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The Butler Institute of American Art

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Address: 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH
Phone Number: 3307431107
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Small, but well worth a visit

Be sure to find the "Homage to Vincent Van Gogh" by Hughes -- it changes from 3 dimensional to flat depending on where you are standing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Willoughby, OH
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Willoughby, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Be sure to find the "Homage to Vincent Van Gogh" by Hughes -- it changes from 3 dimensional to flat depending on where you are standing!

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I visited The Butler for the first time last weekend while in a trip to the Youngstown area and were so glad we had the opportunity to do so. Its collection of American art is one of the finest in the country - masterpiece after masterpiece is on display - almost too many to absorb in one... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Butler Institute of American Art is always interesting. On this visit we went to see the Bob Dylan Collection. It was a very interesting showing. Everyone there is always helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place has been a mainstay in Youngstown for years. I grew up going there, and it has stood the test of time. A great place for family. You can also book you wedding there. Really a nice place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My kids and I love to randomly pop into the museum to see what has changed. They love the mirror exhibit and the wax people. Its always nice to share a little piece of history in the art exhibits and they still enjoy the childrens area in the basement that is right now decorated as "Where the wild things are"

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Chesterland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You should add the Butler Institute of Art to your list of places to visit. It has an important, if not world-renowned, collection of American art in an airy, friendly surrounding and innovative displays you are unlikely to see elsewhere. Youngstown is no longer the manufacturing powerhouse it once was, but this museum was first built and then expanded during... More 

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Columbiana, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My 9-yr-old son took me to the Butler today. He had enjoyed his school field trip so much that he wanted to go back and share it with me! And now I look forward to us taking my 15-yr-old daughter as well. The exhibits are very interesting, fascinating, and well-done. I highly recommend it.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is wonderful! From the art on the walls to the staff and building...I cannot say enough about the Butler Institute...it's a great place to spend a day. Good for kids to adults, you can't miss this wonderful museum.

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East Wenatchee, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Free parking. The new "sky walk" to the new addition (from the purchase of a church next door) is a fantastic expansion. Pieces from the permanent collection that used to be spread throughout the museum are now grouped into themes for sports as art, americana, native american art, science/technology/holograms, and more. The current Bob Dylan, About Face exhibit, includes his... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Loved everything about it. If your an art lover, you won't be disappointed. Their gift shop is wonderful and there's plenty of affordable gifts.

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