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The Butler Institute of American Art

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This place went above and beyond to accommodate all our requests for our wedding at their adjoining... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Youngstown, Ohio
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An American jewel

I was in Youngstown visiting family for a few days. Visited the Butler for an afternoon. I had been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brooklyn, New York
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All reviews winslow homer norman rockwell youngstown state university great museum van gogh museum is free free parking main building on display small city the security guard donation box diverse collection something for everyone hidden gem glass enclosed cafe and gift shop
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place went above and beyond to accommodate all our requests for our wedding at their adjoining facilities, very patient, kind and extremely understanding I would recommend them 100 times over!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jenigates82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Youngstown visiting family for a few days. Visited the Butler for an afternoon. I had been there several years ago. But, I’d forgotten what a truly wonderful collection it is. It has a very welcoming atmosphere with a lot of natural light....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bklynpix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: Lots and lots of great art! The Mellencamp exhibit was great! Cons: The staff. The woman at the front desk never looked up from whatever she was reading to welcome us, ask if we had any questions, etc. The security guard was downright rude....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dayt0nGal
Adventure61457338000, Public Relations Manager at The Butler Institute of American Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The people who sit at our "information desk" are not staff members they are volunteers, as The Butler is a non-profit museum and has a very small staff. We could not meet our mission without volunteers. We are sorry you did not find the person...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the art and the amount of it. There were paintings by Georgia O'keefe, Norman Rockwell, Winslow Homer, and many more. When we were there, there was a special exhibit of the art of John Mellencamp. Did not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Such a cool place to visit! I’m not really an “artsy” person, but went with my 21-year-old daughter for her birthday....it’s something she wanted to do...and we had a fantastic time! Some rally amazing stuff to see!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Amy O
Reviewed August 25, 2018

This has wonderful examples of American art from the 1700s to the present including a large number of 19th century masterpieces. And it's free!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 126williamms
Reviewed August 21, 2018

A very pleasant museum. It's free, there's nearby parking (I got a free metered parking space on Wood St, first meter on the right is broken), and some of the exhibits are cool. I actually thought the security guard was real, felt like an idiot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Only art museum to showcase American Artist. A TRUE GEM and state of the art art museum. A MUST place to visit in YO.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Angel Z
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I visit The Butler regularly. A quarter of an hour visit to lift my spirit is common. When I can spend more time, I make sure to view Winslow Homer's Snap the Whip and Norman Rockwell's Lincoln the Railsplitter. Recently, I have been drawn to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank truffalo60
Reviewed July 27, 2018

The Butler facility itself is worth a tour - beautiful architecture and well maintained. And the collections - truly something for everyone, all media from oil and watercolors to light are displayed beautifully. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys the visual arts. Since they're so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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April 5, 2017|
Response from Pamela R | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, as long as your flash is off.
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June 6, 2015|
Response from ElaineAndGreg |
There is no admission fee. They have boxes for donations. I gladly gave $10, which I viewed as a bargain, but there is no pressure of any sort to give anything. I would really encourage you to visit this very nice and... More