Butler Institute of American Art

Four centuries of American art from 'America's Museum'

 

Known worldwide as ‘America’s Museum’ due to its mission to collect and preserve art created by US artists alone, the Butler Institute is the first museum of American art.

In a collection spanning four centuries, one begins to understand the sheer range of American art. From the large selection of 19th Century portraits and landscapes to contemporary images of day to day life as well as an impressive collection of Native American art, the Butler Institute manages to capture the unique variety of American culture and society.

 

BIA213705 Still Life with Three Glasses, c.1925 (oil in canvas) by William James Glackens (1870-1938), Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, USA/ Museum Purchase 1957
Still Life with Three Glasses, c.1925 (oil in canvas) by William James Glackens (1870-1938), Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, USA/ Museum Purchase 1957

 

 

BIA213723 The Oregon Trail, 1869 (oil on canvas) by Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, USA/ Gift of Joseph G. Butler III 1946
The Oregon Trail, 1869 (oil on canvas) by Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, USA/ Gift of Joseph G. Butler III 1946

 


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