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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Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art

Jun 16, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018

Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art offers a new and insightful look at modernism in interwar Europe. The exhibition focuses on the influential but short-lived artistic group known as Cercle et Carré (Circle and Square), which was founded in December of 1929 by Belgian artist and critic Michel Seuphor, Uruguayan-Catalan artist ...

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Pierre Daura: Fifty Fifty

Jun 16, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018

Catalan-American artist Pierre Daura (1896-1976) was born on the island of Minorca, Spain. He grew up in Barcelona, and moved to Paris as a young man in 1914. As a result, artistically he came of age alongside some of the most significant members of the European avant-garde, including Joaquín Torres-Garcia and Michel Seuphor, with whom he ...

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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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