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ReImagining Works: Choose the Art that Will Inspire the Artists

For the New Lebanon, Brookville, Kettering-Moraine and Vandalia Branch Libraries

ReImagining Works is a project that will put original works of art into each new or newly-remodeled Dayton Metro Library location. Local artists, inspired by existing works in the Dayton Art Institute's permanent collection, will create new pieces for permanent display at the Libraries. Eventually, each Library will house a new piece of art, the result of collaboration among artists, The Art Institute, Library patrons and the community.

From November 5-26, Library patrons and community members can vote on the artwork which will serve as inspiration for reinterpretation at the New Lebanon, Brookville, Kettering-Moraine and Vandalia Branch Libraries. Each location has several different options from the Dayton Art Institute's collection. Voting can be done in person at each location, or online at

"Libraries and museums are both places of discovery," said Tim Kambitsch, Library Executive Director. "ReImagining Works provides a unique partnership which benefits two community treasures - The Dayton Metro Library and The Dayton Art Institute. With potentially new audiences, this collaboration lends itself to future art-related programming in our new hands-on activity spaces."

ReImagining Works is made possible by an anonymous bequest intended to integrate original art and innovative programming at the 17 new or renovated Library buildings.

Read more about ReImagining Works at


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