Exhibitions

88th National Midyear Exhibition

  • June 23, 2024 - August 11, 2024

88th National Midyear Exhibition

  • June 23, 2024 - August 11, 2024

Regional Photography: Cameron Derby “Finale”

  • June 9, 2024 - August 11, 2024

Kim Novak: Unmasked Emotions

  • June 2, 2024 - August 18, 2024

Rembrandt, Goya, and Dürer: The Marvel of Old Masters

  • May 26, 2024 - August 4, 2024
Painting of a man painting himself.

The Figure-The Face: Pastels from the Butler’s Collection

  • March 24, 2024 - May 12, 2024
Photo of a warped square with two opposite points touching the stage and the other opposite points bending upward. The warped square acts as a frame that houses multiple red LED lights that shine a fence like webbing across the inside of the frame.

Matthew Schreiber: Sauron, Bowie, and Maquettes

  • March 24, 2024 - September 29, 2024
Landscape photo of a field. In the distance you can see multiple red buildings with white roofs, that appear to be barns or units for livestock. The field closest to the farm is a bright green, reflecting the shine of the midday sun. As we get closer to the point the photo was taken there are two trees standing side by side. Marking an invisible, almost wall line where we begin to see the grassy field riddled with powdered snow yet to be melted.

Regional Photography: Ruwaidah Barhoum

  • March 10, 2024 - June 2, 2024

Amy Casey: Headlong Towards a Precipice

  • March 17, 2024 - May 12, 2024
The painting is an abstract with large blue and white streaks on a gray and black neutral background.

Greatness Revealed: The Art of African Americans from the Butler Collection

  • February 4, 2024 - March 17, 2024
George Washington on horseback looking to the left, wearing black military coat, horse facing same direction, Washing points hand outward and down

Founding Father: George Washington Tactile Images

  • February 18, 2024 - June 2, 2024
George Washington among a crowd of other colonial era individuals, american flags in background, military carraige drawn by horses on left, man in green with cane greeting Washington who is in black. A man in red greets ladies wearing flower printed clothes

Washington: The Myths and the Man

  • February 18, 2024 - May 12, 2024
A person made of white cloth.

Less Than Usual

  • January 7, 2024 - February 4, 2024
Gallery with green walls and hardwood floor 6 pieces in view

About Scale: From the Butler’s Collection

  • November 5, 2023 - January 29, 2024
a light blue door on an sandstone wall with large blocks of stone making the stairs, a shadow is being cast from the right against the wall just before reaching the door

John Greenman photographs, 1992-2018: An evolving approach to color

  • January 14, 2024 - March 10, 2024
The Butler Institue Pastel Society of America, 51 years, a black man in bright colorful clothing looking to the right, a small bird perched on an camera next to books, a large sunset scene with blue, purple and pink clouds, a mountain in the distance

Pastel Society of America’s 51st Exhibition

  • January 21, 2024 - March 3, 2024
black and white photo of city alley with man walking

Jef Janis: Streets of Cleveland

  • October 15, 2023 - February 25, 2024
Sketch of woman in knee-length dress on left, man with trousers and suspenders on right. Man has hands in pockets

BLOODLINE: The Art of John Mellencamp & Speck Mellencamp

  • May 7, 2023 - July 2, 2023
photograph of straight-faced mother and son siting side by side

London Amara: Ethos of the Spirit

  • January 8, 2023 - March 5, 2023
black and and white abstract art with various shapes and ink blots

Black & White: Prints from the Permanent Collection

  • November 5, 2023 - December 31, 2023
painting of yellow and red arrow in foreground, blue sky dessert in background

Janine Stern: Exit Series

  • October 15, 2023 - December 31, 2023
colorful painting of 2 Hispanic men in suits, black wide-brim hats and cigarettes alongside 2 Hispanic women in old-timey dresses and wraps

American Art: A Hispanic Perspective from the Collection

  • September 15, 2023 - November 26, 2023
bronze status of sirens, with paintings in the background

Allied Artists of America 110th Exhibition

  • September 10, 2023 - October 8, 2023
Canvas of a wildlife scene, including pink, green and white flowers surrounding by birds and butterflies. Environment extends beyond the canvas with hand-carved mirrors, colored glass and glitter around the borders.

