ABOUT THE CONTEMPORARY DAYTON
Mission: To provide art for the community and a community for artists.
Overview: The Contemporary Dayton (The Co) is the region’s contemporary art center. Established in 1991 as The Dayton Visual Arts Center, a 501c3, The Co produces and presents 8-12 original exhibitions and 12-15 programs, events, community partnerships, and artist opportunities each year. Exhibitions and education programs feature the most exciting and meaningful work of our time created by artists living and working today, with an emphasis on the artists of Ohio, women artists, and artists of color. The Co is led by Executive Director, Eva Buttacavoli, a 30-year museum administrator, curator and educator who previously served as curator and director of exhibitions and education at the Austin Museum of Art (TX, now The Contemporary Austin) and the Miami Art Museum (FL, now the Perez Art Museum Miami); and Curator Michael Goodson, who previously served as Senior Curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Director and Curator at the Columbus College of Art and Design’s Beeler Gallery; and as Director at James Cohan Gallery, NY.