer and Winter March 31: Dewing: Lady with a Rose April 14: Paper in Japanese art April 28: Mayan culture
daytonartinstitute.org/wine to get tickets and learn how you can save on a “series flight.”
FAMILY FUN AT THE DAI
MEMBER PREVIEW DAYS: ABOVE THE FOLD: NEW EXPRESSIONS IN ORIGAMI Thursday, February 15, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Friday, February 16 , 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Special Exhibition Galleries
Vine & Canvas is a great way to up your Valentine’s Day game. Wow your special person with wine, chocolate, and art!
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A young guest points out Firmament, a sculpture at The DAI, to her caregiver.
TINY THURSDAYS Every Thursday, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter $6/child members; $8/child non-members Toddlers laugh, talk, wiggle and walk through The DAI galleries with their caregivers during this fun, creative weekday program. Designed for children ages 2–5 (baby siblings welcome too), the program includes story time, a gallery visit and a make-andtake art project. Each month features a different theme:
ARTVENTURES: VALENTINE’S DAY Saturday, February 10, 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 in The Lange Family Experiencenter! Join the celebration by creating a heart-shaped sun catcher for Valentine’s Day. This art-making experience is inspired by Romeo and Juliet in the museum’s collection galleries.
For more information about youth and family programming at The Dayton Art Institute, visit daytonartinstitute.org or call Museum Educator Sarah Fisher at 937-223-4278, ext. 328.
The DAI’s 2018 special exhibition season begins with the extraordinary contemporary origami designs of Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. You won’t believe what these nine international artists can do with paper!
The Dayton Art Institute’s Annual Meeting will take place on February 22 in the Shaw Gothic Cloister. Revisit the highlights of 2017 and learn more about what’s in store at your museum in 2018. Attendees are invited to join us for a special reception and viewing of Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. RSVP to Janice Goodrich at 937-512-0134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTVENTURES 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child
January 13: Ancient American Masks January 27: Walk Like an Egyptian February 10: Valentine’s Day February 24: Sculptural Forms March 10: Lucky Shamrocks March 24: Modular Origami April 14: Blossoming Flowers April 28: Designing Nature
ABOVE THE FOLD: NEW EXPRESSIONS IN ORIGAMI On view February 17–May 13 Free to Members Non-members: $14 Adults; $11 Seniors (60+), Military, Students; $6 Youth (7–17); Free to children 6 and under
ANNUAL MEETING & COMMUNITY REPORT Thursday, February 22, 5:30 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister Free & Open to the Public
January: The Alphabet February: Storytellers March: Nature April: World Travelers
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 artmaking fun! This program is perfect for all ages and levels of artistic ability. All materials provided.
Museum members get an exclusive first look at the new special exhibition, before it opens to the public on February 17. Have questions about membership? Contact Member Relations Manager Heather Leppla at email@example.com or 937-512-0140.
ABOVE: Jiangmei Wu, Ruga Swan, 2012, SafeCorr grey acid-free corrugated board, plastic rivets, 80x48x48 inches. Photo courtesy of International Arts & Artists.
VINE & CANVAS WINE TASTING SERIES: LOVE, WINE AND CHOCOLATE Wednesday, February 14, 6:30–9 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister Advance: $35 members; $45 non-members At the Door: $50 Love is in the air for the first Vine & Canvas tasting of 2018! Spend a romantic Valentine’s Day at the museum, as we pair wines with a variety of chocolates. You’ll also get a look at the new Art of the Ancient Americas Gallery. Go to
The Hale Cloister is breathtaking, no matter the season.
MEMBER RECEPTION: ABOVE THE FOLD: NEW EXPRESSIONS IN ORIGAMI Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister Free to members; RSVP requested: call 937-223-4ART (4278)
ARTVENTURES: SCULPTURAL FORMS Saturday, February 24, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child Come and see how the exhibition Above the Fold in the special exhibition gallery pushes the boundaries of origami. Become enchanted by Richard Sweeney, who seeks to maintain an experimental, hands-on approach, utilizing the unique properties of often mundane materials, such as paper, to discover unique sculptural forms. Explore the wonders of paper by creating your own paper sculpture. Admission to the special exhibition is not included.
