Butler Institute of American Art Celebrates Black History Month with ‘Greatness Revealed’ Exhibition

Youngstown, Ohio – The Butler Institute of American Art is set to celebrate Black History Month with an exhibition titled ‘Greatness Revealed: The Art of African Americans from the Butler Collection.’ The exhibition, featuring paintings from the museum’s permanent collection, will be held in the Mesaros Gallery from February 4 to March 17. An opening reception is scheduled for February 4, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Butler collection boasts works by renowned Black artists such as Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Sam Gilliam, Horace Pippin, Robert Duncanson, Al Bright, Richard Hunt, and Barkley Hendricks. Additionally, the exhibition will showcase pieces by lesser-known artists, curated by Dr. Dee Banks.

Concurrently, Louis A. Zona, the executive director and chief curator of The Butler, will deliver a talk on the Harlem Renaissance at 2 p.m. on February 4 in the museum’s Zona Auditorium.

Meanwhile, in Warren, Ohio, the Miss Americanas: A Taylor Swift Tribute is scheduled to return to the Robins Theatre on April 13. The 8 p.m. show will feature hits from every stage of Taylor Swift’s career, similar to her 2023 Eras tour. Tickets will go on sale on February 2 at robinstheatre.com and the box office, with prices ranging from $19 to $29. VIP packages, priced at an additional $30, will include a friendship bracelet handmade by the Miss Americanas, a photo with the band, a pre-show Q&A session, and access to watch the sound check.

The Miss Americanas show has previously graced the Robins Theatre and promises to be a memorable event for fans of Taylor Swift.

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