Eric Brockman, Dayton Art Institute marketing and communications manager, said people have been tagging the DAI on the “Last Week Tonight” Facebook post, and he’s hopeful it could get the show’s attention. The community can continue to show their support by tagging the Dayton Art Institute in that post, as well as sharing the post to their social media accounts.
“This is all very tongue-in-cheek, but it could be some amazing national publicity for the city if John Oliver selects Dayton as one of the destinations for his tour,” said Dayton Art Institute Director & CEO Michael Roediger. “Even if we don’t take home the ‘prize’, it’s a fun and light-hearted ‘cause’ that the community can rally around, at a time when Dayton really needs something to boost its spirits!”
The Dayton Art Institute is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that depends on the support of members, individuals and corporations, as well as government support and grants. The museum reopened over the summer after the mandatory shutdown. The museum’s two biggest fundraisers, Art Ball and Oktoberfest, were impacted by the pandemic.
HOW TO SUPPORT THE DAYTON ART INSTITUTE
People should visit the show’s Facebook page and tag the DAI and explain why they think the museum and Dayton are worthy of the prize. They can also share the post on their social media accounts and email email@example.com by Nov. 1.
Other ways to support the museum include buying memberships, donating to the annual fund or visiting the museum.