BOB ROSS AUTO GROUP JAZZ & BEYOND: PUZZLE OF LIGHT Thursday, March 8, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister Free to members; $8 non-members The 2018 jazz series begins with a bang as local favorite Puzzle of Light kicks off the season! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 5:30. A cash bar is available for drinks and food. Watch daytonartinstitute.org/jazz for more about the new season.
THE LANGUAGE OF ART Wednesday, March 28 & Saturday, March 31 Noon–2 p.m. each day Free for members; $11 non-members Maximum 10 participants; preregistration required
Bring the entire family to ARTventures! There’s something for everyone, and all skill levels are welcome.
ARTVENTURES: LUCKY SHAMROCKS Saturday, March 10, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child Enjoy the luck of the Irish in The Lange Family Experiencenter! Design your own shamrock hat or garland for Saint Patrick’s Day and then go on a green-themed gallery hunt in the museum. Find all the artwork in the gallery hunt and win a prize! CURATORIAL CONVERSATIONS: ABOVE THE FOLD TOUR Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. Special Exhibition Galleries $5 members; $15 non-members (includes exhibition admission)
Puzzle of Light has been a crowd favorite for our Jazz series—mark your calendar and help them kick off the 2018 seaon!
Learn about the genre of modular origami, a paper folding technique which uses two or more sheets of paper to create a larger and more complex structure than would be possible using single-piece origami techniques. View Robert Lang’s use of modular origami in Pentasia in the special exhibition gallery. After designing your own origami paper, have fun folding the paper to transform it into a cube. Admission to the special exhibition is not included.
Discover how a short story, “The Destructors,” available in the collection Twenty-one Stories (1954) by Graham Greene, relates to the special exhibition Above the Fold. Read the story or just join the tour and bring a bag lunch to enjoy at 1 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOB ROSS AUTO GROUP JAZZ & BEYOND: THE JIMMY LEACH JAZZTET Thursday, April 12, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister Free to members; $8 non-members
Join Dr. Peter L. Doebler, Kettering Postdoctoral Curatorial Assistant in Asian Art, for a tour of the special exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. The tour is followed by a champagne toast.
The 2018 jazz series continues with the debut of The Jimmy Leach Jazztet. With a lyrical tenor voice and flawless trumpet technique, Leach brings to life the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, and more. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. A cash bar is available for drinks and food.
VINE & CANVAS WINE TASTING SERIES: FOLD IT, FLIP IT, SIP IT Friday, March 16, 6:30–9 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister Advance: $35 members; $45 non-members At the Door: $50
ARTVENTURES: BLOSSOMING FLOWERS Saturday, April 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
Our wine tasting series continues in March, with a sampling of five wines, and a tour of the new special exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. Visit daytonartinstitute.org/wine for more information and to learn how you can save money with a “series flight.”
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Museum members are invited to join us for the annual meeting (details previous page) as well as a special reception and viewing of Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. The reception is free to members, but RSVP is requested by calling 937-223-4278.
ARTVENTURES: MODULAR ORIGAMI Saturday, March 24, 1–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter Studio $10/family of four members; $15/family of four non-members; $2/each additional child
Spring is finally here! Let’s embrace the colorful flowers that blossom during this exciting time of year. Create a beautiful flower collage inspired by Garland of Flowers by Jan Fyt in our collection galleries.
CURATORIAL CONVERSATIONS: WE HAVE TOMORROW Thursday, April 19, 6–7 p.m. Gallery 222 $5 members, $10 non-members in advance All tickets at the door: $12 Join Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, Kettering Assistant Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, for a discussion of photography and poetry, on view in the focus exhibition We Have Tomorrow.
