The Update | Butler Museum to Feature ‘Art of African Americans’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In celebration of Black History Month, The Butler Institute of American Art is presenting an exhibition of paintings from its permanent collection.

“Greatness Revealed: The Art of African Americans from the Butler Collection” will open Feb. 4 in the Mesaros Gallery and run through March 17. An opening reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4.

The Butler collection includes many works by famed Black artists, including Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Sam Gilliam, Horace Pippin, Robert Duncanson, Al Bright, Richard Hunt and Barkley Hendricks.

But part of its appeal can be seen in the works of lesser-known artists.

The exhibition was curated by Dr. Dee Banks.

In connection with the exhibition, Louis A. Zona, executive director and chief curator of The Butler, will give a talk on the Harlem Renaissance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, in the museum’s Zona Auditorium.

Taylor Swift Tribute Concert at the Robins

WARREN, Ohio – The Miss Americanas: A Taylor Swift Tribute, will return to the Robins Theatre on Saturday, April 13.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show range from $29 to $19 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at and the box office, 160 E. Market St.

A limited number of VIP packages are available for an additional $30 that include a friendship bracelet handmade by the Miss Americanas, a photo with the band, a preshow question and answer session and access to watch the sound check. 

Like Swift’s 2023 Eras tour, the Miss Americanas show will feature the artist’s hits from every stage of her career.

The show also played the Robins Theatre last year.

Kravitz Deli Honors Its Founder

LIBERTY, Ohio – Kravitz Deli is again presenting its Rose Kravitz Birthday and Jewish Food Fest.

The event, now in its ninth year, begins today and runs through Saturday. The deli is at 3135 Belmont Ave.

The landmark deli was founded on Youngstown’s North Side in 1939 by Rose Kravitz. The food fest will feature many traditional favorites, including Rose K XL sandwiches ($15); an Old World Breakfast from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and the return of the tongue sandwich.

Eastern European-Yiddish favorites such as the boiled egg bagel, chicken mish mosh soup, chopped chicken liver, knishes and sweet noodle kugel will be on the menu all week.

Kravitz Deli is owned by Matt Rydarowicz.

Pictured at top: This piece by Youngstown native Maple Turner III, titled “125th St. Daytime in Harlem,” is part of the “Greatness Revealed” exhibition opening Sunday at The Butler.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.