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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Matteo Pugliese: The Guardians

August 11, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Throughout history and across cultures, people have created objects to symbolically protect themselves and their families, their homes, and other meaningful spaces. With this abiding practice in mind, Italian artist Matteo Pugliese created his sculptural series The Guardians. The impetus for this body of work began in the 1990s, when the artist started collecting figural amulets, ...

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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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