Dayton Art Institute Director Janice Driesbach to Retire, Interim Director Appointed


DAYTON, OH.- The Dayton Art Institute’s (DAI) Director and CEO, Janice Driesbach, announced that she will retire at the end of July. Driesbach, who was hired in November 2007 and began her tenure in January 2008, came to Dayton from Lincoln, Nebraska, where she headed the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During her tenure at DAI, Driesbach oversaw the development of the museum’s new strategic plan and brought important exhibitions to Dayton, including William Morris glass, California Impressionism and African-American art. Most recently Driesbach was responsible for organizing Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, which is on view through July 10. Driesbach commented that she takes pride in advancing DAI’s fiscal stability and the museum’s community partnerships. “The Dayton Art Institute continues to fa