The Foundation has initiated a unique performance project entitled The Art of Us: Our Dayton Mosaic to be held at the Schuster Center on September 18 & 19, 2021. This project is the collaboration of the Foundation and eight Dayton area performing arts organizations: Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus, Dayton Ballet, Muse Machine, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Bach Society. 

These eight organizations will perform together for the first time and their art forms will be fully integrated. These performances will kick-off the 2021-2022 arts season in Dayton. The project was conceived to celebrate the resilience, diversity and togetherness of the Dayton Community and its citizens. It will also honor Miriam Rosenthal, the Foundation, and all of those who have contributed to the success of the arts organizations. 


Grant Projects from the 2019-2020 Season

Dayton Art Institute Celebrated 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 was to have 100 activities and events for the community to enjoy! The primary community-based events that took place with the Foundation’s underwriting were two Community Days, and a special exhibition For America: The Art of the National Academy.

Each Community Day offered 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 included nearly every major American artist – dating from 1825 to the present.

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The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Brought 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 presented Haydn’s, The Creation, long recognized as one of the most incredible oratorios ever written. The oratorio related and celebrated the creation of the world from the pages of the Book of Genesis and John Milton’s Paradise Lost.

The production was orchestrated to be a dramatic, fully-staged piece that amazed and deeply-satisfied attendees.

The Foundation elected to be the primary sponsor of this ground-breaking concert that brought 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 showcased amazing stars – about women, by women, and told by women. The timing coincided with the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment (U.S. Constitution). If the names “Billie Holiday”, “Gloria Steinem” and “Tallulah Bankhead” captured your attention, you loved the season. To the Dayton Community, there was no greater “woman of influence” than Miriam Rosenthal.