Current & Upcoming Exhibitions & Artist Openings

  • 100 Years of Printmaking II - 100 Years of American Printmaking II Exhibition: January 14 – Ongoing This exhibition from The Butler Collection is a survey of American printmaking covering the last 100 years. It can be said that every artistic movement and principle artist of the past century are included in this wonderful journey through American art history; from American […]
  • 80th Area Artists Annual - 80th Area Artists Annual Butler Trumbull Branch Exhibition: November 4 – December 23, 2018 Reception/Awards Presentation: November 4, 2018 1-3 PM The Butler’s Area Artists Annual juried exhibition is open to artists who reside within Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties in Ohio; and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania. Works in all media are eligible, […]
  • A Century of Fashion by Pete Ballard - Ongoing 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 of the marriage of Ballard’s […]
  • Americana & Folk Art - Sept 13, 2013 Through 2018. (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, […]
  • Cliff McGinnis: The Bird as Theme in American Art - Ongoing (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 inaugurates the Butler’s […]
  • Eva Petrič: white wHole - Eva Petrič: white wHole Installation Exhibition: October 14, 2018 in Butler North Eden, transplanted Performance Exhibition: Sunday, October 14, 2018 1-3 PM On view in the beautiful former church setting of the Butler Institute of American Art’s Butler North extension, this multimedia exhibit by Slovene artist, Eva Petrič represents the process of incessant construction and […]
  • John Mellencamp: Expressionist - John Mellencamp: Expressionist Exhibition: September 20 – November 18, 2018 John Mellencamp: Expressionist is an exhibition of the most recent art works from the multi-expressional, creative spirit of legendary musician, long-time activist and accomplished painter, John Mellencamp. Though known primarily for his music, Mellencamp has seriously pursued painting for more than 35 years. He has […]
  • Margeaux Walter: Stages - Margeaux Walter: Stages Exhibition on View: August 19 – January 20, 2019 Meet-the-Artist Reception: August 19, 2018 1-3 PM Margeaux Walter uses photography and video as a means of perceiving and interpreting a world so inundated with images. Her work addresses the role of photography in the creation of the self-image, and is centered on […]
  • Pastel Works From The Butler Collection - Pastel Works From The Butler Collection Exhibition on View: Now – November 2018 This exhibition highlights a selection of pastel paintings from the Butler’s permanent collection which are intermittently displayed in the museum’s Giffuni Gallery dedicated to exhibiting pastel works.
  • Peter Maier: Legends - Peter Maier: Legends Exhibition: September 16 – November 18, 2018 Meet-the-Artist Reception: September 16, 2018 1-3 PM Peter Maier has rewritten the book on American Realist art. Clearly he has re-invented this genre of painting in both remarkable skills honed over five centuries, and the development of applying space-aged pigments which play a major role […]
  • Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert - Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert Exhibition: December 23, 2018 – February 17, 2019 This traveling exhibition of carved and dyed leather works by Winfred Rembert creates a vibrant, rhythmic imagery of the African American artist’s life in the 1950’s-60’s Georgia. Featuring 29 works, including the premiere of several recent paintings by Rembert, this […]
  • Todd Gray: Pop Geometry - Todd Gray: Pop Geometry Exhibition on View: December 23, 2018 – February 17, 2019 Meet-the-Artist: TBA Comprised of approximately 20 mixed media wall and floor sculptures, this exhibition from Todd Gray revisits the Pop Era with a distinct currency and impact when considered from a contemporary perspective. The works all have in common imagery from […]