The Dayton Art Institute has joined a growing list of museums across the country offering free admission for furloughed federal employees during the partial government shutdown.
The DAI will waive its suggested general admission fee for furloughed federal employees and one guest when a valid federal ID is shown at the museum’s Guest Services Desk. Museum general admission is always free for college students (with valid ID) and youth ages 17 and under.
“We thank our local federal employees and offer them something to do while they are on furlough or working without pay,” said Director and CEO Michael R. Roediger. “This is a very stressful time for these workers and their families, and we hope they are able to enjoy a relaxing, tranquil break in our galleries. Federal employees and their guests are welcome to visit as often as they like through the end of January. If the shutdown continues past the end of January we will extend this offer.”
A list of art museums offering free admission to furloughed federal employees may be found on the Association of Art Museum Directors website. Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is celebrating its centennial in 2019. General admission includes access to the museum’s collection galleries, featuring art from around the world, spanning 5,000 years of art history. About 1,000 works of art are on view at any time. The museum also offers The Lange Family Experiencenter, an interactive family gallery with activities for all ages. The architecturally significant museum building, which opened in 1930, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Dayton Art Institute is located at 456 Belmonte Park North, just off Interstate 75 in downtown Dayton. For more information about the museum, please visit www.daytonartinstitute.org or call 937- 223-4ART (4278). Tickets for most Dayton Art Institute events, exhibitions and programs may also be purchased online at www.etix.com. Connect with The Dayton Art Institute on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for additional information, behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive offers.
Here are a list of other Ohio Museums offering free admission for federal employees affected by government shutdown:
Cleveland Museum of Art always free to all
Taft Museum of Art free admission to furloughed federal employees and a guest during the government shutdown
Toledo Museum of Art always free to all