• THE BUTLER OFFERS FREE ARTS IN THE EARLY MORNING PROGRAMS - • STROLLER ART:  An informal gallery tour at 10:00 a.m. the first Thursday of each month (excluding December) for parents or caregivers with stroller – aged infants in tow up to 24 months old.  The tour is followed by coffee or tea in the museum Collections Café. • YOUNG FRIENDS ADVENTURE:  10:00 a.m. the second Thursday of each […]
  • Film on Art Series - Film on Art Series The Butler’s free Film on Art series features art history documentaries, which are shown on Tuesdays at noon in the museum’s state-of-the-art Beecher Center Zona Auditorium. Likewise, the Butler’s Art of Film series, shown at scheduled times, presents the best of Hollywood classics drawn from the American Film Institute’s list of the top […]
  • MUSIC AT NOON - Music at Noon The YSU Dana School of Music YSU’s Dana School of Music adds LIVE music to further inspire the experience of a visit to the Butler’s Beecher Court.  Wednesdays during Youngstown State University’s Fall and Spring semesters the Dana School brings recitals and performances from various ensembles and soloists. Art and music all in one […]
  • Butler Art Lecture Series - A Butler Director’s Art Lecture Series With Dr. Louis Zona “My Butler” A series of talks on The Butler Collection presented by members of the community. May 20: C. Robert Buchanan- Architect Summer Director’s Series  June 3: Tracing Expressionism from Van Gogh through Basquiat June 10: Serious Zaniness – The World of Surrealism July 8: Four Favorite Sculptors July 15: American Art of the Twenties and Thirties July 22: A Butler Theme or Two August 5: Additional Thoughts on The Art of Photography (presented by guest lecturer Richard Mitchell) These free lectures are presented at 2:00 PM Sundays in Zona Auditorium […]
  • Iconic Live Guitar Performances on DVD - Iconic Live Guitar Performances on DVD Showing Saturdays at 1 pm in the Butler’s Zona Auditorium NOTICE:  These movies of the live performances of adult musicians and rock guitar artists.  They are unrated.  Adult supervision and discretion is advised. February 25 – Crossroads: Eric Clapton Guitar Festival, 2004 March 4 – Jeff Beck: Live in Tokyo […]
  • FREE Family Days - FREE Family Days at the Youngstown location, Sundays at 1:30 PM October 21, 2018 , November 18, 2018, January 20, 2019, February 17, 2019, April 7, 2019 (dates are tentative) Join artist and Butler docent, Sandy Trolio, for an afternoon of family tours, demonstrations and art making. Enjoy time with your family in a gallery […]
  • 47th Annual American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show - 47th Annual American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 10 AM – 5 PM Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 10 AM – 4 PM The Butler Institute of American Art proudly presents the 47th Annual American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show! The top holiday arts & crafts show in the area. On December […]
  • Five x Seven: Regional Photography Exhibition - Five x Seven: Regional Photography Exhibition Exhibition on View: April 15 – July 15, 2018 Meet-the-Artist Reception: TBA This exhibition from a group of seven photographers- Dan McCormick, Carl Leet, Adrienne DeRosa, Elaine Manusakis, Edward Hallahan, Robyn Maas and Robby Yankush- evolved from a social media activity on Instagram called the Seven Day, Seven Black and […]
  • 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 […]