On View

An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

May 06, 2017 - Apr 14, 2019

Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922 - 2016), a third-generation Idahoan and long-time friend and supporter of the Boise Art Museum, had an inspired collecting vision. Unconstrained by conventional collecting practices and the whims of the art market, he enjoyed discovering new facets of an artist’s work. His unique eye and open-mindedness led him to collect artworks across ...

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A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass

Nov 03, 2018 - Feb 03, 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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Construction, Deconstruction, and Abstraction: The Art of James Castle

Apr 24, 2018 - May 26, 2019

Since first displaying his art in 1963, the Boise Art Museum has been committed to exhibiting, collecting, and preserving the work of Idaho artist James Castle (1899-1977). His artwork is regularly featured in Permanent Collection exhibitions, and this is the tenth solo show of the artist’s work at the Museum. Through gifts and purchases, BAM now ...

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Consider the Source

Oct 14, 2017 - Mar 03, 2019

Following Weather or Not and Tall Tales, this is the third exhibition in a series based on the Boise Art Museum's Art Cards. These exhibitions are the result of a unique collaboration between the Museum's curators and educators and have been thoughtfully designed to foster art appreciation and learning. Many of the works in this exhibition ...

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Matteo Pugliese: The Guardians

Aug 11, 2018 - Jan 06, 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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Charles Gill: Observatory

Nov 03, 2018 - Mar 03, 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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