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The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio is a not-for-profit museum founded in 1919 by Joseph G. Butler, Jr. as the country’s first museum devoted entirely to American art. Constructed of Georgian marble in the Italian Renaissance Revival style, the original museum structure is considered an architectural masterpiece, and is listed as a landmark on the National Registry of Historic Places. The museum’s Beecher Center is the first museum addition dedicated solely to new media and electronic art. Butler paintings have been loaned to museums throughout the world and its permanent collection has grown to include over 22, 000 works of art. Throughout history, the Butler has remained free and open to the public. The museum relies on contributions from the community and the nation to meet its cultural mission with exhibitions and art education programs funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council. More than 100,000 people visit the Butler each year. With its distinguished history of over 100 years dedicated to preserving our nation’s cultural heritage, it is no wonder that the Butler Institute is known worldwide as “America’s Museum.”

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Email: wendyswick@butlerart.com

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Vincent and Phyllis Bacon Wing Opening

Highlights from the Vincent and Phyllis Bacon Grand Gallery opening at the Butler Museum of American Art on April 15, 2023. The David Bermant Foundation was honored at the event for the generous gift

Vincent & Phyllis Bacon Grand Gallery

You are cordially invited for an evening to celebrate the opening of the Vincent & Phyllis Bacon Grand Gallery Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 6pm Champagne & Hors d’oeuvres Dinner to follow