Allegory: The Illuminated Landscapes of Mark Messersmith

  • July 23, 2023 - September 24, 2023
Photograph of a person with personal protective equipment (helmet, gloves, face shield) in an industrial setting, sticking a metal rod into a metal pot of fire.

SLOSS FURNACES Metal, History & Art: Stuart Pearl

  • June 11, 2023 - October 1, 2023
Acrylic on board that portrays horizontal lines of people running from both right to left and left to right. The foreground shows frantic men with guns, women in dresses, running with their hands up in the air and wagons pulled by horses. The background shows a line of nine Native Americans riding on horseback from left to right. Behind the Native Americans are mountains.

AMERICA: Through the Heart and Eyes of Oscar De Mejo

  • July 16, 2023 - October 1, 2023
Watercolor painting that shows a bell tower surrounded by dark grey clouds in the sky.

C. Robert Buchanan: Watercolors

  • April 15, 2023 - July 2, 2023
Bright, colorful painting of KISS lead singer Paul Stanley in white face paint with black star painted around right eye

PAUL STANLEY: The Other Side

  • August 13, 2023 - October 8, 2023
Graphic for 87th National Midyear Exhibition

87th National Midyear Exhibition

  • June 25, 2023 - August 20, 2023
Sculpture of Roman man holding a lyre in left hand, standing next to text that says "84th Area Artist Annual." Below that are dates in 2023: "August 26, 2023 Entries and fees are due." "October 3-7, 2023 (Accepted Works) Hand deliveries: 11 am - 3 pm." "October 29, 2023 Opening Reception 1-3pm." "November 19, 2023 Exhibition Closes" "November 21, 22, 24, and 25, 2023 Pickup: 11am - 3pm"

84th Area Artist Annual 2023

  • October 29, 2023 - November 19, 2023
Abstract wave artwork featuring blue, orange, yellow, red, and green panels by Rob Davis

Modes of Abstraction: from The Butler Collection

  • August 2, 2021 - July 11, 2021
Overview of various sculptures featuring computer parts and clear plastic from Allan Erdmann

Allan Erdmann: Light and Sound

  • March 1, 2020 - August 30, 2020
Graphic for 85th National Midyear Show

85th National Midyear Show

  • July 18, 2021 - September 25, 2021
Art Deco Graphic for American Stripes Exhibit

American Stripes

  • April 11, 2021 - July 18, 2021
Moody beach painting with washed up "B" on shore

Steve Chaszeyka: Alphabetical Disorder

  • April 6, 2021 - July 18, 2021
Tom Petty and Bob Dylan playing instruments and sharing microphone at the Greek Theater

Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues and Soul

  • April 6, 2021 - June 27, 2021
Abstract painting of window in blue, green, red

To Glue: Collages from the Butler’s Collection

  • December 18, 2022 - February 26, 2023
Artwork with various political symbols such as Uncle Sam, the White House, and Native Americans

The Modern Still Life from the Butler’s Collection

  • December 18, 2022 - February 26, 2023
Painting of 5 men playing various instruments such as saxophones, drums, and trumpet

Pastels From The Butler’s Collection

  • December 18, 2022 - February 26, 2023
Large scale painting of couple in the progress of being painted by 2 people on scaffold

Mark Perrott: Billboards

  • November 6, 2022 - January 22, 2023
Graphic for 83rd Area Artist Annual 2022 exhibit

83rd Area Artist Annual 2022

  • October 23, 2022 - November 13, 2022
Graphic for Black History Month saying 'celebrate Black History Month with us!'

Black History Month 2022

  • January 1, 2022 - March 20, 2022
Black and white graphic with blurred image of central park walking path with the words 'Southern Central Park: A visual journey'

William E. Lyons: Southern Central Park, A Visual Journey

  • January 9, 2022 - March 6, 2022
Artwork depicting a blue bicycle leaned against a yellow bicycle sign

George Dombek: Bicycles and Barns

  • September 26, 2021 - October 17, 2021
Painting of an dark-skinned man leaning against window wearing NY Yankees hat, grey hoodie, and light brown vest

Dialogues With Reality: Paintings by P. Smallwood

  • December 26, 2021 - February 27, 2022
Graphic for 9-11 Memorial Exhibition with messaging "we will never forget"

We Will Never Forget: Holger Keifel Photos of 9/11 First Responders From The Butler Collection

  • August 15, 2021 - September 12, 2021
Abstract mandala-inspired lens flair artwork with blue, green, yellow, and red

