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
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Youngstown
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

60 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    55
    2
    2
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Montecito, California
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Who knew that Youngstown had such a great museum! Two buildings, make sure you see both of them. This was well worth a good hour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Few museums are dedicated just to American art (and this was the first). We enjoyed ourselves from our first glimpse of the McKim Mead and White marble building. The paintings inside are extensive, from the most famous - Winslow Homer's "Cracking the Whip" - through various Hudson School painters to contemporary painters. This was a real find for us, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
291 reviews 291 reviews
44 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The Butler has a decent permanent collection. It's focus is American art, with the balance tilting to more contemporary art. When we visited there were several shows. The William Wegman photographs and videos were excellent; the Kim Novak pastels was almost howlingly bad. But my overall impression of this museum is a favorable one. An added bonus:There is no admission... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Silver Lake, Oregon
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited the museum recently specifically to see the Maurice Sendak exhibit. The exhibit was not particularly child-friendly, and there were no staff members to help us navigate the museum. Also, the blurbs next to each art piece were full of typos and misspellings. We will stick to the Akron and Cleveland museums from now on.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
77 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went to Youngstown specifically to see the Maurice Sendak exhibit that's currently on display. Because it was free, we figured that it wouldn't matter if we just saw the exhibit and left if our kids got antsy. As it happened they were not only impressed with that exhibit but incredibly fascinated by everything the museum had to offer. Every... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The Butler is a premier American Art Museum!! Art from Winslow Homer, Vonnah, Norman Rockwell and so many more. Plan to spend SEVERAL hours if you appreciate American Art. Located next to the Youngstown State University campus, this gallery will surprise you!! It is rated just behind the Guggenheim in New York for the collection and venue !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My son and I went there the other day during Family Day. Great artwork and huge portfolio to wander through. I have also been there for a wine tasting and it was a really good time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Beautiful building, great collection. A pleasurable lesson in American art history including some amazing interactive modern experiences. Don't miss it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This beautiful, newly expanded art museum is well worth the stop. We go a few times a year as a family. If you can, take one of the guided tours, too. They offer wonderful school visits!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Youngstown, Ohio
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

this is a great place to see some beautiful art work . You can bring your whole family and there is always something for everyone to enjoy.

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