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Boise Art Museum


address  670 Julia Davis Dr.
 Boise, ID  83702
phone (208) 345-8330
hours Sun. noon-5 pm, Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; 1st Thu. 10 am-9 pm
general adm Included in admission
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An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

Art Show
Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922 – 2016), a third-generation Idahoan and long-time friend and supporter of the Boise Art Museum, had an inspired collecting vision. Unconstrained by conventional collecting practices and the whims of the art market, he enjoyed discovering new facets of an artist’s work. His unique eye and open-mindedness led him to collect artworks across a variety of media—including ceramics, drawings, glass works, paintings, prints, and sculptures. Mr. Fletcher understood the distinctive allure of collecting, and continued to purchase art until his final days. We celebrate his life and his passion for collecting with this special exhibition, which features artworks from his recently received bequest alongside earlier gifts, all of which he lived with and loved for many years. The works in this exhibition demonstrate his commitment to supporting modern and contemporary American art and artists. Mr. Fletcher donated his first gift—a small graphite drawing by Maynard Dixon—to the Museum in 1984. In the years since then, he has made seventeen additional donations to the Museum, totaling nearly 600 works of art. His incredible generosity has significantly shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection of approximately 4,000 objects, by introducing artworks by prominent artists who were previously unrepresented. The Permanent Collection is at the heart of what we do at the Boise Art Museum. We are fortunate to have a strong body of artwork from which to draw for exhibitions and educational programs. The Museum is grateful to Mr. Fletcher and proud to have collaborated with him to benefit our community for generations to come.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Fri 9/22/17 - Sat 9/23/17 at 10am 

Bricks and Stones

Art Show
Sean Kenney is an artist and children’s book author. He has more than five million LEGO® bricks at his studio in Brooklyn, New York, which he uses to create sculptures and wall murals. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones, such as jade and jasper. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork are actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop. Rich in history, these spectacular gems present many facets of a gemstone’s transformation. Together, the wall murals and gems offer a unique opportunity for admiring dazzling representations of beauty in natural and artistic creations.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Fri 9/22/17 - Sat 9/23/17 at 10am 
 • Sun 9/24/17 at 12pm 

An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

Art Show
Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922 – 2016), a third-generation Idahoan and long-time friend and supporter of the Boise Art Museum, had an inspired collecting vision. Unconstrained by conventional collecting practices and the whims of the art market, he enjoyed discovering new facets of an artist’s work. His unique eye and open-mindedness led him to collect artworks across a variety of media—including ceramics, drawings, glass works, paintings, prints, and sculptures. Mr. Fletcher understood the distinctive allure of collecting, and continued to purchase art until his final days. We celebrate his life and his passion for collecting with this special exhibition, which features artworks from his recently received bequest alongside earlier gifts, all of which he lived with and loved for many years. The works in this exhibition demonstrate his commitment to supporting modern and contemporary American art and artists. Mr. Fletcher donated his first gift—a small graphite drawing by Maynard Dixon—to the Museum in 1984. In the years since then, he has made seventeen additional donations to the Museum, totaling nearly 600 works of art. His incredible generosity has significantly shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection of approximately 4,000 objects, by introducing artworks by prominent artists who were previously unrepresented. The Permanent Collection is at the heart of what we do at the Boise Art Museum. We are fortunate to have a strong body of artwork from which to draw for exhibitions and educational programs. The Museum is grateful to Mr. Fletcher and proud to have collaborated with him to benefit our community for generations to come.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Sun 9/24/17 at 12pm 
 • Tue 9/26/17 - Sat 9/30/17 at 10am 

Bricks and Stones

Art Show
Sean Kenney is an artist and children’s book author. He has more than five million LEGO® bricks at his studio in Brooklyn, New York, which he uses to create sculptures and wall murals. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones, such as jade and jasper. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork are actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop. Rich in history, these spectacular gems present many facets of a gemstone’s transformation. Together, the wall murals and gems offer a unique opportunity for admiring dazzling representations of beauty in natural and artistic creations.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Tue 9/26/17 - Sat 9/30/17 at 10am 
 • Sun 10/1/17 at 12pm 

