Tall Tales

April 9, 2016 – April 9, 2017

KingOn Your MarkStories shape our knowledge and understanding of the world. Hearing and telling them can help us consider who we are and what we believe. Aiding us in both recording the past and mapping the future, stories entertain, exhort, and instruct. Presenting a stunning arrangement of narrative works from Boise Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, the exhibition explores the ways in which artists—from today and yesterday—use a visual language to tell tales. You are invited to use works from each of the exhibition’s sections—character, setting, and plot—as inspiration to construct your own narratives.

Boise Art Museum is pleased to present this exhibition and to collaborate with The Cabin. Nine local authors have contributed works of flash fiction and poetry, inspired by nine works of art featured in BAM’s The Whole Story Art Cards. The authors will be performing readings of their works at the Boise Art Museum.

Organized by the Boise Art Museum

Sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation


IMAGE: Don King, On Your Mark…Get Set… (‘Dysfunctional’ series), 1993 red birch, willow, rawhide 43” x 40” x 33” Collection of the Boise Art Museum © Don E. King

HEADER IMAGE: David Airhart, Huddle with the Yellow Man, 1998, oil on board, 25⅝” x 32¼”, Collection of the Boise Art Museum, Gift of Driek and Michael Zirinsky in Honor of BAM’s 70th Birthday.

Donate to BAM

Add a donation to support BAM's Greatest Need.