Dayton Art Institute, 2006

Recent Aquisitions

May 16 - June 17, 2006
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, USA

New Acquisitions Gallery

This gallery showcases selected works of art acquired by The Dayton Art Institute in recent years, either gifted or purchased with funds provided by donors. We want to express our thanks to all the donors for their generous support of The Dayton Art Institute.

The continued growth of the collection is a statement of the strong dedication to the arts by the community. Even before The Dayton Art Institute had its first museum building, it actively acquired works of art. One of the first objects that entered the collection is Joy of the Waters (1919.1), a bronze sculpture by American artist Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880?1980). Funded by Mrs. Harrie G. Carnell (1863?1944), a major founder of The Dayton Art Institute, this work has become a beloved treasure at The Dayton Art Institute. Over the years, the museum’s collection has grown to more than 27,000 objects, dating from the third millennium BCE to the present, representing the arts and cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, the South Pacific, and the Americas.

All of this growth is due to the generosity of many collectors and donors who chose to share their treasures with the hundreds of thousands of visitors who visit the museum each year. The museum is also fortunate to have many dedicated donors and volunteers, such as the members of the annual Art Ball and the Medici Society, who contribute their time, effort, and funds to help the museum purchase works of art. There are also individuals who have regularly provided funds for the museum to acquire new works. It is due to the dedication of these individuals that the collection of The Dayton Art Institute continues to grow for generations to come.

with artworks by: Albrecht Dürer, Thomas Kellner, Carl Rudolph Krafft, Charles Arnoldi, Basil Alkazzi, Kishi Ganku