Through its competitive grants process, the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts is funding the following projects during the 2019-2020 Arts Season.

Dayton Art Institute Celebrates Its Centennial

In recognition of the Dayton Art Institute’s Centennial Year, the Rosenthal Foundation made a major grant to underwrite the primary components of the DAI’s year-long celebration. The goal is to have 100 activities and events for the community to enjoy! The primary community-based events that have taken place or will take place with the Foundation’s underwriting are two Community Days, and a special exhibition For America: The Art of the National Academy.

Each Community Day offers a free day full of family arts projects, performances in the auditorium, tours of the galleries and activities throughout the museum and the DAI grounds. Read a feature article from Dayton Business Journal about For America:  The Art of the National Academy,  a distinctive collection of American art that includes nearly every major American artist – dating from 1825 to the present.

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The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Brings to Life a Celebrated Masterpiece

September 21 & 22, 2019

As its opening spectacular for the 2019-2020 season, the combined resources of the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet and Dayton Opera will present Haydn’s, The Creation, long recognized as one of the most incredible oratorios ever written. The oratorio relates and celebrates the creation of the world from the pages of the Book of Genesis and John Milton’s Paradise Lost.

The production is orchestrated to be a dramatic, fully-staged piece that will amaze and deeply-satisfy attendees.

The Foundation has elected to be the primary sponsor of this ground-breaking concert that brings together some of Dayton’s most cherished performing arts resources.

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The Human Race Theatre Company – Women of Influence

In honor of Miriam Rosenthal, the Foundation elected to take the lead role of “Official Season Sponsor” for the 2019-2020 Season.  The season will showcase amazing stars – about women, by women, and told by women. The timing coincides with the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment (U.S. Constitution). If the names “Billie Holiday”, “Gloria Steinem” and “Tallulah Bankhead” capture your attention, you’ll love the season. To the Dayton Community, there was no greater “woman of influence” than Miriam Rosenthal.

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