Outside the Lines

August 24, 2019 – October 11, 2020

Outside the Lines is the fourth and final exhibition inspired by Boise Art Museum’s Art Cards, a project designed to encourage engagement with artworks in BAM’s Permanent Collection. Based on the Art Card deck True Colors, this exhibition explores the ways in which artists employ the elements of art and principles of design to convey mood, provoke emotional responses, and communicate with viewers. While the artworks are organized in themes of Line; Shape and Form; Space; Color and Value; and Texture; these categories often overlap. With the principles of design (such as balance, rhythm, emphasis, pattern, contrast, unity, and movement), artists can use the elements of art to create their expressions in a vast number of ways, as demonstrated by the diversity of artwork presented in this exhibition.

Organized by the Boise Art Museum


IMAGE: Charles Arnoldi, Untitled, 2005, acrylic on aluminum, 8” x 7¼”, Gift of Wilfred Davis Fletcher, 75th Anniversary of BAM, Boise Art Museum Permanent Collection. © Charles Arnoldi