ABOUT THE BUTLER: AMERICA’S MUSEUM
Founded in 1919 by Joseph G. Butler, Jr., the Butler Institute is the first museum of American art. The original structure, dedicated in 1919, is a McKim, Mead and White architectural masterpiece listed on the National Register of Historic places. The Butler’s mission is to preserve and collect works of art in all media created by citizens of our country. The Institute’s holdings now exceed 20,000 individual works, and the Butler is known worldwide as “America’s Museum.” View the Butler Collection
The Butler is located in Youngstown, Ohio, in Mahoning County, and receives no revenues from the city or county. The Butler charges no admission fee at the main location or at its branch museum, and relies on contributions from the community and the nation to meet its cultural mission. How you can help
The Beecher Center, housed in the south wing of the Butler’s Youngstown location, is the first museum addition dedicated solely to new media and electronic art. The facility regularly displays works of art that utilize computers, holography, lasers and other digital media. The Beecher Center houses the Zona Auditorium, a digital media theater designed for performance art and high-definition film presentations.
The Butler Art also operates a satellite facility in nearby Trumbull County. The Butler’s Trumbull branch, funded in part by Foundation Medici, focuses on important international artists whose works have profoundly influenced America, as well as exhibitions of works by contemporary master painters and sculptors. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Butler.
Today At The Butler
Public Sale Days for the 45th Annual American Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale (Youngstown) Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Admission $5. Call 330.743.1107, ext. 210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
We are saddened to share the news that long time Butler PR Director and Administrative Assistant, Kathryn Earnhart has passed away. Kathy’s death leaves a monumental void. Her Butler family and all who loved and admired her miss her greatly.
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