A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass

November 3, 2018 – February 3, 2019

Glass has been called a new state of matter because it does not fit squarely within the definition of a liquid, solid, or gas. Its amorphous molecular structure allows it to transition from a liquid to a solid over a wide temperature range, causing it to be nicknamed chameleon matter. This quality makes glass an ideal ...

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Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25

March 2 – June 2, 2019

The Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) was founded by Oregon painter and printmaker James Lavadour, in 1992. This exhibition, organized by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in partnership with Crow’s Shadow, chronicles the history of the institute over the past twenty-five years as it has emerged as a nationally recognized printmaking studio. Located ...

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Ceramics and Textiles from the Southwest

Gifts of the Carley Collection
May 4, 2019 – May 10, 2020

Boise natives Joan H. and John B. Carley spent twenty years wintering in the Southwest. Their love of the region and the various cultures represented there led them to begin collecting art by Native American artists. They eventually amassed a collection of more than sixty-five objects, including ceramics, sculptures, and textiles. In 2016, the Carleys generously ...

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Charles Gill: Observatory

November 3, 2018 – March 3, 2019

Boise-based artist Charles Gill was born in Caldwell in 1933. He began painting when he was only twelve years old. In 1955, he received a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he studied with Richard Diebenkorn. In 1961, he received an MFA from Mills College. Gill taught for forty years, primarily at ...

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Jae Yong Kim: Donut Ever Forget Me

January 26 – July 7, 2019

South Korean artist Jae Yong Kim’s installation Donut Ever Forget Me is made up of hundreds of hand-sculpted and intricately painted ceramic donuts. Each one is unique, and is topped with a high-gloss glaze. Kim views each of the donuts as a diminutive painting, with their decorated surfaces invoking the paint splatters of Jackson Pollock or ...

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