An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

Art Show
Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922 – 2016), a third-generation Idahoan and long-time friend and supporter of the Boise Art Museum, had an inspired collecting vision. Unconstrained by conventional collecting practices and the whims of the art market, he enjoyed discovering new facets of an artist’s work. His unique eye and open-mindedness led him to collect artworks across a variety of media—including ceramics, drawings, glass works, paintings, prints, and sculptures. Mr. Fletcher understood the distinctive allure of collecting, and continued to purchase art until his final days. We celebrate his life and his passion for collecting with this special exhibition, which features artworks from his recently received bequest alongside earlier gifts, all of which he lived with and loved for many years. The works in this exhibition demonstrate his commitment to supporting modern and contemporary American art and artists. Mr. Fletcher donated his first gift—a small graphite drawing by Maynard Dixon—to the Museum in 1984. In the years since then, he has made seventeen additional donations to the Museum, totaling nearly 600 works of art. His incredible generosity has significantly shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection of approximately 4,000 objects, by introducing artworks by prominent artists who were previously unrepresented. The Permanent Collection is at the heart of what we do at the Boise Art Museum. We are fortunate to have a strong body of artwork from which to draw for exhibitions and educational programs. The Museum is grateful to Mr. Fletcher and proud to have collaborated with him to benefit our community for generations to come.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Sun 10/1/17 at 12pm 
 • Tue 10/3/17 - Sat 10/7/17 at 10am 

Bricks and Stones

Art Show
Sean Kenney is an artist and children’s book author. He has more than five million LEGO® bricks at his studio in Brooklyn, New York, which he uses to create sculptures and wall murals. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones, such as jade and jasper. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork are actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop. Rich in history, these spectacular gems present many facets of a gemstone’s transformation. Together, the wall murals and gems offer a unique opportunity for admiring dazzling representations of beauty in natural and artistic creations.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Tue 10/3/17 - Sat 10/7/17 at 10am 
 • Sun 10/8/17 at 12pm 

An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

Art Show
Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922 – 2016), a third-generation Idahoan and long-time friend and supporter of the Boise Art Museum, had an inspired collecting vision. Unconstrained by conventional collecting practices and the whims of the art market, he enjoyed discovering new facets of an artist’s work. His unique eye and open-mindedness led him to collect artworks across a variety of media—including ceramics, drawings, glass works, paintings, prints, and sculptures. Mr. Fletcher understood the distinctive allure of collecting, and continued to purchase art until his final days. We celebrate his life and his passion for collecting with this special exhibition, which features artworks from his recently received bequest alongside earlier gifts, all of which he lived with and loved for many years. The works in this exhibition demonstrate his commitment to supporting modern and contemporary American art and artists. Mr. Fletcher donated his first gift—a small graphite drawing by Maynard Dixon—to the Museum in 1984. In the years since then, he has made seventeen additional donations to the Museum, totaling nearly 600 works of art. His incredible generosity has significantly shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection of approximately 4,000 objects, by introducing artworks by prominent artists who were previously unrepresented. The Permanent Collection is at the heart of what we do at the Boise Art Museum. We are fortunate to have a strong body of artwork from which to draw for exhibitions and educational programs. The Museum is grateful to Mr. Fletcher and proud to have collaborated with him to benefit our community for generations to come.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Sun 10/8/17 at 12pm 
 • Tue 10/10/17 - Sat 10/14/17 at 10am 

Bricks and Stones

Art Show
Sean Kenney is an artist and children’s book author. He has more than five million LEGO® bricks at his studio in Brooklyn, New York, which he uses to create sculptures and wall murals. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones, such as jade and jasper. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork are actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop. Rich in history, these spectacular gems present many facets of a gemstone’s transformation. Together, the wall murals and gems offer a unique opportunity for admiring dazzling representations of beauty in natural and artistic creations.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Tue 10/10/17 - Sat 10/14/17 at 10am 
 • Sun 10/15/17 at 12pm 

An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

Art Show
Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922 – 2016), a third-generation Idahoan and long-time friend and supporter of the Boise Art Museum, had an inspired collecting vision. Unconstrained by conventional collecting practices and the whims of the art market, he enjoyed discovering new facets of an artist’s work. His unique eye and open-mindedness led him to collect artworks across a variety of media—including ceramics, drawings, glass works, paintings, prints, and sculptures. Mr. Fletcher understood the distinctive allure of collecting, and continued to purchase art until his final days. We celebrate his life and his passion for collecting with this special exhibition, which features artworks from his recently received bequest alongside earlier gifts, all of which he lived with and loved for many years. The works in this exhibition demonstrate his commitment to supporting modern and contemporary American art and artists. Mr. Fletcher donated his first gift—a small graphite drawing by Maynard Dixon—to the Museum in 1984. In the years since then, he has made seventeen additional donations to the Museum, totaling nearly 600 works of art. His incredible generosity has significantly shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection of approximately 4,000 objects, by introducing artworks by prominent artists who were previously unrepresented. The Permanent Collection is at the heart of what we do at the Boise Art Museum. We are fortunate to have a strong body of artwork from which to draw for exhibitions and educational programs. The Museum is grateful to Mr. Fletcher and proud to have collaborated with him to benefit our community for generations to come.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Sun 10/15/17 at 12pm 
 • Tue 10/17/17 - Sat 10/21/17 at 10am 

