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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sunday, December 20, 2020
The DAI will accept donations of non-perishable food items during regular museum hours, and those donating to the food drive will receive $1 off regular paid admission to the museum ($1 max discount per person). For more information about planning a visit, including current museum hours and COVID-19 safety measures, go to www.daytonartinstitute.org/visit.
“The Foodbank serves more than 70,000 people annually, including 28,000 children, with the need being especially great this year due to the pandemic,” said DAI Director & CEO Michael R. Roediger. “I encourage everyone to participate in this food drive, as well as take time to relax and recharge in the museum’s galleries and exhibitions.”
The food drive is being held in conjunction with the DAI’s current Focus Exhibition, Archiving Eden: Dornith Doherty Photographs; a major theme of the exhibition is the concept of food security.
“The question of what actions are being taken to safeguard our future have been brought to the forefront by the current pandemic, where we have witnessed issues with global supply chains and infrastructure,” said the DAI’s Kettering Curator of Photography and Special Projects, Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth. “Innovative projects such as Archiving Eden shed light on concerns related to food security by highlighting the integral role of seed banks to our shared future.”
Archiving Eden, on view through January 10, considers the philosophical and ecological issues surrounding the role of science and human action in relation to gene banking. Catalyzed by the completion in 2008 of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway, photographer Dornith Doherty has traveled the world documenting seed banks and preservation efforts in the face of climate change and decreased agricultural diversity.
Other exhibitions currently on view at the DAI include the Special Exhibition Picasso to Hockney: Modern Art on Stage, as well as the Focus Exhibitions Bukang Y. Kim: Journey to the East and All by Myself: Japanese Creative Prints.
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