We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Butler Institute of American Art

524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Youngstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: This free museum focuses on American art from colonial times to the present.  The collection is displayed in chronological order and is very... more »
Write a Review

49 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    46
    1
    1
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Butler Institute of Art is a terrific collection of American art hidden on the campus of Youngstown State University, a medium-sized urban campus. There is free parking available for visitors. The building, itself is beautiful receiving a lot of natural light from the windows. The collection of American art of all genres and schools is fantastic. If you love... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellingham, WA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We had heard great things about the Butler Museum and it lived up to its reputation! We went mid-week and were able to park right next to front of the building and had the place almost all to ourselves. The exhibits were incredible - works by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, Mary Cassatt, my favorite Andrew Wyeth and many... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a art museum of a smaller scale, but with several well known artist work. On my last trip I realize there is art in the basement and there is a new section. Several of the human sculptures are so realistic I wanted to touch them to be sure (but I did not!). All in all a nice experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

If you love any type of art, then the Butler Art Museum has a collection for you! From classic and contemporary paintings, to whimsical installations, to complex mixed media, the Butler has so much to offer! This is a wonderful art museum!

Was this review helpful? Yes
canfield ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Great art collection . Interactive art which is a lot of fun. This is a gem of Youngstown worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boardman
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This is simply the best collection of American art in the country. From early Colonial to modern installations there is something for every art lover here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Free for all. The first museum collection devoted to American Art in the United States. The Butler is a must see. It is closed on Mondays.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Youngstown-Warren, OH
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been going to the Butler for years and I am never dissapointed. The collections are fantastic and appeal to a wide variety of artistic interests. The technology and modern art section is especially intriguing. I have to say that the Butler is one of the jewels of Youngstown. If you happen to be in town, or if you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitney Poiint, NY
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I visited on July 31st while my husband was working with a client. The museum opens at 11:00 am and I arrived at 10:15 - had a nice visit with the security guard while I waited and there a few things to look at in the lobby. I found the layout of paintings in chronological order helpful. The technology wing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Poland, Ohio
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Located near the campus of Youngstown State University is this gem of an art museum. Butler features only American artists so in itself is limited as to art works. It has many supporters because of its' varied collection. There are sports paintings in the Donnell Gallery of American Sports Art that intrigue many children of all ages. Recent acquistion of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Butler Institute of American Art also viewed

 

Been to The Butler Institute of American Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Butler Institute of American Art, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing