EVENTS & CONCERTS: THE YOUNGSTOWN EXPERIENCE

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Holiday Fun Day

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Fun Day at the Butler

This afternoon open house of fun, art and entertainment for the whole family is a favorite event for Butler museum visitors with children! Activities can include: holiday cookie decorating, children’s “Make-and-Take” art activities, face painting, selfies with Santa, Butler docent-led tours, treasure hunt activities and more! Visit ButlerArt.com for updates or follow The Butler on Facebook.

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Date:
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://butlerart.com/

Venue

Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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Phone
330-743-1107
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Family Days – The Butler Institute of American Art – CANCELED

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Fun Day at the Butler

This event has been canceled.

Art lovers of all ages are invited to drop by for Family Days scheduled at The Butler Institute of American Art. This free monthly program is usually offered 6 months out of the year and appeals to pre-school through primary grade children. Organized by the Butler’s Education Department, Family Days programming engages young visitors and their families in “America’s Museum”. Join artist and Butler docent, Sandy Trolio, for an afternoon of family tours, demonstrations, and art making. Enjoy quality time with your family on a gallery scavenger hunt while exploring art and creativity. (No reservation required).

For more information contact Joyce Mistovich (Education Director): 330-743-1107; ext. 1101 or [email protected].

Family Days will be held Sundays, October 13, November 17, and January 12, February 9, March 15 and April 19, 2020.

Details

Date:
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Website:
http://butlerart.com

Venue

Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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Phone
330-743-1107
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Art and the American Presidency – Bites and Bits of History

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Fun Day at the Butler

Mahoning Valley Historical Society will present “Art and the American Presidency” as the featured Bites and Bits of History Lunch Program at noon on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Tyler History Center in Downtown Youngstown. The main speaker will be Dr. Lou Zona, Director of the Butler Institute of American Art.

Dr. Zona will speak to the relationships many U.S. Presidents had with art and artists. In anticipation of the Butler’s centennial anniversary, MVHS will recognize this celebration and invite Dr. Zona to reflect on this milestone within the Mahoning Valley’s cultural history.

Bites and Bits of History Lunch Programs are offered every third Thursday of the month. The program is free and attendees may bring their own lunch. The Tyler History Center doors open at 11:30am. In addition to ample street parking nearby, an adjacent public lot on the west side of the building is available and costs $2.50. The Tyler History Center is located at 325 W. Federal St.

Details

Date:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm
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Website:
https://mahoninghistory.org/event/bites-bits-of-history

Venue

Tyler History Center
325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Phone
330-743-2589
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Director’s Fall Lecture Series – The Butler Institute of American Art

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Fun Day at the Butler

Join Butler Director Dr. Louis Zona on specially scheduled Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm for these free illustrated art talks presented in Zona Auditorium on the first floor of the Butler’s Beecher Center.

SEPTEMBER 22 – Jasper, Bob, and Leo

OCTOBER 6 – Great Women, Great Art: Nevelson, Mitchell and Helen

OCTOBER 13 – The Artist at Ringside, Courtside & on Deck

NOVEMBER 3 – Art and The Presidents

Details

Date:
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time:
2:00 pm
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Website:
butlerart.com

Venue

Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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Phone
330-743-1107
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Youngstown Symphony Orchestra – Impressions of The Butler

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Fun Day at the Butler

Join conductor Randall Craig Fleischer and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra for a special live performance, Impressions of The Butler, in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of “America’s Museum”. Experience the sites and sounds of the symphony as if it was live in your own living room! Enjoy the fine art of music paired with the visual imagery of fine visual art from The Butler Collection in an intimate setting. The musical masterpieces of Candide Overture by Leonard Bernstein, American In Paris by George Gershwin, and a piece by Greg Preshel will highlight masterworks of art like Lincoln, The Railsplitter by Norman Rockwell and Snap The Whip by Winslow Homer and more.

