Medieval to Metal – Traveling Guitar Exhibit Visits Youngstown

There’s no question that our region ROCKS.

That’s why it’s fitting that the traveling exhibition, “Medieval to Metal – The Art Evolution of the Guitar,” has stopped at the world renown Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown to entertain, excite and educate music-lovers throughout Northeast Ohio.

M2M Master Image Side By Side
credit: National Guitar Museum

“The Butler’s mission is to preserve and collect works of art in all media created by citizens of our country. The Institute’s holdings now exceed 20,000 individual works, and the Butler is known worldwide as ‘America’s Museum.'”

Brought to us by the National Guitar Museum, the exhibition has been touring the country, attracting music lovers of all ages.  Visitors can see 40 instruments, beautifully presented to showcase the art and history of the world’s most popular instrument. Go back over 400 years and view extremely rare and antique pieces, and see impact the guitar has had on our culture. Mark your calendars – the exhibition is only on display until April 16th.

credit: National Guitar Museum

“Over the past several years, interest in the guitar as an icon has grown significantly,” according to HP Newquist, executive director of the NGM. “The guitar has been a signature element of world culture for more than 500 years; now visitors can explore the design history and artistry that has played a major role in the guitar’s evolution.”

M2M Gallery Fisheye
credit: National Guitar Museum

Illustrations and photographs depicting significant artists and instruments of the last century are also on display. You won’t want to miss this electrifying exhibit!

Construction Access to The Butler Institute of American Art

Attention potential visitors! There is a construction zone surrounding The Butler Institute. But have no fear, the museum is indeed OPEN. You just need to park in the Youngstown State  University deck (free of charge) and use the pedestrian bridge to cross Wick Ave. Click HERE for the latest construction information.

Questions? Call Butler Art at 330.743.1107 ext. 123, or Youngstown Live at 800.447.8201.

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Linda Macala

Executive Director

Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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