The Butler Institute of American Art collection spans four centuries, and is installed in the museum in chronological order to illustrate the history of America.
Central to the museum’s 19th century holdings is Winslow Homer's iconic Snap the Whip, and work by Albert Pinkham Ryder, Harnett, Eakins, Albert Bierstadt, and the Hudson River School's Eastman, Cole, Durand and Doughty. The Marine Collection spans four American decades, featuring Fitz Hugh Lane, Martin Johnson Heade, Edward Moran, John Marin and Arthur Dove.
American Impressionists include Robert Vonnoh, Edward Potthast, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and Gari Melchers; “The Eight” includes George Luks, John Sloan, Robert Henri, and Maurice Prendergast. Early 20th century works by Charles Sheeler, and Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield. Contemporary masters including Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, and George Segal.
Also notable in the collection is American Sports Art, including work by George Bellows and Andy Warhol.
There is a Butler Trumbull Branch at 9350 East Market Street, Howland Township. The Howland facility is home to the Butler's Summer Arts Day Camp as well as art classes, a wide range of temporary exhibitions, displays of the Butler collection and other community activities.
Published by The Butler Institute of American Art and including a preface written by Dr. Lou Zona, director of the museum, Masterworks from the Butler Institute of American Art is a beautifully produced book that shines a spotlight on 100 of the Butler's finest pieces.
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