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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Cheryl K. Shurtleff: The Road is Wider than Long

Sep 30, 2017 - May 20, 2018

Born in Ontario, Oregon, in 1947, celebrated artist Cheryl K. Shurtleff grew up on a fruit ranch near Payette, Idaho. She earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Boise State College in 1973 and an MA in Art Education from Boise State University in 1978. She went on to earn an MA in Art History ...

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Jo Hamilton: Knots in Time

Jan 13, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Fiber artist Jo Hamilton moved to Portland after graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Educated as a painter, she eventually began to explore the representational possibilities of crochet. She depicts the urban fabric of Portland and its people, using traditional materials, such as yarn, as well as alternative materials, such as plastic and ...

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Consider the Source

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 14, 2018

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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Heather Carson: Sculpted Light

Mar 03, 2018 - Jul 22, 2018

As a Los Angeles native who has spent many years in New York, artist Heather Carson is influenced by both the west coast light and space movement and east coast minimalism. Using especially fabricated industrial materials to make her architecturally scaled light sculptures, she draws inspiration from artists such as Dan Flavin and Robert Irwin. Her ...

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Mapping the Present: Selections from the Driek and Michael Zirinsky Collection

Feb 17, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018

Mapping the Present features a selection of works by contemporary artists who use maps and mapping as part of their art practice. Rather than trying to chart the world accurately, these artists use the visual language of maps to create imagined geographies. The exhibition features collages, constructions, drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures by national and international ...

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