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Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 3:10 PM
— There’s never been a better opportunity to get out and soak up some culture in the Dayton area than International Museum Day, Thursday, May 18.
The day was created in 1977 to raise awareness of the importance of museums in society around the world. This year’s theme is Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums.
DAI is offering several deals to patrons of their museum as part of tomorrow’s celebration.
FREE ADMISSION: You read right. DAI is waiving its suggested general admission to the permanent collection from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free tours will also be offered from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
DISCOUNTS: DAI is also taking $10 off the price of new Individual, Duo or Family memberships purchased tomorrow. The Curatorial Conversations gallery talk for the evening, focusing on the exhibition Red: Endless Attraction, will be specially priced at $5. The talk is limited to 20 people and advanced reservations are recommended.
ART: Guests will also be able to sample DAI’s studio art programs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Celebrities like Winton Marsalis, Muhammed Ali, Oscar Robinson, Don King and President George Bush have visited this museum in Wilberforce since it opened in 1988. You can do the same on Thursday for just $3. Among the museum’s attractions are more than 9,000 pieces of artwork and artifacts, 350 manuscript collections and thousand of photographs.