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A Couple of Hours at the Boise Art Museum

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An August 2005 trip to Boise by Wildcat Dianne

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Quote: The end of August brought another heat wave to Idaho, and Mom and I thought it was time for a cultural outing to the Boise Art Museum's Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit on temporary display at the BAM until September 19.

Boise Art Museum

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Attraction | "The History of the Boise Art Museum"

Boise Art Museum Photo, Boise, Idaho
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The Boise Art Museum has been a part of Idaho since 1937, when the Boise Art Museum met and decided to build a museum to house the artwork of artists from Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. Originally known as the Boise Gallery of Art, the Art Deco building was constructed in Julia Davis Park and contained two galleries and an office/lobby area. In its early days, the BGA mostly displayed local art rather than buy or collect. By the 1960s, the collections and ex...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2005

Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, Idaho 83702
+1 208 345 8330

Art in the Park

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Attraction | "The Boise Art Museum's Art in the Park"

Art in the Park Photo, Boise, Idaho
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My friend Leslie wanted to go and see Art in the Park at Julia Davis Park here in Boise, Idaho, and invited me along for the ride. I thought about taking my two sidekicks, Loki and Katie, for a walk in the park, but Leslie said that the newspaper did not recommend people to bring their dogs to the park because of the crowds. So, with Loki's inclination to pee on things he's not supposed to and Katie not allowing me to stop to look at things, I reluctantly left my furry friends in the yard and went with Leslie to Art in the Park. Art in the Park is an annual event in Boise that is held in Julia Davis Park every September and is sponsored by the Boise Art Museum (BAM). Artists from all over the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 11, 2005

Art in the Park
700 South Capitol Blvd
Boise, Idaho 83702
+1 208 867 5403

The Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibit at the BAM.

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Sign of the Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibit. Photo, Boise, Idaho
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This was Mom's and my first time in the BAM, and we came here specifically for the Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibit (1887-1986) that has been on display at the BAM since June 30, 2005. Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of the Sublime is an exhibition that shows a small collection of Georgia O'Keeffe's work from the early 20th Century along with photographs of O'Keeffe taken by her husband, Alfred Sieglitz (1864-1946) and family friend Todd Webb (1905-2000). I was disappointed that photos were not allowed to be taken in the galleries, so I only have memories of O'Keeffe's colorful and bold paintin...Read More

Georgia O'Keeffe--1887-1986

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...the unexplainable thing in nature that makes me feel the world is big far beyond my understanding... the feeling of infinity on the horizon line or just over the next hill. Georgia O'Keeffe is one of the most influential female American artists this past century. Her bold and colorful paintings of the New Mexico landscapes and flowers are some of the most recognizable works of art ever seen. In order to understand O'Keeffe's work, I believe that a short bio is needed to get to know this extraordinary woman and her work. Georgia O'Keeffe was born on her family's farm in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin in 1887. She was the second child out of seven children. O'Keeffe had the Littl...Read More

You call that art?!

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Glass works for sale at the BAM Photo, Boise, Idaho
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After seeing the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit at the BAM, Mom and I decided to look around the rest of the exhibits in the museum. What we saw didn't impress us at all. "You call that art?!" was the question asked by Mom or me at some of the so-called works of art. Except for the special exhibits like the Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibit and the Katy Stone Fall exhibit, the works on display in the BAM are by Northwestern artists. The Katy Stone exhibit didn't impress Mom and me at all. The work is waterfall like art done on thin plastic that reminded me of "Shrinky Dinks." For those w...Read More