Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown (must see)

The Butler Institute of American Art was the first museum dedicated exclusively to American art.

Established by local industrialist and philanthropist Joseph G. Butler, Jr., the museum has been operating pro bono since 1919. Dedicated in 1919, the original structure is a McKim, Mead and White architectural masterpiece listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Additional highlights include an iconic depiction of George Washington's wedding, William Gropper's celebrated Youngstown Strike, an interpretation of the area's violent 1937 Little Steel Strike, and Albert Bierstadt's 'Oregon Trail, 1869.

In recent years, the Butler has expanded significantly. A 19,000-square-foot (1,800 m2) south wing, the Beecher Center, was constructed in conjunction with Youngstown State University in 2000 with a focus of uniting technology and art. Two years later, the 3,400-square-foot (320 m2) Andrews Pavilion, featuring a sculpture atrium, gift shop, and café, was added to the rear of the facility. In 2006, the Butler purchased the neighboring First Christian Church facility and converted it into an education and performing arts center.

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

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Sight Name: Butler Institute of American Art
Sight Location: Youngstown, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museum and Art Walk in Youngstown   City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Youngstown, Ohio

Create Your Own Walk in Youngstown

Create Your Own Walk in Youngstown

Creating your own self-guided walk in Youngstown is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

As a part of the U.S. “Rust Belt” region, Youngstown suffered major decline in the 1970s. Today, despite that decline, the city offers an array of cultural and recreational facilities owing to which in 2012 it was declared by Forbes the 4th best city in Ohio for raising a family. The range of local attractions has grown in recent years, seeing among the newest additions the Covelli Centre in the downtown area, a number of sport venues and more. Follow this orientation walk to discover some of the best attractions Youngstown has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Museum and Art Walk in Youngstown

Museum and Art Walk in Youngstown

Youngstown’s rich history and culture is preserved in its wonderful museums. Exhibiting both local and international art in its galleries, specialty museums, including the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, the Arms Family Museum and the Rose Melnick Medical Museum can be found here as well.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Religious Buildings Walk in Youngstown, Part 2

Religious Buildings Walk in Youngstown, Part 2

A multicultural city, Youngstown is home to a variety of beautiful religious edifices, many of them red brick buildings with lovely arched doors and windows. Take the following tour to discover Youngstown's splendid collection of religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Religious Buildings Walk in Youngstown, Part 1

Religious Buildings Walk in Youngstown, Part 1

Youngstown is a haven for those who love religious architecture, from Colonial Revival to stone fortress-like churches, the city contains a wide variety. Take the following tour to discover Youngstown’s most beautiful religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km