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The Butler Institute of American Art, located on Wick Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio, was the first museum to feature exclusively American Art. Established by prominent industrialist and philanthropist Joseph G. Butler, Jr., the museum has been operating pro bono since 1919. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2048, 962 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2048, 962 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Mahoning Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city)  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area    - City  34. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Joseph Green Butler, Jr. ... Pro bono publico (often shortened to pro bono) is a phrase derived from Latin meaning for the public good. It is used to designate legal or other professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment, as a public service. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The most celebrated work in the Butler's permanent collection is undoubtedly Winslow Homer's, "Snap the Whip", a famed tribute to the era of the one-room schoolhouse. Other aspects of the nation's past are captured in a unique collection of paintings featuring southwestern Native Americans, which were once part of Joseph Butler's personal collection. Winslow Homer Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 - September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, most famous for his marine subjects. ...


Additional highlights include an iconic depiction of George Washington's wedding and William Gropper's celebrated "Youngstown Strike", an interpretation of the area's violent 1937 "Little Steel Strike".


Meanwhile, the gallery of modern art features a striking, life-sized painting titled, "Americans: Youngstown, Ohio," which depicts personalities connected to the Butler as they appeared in the 1970s.


In recent years, the Butler has expanded, with the construction of a new wing devoted to the theme, "Technology and Art". In addition, the museum has opened an elegant cafe', known as Winslow's, in honor of Winslow Homer, the painter who produced the Butler's most beloved acquisition. Winslow Homer Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 - September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, most famous for his marine subjects. ...


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