The Trumbull branch of the Butler Institute of American Art has closed in Howland.

Director Lou Zona said that their lease had not been renewed. 

The Howland Butler has been around since 1996, with an array of artwork which mostly included sculptures. 

Back in July, a more than 20-year affiliation between the Butler Institute of American Art and the Trumbull branch was severing.

The split stemmed from a decision by the Butler trustees to table an agreement to become custodians of a multi-million dollar collection of works by artist Norman Rockwell depicting the Boy Scots of America.

Zona said he is disappointed by the closure, and it's heartbreaking to lose that presence in Trumbull County. 

Zona said they had to be out by this week, and the art has already been moved to Youngstown.