NEW! Video Library
At the Butler Institute of American Art , we are dedicated to bringing you the most interactive experience possible. Please take a moment to visit our new Video Library and see what we have been up to. View the archive
NEW! Virtual Tours
The Butler Institute is the first museum of American art. The original structure, dedicated in 1919, is a McKim, Mead and White architectural masterpiece listed on the National Register of Historic places.
The museum's mission is to preserve and collect works of art in all media created by citizens of our country. The Institute's holdings now exceed 20,000 individual works, and the Butler is known worldwide as "America's Museum."
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The Butler is located in Youngstown, Ohio, in Mahoning County, and receives no revenues from the city or county. The Butler charges no admission fee at the main location or at its branch museums, and relies on contributions from the community and the nation to meet its cultural mission. How you can help
The Beecher Center, housed in the south wing of the Butler's Youngstown location, is the first museum addition dedicated solely to new media and electronic art. The facility regularly displays works of art that utilize computers, holography, lasers and other digital media. The Beecher Center houses the Zona Auditorium, a digital media theater designed for performance art and high-definition film presentations.
Visit the Beecher Center
The Butler also operates a satellite facility in nearby Trumbull County. The Butler's Trumbull branch, funded in part by Foundation Medici, focuses on important international artists whose works have profoundly influenced America, as well as exhibitions of works by contemporary master painters and sculptors. Visit Butler branch
|You can view any of the Virtual Tours by clicking one of the images below*. Once, loaded, you will be able to look around our facility as if you were there.
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Museums Closed-Youngstown & Howland
Apr 20, 2014
Butler North Galleries
Feb 13, 2013 Through Dec 31, 2014
Art and the Museum
Oct 20, 2013 Through Apr 20, 2014
78th National Midyear Exhibition (Youngstown)
Jul 27, 2014 Through Sep 07, 2014
Selections from the Butler Collection
Jan 01, 2013 Through Dec 31, 2014
Videos, Prints and Photographs
Apr 01, 2014 Through Aug 31, 2013
Autistic Artistic Mind
Apr 06, 2014 Through May 11, 2014
Pastel Paintings (Giffuni Gallery, Youngstown)
May 04, 2014 Through Jun 29, 2014
50 Year Tribute
May 18, 2014 Through Jul 06, 2014