Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions & Artist Openings

  • A Century of Fashion by Pete Ballard - On view through 2017 in Butler North Americana Galleries A Century of Fashion by Pete Ballard is an exhibition of historically accurate women’s fashion costumes modeled on specific period fashions,  and reproduced from fashion plates of the era brought to life on Ballard’s dolls sculpted of papier mache.  These fashion dolls are part of a collection born […]
  • Butler North Americana Gallery, Carousels Americana & Folk Art - Sept 13, 2013 Through 2017. (Butler North Galleries) The new Bitonte Skywalk and Americana/Folk Art Galleries are now open to the public during regular museum hours. Admission to these newly renovated spaces is free, as is access to all Butler venues. On view are primitive paintings from the Colonial Era, carousel objects, carvings, ship models, […]
  • Kahn-Card-fnt Anointed Time: Sculpture and Ceremonial Objects – Tobi Kahn - March 19 – April 30, 2017 Meet-the Artist Opening Reception & Gallery Talk: March 19, 2017, 1-3 pm Open to the public with free admission Anointed Time:  Sculpture and Ceremonial Objects – Tobi Kahn is an exhibition of Kahn’s creative powers, fueled by his understanding of history and the belief systems that comprise it. His embrace […]
  • bird 2 Cliff McGinnis: The Bird as Theme in American Art - July 26 through 2017 (Balcony Gallery, Youngstown) Hubbard, Ohio-born Cliff McGinnis gained a regional reputation as a master carver. With hammer, chisel and other carving tools, McGinnis painstakingly sculpted exact representations of the birds of our region, adding accurate color to each piece. This exhibition is drawn from the J. D. “Bud” Williamson Collection, and […]
  • erbe image Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective - Exhibition: May 14 – August 6, 2017 Gary Erbe is a self-taught painter from Union City, New Jersey. Unable to attend art school, he supported himself and his family as an engraver. In 1967, Erbe discovered Trompe l’oeil painting and its masters. In 1969, Erbe conceived a way of creating paintings that would be more […]
  • George Mauersberger, Success, pastel, 42" x 60" George Mauersberger: Pastel Drawings 1991- 2016 - March 5, 2017 – May 14, 2017 Meet-the-Artist Opening Reception & Gallery Talk March 5, 2017 1 – 3 pm. Open to the public with free admission The exhibition, George Mauersberger: Pastel Drawings 1991 – 2016 is a compilation of Mauersbergers realistic drawings depicting everyday items arranged in an extraordinary way. With their detailed rendering, […]
  • IMG_8822 Jarrett Hutton: Through an Artists Eyes - Regional Photography Jarrett Hutton: Through an Artists Eyes February 26 – May 14, 2017 Jarrett Hutton’s passion was creating art. With a gift for capturing the beauty and blessings of life in his eclectic art pieces. Hutton created a variety of collections that included paintings, drawings, photography, and wood burning. In 2006 is when Hutton […]
  • Morton Kaish, DELICATE BALANCE, c. 1992
Acrylic on linen. Two panels each: 44 x 48 in. Morton Kaish-Spring Rising: Landscape Paintings & Prints - April 2 – July 9, 2017 Meet-the-Artist Opening Reception & Gallery Talk: April 2, 2017 1-3 PM at The Trumbull Branch in Howland Township Open to the public with free admission Spring Rising: Landscape Paintings & Prints – Morton Kaish, an American artist whose paintings, drawings and prints can be found in major museums around the […]
  • unspecified Patrick Boyd: Man With a Holo Camera - Exhibition: May 7 – October 1, 2017 Meet-the-Artist Opening Reception: May 7, 2017, 1-3 PM Reception open to the public and media with free admission UK artist, Patrick Boyd comes to The Butler Institute of American Art with his latest exhibit: Man with a Holo Camera. Boyd works at the intersection of photography, holography, art […]
  • EdgewaterFun.LakeErie Ron Barron: Gleanings - May 21 – June 25, 2017 Meet-the-Artist Opening Reception: May 21, 2017, 1-3 PM Reception open to the public Gleanings comprises two of the artist’s series. TrashScans – digital collages of detritus picked up on the streets of Manhattan in December 2016. Adrift – digital collages of Lake Erie beach finds from a 2016 solo […]
  • Free Time Works in Egg Tempera- Doug Safranek - Doug Safranek: Works in Egg Tempera April 15 – June 11, 2017 Doug Safranek received a B.A. in French from Boston College and later received his M.F.A from the University of Wisconsin where he studied with Robert Grilley, magic realist John Wilde, and art historian James Watrous, who introduced him to egg tempera painting. His […]