Regional Photography Exhibition: Through the Painters’ Lens

  • June 13, 2021 - September 5, 2021
Artwork depicting a snow covered landscape scene with a singular tree on the left and and singular barns in right, expansive grey-blue sky

Teo Nguyen: Finding My Way

  • September 5, 2021 - November 14, 2021
Close up of tall wood sculpture with carving of a man on top with wooden box on his head

Phenology And Form: Works by Phillip Shore

  • September 19, 2021 - October 24, 2021
Graphic for 82rd Area Artist Annual

82nd Area Artist Annual 2021

  • October 21, 2021 - November 21, 2021
Painting of baseball stadium, from perspective of the back of the stadium in the crowd - bright, sunny day above

Max Mason: Painting the Game

  • June 13, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Three dimensional wooden sculpture with several tall thin pieces

Ron Barron & Ed Hallahan: Earth Air Fire Water 2021

  • January 10, 2021 - March 21, 2021
Black and white photograph of the inside of a giant wooden cabana featuring a table with a bowl of fruit and palm fronds on it

Tazim Jaffer: Organic Artistry

  • November 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Santa dressed in an all-red onesie touching his chest and groin while standing in a seashell as someone is trying to cover him up as two angels fly by. This is a recreation of the painting 'The Birth of Venus' with Santa replacing Venus.

Ed Wheeler: Santa Classics

  • December 13, 2020 - February 7, 2021
A painting of three girls looking inside a storefront on a sidewalk while two men look at them and a cat is walking down the sidewalk

Clyde Singer’s World

  • September 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Still life of a bouquet of white flowers sitting on a table next to a bowl of lemons

Pastel Society of America 2020: Enduring Brilliance

  • January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Photo of the Seven Sisters sculpture at the Butler Art Institute

Seven Sisters: Jackie Mountan & Ed Hallahan Collaboration

  • January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Celebrating Hispanic Artist: Virtual Exhibition

  • January 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Painting with multiple colors of paint splatters and lines. Predominant colors are orange, red, black and white

Mark Lysowski: Transitions

  • September 20, 2020 - November 15, 2020
A black and white photo of lily pads on a body of water, with large fluffy white and black clouds in the air

America’s Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher

  • September 13, 2020 - November 22, 2020
A painting of a spiral stone stairwell in a city that leads to a boardwalk on a riverfront

Life Examined: The Impressionistic Realism of Sam Rosenthal

  • March 15, 2020 - August 16, 2020
Photo of eleven assorted colorful ice cream scoops laying next to each other

Pastel Society Of America 47th Annual Exhibition

  • December 22, 2019 - February 23, 2020
Photo with purple and green overlay of a one story building with a three dimensional sculpture in front of it

81st Area Artist Annual 2019

  • October 27, 2019 - November 27, 2019
Painting of a building on a river with a pier. There are many people in the painting, some are sitting on the pier, some in the field beside the building, some in the water in swimsuits and some are in a canoe next to the pier.

In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940

  • January 19, 2020 - April 12, 2020
Close-up painting of a white building with pillars all around the porch

Alice Dalton Brown: Pastels

  • September 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019
Painting depicting looking out a window to a skyscraper at night while it is raining

Paul Ching-Bor: Dramatized Propositions

  • September 22, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Painting from a sky view of a fish laying in the sand next to the ocean

Chantell Van Erbé: Transcendence

  • September 8, 2019 - October 20, 2019
A drawing of a ribbon in a circle with different peoples legs coming from the bottom with text in the middle that says 'CURTAIN UP LIGHT THE LIGHTS'

Joseph Babisch: Curtain Up, Light The Lights

  • June 9, 2019 - September 8, 2019
WWII poster of a man wearing goggles and a flight suit that says 'She's a swell plane- give us more!'

