Exhibitions

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions & Artist Openings

  • 83 Midyear logo 83rd National Midyear Show - The 83rd National Midyear Show May 26 – July 28, 2019 Artist Reception and Award Presentation on June 2 1-3 pm   This annual juried show exhibits the artworks of adult artists from throughout the fifty United States and its territories. The exhibition includes accepted works in all two dimensional media, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, […]
  • A Century of Fashion by Pete Ballard - Ongoing 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 of the marriage of Ballard’s […]
  • image of folk art Americana & Folk Art - Sept 13, 2013 Through 2019. (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, […]
  • image of red bird on rocks Cliff McGinnis: The Bird as Theme in American Art - Ongoing (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 inaugurates the Butler’s […]
  • photograph from movie idiots delight Hollywood Stills from The Butler Collection - Hollywood Stills from The Butler Collection The Butler Trumbull April 24 – June 2, 2019 Members only reception: May 11 (details forthcoming) The Butler Institute of American Art’s permanent collection includes a unique collection of Hollywood Movie stills from the so called Golden Age of Hollywood. This unique collection, a gift of Charles A. Leedy  […]
  • curtain hem in organic shape with various feet under it Joseph Babisch: Curtain Up, Light the Lights - Joseph Babisch: Curtain Up, Light the Lights June 9 – July 28, 2019 Meet-the-Artist: June 9th 1-3 pm Curtain Up, Light the Lights is a rendition of Broadway productions from the vision of Joseph Babisch. This selection of works features visual impressions of the American Musical Theatre along with original autographs related to the drawings. […]
  • old woman with tattoo Mark Perrott: Ancient Ink - Mark Perrott: Ancient Ink May 5 – September 1, 2019 Meet -the-Artist: May 5 at 1-3 pm Mark Perrott has spent decades documenting the ever-expanding tribe of tattooed Americans. He made his first portraits at Island Avenue Tattoo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1979, and since then has explored tattoo parlors all across America. In his […]
  • air force man with text saying she's a swell plane give us more more production WWII Posters from The Butler Collection - WWII Posters from The Butler Collection May 24 – June 2, 2019 The Butler Trumbull This exhibition consists of rare WWII posters from The Butler Collection in honor of Memorial Day. See the selection below for a snapshot of the show!