Free Public Event: The Contemporary Opening Night

The Contemporary Dayton (The Co) presents two new exhibitions that explore the female form. These exhibitions will be on view from July 14 – October 1, 2023, in The Co’s galleries. The exhibitions are free and open to all Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and during Summer First Fridays with Scripted ...

Public Event: AFTERHOURS: featuring Crabswithoutlegs

Join Culture Works for a night of art experiences; featuring local visual artists and live music from the 2023 “Battle of the Bands” winner, Crabswithoutlegs! Doors Open @ 6PM Showtime @ 7:30PM Drinks for sale on-site Cover Fee: $10 +18

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Summer First Fridays – The Contemporary

Join The Co and Scripted in Black on June 2 from 7 - 10 p.m. at The Contemporary, located at 25 W 4th Street, for an evening that promises to ignite your senses and leave you inspired. The summer series of First Fridays, which will be held on June 2, July 7, and August 4, promise an unforgettable experience for ...

Free Public Event: “Art Full Circle” During Art in the City

See art up-close-and-personal in the Arcade’s Rotunda on Saturday, August 5! 🧑‍🎨🖌🖼   New to Downtown Dayton's Art in the City this year, the Arcade will host Art Full Circle: A Fine Arts Showcase. Watch as nine local artists demonstrate their craft and answer your questions about their work. Visit the center bar to grab a drink and explore as ...

CONVERSATIONS: vanessa german

The Contemporary Dayton presents THE BLUE MOTHER, an installation of sculptural works by artist and activist vanessa german that celebrate the human form as a vessel of power and change. A visual storyteller, german utilizes assemblage and mixed media, combining locally found objects to build protective ritualistic structures known as her power figures or tar babies. Modeled on Congolese Nkisi ...

The Contemporary Exhibition Opening Night: The Hole Belly

Opening Night: Oct 13, 2023 Members Preview with the Artist: 5-6pm / Public Reception 6-8pm.   Exhibition Runs Oct 13, 2023 – Jan 14, 2024 THE DR. ROBERT BRANDT, JR. GALLERY AND THE IRA H. & SUSAN P. THOMSEN FAMILY GALLERY The Contemporary Dayton presents an ambitious exhibition of new work, created to fill the entirety of the Co’s four ...