Boise Art Museum

Boise, Idaho- “The Boise Art Museum is nationally recognized for leadership, innovation and excellence in the visual arts.” The museum is located in Boise, Idaho on 670 Julia Davis Drive. The museum has many different art forms, starting from paintings to ceramics, to computer-generated prints, and many more.

From January 31, the museum has been presenting Liu Bolin’s Hiding in the City series at the Boise Art Museum. Liu Bolin is a Chinese artist who combines Performance Art, photographs, and protests. He creates scenes that are statements about people in their society. His most famous series: Hiding in the City reveals situations in the China’s social system with the rapid economic growth. This exhibit won’t last forever; it closes on May 24, 2015. The exhibit has featured 50 of Bolin’s most famous works, and will continue until May 24th. This exhibit also includes his 45 foot Nine-Dragon Screen photograph from his Hiding in the City 2010 series.

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Liu Bolin is not the only art to be featured at the Boise Art Museum. Another exhibit is from the Boise Art Museum’s Second Nature Art Cards, which is a part of the museum’s Permanent Collection. From April 11, 2015 to March 20, 2016, the picture Weather or Not is also on display. This display is a reflection of how artists view and deal with nature.

Also on display, from February 22, 2014 to March 13, 2016, Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo have several art selections. Their art is connected to both modern and contemporary art, which has a focus on ceramics. As a celebration, the Boise Art Museum is presenting a full-scale exhibit. Along with Hardy and Kaslo, other ceramic artists being presented include: Rudy Autio, Frank Boyden, Helen Frankenthaler, Jun Kaneko, David Smith and Peter Voulkos, along with these artists, include two-dimensional works by Judy Cooke, Alden Mason and Hung Liu.

Dick Elliott, an artist who has created: drawings, sculpture, installations, paintings, neon, commissions, and ceramics. Close to the end of his life, he became interested in computer-generated prints including thousands of different colors and geometric designs. He began to create artwork with this new interest. Language of Light is apart of his early drawings and performance pieces from when he started to create computer generated prints in the late 1970s and 1880s, leading to his artworks in the 1990s and early 2000s, this piece of artwork will be on exhibit on June 13,2015 until October 4, 2015. The exhibit includes 78 objects that range from a forty-year career along with photo murals.

Folding Paper is an exhibit that is opening on October 24, 2015 and lasting until January 17, 2016.  This piece of art is a mysterious origami piece of artwork. This mystery has been created by 43 master folders from around the world.

The Boise Art Museum is a non–profit, educational and charitable organization. The museum was established in 1937 in Julia Davis Park. The museum has been majorly closed only for renovation purposes and has been going strong since those renovations.