Art Changes Lives Live it at the Museum
DRAW FROM THE COLLECTION: INTRODUCTION TO MODULAR ORIGAMI POLYHEDRA Saturday, April 21, 12–2 p.m. Art Studios $12 members; $18 non-members; $8 ages 12–17 (includes exhibition admission) Bundle workshop, exhibition, and artist talk (details below): $15 members, $20 non-members
Learn origami techniques first-hand with Dr. Robert Lang, one of the foremost origami artists in the world, as well as a pioneer in computational origami. One of the artists featured in the special exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, Dr. Lang will introduce the genre of modular origami, folding polyhedra from multiple interlocking sheets of paper. Attendees will gain insight into the origami process, learn a little 3D geometry, and leave with some really cool shapes! Limit 50 participants. RSVP required. ARTIST TALK: “FROM FLAPPING BIRDS TO SPACE TELESCOPES: THE MODERN WORLD OF ORIGAMI” Saturday, April 21, 3–4 p.m. Renaissance Auditorium $5 members; $10 non-members Non-member combo ticket: $15 (includes exhibition admission) Bundle origami workshop, exhibition, and artist talk: $15 members, $20 nonmembers
Discover the surprising connections between art, science, and math in a talk by Dr. Robert Lang, one of the artists featured in the special exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. Lang will describe how geometric concepts led to the solution of a broad class of origami folding problems, while at the same time shedding light on long-standing mathematical questions and solving practical engineering problems, such as making safer airbags, Brobdingnagian space telescopes, and more.
Explore how nature has inspired the artwork in the museum’s Japanese art collection. Draw your own design from nature and then transform it into a relief print in The Lange Family Experiencenter.
BOURBON & BUBBLES RETURNS FOR SECOND YEAR Friday, April 20, 7–10 p.m. Shaw Gothic Cloister and Great Hall $60 members; $75 non-members The inaugural Bourbon & Bubbles sold out, and it returns for a second year in 2018! Celebrate spring with an artsy cocktail party featuring handcrafted bourbons, refreshing bubbly, gourmet bites, music and more. Watch our website for more information and special announcements. Don’t miss out–get your tickets early!
ARTVENTURES: DESIGNING NATURE Saturday, April 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
When the spring has finally arrived, the cherry trees will bloom once more.
3rd Friday of the month, 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. or 1:30–3 p.m. The Lange Family Experiencenter and Museum Galleries $6/child members; $8/child non-members Maximum 20 participants; preregistration required
galleries. This program explores art through a variety of interdisciplinary activities. We will divide into two age groups for a 30-minute spotlight gallery experience and an art-making experience. All materials are provided. Each month features a different theme:
Make the museum part of your homeschool studies! 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
February 16: Performing Art March 16: World Travelers April 20: Adding Art to Stem May 18: Ohio Artists Click here to register!
February 17 through May 13
Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami June 23 through September 16
Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits
From The National Portrait Gallery
October 20 through January 13, 2019
IMAGES: TOP: Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, Together, 2012, Mi-Teintes watercolor paper, 10 x 11 x 8 inches. Photo courtesy of the artists. MIDDLE: Yousuf Karsh, Albert Einstein, 1948, gelatin silver print, 14 x 11 inches. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh © Estate of Yousuf Karsh BOTTOM: Mickalene Thomas, La leçon d’amour, 2008, color photograph, 29.25 x 42.25 inches. © Mickalene Thomas. Courtesy the artist; Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong; and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Muse: Photographs by Mickalene Thomas and tête-à-tête
SAVE THE DATE: THE DAI’S ANNUAL MEETING The Dayton Art Institute’s Annual Meeting will take place on February 22, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Shaw Gothic Cloister. Revisit the highlights of 2017 and learn more about what’s in store at your museum in 2018. Attendees are invited to join us for a special reception and viewing of Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami.
The Annual Meeting is open to the public, and there is no cost to attend, but RSVP is requested to Janice Goodrich at 937-512-0134 or email@example.com. Watch for more information about the meeting in early 2018! For the latest museum news, sign up to receive our email updates at daytonartinstitute.org/newsletter.
WE NEED YOU! We couldn’t do everything we do at The DAI without the support of our dedicated volunteers! The museum is seeking new individuals, of all ages and abilities, to fill a variety of roles within the museum. These include assisting at the Guest Services Desk, serving as ticket takers at events and exhibitions, serving as ushers, assisting in The Museum Store, and much more. The museum offers volunteer opportunities for both individuals and corporate groups that are interested in volunteering.Volunteer commitments may be temporary or long term. Contact Monica Walker, Human Resources/ Administration Director, at 937-512-0151 to learn more.
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What's happening at your Dayton Art Institute in the new year? Look inside our latest Member Magazine and find out! This issue includes the...
Published on Jan 9, 2018
What's happening at your Dayton Art Institute in the new year? Look inside our latest Member Magazine and find out! This issue includes the...