Spectrum: Color in Pigment and Light

For thousands of years, the rainbow has been a cross-cultural symbol of hope, positivity, and a bit of magic. Dedicated to the celebration of rainbows, Spectrum showcases interactives inspired by the rich and numerous colors of our world. Participatory stations throughout the ARTexperience Gallery encourage visitors of all ages to create a rainbow block print, match colored fiber to emotions, build a colorful town, and more.


Visual Language: The Art of Abstraction

Visual Language: The Art of Abstraction presents a selection of abstract, non-representational artworks from Boise Art Museum’s Permanent Collection. A cross-section of abstract artwork, created by the most significant American abstract artists working from the 1980s through the early 2000s, features Color Field paintings, lyrical abstraction, and minimalism.


Silver Linings: Celebrating the Spelman Art Collection

Silver Linings celebrates the legacy of artists of African descent spanning the twentieth century through the contemporary moment. It includes Henry Ossawa Tanner’s Christ and His Disciples Before the Last Supper (1908-1909) and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art’s most recent acquisition of Carrie Mae Weems’s Color Real and Imagined (2014). Silver Linings includes an array of media spanning sculptural works by Elizabeth Catlett and Selma Burke, and photographic works by Lorna Simpson and Renée Cox.


RYAN! Feddersen: Coyote Now

RYAN! Feddersen creates installations and public artworks that invite people to consider their relationships to the environment, technology, society, and culture through participation. The Coyote Now exhibition will include two large-scale, interactive artworks— a site-specific, 55-foot mural that visitors will be invited to color on, and a large, interactive, kinetic sculpture. Feddersen’s mural illustrates an original story of Coyote.


Portraits of Sky: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Ever-present, the sky hugs earth and serves as the backdrop to our world. Early morning mist; stark-blue skies; electric-pink sunsets; black, silent, star-filled nights – in all its shifting forms – the sky is reassuringly there while simultaneously reflecting the temporary realities of our lives back upon us. Portraits of Sky investigates our fascination with the world above, through artist illuminations of clouds, stars, and the sky in its transitory splendor.


Myths, Fables, and Fortunes: Our Place within the Landscape

Myths, Fables, and Fortunes is a journey of discovery focused on the natural environment of the Northwest. Drawn from the Museum’s Permanent Collection and spanning over six decades, the exhibition highlights our shifting perspectives and connection with the land during a period of dramatic change and development.


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