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 […]
  • 45th Annual Pastel Society of America - Pastel Society of America 45th Annual Exhibition December 23, 2017 – February 4, 2018 This exhibition features works by some of the nation’s premier pastel painters. The works are drawn from the organization’s annual exhibition, held at the National arts Club in New York City. The Pastel Society of America is the oldest organization of […]
  • 79th Area Artists Annual - 79th Area Artists Annual Reception & Award Presentation: October 29, 1-3 PM Exhibition on view: Oct. 29 – Dec. 17 The Butler’s Area Artists Annual is one of three juried exhibitions the Butler presents yearly composed of selected works from artists who reside within Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio; and Lawrence and Mercer […]
  • 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 – Winter 2017  
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Victoria Lowe: In the Realm of the Senses - Victoria Lowe: In the Realm of the Senses Exhibition: October 15 – December 17, 2017 Meet-the-Artist Opening Reception: October 15, 2017 1-3 PM Victoria Lowe‘s paintings encompass all modes of abstract painting, appearing as visual phenomena, perceptual conundrums, or personal testaments, and go further to become deeply immersive experiences. Her work presents with fields of sprayed […]