Meet Me at the Center of the Earth – BAM 75th anniversary exhibition opening party features Nick Cave Soundsuits

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Live kinetic Soundsuit Performance by dancers from Ballet Idaho
$15 non-members, FREE for BAM Members
Boise, ID –Boise Art Museum Nick Cave:Meet Me at the Center of the Earth – 75th Anniversary Exhibition May 19 – November 4, 2012 Please join us for an evening in celebration of Boise Art Museum’s 75th Anniversary exhibition Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth.
Sculptor and performance artist Nick Cave is known worldwide for his Soundsuits – eight-foot-tall, extravagant sculptures covered in vivid arrays of beads, sequins, doilies, buttons, embroidery, woven and knitted materials, vintage toys and all manner of curious objects, so named because of the sounds they make when in motion. These wondrous, wearable sculptures evoke rich and varied associations of ritual, myth, ceremony and identity. Inviting viewers to join him at the “Center of the Earth,” Nick Cave offers a vision of a world turned upside down and inside out – a place of imagination and celebration. Through this exhibition and accompanying programs, BAM celebrates community, diversity, creativity and imagination.
Nick Cave:Meet Me at the Center of the Earth has been organized by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Support for the creation of this exhibition was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Meet Me at the Center of the Earth is the highlight of a year-long celebration of the Boise Art Museum’s 75th anniversary. The exhibition opening party will take place on the evening of May 19, 2012 at BAM and will include a live kinetic Soundsuit performance by dancers from one of BAM’s valued performing arts partners, Ballet Idaho. Boise Art Museum has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support community outreach performances and programs in conjunction with the exhibition.
More information about the opening reception and exciting programs and events throughout the exhibition can be found on BAM’s website at
BAM gratefully acknowledges their exhibition sponsors, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation,
J. R. Simplot Company and KeyBank.
Boise Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational, and charitable organization. The Museum is nationally accredited by the American Association of Museums. Support is provided by BAM members, contributions and grants from individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as grant funding from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Boise Art Museum (BAM) is located downtown in Julia Davis Park. HOURS Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, Noon – 5 PM. Open 10 AM – 9 PM the first Thursday of each month, featuring admission by donation all day. ADMISSION $5 General, $3 Seniors (62+) and full-time college students, $1 students grades 1-12. Children under 6 and Museum members are always free. Boise State University students gain free admission with their valid student ID card, through 8/23/12.
670 JULIA DAVIS DRIVE BOISE, ID 83702 208-345-8330 FAX 208-345-2247 WWW.BOISEARTMUSEUM.ORG

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