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

07 July 2024

Sensory SundayRepeating Event

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

11 July 2024

Stroller ArtRepeating Event

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

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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 , ...
Meet-the-Artist: Kim Novak & Documentary Screening
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Exhibition opening reception for Kim Novak: Treasure Hunt of Emotionsfunction calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } Meet-the-Artist from 1-3pm Documentary screening at 3pm in Zona Auditorium– , ...
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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'); } , ...
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Basic Fundamentals of Pencil/Pen & Ink Drawing Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Create and finish a pencil drawing in pen and ink learning various techniques and materials. Students should bring 5-7 photo references of what they would like to create.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabinde , ...
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Etching Jewelry Class
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Create your own unique jewelry. Students will learn to etch designs onto copper, brass, or nickel silver metals. Shapes will then be cut out and joined together with jump rings to make pendants, bracelets, or earrings.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-heade , ...
Finish Your Project Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Whether you have started a pencil drawing, an acrylic painting, a pen and ink drawing, or a mixed media composition, bring it to class and get it finished. Students will also be able to start new projects if time permits.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-he , ...
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Open Studio/Realism Class
9:00 am - 11:30 am
The instructor will help guide, troubleshoot, and demo when needed throughout this class. The medium (oil paint, pastel, acrylic paint, etc.) you choose to work in is up to you. During this class we will talk about basic composition, how to approach a subject in a simple manner, and to work realistically while creating , ...
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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'); } , ...
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Basic Fundamentals of Pencil/Pen & Ink Drawing Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Create and finish a pencil drawing in pen and ink learning various techniques and materials. Students should bring 5-7 photo references of what they would like to create.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabinde , ...
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Kim Novak Documentary Screening
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
“Kim Novak: The Golden Age Rebel” produced by French company Tangerine will be shown in the Butler’s Beecher Center Zona Auditorium on the dates and times listed below. No reservation necessary. The documentary runs for nearly one hour. It highlights her early life through her movie career and finally to he , ...
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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'); } *Note: Young Friends Adventure will take place the 3rd Thursday in July* FREE Join us for an inter , ...
Etching Jewelry Class
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Create your own unique jewelry. Students will learn to etch designs onto copper, brass, or nickel silver metals. Shapes will then be cut out and joined together with jump rings to make pendants, bracelets, or earrings.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-heade , ...
Finish Your Project Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Whether you have started a pencil drawing, an acrylic painting, a pen and ink drawing, or a mixed media composition, bring it to class and get it finished. Students will also be able to start new projects if time permits.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-he , ...
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Open Studio/Realism Class
9:00 am - 11:30 am
The instructor will help guide, troubleshoot, and demo when needed throughout this class. The medium (oil paint, pastel, acrylic paint, etc.) you choose to work in is up to you. During this class we will talk about basic composition, how to approach a subject in a simple manner, and to work realistically while creating , ...
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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'); } , ...
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Youth Art Adventures Class
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
Participants will use multiple art supplies to create a work of art.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Film on Art: Summer + Fall 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Each Tuesday at noon in the Zona Auditorium located in the Butler’s Beecher Center. The Film on Art series is presented free of charge. Learn more about the world of art and artists through this wonderful program. Each film usually is at least an hour to an hour and a half long.function calendar() { , ...
Basic Fundamentals of Pencil/Pen & Ink Drawing Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Create and finish a pencil drawing in pen and ink learning various techniques and materials. Students should bring 5-7 photo references of what they would like to create.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabinde , ...
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Kim Novak Documentary Screening
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
“Kim Novak: The Golden Age Rebel” produced by French company Tangerine will be shown in the Butler’s Beecher Center Zona Auditorium on the dates and times listed below. No reservation necessary. The documentary runs for nearly one hour. It highlights her early life through her movie career and finally to he , ...
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Senior Art and Learn
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Third Thursday of every month (excluding December)function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } *Note: Senior Art & Learn will take place the 4th Thursday in July* FREE For adults 55+ who are , ...
Etching Jewelry Class
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Create your own unique jewelry. Students will learn to etch designs onto copper, brass, or nickel silver metals. Shapes will then be cut out and joined together with jump rings to make pendants, bracelets, or earrings.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-heade , ...
Finish Your Project Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Whether you have started a pencil drawing, an acrylic painting, a pen and ink drawing, or a mixed media composition, bring it to class and get it finished. Students will also be able to start new projects if time permits.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-he , ...
Sacred Landmarks – Introduction to Photography Composition Class
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Adult participants will be introduced to basic photographic compositions and ways to achieve them. With instructor-led explorations in and around some of the historical, architectural churches of Youngstown, Ohio, participants will practice taking photographs using these landmark buildings. Participants can use a camer , ...
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Open Studio/Realism Class
9:00 am - 11:30 am
The instructor will help guide, troubleshoot, and demo when needed throughout this class. The medium (oil paint, pastel, acrylic paint, etc.) you choose to work in is up to you. During this class we will talk about basic composition, how to approach a subject in a simple manner, and to work realistically while creating , ...
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Meet-the-Artist: Cameron Derby
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Exhibition opening reception for Cameron Derby “Finale”function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } Meet-the-Artist from 1-3pm View Exhibition Details , ...
88th National Midyear Opening Reception & Awards
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The 88th National Midyear Exhibition presents works by contemporary artists 18 years and older who reside within the United States or its territories. Two-dimensional works in all media, including digital work and photography, are in the exhibition. This year’s juror was master realism painter Audrey Flack.function cal , ...
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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'); } , ...
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Youth Tuesday Morning Drawing Class
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
Participants will create a summer drawing.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Film on Art: Summer + Fall 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Each Tuesday at noon in the Zona Auditorium located in the Butler’s Beecher Center. The Film on Art series is presented free of charge. Learn more about the world of art and artists through this wonderful program. Each film usually is at least an hour to an hour and a half long.function calendar() { , ...
Basic Fundamentals of Pencil/Pen & Ink Drawing Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Create and finish a pencil drawing in pen and ink learning various techniques and materials. Students should bring 5-7 photo references of what they would like to create.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabinde , ...
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Kim Novak Documentary Screening
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
“Kim Novak: The Golden Age Rebel” produced by French company Tangerine will be shown in the Butler’s Beecher Center Zona Auditorium on the dates and times listed below. No reservation necessary. The documentary runs for nearly one hour. It highlights her early life through her movie career and finally to he , ...
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Youth Thursday Morning Painting Class
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
Participants will create a summer painting.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Etching Jewelry Class
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Create your own unique jewelry. Students will learn to etch designs onto copper, brass, or nickel silver metals. Shapes will then be cut out and joined together with jump rings to make pendants, bracelets, or earrings.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-heade , ...
Finish Your Project Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Whether you have started a pencil drawing, an acrylic painting, a pen and ink drawing, or a mixed media composition, bring it to class and get it finished. Students will also be able to start new projects if time permits.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-he , ...
Sacred Landmarks – Introduction to Photography Composition Class
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Adult participants will be introduced to basic photographic compositions and ways to achieve them. With instructor-led explorations in and around some of the historical, architectural churches of Youngstown, Ohio, participants will practice taking photographs using these landmark buildings. Participants can use a camer , ...
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Open Studio/Realism Class
9:00 am - 11:30 am
The instructor will help guide, troubleshoot, and demo when needed throughout this class. The medium (oil paint, pastel, acrylic paint, etc.) you choose to work in is up to you. During this class we will talk about basic composition, how to approach a subject in a simple manner, and to work realistically while creating , ...
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Director’s Lecture Series: Summer 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.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
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