WWII Posters From The Butler Collection

  • May 24, 2019 - June 2, 2019
A photo of an older woman with a hat and patterned shirt wearing glasses that has a tattoo of cooking utensils wrapped in a ribbon

Mark Perrott: Ancient Ink

  • May 5, 2019 - December 31, 2019
A painting of numerous people walking while there are American flags in the sky

His Way: The Paintings Of Chen Chi

  • March 10, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Black and white old style photo of a man and woman clinking champagne glasses. The man is wearing a black suit with white pinstripes and the woman is wearing a formal dress

Hollywood Stills From The Butler Collection

  • April 24, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Black and white photo of Ray Mancini sitting in a chair shirtless, wearing jeans and no shoes with his left hand on his chin

Holger Kiefel: Only In America

  • March 24, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Gold art piece of a child's face and upper torso while they are looking up

Tom Cvetkovich: Incarnate

  • February 17, 2018 - April 14, 2018
Side by side 'then and now' photo of a man with black hair

Peter Maier: Legends

  • September 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Photo of a person standing up with long, curly black hair with two pink roses by their ear, wearing a light tank top with a graphic on it saying 'Sweet Life Baking Powder and Flour'

Alfred Leslie: Pixel Scores

  • January 13, 2019 - March 17, 2019
A portrait of a person's side profile with a long red spiked mohawk, eyeliner, and hoop earrings

Kevin Llewellyn: The Devil’s Valentine

  • March 10, 2019 - May 5, 2019
A close-up painting of a woman's face with blonde hair and bangs

Kim Novak: An Iconic Vision

  • June 16, 2019 - October 6, 2019
Painting of a caucasian woman with short dark, curly hair with a white headband wearing a long white dress sitting in a chair

William McGregor Paxton and Elizabeth Okie Paxton: An Artistic Partnership

  • August 18, 2019 - November 10, 2019
Painting of a town with African American people walking the street. There is a yellow taxi on the street and a Cigar Store on the street corner

Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert

  • December 23, 2018 - February 17, 2019
Art structure of 5 different size blocks with colorful patterns. One has the Captain America log, one says POW!, the others have polka dots.

Todd Gray: Pop Geometry

  • December 23, 2018 - February 17, 2019
Photo of a man in the dark with a light shining on the left side of his face where are words written

John Mellencamp: Expressionist

  • September 20, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Photo of a bunch of cell phones from the early 2000's in a pile with an arm sticking out holding a cell phone

Margeaux Walter: Stages

  • August 19, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Colorful, abstract painting of different three dimensional shapes with polka dots

Keith Wisdom: Junkanoo Inspired

  • January 17, 2021 - February 28, 2021
Painting of a green landscape with a river flowing through it and mountains in the background. A man is flying through the sky among the clouds

Francie Lyshak: Inner Life

  • December 19, 2021 - February 20, 2022
A painting of a colorful two story house

49th Annual Exhibition; Pastel Society of America: Enduring Brilliance

  • January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Black and white photo of a rocky shore meeting water with tree lined cliffs in the distance

John Fire: Images of Nature

  • August 14, 2022 - November 30, 2022

Linda Vasconi: Seeking Light Through the Darkness

  • May 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Oil painting of a pink landscape overlooking water

Al Bright: The First Federal Years

  • January 30, 2022 - March 20, 2022
Picture of a rectangle split in half from corner to corner. Half of it is pink and half is orange

Joy White: The Small Hours

  • September 26, 2021 - November 7, 2021
Picasso painting of a man wearing a white and red shirt with long hair, half purple, half black and black facial hair

Selections from the Private Collection of David M. and Cecile Draime

  • April 3, 2022 - November 20, 2022
Photo of a calendar hanging on a door knob

Diane Beatty: Its Never too Late

  • January 23, 2022 - April 17, 2022
Butler Institute of American Art poster for Steranko and the American Hero with photos of different superheroes

Steranko and the American Hero

  • March 13, 2022 - May 29, 2022
Close up photo of blue and pink clouds

Gary Lichtenstein: Painter and Master Printer

  • March 9, 2023 - May 21, 2023
Photo of red and yellow beams crossing paths above and under water in an abstract art piece

Steven McCallum: CASPITA!

  • March 17, 2023 - May 21, 2023
A kaleidoscope-type photo of four pink, white and purple roses

Dorothy Churchill-Johnson: PATTERN and REALISM, in Search of the Big Picture

  • March 14, 2021 - May 30, 2021
Black and white photo of a landscape of trees with a tall hill in the middle with one building on it

Ian Wade

  • February 1, 2023 - June 4, 2023
Photo of a young African American man standing, holding a yellow flower, wearing a white long sleeve shirt with purple paint dripping down his face onto the shirt

Billy Gerard Frank: Eulogies & Palimpsests

  • February 5, 2023 - April 23, 2023