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 ...

Little Bites, Big Impact

The Contemporary Dayton  -  Gather  -  Est! Est!! Est!!! The Dayton Arcade On 4th St, between Main & Ludlow Free street parking after 6 p.m.  Safe and secure paid parking at the Reibold Garage, enter on 5th St Adding to the festive atmosphere will be Little Bites, Big Impact, an open house with The Co’s new Arcade neighbors, Gather by ...

LIVES LOVED: An Online Auction of Global Portraits by the Late Nature Photographer Barbara Jo Bailey to Benefit The Contemporary Dayton

Welcome to an enchanting online auction celebrating the remarkable legacy of the late Barbara Bailey, an extraordinary traveler, and an artist who masterfully captured the essence of nature and humanity through her lens. In honor of her unparalleled contributions to the world of photography, we are delighted to present a special event—“Lives Loved.” Throughout the month of February, join us ...

The 30th Open Members’ Show – The Contemporary

The Contemporary Dayton presents The 30th Open Members' Show. The Co's popular biennial exhibition - back for the first time since 2020 - is a community-wide celebration of 80+ local and Ohio artists. Artists prizes include: The Lombard Prize Best in Show; The Mike Goheen Memorial Award for Emerging Photographer; and The 2026 Members Showcard Award. OPENING NIGHT / FEB ...