“Medieval To Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The GUITAR”  is a touring exhibition that explores the artistic evolution of the world’s most popular instrument.  It features 40 instruments spanning centuries of craftsmanship and design from around the world, ranging from the Moorish oud and Renaissance theorbo to the acrylic body of today’s modern guitars.

The exhibition also includes 20 photographs of renowned musicians and their instruments from legendary rock photographer, Neil Zlozower, and life-size photorealistic illustrations of historically and culturally significant designs from artist Gerard Huerta.

“Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The GUITAR”
January 22 – April 16, 2017


The Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44502
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Sunday, 12-4pm; Closed Monday

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The intersection of Wick Ave. and University Plaza will be closed to vehicular traffic effective Monday 1/30/17.
Visitors to the Butler Institute of American Art are instructed to park (free of charge) in Youngstown State University’s Wick Ave. Parking Deck (M30) via Walnut St. Entrance (GPS address: 100 Wade St. Youngstown, OH 44502). Please refer to this Map. The pedestrian footbridge to cross Wick Avenue can be accessed by the Elevator or stair case at the west end of the Parking Deck. Directional signage is clearly marked within the parking deck.