Limited free parking is available in The Butler lot and in YSU F1 lot across the street from Butler North’s side entrance. The concert will take place in Bacon Great Hall of Butler North Education Center, the former church building adjacent to The Butler. Tickets are required to attend this event. Tickets are available for purchase through the website or by phone at 330-743-1107 ext. 1312 during office hours 9am–4pm Tuesday–Friday.

Details

Date:
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time:
8:00 pm
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Website:
https://butlerart.com/

Venue

Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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Phone
330-743-1107
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On America: A Lecture Series by Prominent Art Scholars

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Fun Day at the Butler

This special Summer Lecture Series is part of The Butler Institute of American Art’s 100th Anniversary programming, presented by prominent art scholars and art professionals from around the country as guest speakers. The series’ lectures will be held during extended Wednesday Summer evening hours in Zona Auditorium on the first floor of The Butler’s Beecher Center. ASL interpreting services will be provided.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30pm. The lectures will begin at 7:00pm.

Attendance is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. First come-first served.

Lecturers:
July 10 – Barbara Haskell, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, “How the Mexican Muralists Reshaped American Art, 1925-1949”
July 17 – William Underwood Eiland, Director, Georgia Museum of Art, “Reading American Pictures: Meaning in Paintings from the Georgia Museum”
July 31 – Sarah Kelly-Oehler, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, “‘We Too Look at America’: Charles White and Chicago’s African American Artists”
August 7 – Timothy Standring, Gates Family Foundation Curator, Denver Art Museum, “American Responses to French Art During the Second Half of the 19th Century”
September 18 – Eric Widing, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s Americas, “The Collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller: Behind the Scenes at the World’s Most Valuable Auction Sale”

For more information on the speakers and their lecture topics, click here.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm
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Website:
https://butlerart.com/

Venue

Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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Phone
330-743-1107
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49th Annual American Holiday at The Butler Arts & Crafts Show

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Fun Day at the Butler

The American Holiday at the Butler is a much anticipated annual holiday tradition in which artists and artisans from near and far show and sell their original, one-of-a-kind creations that make for very special gift giving. This craft show kicks off with a member’s exclusive private preview party on Friday, December 6, then opens to the public Saturday and Sunday. An American Holiday at The Butler craft show provides a unique holiday shopping experience inside the galleries of the Butler Institute of American Art – an architectural masterpiece and nationally recognized historical structure known worldwide as “America’s Museum”. This holiday event serves as the museum’s major fundraiser to support and maintain the Butler’s free admission policy, as well as its free art education programs. For inquiries on becoming a craft show committee member, or for vendor opportunities, please email [email protected], or call Wayne Gruver at 330-743-1107; ext. 1313.

Hours are Saturday, December 7, 10:00am-5:00pm; and Sunday, December 8, 10:00am-4:00pm.

Details

Date:
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://butlerart.com/

Venue

Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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Phone
330-743-1107
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Slow Art Day – Butler Institute of American Art

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Fun Day at the Butler

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

Visit The Butler Institute of American Art, and look at 5 pieces of art slowly – 5-10 minutes at each piece. Then discuss your experience. In some cases, you can meet up with your host and the other participants at a pre-assigned lunch spot. In other cases, museums will facilitate discussions in front of each piece of art.

Whatever the design is – what all the events share is the focus on slow looking and its transformative power.

Details

Date:
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/271984926851728/

Venue

Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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Phone
330-743-1107
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Director’s Spring Lecture Series

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Fun Day at the Butler

Join Butler Director Dr. Louis Zona on specially scheduled Sunday afternoons for these free illustrated art talks presented in Zona Auditorium on the first floor of The Butler’s Beecher Center. The topic of this art talk is Surrealism – Its Roots and Its Future.

Details

Date:
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://butlerart.com/

Venue

Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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Phone
330-743-1107
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Director’s Spring Lecture Series

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Fun Day at the Butler

Join Butler Director Dr. Louis Zona on specially scheduled Sunday afternoons for these free illustrated art talks presented in Zona Auditorium on the first floor of The Butler’s Beecher Center. The topic of this art talk is The One (and Only) Andy.

Details

Date:
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://butlerart.com/

Venue

Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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Phone
330-743-1107
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