Exhibitions

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions & Artist Openings

  • 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 […]
  • Americana & Folk Art - Sept 13, 2013 Through 2018. (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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • His Way: The Paintings of Chen Chi - His Way: The Paintings of Chen Chi March 10 – May 5, 2019 The late Chen Chi moved to the United States in 1947 from his home country of China. As a painter, his works showcase the traditional Chinese techniques of watercolor. The delicacy of his medium allowed him to ever so gracefully capture the […]
  • Holger Keifel: Only in America - Holger Keifel: Only in America March 24 – May 5, 2019 Meet-the-Artist: April 7, 2019 1-3 pm Holger Keifel, who was born in Germany and now lives in New York City, has become one of America’s finest fine arts photographers. Best known for his powerful and stirring images of the First Responders on 9-11, his […]
  • Hollywood Stills from The Butler Collection - Hollywood Stills from The Butler Collection The Butler Trumbull April 7 – May 26, 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  […]
  • Kevin Llewellyn: The Devil’s Valentine - Kevin Llewellyn: The Devil’s Valentine March 10th – May 5th, 2019 Preview Party: March 9th   7-10pm (RSVP required) Meet-the-Artist: March 10th    1-3pm  (Public) Talent is assuredly inborn. While study will always be valued, what nature has given in the way of gifts, is a primary force. Ohio born, California artist, Kevin Llewellyn is proof […]
  • Mark Perrot: Ancient Ink - Mark Perrot: 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 […]
  • Tom Cvetkovich: Incarnate - Tom Cvetkovich: Incarnate February 17 – April 14, 2019 Meet-the-Artist: February 17, 2019 1-3pm This mixed media installation from holographic and technology artist, Tom Cvetkovich, comprised of animated portraits with recurring motifs, contemplates the recycling of the soul. The work began with a photo booth equipped with digital screens to elicit various emotions from participants […]