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The Butler Institute of American Art

Address: 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Youngstown
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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145 reviews 145 reviews
31 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We were in nearby Austintown visiting family over Thanksgiving & decided to get out of the house & see something. I was pleasantly surprised! They have a very nice collection that is nicely displayed. They have a few excellent pieces, most prominently Winslow Homer's "Snap the Whip." Everyone in the family enjoyed the museum--from the teenagers to the senior citizens.... More 

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Hubbard, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For a wonderful afternoon, make a stop. The works on display are awesome. Should make this an annual visit

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Chicago, IL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This museum is very nice. Well laid out, plenty to see. Great selection of diversified art, from paintings, sculptures, to real life looking mannequins. Museum grounds well kept too. Compared to other museums in big cities, i.e. Chicago, this definitely compares well for its location. Free admission, suggested donation. Over the summer when I visited, they had the Maurice Sendak... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Butler Art Museum is a world class experience. This was the first to open for American Art and continues to showcase both known and up-and-coming artists. The Butler offers children's classes and community shows and holiday opportunities for the public to buy local art and crafts. A wonderful place to visit!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum dedicated to American art is totally free and that includes parking! Inside you will find one of the best collections anywhere. They often have special exhibits. I visit this museum several times a year. Highly recommend.

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Poland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Hard to believe a museum of this quality is in Youngstown, OH.This museum has the best collection of 19th century American art anywhere. Great examples of 20th+ century art as well. Technology wing that's entertaining & educational. Childrens gallery for hands on fun for the kids. Lovely cafe for breast or lunch. Easy to get to if traveling across I... More 

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Alliance, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Butler Institute of American Art is so easy to overlook. I've lived in northeastern Ohio for 20 years and enjoyed my first visit this weekend. Wow! Virtually all of the important American visual artists are represented and the museum offers an unusual and eclectic series of special shows. It's difficult to believe that such an important and interesting collection... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Always something new and interesting. Small enough not to be overwhelmed but the quality is obvious.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Next to the Whitney Gallery in New York City this is the world's most prestige collection of American artists. Tucked on the hill next to YSU, an art officiendos must see just off Rte 680/ near Rte 80 and the Pa and Ohio Turnpikes. The likes of snobs like Rauschenberg and nice guys like Tony Bennett came off the beaten... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This museum is well worth a few hours of your time. The opening hours are limited, but don't let this deter you. You probably won't need more than a couple of hours to browse the diverse collection of American art. It is staffed with a friendly bunch of volunteers and though it is free, I recommend putting a good donation... More 

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