Vets get free museum admission


Staff report



DAYTON — The Dayton Art Institute will honor those who have served in the United States military with a special offer for the exhibitions, “Call to Duty: World War Posters” and “Tears of Stone: World War I Remembered, Photographs by Jane Alden Stevens.”

On Sept. 10 and 17, from 11 a.m. to 8 a.m., all veterans, as well as active-duty, discharged and retired military personnel, will receive free admission to the exhibitions.

“The Dayton Art Institute is celebrating a ‘Year of American Art’ in 2015, and ‘Call to Duty’ gives us the opportunity to recognize current and former military personnel who have given so much to protect our country,” said Director & CEO Michael R. Roediger.

Active, discharged and retired military personnel may show their military IDs or DD-214 forms at the guest services desk on those days to receive free tickets for the exhibitions. This offer is good for one free adult admission per visit. Accompanying family members and friends may purchase exhibition tickets at the discounted rate of $11 adults and $9 seniors (60 and older). Exhibition admission is $6 youth 7-17 and free for children 6 and under. Medically necessary caregivers will not be charged.

“Call to Duty” includes more than 80 original images from both World Wars that helped promote a variety of homefront efforts during the wars. The exhibition also includes related items on loan from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross, as well as other original items, such as signed photographs of five-star generals and war bond books with local connections.

The companion exhibition, “Tears of Stone,” features haunting, large-format photos by Cincinnati photographer Jane Alden Stevens, depicting monuments, cemeteries and battlegrounds of World War I.

Both exhibitions are on view at the Dayton Art Institute through Oct. 4.

For more information about the exhibitions, visit www.daytonartinstitute.org/calltoduty or call the museum at 937-223-4278.

Staff report

This article was submitted by the Dayton Art Institute.

This article was submitted by the Dayton Art Institute.