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How It All Started

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] How It All Started [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval="3" images="4638,4639,4640"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][eltd_blockquote text="From the Butler Archives : Did you know that the original collection of art owned by Joseph G. Butler Jr., founder of the museum, was primarily of European artists : Constant Troyon, Josef Israels, Jean Gustave Jacquet and others....

Ivan Albright

If you visit the Butler, be sure to go into the Butler's north side permanent collection galleries and find a self portrait by the famous Chicago artist, Ivan Albright (1897-1983). Albright was known for his portraits exhibiting decay. In fact any fan of old movies...

Butler Portico

The Butler's historic building, a McKim, Mead and White masterpiece, was designed in the Italian Renaissance style. This architectural team which also designed The Plaza Hotel in NYC and many other neoclassical buildings across America, pays tribute to the Medici family which ruled Florence centuries...