The Butler Institute of American Art on Wick Avenue in Youngstown presents new exhibition of Glo-Pods by a California artist. These luminous sculptures that will dazzle children and adults alike are on view through December 31. Open every day, but Monday, admission and parking are free. More information about this and other Butler exhibitions and events is available at butler art dot com
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GOTTA HAVE IT! is a retrospective exhibition at the YSU McDonough Museum of Art, on display from September 18 – November 6. Over 100 pieces on view will be auctioned off and the proceeds benefit the John J McDonough Trust. Auction items can also be found at mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu and on Facebook. The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 11am-4pm.
The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents the exhibit Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine through Friday, October 9, at various locations around Youngstown. This banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine incorporates several 15th and 16th century thinkers and how their work is represented in the Harry Potter books. Location information at melnick.ysu.edu.
The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents a lecture by John Granger entitled "Literary Alchemy: The Secret Magic-Formula of Harry Potter and Today’s Best Selling Books," on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 pm, at Room 132 of YSU's Debartolo Hall. This event is FREE and open the public. [There is also a banner exhibit "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Medicine, and Magic" from the National Library of Medicine. It will be set up in the lobby of Debartolo Hall on the day of the lecture.]
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the exhibit Block & Sully: A Photographic Archive, running September 9 through December 27 at the Butler. Jesse Block and Eva Sully were an American husband and wife vaudeville team who were actively performing from 1926 to 1948. Documented by professional photographers throughout their career, this exhibition represents a look at the working couple in an entertainment industry that was evolving from vaudeville to movies, radio, and eventually television.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host a free birthday party celebration on Saturday, September 12th from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 West Federal Street in downtown Youngstown. The event will include kids activities, behind the scenes access to the archives collections, a salute to local history, and like all good birthday parties...cake! More information can be found at mahoninghistory.org.
The Poland Historical Society is presenting "Dressed for the Day!" on Saturday, October 3rd, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Poland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. The event will feature a presentation about fashion and life in early Poland, Ohio. The event will be followed by an afternoon tea. More information and tickets can be found at 330-536-6877.
The McDonough Museum of Art, on the campus of Youngstown State University presents Gary Taneri: New Work, a collaboration with Erie Terminal Event Space and Commercial Gallery. On view through July 31 at 112 West Commerce Street in downtown Youngstown, the exhibition features 14 new paintings by Warren native Gary Taneri. Hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Wednesday & Friday Noon - 6:00 pm.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents Hands On History this summer -- with several events that encourage learning about history through arts & crafts, dressing up, playing games and more -- Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Tyler History Center and the Arms Family Museum. More information at mahoninghistory.org.
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the exhibit Evelyn Killian: Paintings, running through September 6 at the Butler. This exhibition features work on paper in a variety of paint media by an American folk artist. Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at butlerart.com and (330) 743-1107.