Cultural Enrichment at the Butler

As a cultural icon, the Butler possesses one of America’s truly great collections of art from the Colonial Period to today. Its collection inspires scholarship and a general pride in America’s visual arts heritage. The Butler’s overall programming further serves to enrich cultural life locally and throughout Ohio and the nation.

Butler Programs

02 May 2024

Stroller ArtRepeating Event

The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502

05 May 2024

Sensory SundayRepeating Event

The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502

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Calendar

April 2024

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Youth Simply Drawing Class
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn the basics of drawing – Grades 1-4function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Create Your Own Comic Book or Graphic Novel Class
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn layout, drawing, and finishing of pages. Use your imagination and bring your characters to life in your own book.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Youth Drawing Fundamentals Class
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Students will learn the basics of drawing, differing shading techniques, and ways to create shapes into forms – Grades 6-9function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
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Youth Ceramics (Homeschool) Class
10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Learn basic pinch, coil, and slab methods of building with self-hardening clay. Ceramic pieces will be painted upon completion – Grades 1-4 & 5-8function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); , ...
Youth Mixed Media Class
4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Grades 1-4 & 5-8function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
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Music at Noon
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
In collaboration with YSU’s Dana School of Music, performances are held every Wednesday at 12:15pm in Beecher Court during the school year. YSU students, faculty and guest artists take the stage to perform an exciting selection of music. Come support Dana School of Music by attending these weekly recitals during , ...
Introduction to Photoshop Class
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Participants learn the basics of Photoshop, how to use and navigate the menu bar, the tools bar, and the layers of panels. Original photographic works of art will be created. Participants must supply their own laptop and Photoshop software. Both Windows and Mac will be covered.function calendar() { let cal , ...
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Stroller Art
10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Thursday of every month (excluding December)function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } FREE Join us for an interactive gallery tour followed by an art activity!  For infants up to 24 mon , ...
Youth Drawing Fundamentals (Homeschool) Class
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Students will learn the basics of drawing, different shading techniques, and ways to create shapes into forms – Ages 11-15 yearsfunction calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Jon Lauck “Finding the American Midwest” Talk
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jon Lauck will give a talk titled “Finding the American Midwest” during a stop at the Butler on April 4 at noon. Lauck recently published The Good Country: A History of the American Midwest, 1800-1900 and he has served as president of the Midwestern History Association and as editor of the journal Middle We , ...
Silver Round Chain Maille Bracelet Class
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In this class you will learn to create a silver round chain maille bracelet using pre-formed silver jump rings following an easy pattern.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Photoshop 3 Class
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Participants will use the knowledge learned in the previous Photoshop classes to create original Photoshop composite images.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Colored Pencil Drawing Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Explore the world of colored pencil drawing. Students will learn the use of colored pencils techniques including form, line, gradation of color, and shading to create vibrant and colorful pieces of artwork. The subject matter is of their own choosing. Bring at least five 8″x10″ photo references of subject m , ...
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Open Studio/Realism Class
9:00 am - 11:30 am
This painting class will provide students of all skill levels time to work at their own pace while creating a painting or drawing from their own photographic source. The medium you choose to work in is up to you – oils, acrylics, or pastels. During this class we will talk about basic composition, how to approach , ...
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Sensory Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Experience the Butler in a quieter and less crowded setting – those on the autism spectrum, as well as other conditions, can now experience art in a friendly and welcoming environment without crowds, bright lights, or overstimulation. The Butler will open 1 hour prior to typical hours, and will provide options for indi , ...
Director’s Lecture Series – Winter 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please join Dr. Zona as he discusses a variety of topics. Lectures are typically held in Zona Auditorium located in the Butler’s Beecher Center. Seating is limited.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabinde , ...
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Youth Simply Drawing Class
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn the basics of drawing – Grades 1-4function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Create Your Own Comic Book or Graphic Novel Class
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn layout, drawing, and finishing of pages. Use your imagination and bring your characters to life in your own book.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Youth Drawing Fundamentals Class
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Students will learn the basics of drawing, differing shading techniques, and ways to create shapes into forms – Grades 6-9function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
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Youth Ceramics (Homeschool) Class
10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Learn basic pinch, coil, and slab methods of building with self-hardening clay. Ceramic pieces will be painted upon completion – Grades 1-4 & 5-8function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); , ...
Youth Mixed Media Class
4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Grades 1-4 & 5-8function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
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Music at Noon
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
In collaboration with YSU’s Dana School of Music, performances are held every Wednesday at 12:15pm in Beecher Court during the school year. YSU students, faculty and guest artists take the stage to perform an exciting selection of music. Come support Dana School of Music by attending these weekly recitals during , ...
Introduction to Photoshop Class
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Participants learn the basics of Photoshop, how to use and navigate the menu bar, the tools bar, and the layers of panels. Original photographic works of art will be created. Participants must supply their own laptop and Photoshop software. Both Windows and Mac will be covered.function calendar() { let cal , ...
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Young Friends Adventure
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Second Thursday of every month (excluding December)function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } FREE Join us for an interactive gallery tour with illustrated books followed by an art activity! F , ...
Youth Drawing Fundamentals (Homeschool) Class
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Students will learn the basics of drawing, different shading techniques, and ways to create shapes into forms – Ages 11-15 yearsfunction calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Silver Round Chain Maille Bracelet Class
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In this class you will learn to create a silver round chain maille bracelet using pre-formed silver jump rings following an easy pattern.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Photoshop 3 Class
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Participants will use the knowledge learned in the previous Photoshop classes to create original Photoshop composite images.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Colored Pencil Drawing Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Explore the world of colored pencil drawing. Students will learn the use of colored pencils techniques including form, line, gradation of color, and shading to create vibrant and colorful pieces of artwork. The subject matter is of their own choosing. Bring at least five 8″x10″ photo references of subject m , ...
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Open Studio/Realism Class
9:00 am - 11:30 am
This painting class will provide students of all skill levels time to work at their own pace while creating a painting or drawing from their own photographic source. The medium you choose to work in is up to you – oils, acrylics, or pastels. During this class we will talk about basic composition, how to approach , ...
Slow Art Day
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Slow Art Day events happen at venues around the world on the same day each year – Saturday, April 13, 2024. The intention is to focus on slow looking and its transformative power. Come to the Butler to view a small number of works and discuss your viewing experience.function calendar() { let calendar = doc , ...
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Music at Noon
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
In collaboration with YSU’s Dana School of Music, performances are held every Wednesday at 12:15pm in Beecher Court during the school year. YSU students, faculty and guest artists take the stage to perform an exciting selection of music. Come support Dana School of Music by attending these weekly recitals during , ...
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Senior Art And Learn
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Third Thursday of every month (excluding December) FREE For adults 55+ who are interested in learning more about the art in our museum. Seniors will be led on a docent-guided tour of a featured exhibition that encourages “slow looking” and engagement. Seating available. The program ends with a light breakfast at the mu , ...
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Family Days 2023-2024
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Join artist and docent Sandy Trolio for an afternoon of family tours, demonstrations, gallery scavenger hunt, art making! For children in preschool & primary grades with their families.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.se , ...
Director’s Lecture Series – Winter 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please join Dr. Zona as he discusses a variety of topics. Lectures are typically held in Zona Auditorium located in the Butler’s Beecher Center. Seating is limited.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabinde , ...
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Music at Noon
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
In collaboration with YSU’s Dana School of Music, performances are held every Wednesday at 12:15pm in Beecher Court during the school year. YSU students, faculty and guest artists take the stage to perform an exciting selection of music. Come support Dana School of Music by attending these weekly recitals during , ...
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