Dayton Art Institute offers new discount and special family membership

The Dayton Art Institute will get $750,000 in the new state budget for historic stair and hillside preservation. CONTRIBUTED
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The Dayton Art Institute will get $750,000 in the new state budget for historic stair and hillside preservation. CONTRIBUTED

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The Dayton Art Institute has a new special discount available to make the museum accessible to everyone in the community.

Museums for All is a program that supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits by offering discounted admission at participating museums, for up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

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The Dayton Art Institute continued its centennial celebration Tuesday with the unveiling of an Ohio Historical Marker. LISA POWELL / STAFF

The Dayton Art Institute continued its centennial celebration Tuesday with the unveiling of an Ohio Historical Marker. LISA POWELL / STAFF
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The Dayton Art Institute continued its centennial celebration Tuesday with the unveiling of an Ohio Historical Marker. LISA POWELL / STAFF

The museum will offer a discounted admission rate of $3 per adult, with free admission for youth ages 17 and younger, when a SNAP EBT card is presented at the museum’s Guest Services Desk.

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The DAI is the first museum in Dayton to be part of this initiative; other participating Ohio museums include the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Akron Art Museum.

“Participation in Museums for All is part of the Dayton Art Institute’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences,” said Michael Roediger, CEO and Director of the Dayton Art Institute in a release. “As the museum celebrates its centennial and looks ahead to its next 100 years, it’s important that this community resource is accessible to all.”

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The Dayton Art Institute has just opened a new Native American gallery. SUBMITTED PHOTO BY LINDA MANNARINO

The Dayton Art Institute has just opened a new Native American gallery. SUBMITTED PHOTO BY LINDA MANNARINO
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The Dayton Art Institute has just opened a new Native American gallery. SUBMITTED PHOTO BY LINDA MANNARINO

In conjunction with its participation in Museums for All, the DAI will also offer a special Art Connections Family Membership for anyone in the community who is currently receiving SNAP benefits. Art Connections offers a specially discounted family membership for $10 per year.

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Art Connections memberships may only be purchased at the DAI’s Guest Service Desk, during regular museum hours. A valid SNAP EBT card must be presented at the time of purchase to receive this membership discount.

For more information about the Dayton Art Institute and these programs, please visit www.daytonartinstitute.org or call 937-223-4ART (4278).

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