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The Butler Institute of American Art

The Butler Institute is the first museum dedicated to American art. Its mission is to preserve and collect works of art in all media created by the citizens of our country.

The original museum was dedicated in 1919 and is a McKim, Mead and White architectural masterpiece listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Known worldwide as "America's Museum", its collection exceeds 20,000 works of art including Norman Rockwell's 1965 painting "Lincoln the Railsplitter" and the 1872 painting "Snap the Whip" by Winslow Homer.

The Beecher Center addition is dedicated to new media and electronic art. The facility regularly displays works of art that utilize computers, holography, lasers and other digital media.

In addition to its main location in Youngstown, the Butler also operates a satellite facililty in nearby Trumbull County.

The Butler Trumbull Branch, which is located at 9350 East Market Street in Howland, Ohio (330.609.9900), includes exhibitions of contemporary master painters and sculptors and also focuses on notable international artists whose works have influenced America.


524 Wick Avenue

Youngstown, Ohio 44502

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Local Number: (330) 743-1107

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Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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