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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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Bricks and Stones

Jun 24, 2017 - Feb 11, 2018

Sean Kenney is an artist and children’s book author. He has more than five million LEGO® bricks at his studio in Brooklyn, New York, which he uses to create sculptures and wall murals. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones, such as jade and jasper. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork ...

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Mapping the Past: Selections from the Thomas J. Cooney Collection

Aug 08, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018

Map makers have the unique ability to collapse both time and space in their works. Mapping the Past explores what mapping means both in the technical sense and in the metaphorical sense, looking beyond pure cartography for deeper meaning. Most of the works collected here, which were recently gifted to the Museum by Thomas J. Cooney, date ...

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Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

Aug 12, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017

Rick Bartow was one of the Northwest's best known artists. His powerful body of work was influenced by his Native American heritage, international travels, and fine art training. Born in Newport, Oregon, Bartow (1946-2016) was a member of the Wiyot tribe of Northern California and had close ties with the Siletz community. He graduated in 1969 ...

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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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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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