Joining forces for the first time, The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and STERANKO bring universally known heroic characters to audiences of all ages in the groundbreaking exhibition, STERANKO AND THE AMERICAN HERO.
This collection of over sixty paintings, that audiences may never have known existed, bridges the world of fine art with literary and cinematic art. The exhibit will be on view from March 13 through May 29, 2022.
Known to audiences from cinema to comic books, STERANKO is one of the architects of the Marvel Superheroic Age, and a collaborator with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola on their hottest blockbuster films.
Not only have recent polls cited him as the 5th Most Influential Creator in the history of the narrative art form, STERANKO has set what might be a world’s record for visualizing more classic fictional heroic characters—including Sherlock Holmes, the Fantastic Four, Luke Skywalker, The Spider, the Green Hornet, James Bond, Batman, Han Solo, the Phantom, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Conan, Doc Savage, Buck Rogers, and The Shadow (for which he painted 30 book covers)—than any other artist alive.
All, and more, will be represented in the 2022 Spring Exhibit.
Audiences love heroes. We yearn for characters that inspire and unite us. We look for comfort in entertainment with powerful characters that save the day yet have dark sides and flaws we can relate to. You don’t want to miss this premiere exhibition showcasing the most popular heroes of today’s entertainment scene.
The Butler Institute of American Art, established in 1919, is the first museum in the country dedicated solely to American art. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11 am – 4 pm and Sunday Noon – 4 pm (closed Mondays and major holidays). At The Butler, admission is free…and art is for everyone. Plan your visit today.
STERANKO at The Butler Institute of American Art