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Address: 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH
Phone Number: 3307431107
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One John Singer Sargent and one Homer Winslow , and other great treasures

I hadn't been to the Butler Art Institute in 30 years. I'm happy to say that my visit this last December (2015) was a delight. I got to revisit my old-time favorites "Snap the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
MBiblis
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Beaumont, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really surprised at how good The Butler is!! We were there for 4 hours and still didn't quite see it all! It was really interesting with great canvases and sculptures. I especially enjoyed Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso Homage Paintings Highlighting The Her and the sculptures by Marc Sijan. Great place for families. There is no entrance fee just a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been to the Butler Art Institute in 30 years. I'm happy to say that my visit this last December (2015) was a delight. I got to revisit my old-time favorites "Snap the Whip" by Homer Winslow, and a beautiful John Singer Sargent painting and was able to see many wonderful 20th century American pieces by the likes of... More 

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Bellevue, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

What a fabulous but little-known museum! The permanent collection of American art is first-rate. The temporary exhibitions were compelling, and the building is beautiful.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My kids and myself love the Butler! It is a wonderful place to take your children. We have even attended art classes for kids. I would recommend going to Oh Wow after your visit. It makes for a wonderful day in Youngstown, Ohio!

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Midlothian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Definitely the place to go for American and impressionist art . You could spend a day there . There are some interactive exhibits . The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful . Clean and inexpensive restaurant with a good outside view. I had a large salad for only $5 .

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Troy, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Great museum and fabulous collection of American Indian paintings (paintings of indians by american artist, etc.).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The Butler Institute of American Art is one of the most beautiful museums. I am from Youngstown and I visit this museum every time I'm home.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I came here three times, once with a friend back in 2007, with my mother in 2008, then with my class at Youngstown State University in 2011. They have many paintings depicting Native Americans and life in America in the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as holograms and technology. Only problem is that their collection never seems to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I stopped at the Butler Institute for a couple hours while returning from a trip to Philadelphia. It made for a very enjoyable detour from my drive.

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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A great museum with incredible works. Large enough to spend hours. I have been to several museums&galleries, this is one of the finest so far. My favorite was Art "the guard". I think anyone would enjoy this museum.

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