The Dayton Art Institute’s First Century

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Details

A group of Dayton women spearheaded the effort that led to the creation of an art museum and school in 1919.  The generosity and vision of one of them, Julia Shaw Patterson Carnell, built the beautiful Italian Renaissance villa that now houses the Dayton Art Institute.  Carnell continued to sustain the Institute and add to its collection throughout the Great Depression while an innovative young director named Siegfried Weng transformed the museum on the hill into the city’s “living room,” an integral part of the Dayton community.  Join historian Mike Williams for a look at the colorful history of one of the Miami Valley’s cultural icons.


Event Type(s): History & Genealogy
Age Group(s): Adults, Lifelong Learners