BAM UNPACKED for kids: Mixed-Media Masterpieces

October 18, 2020 – Ongoing

Displayed in BAM’s ARTexperience Gallery, a space designed for children and families, the exhibition highlights a selection of artworks, featuring the use of non-traditional media in surprising and creative ways.

One of the most important and personal decisions an artist makes when creating an artwork is the choice of medium.  The medium is crucial to the final work of art, the information it communicates, the emotion it conveys, and its impact on the viewer.  Traditional art media include paint, graphite, paper, and canvas.  Artists also choose to create works of art with non-traditional media, such as television parts, bird skeletons, or bicycle reflectors.  Comprised of 14 artworks selected based on their non-traditional media, this exhibition showcases Idaho, regional, national and international artists, such as Claire Falkenstein, James Castle, and Takashi Murakami.

Organized by the Boise Art Museum

Slide Jess Perlitz, Forever Washing, 2017, concrete, Styrofoam, water pump, water, rubber tub, Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Sculpture Purchase Funds 2019, Boise Art Museum Permanent Collection Slide BAM UNPACKED for kids: Mixed-Media Masterpieces, Boise Art Museum installation detail, 2020 Slide Lisa Kokin, Approximation #3, 2003, Media: mixed-media buttonwork, Gift of Driek and Michael Zirinsky, Boise Art Museum Permanent Collection

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