Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions & Artist Openings

  • 100 Years of Printmaking - 100 Years of American Printmaking Exhibition: September 17 – November 19, 2017 The Butler has been building a collection of prints over the decades presenting a virtual who’s who of American printmaking in a new exhibition. It can be said that every artistic movement and principle artist of the past century are included in this […]
  • 81st National Midyear Exhibition - 81st National Midyear Exhibition July 9, 2017 – August 20, 2017 Opening Reception: July 9, 2017 1-3 PM The 81st National Midyear Exhibition presents works by contemporary artists who reside within the 50 United States or its possessions. Two dimensional works in all media, including digital works and photography are included in this exhibition. Out […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • Bill Barron: Exploration/Alteration - Regional Photography Bill Barron: Exploration/Alteration May 28 – August 27, 2017  
  • Bob Ziering - Bob Ziering: Twilight of the Gorilla Exhibition: September 10 – November 19, 2017 Meet-the-Artist Opening Reception: September 10, 2017 1-3 PM Bob Ziering‘s affection and concern for the quickly disappearing population of the Mountain Gorilla is obvious in this series of large, personal and compelling pastel paintings. Ziering employs an expressionistic approach, emphasizing both line and […]
  • 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 […]
  • David Hockney: Yosemite - David Hockney: Yosemite Exhibition: July 23 – September 24, 2017 During visits to California’s Yosemite Valley in 2010 and 2011, David Hockney sought to capture its resplendent landscape. Working in situ, the artist rendered the scenery using a drawing application on his iPad. With the touch screen as his blank canvas, Hockney layered stroke upon […]
  • Dragana Crnjak - Dragana Crnjak: As if Staying August 20 – November 5, 2017 Meet-the-Artist Reception: August 20, 2017, 1-3 PM In this exhibition, Dragana Crnjak gathered images of patterns found in Serbian embroidery, architecture and various works of art while visiting Serbian Orthoox medieval monasteries in 2015. Through the process of manipulation and enlargement, she takes these images […]
  • Marc Ross: Paintings for Plum Ridge - Marc Ross: Paintings for Plum Ridge Exhibition: September 3 – November 12, 2017 Meet-the-Artist Reception: September 10, 2017 In Paintings for Plum Ridge, the art of Marc Ross pays tribute to the aesthetics of Minimalism, a movement which celebrated simplicity and the power of color.  However, the minimalist paintings of Ross are not just about saluting […]
  • Merryl Berner Cicourel: Retrospectively Reimaging Cultural Landscapes - Merryl Berner Cicourel: Retrospectively Reimaging Cultural Landscapes Exhibition: August 13 – October 8, 2017 Meet-the-Artist Opening Reception: August 13, 2017, 1-3 PM Merryl Berner Cicourel’s work is centered on folk and contemporary art. She uses her personal experiences with landscapes and sacred settings from various cultures to create mixed media works. Most of her images appear […]
  • Painterly Paintings - All About Surface: A Selection of Painterly Paintings from the Butler Collection Exhibition on view through 2017 The term “painterly” is used to denote painting which emphasizes the brushstroke. For centuries painters were taught to hide the brushstroke and to emphasize a smooth surface. The Modern Era has changed all that. Artists such as Van […]
  • 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 […]