Bricks and Stones

Art Show
Sean Kenney is an artist and children’s book author. He has more than five million LEGO® bricks at his studio in Brooklyn, New York, which he uses to create sculptures and wall murals. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones, such as jade and jasper. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork are actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop. Rich in history, these spectacular gems present many facets of a gemstone’s transformation. Together, the wall murals and gems offer a unique opportunity for admiring dazzling representations of beauty in natural and artistic creations.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Tue 10/17/17 - Sat 10/21/17 at 10am 
 • Sun 10/22/17 at 12pm 

An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

Art Show
Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922 – 2016), a third-generation Idahoan and long-time friend and supporter of the Boise Art Museum, had an inspired collecting vision. Unconstrained by conventional collecting practices and the whims of the art market, he enjoyed discovering new facets of an artist’s work. His unique eye and open-mindedness led him to collect artworks across a variety of media—including ceramics, drawings, glass works, paintings, prints, and sculptures. Mr. Fletcher understood the distinctive allure of collecting, and continued to purchase art until his final days. We celebrate his life and his passion for collecting with this special exhibition, which features artworks from his recently received bequest alongside earlier gifts, all of which he lived with and loved for many years. The works in this exhibition demonstrate his commitment to supporting modern and contemporary American art and artists. Mr. Fletcher donated his first gift—a small graphite drawing by Maynard Dixon—to the Museum in 1984. In the years since then, he has made seventeen additional donations to the Museum, totaling nearly 600 works of art. His incredible generosity has significantly shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection of approximately 4,000 objects, by introducing artworks by prominent artists who were previously unrepresented. The Permanent Collection is at the heart of what we do at the Boise Art Museum. We are fortunate to have a strong body of artwork from which to draw for exhibitions and educational programs. The Museum is grateful to Mr. Fletcher and proud to have collaborated with him to benefit our community for generations to come.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Sun 10/22/17 at 12pm 
 • Tue 10/24/17 - Sat 10/28/17 at 10am 

Bricks and Stones

Art Show
Sean Kenney is an artist and children’s book author. He has more than five million LEGO® bricks at his studio in Brooklyn, New York, which he uses to create sculptures and wall murals. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones, such as jade and jasper. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork are actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop. Rich in history, these spectacular gems present many facets of a gemstone’s transformation. Together, the wall murals and gems offer a unique opportunity for admiring dazzling representations of beauty in natural and artistic creations.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Tue 10/24/17 - Sat 10/28/17 at 10am 
 • Sun 10/29/17 at 12pm 

An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

Art Show
Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922 – 2016), a third-generation Idahoan and long-time friend and supporter of the Boise Art Museum, had an inspired collecting vision. Unconstrained by conventional collecting practices and the whims of the art market, he enjoyed discovering new facets of an artist’s work. His unique eye and open-mindedness led him to collect artworks across a variety of media—including ceramics, drawings, glass works, paintings, prints, and sculptures. Mr. Fletcher understood the distinctive allure of collecting, and continued to purchase art until his final days. We celebrate his life and his passion for collecting with this special exhibition, which features artworks from his recently received bequest alongside earlier gifts, all of which he lived with and loved for many years. The works in this exhibition demonstrate his commitment to supporting modern and contemporary American art and artists. Mr. Fletcher donated his first gift—a small graphite drawing by Maynard Dixon—to the Museum in 1984. In the years since then, he has made seventeen additional donations to the Museum, totaling nearly 600 works of art. His incredible generosity has significantly shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection of approximately 4,000 objects, by introducing artworks by prominent artists who were previously unrepresented. The Permanent Collection is at the heart of what we do at the Boise Art Museum. We are fortunate to have a strong body of artwork from which to draw for exhibitions and educational programs. The Museum is grateful to Mr. Fletcher and proud to have collaborated with him to benefit our community for generations to come.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Sun 10/29/17 at 12pm 

Bricks and Stones

Art Show
Sean Kenney is an artist and children’s book author. He has more than five million LEGO® bricks at his studio in Brooklyn, New York, which he uses to create sculptures and wall murals. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones, such as jade and jasper. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork are actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop. Rich in history, these spectacular gems present many facets of a gemstone’s transformation. Together, the wall murals and gems offer a unique opportunity for admiring dazzling representations of beauty in natural and artistic creations.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Tue 10/31/17 - Sat 11/4/17 at 10am 

