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Permanent Collection

BAM's Permanent Collection of more than 3,000 works of art focuses on 20th century American art with a long-standing emphasis on artists of the Northwest, American Realism and ceramics.  BAM's Collection also includes a survey of European and Asian artwork designed to provide a broader context for the overall Collection. The Permanent Collection is exhibited thematically, with current exhibit Origins: Objects of Material Culture .

Origins: Objects of Material Culture

February 23, 2013 – January 12, 2014

Origins: Objects of Material Culture features objects from Africa, Papua New Guinea and North America spanning the time period from pre-European contact through present day.  This exhibition encourages audiences to compare and contrast the aesthetics of diverse cultures and the ways these art forms have contributed to our contemporary senses of place, art, community, and identity.

Supported in part by a grant from

with additional support from the Wells Fargo Foundation

Origins: Objects of Material Culture, Boise Art Museum exhibition detail, 2013. Photo credit: Jan Boles

Audio tours of this exhibition are
available on your cell phone.

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