Aimee Marcereau DeGalan, Chief Curator, and Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, both from The Dayton Art Institute join us to discuss their upcoming special exhibit Into the Ether: Contemporary Light Artists. This exhibit, opening on April 2nd, highlights fire, air and ether through an investigation of light, a primary aesthetic principle in art.


Grounded by the Light and Space movement of the 1960s in California, Into the Ether features artists who examine atmospheric changes, human perception, and individual experiences. Showcasing the work of contemporary artists James Turrell, Robert Irwin, Leo Villareal, Erwin Redl, Daniel Rozin, and Diane Willow, the exhibition showcases experiments with immersive environments and atmospheric qualities, creating unique experiences for each museum patron.


Into the Ether: Contemporary Light Artists


April 2 2016 – June 26 2016






About the Dayton Art Institute:

The Dayton Art Institute is committed to enriching the community by creating meaningful experiences with art that are available to all.


Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions and impressive collections of art from throughout the world, the museum is renowned for education programming that includes an array of offerings for diverse audiences.

The Dayton Art Institute sits atop a hill on the edge of the Great Miami River overlooking downtown Dayton. The museum’s founding patrons included prominent community leaders such as Orville Wright and the Pattersons of NCR. The museum’s landmark building, designed by prominent museum architect Edward B. Green of Buffalo and completed in 1930, was modeled after the Villa d’Este near Rome and the Villa Farnese at Caprarola in Italy, both examples of sixteenth century Italian Renaissance architecture. Today, The Dayton Art Institute’s architecturally and historically significant facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The museum’s collection spans 5,000 years of art history, including important Oceanic art, Asian art, European art, and American fine and decorative art collections.

The Dayton Art Institute also hosts concerts, family and youth programs, classes, social events and more. The museum’s signature events include the annual Art Balland OktoberfestThe Lange Family Experiencenter, the museum’s interactive gallery for families and young people, offers thematically based exhibitions that stimulate curiosity and creativity. The Dayton Art Institute is one of the area’s premier settings for weddings, parties, corporate meetings and special events.


The Dayton Art Institute is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that depends on the support and contributions from members, individuals, corporations, government support, and grants to operate.


456 Belmonte Park North 
Dayton, Ohio 45405


Regular Museum Hours:

Please Note: Beginning February 23, the museum will be closed on both Mondays & Tuesdays.

Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

The museum is closed the following major holidays: Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Museum Admission

The Dayton Art Institute asks all visitors to pay a suggested admission fee. Anyone unable to contribute the suggested admission will be welcomed to the museum’s permanent collection galleries free of charge.

Suggested general admission to The Dayton Art Institute’s permanent collection:
Adults: $8
Seniors (60+), Active Military & Groups: $5 
College Students (18+ with ID): Free
Youth & Children (17 and under): Free
Members: Free

Special Exhibitions, Programs & Events*

Some special exhibitions, programs and events carry an admission charge or registration fee beyond the museum’s suggested general admission, and include admission to the museum’s permanent collection as part of the admission charge or registration fee.* A $2 per transaction

Phone:  (937) 223-5277