An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

Art Show
Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922 – 2016), a third-generation Idahoan and long-time friend and supporter of the Boise Art Museum, had an inspired collecting vision. Unconstrained by conventional collecting practices and the whims of the art market, he enjoyed discovering new facets of an artist’s work. His unique eye and open-mindedness led him to collect artworks across a variety of media—including ceramics, drawings, glass works, paintings, prints, and sculptures. Mr. Fletcher understood the distinctive allure of collecting, and continued to purchase art until his final days. We celebrate his life and his passion for collecting with this special exhibition, which features artworks from his recently received bequest alongside earlier gifts, all of which he lived with and loved for many years. The works in this exhibition demonstrate his commitment to supporting modern and contemporary American art and artists. Mr. Fletcher donated his first gift—a small graphite drawing by Maynard Dixon—to the Museum in 1984. In the years since then, he has made seventeen additional donations to the Museum, totaling nearly 600 works of art. His incredible generosity has significantly shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection of approximately 4,000 objects, by introducing artworks by prominent artists who were previously unrepresented. The Permanent Collection is at the heart of what we do at the Boise Art Museum. We are fortunate to have a strong body of artwork from which to draw for exhibitions and educational programs. The Museum is grateful to Mr. Fletcher and proud to have collaborated with him to benefit our community for generations to come.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Tue 10/31/17 - Sat 11/4/17 at 10am 
 • Sun 11/5/17 at 12pm 

Bricks and Stones

Art Show
Sean Kenney is an artist and children’s book author. He has more than five million LEGO® bricks at his studio in Brooklyn, New York, which he uses to create sculptures and wall murals. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones, such as jade and jasper. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork are actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop. Rich in history, these spectacular gems present many facets of a gemstone’s transformation. Together, the wall murals and gems offer a unique opportunity for admiring dazzling representations of beauty in natural and artistic creations.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Sun 11/5/17 at 12pm 
 • Tue 11/7/17 - Sat 11/11/17 at 10am 

An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

Art Show
Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922 – 2016), a third-generation Idahoan and long-time friend and supporter of the Boise Art Museum, had an inspired collecting vision. Unconstrained by conventional collecting practices and the whims of the art market, he enjoyed discovering new facets of an artist’s work. His unique eye and open-mindedness led him to collect artworks across a variety of media—including ceramics, drawings, glass works, paintings, prints, and sculptures. Mr. Fletcher understood the distinctive allure of collecting, and continued to purchase art until his final days. We celebrate his life and his passion for collecting with this special exhibition, which features artworks from his recently received bequest alongside earlier gifts, all of which he lived with and loved for many years. The works in this exhibition demonstrate his commitment to supporting modern and contemporary American art and artists. Mr. Fletcher donated his first gift—a small graphite drawing by Maynard Dixon—to the Museum in 1984. In the years since then, he has made seventeen additional donations to the Museum, totaling nearly 600 works of art. His incredible generosity has significantly shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection of approximately 4,000 objects, by introducing artworks by prominent artists who were previously unrepresented. The Permanent Collection is at the heart of what we do at the Boise Art Museum. We are fortunate to have a strong body of artwork from which to draw for exhibitions and educational programs. The Museum is grateful to Mr. Fletcher and proud to have collaborated with him to benefit our community for generations to come.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Tue 11/7/17 - Sat 11/11/17 at 10am 
 • Sun 11/12/17 at 12pm 

Bricks and Stones

Art Show
Sean Kenney is an artist and children’s book author. He has more than five million LEGO® bricks at his studio in Brooklyn, New York, which he uses to create sculptures and wall murals. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones, such as jade and jasper. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork are actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop. Rich in history, these spectacular gems present many facets of a gemstone’s transformation. Together, the wall murals and gems offer a unique opportunity for admiring dazzling representations of beauty in natural and artistic creations.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Sun 11/12/17 at 12pm 
 • Tue 11/14/17 - Sat 11/18/17 at 10am 

An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

Art Show
Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922 – 2016), a third-generation Idahoan and long-time friend and supporter of the Boise Art Museum, had an inspired collecting vision. Unconstrained by conventional collecting practices and the whims of the art market, he enjoyed discovering new facets of an artist’s work. His unique eye and open-mindedness led him to collect artworks across a variety of media—including ceramics, drawings, glass works, paintings, prints, and sculptures. Mr. Fletcher understood the distinctive allure of collecting, and continued to purchase art until his final days. We celebrate his life and his passion for collecting with this special exhibition, which features artworks from his recently received bequest alongside earlier gifts, all of which he lived with and loved for many years. The works in this exhibition demonstrate his commitment to supporting modern and contemporary American art and artists. Mr. Fletcher donated his first gift—a small graphite drawing by Maynard Dixon—to the Museum in 1984. In the years since then, he has made seventeen additional donations to the Museum, totaling nearly 600 works of art. His incredible generosity has significantly shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection of approximately 4,000 objects, by introducing artworks by prominent artists who were previously unrepresented. The Permanent Collection is at the heart of what we do at the Boise Art Museum. We are fortunate to have a strong body of artwork from which to draw for exhibitions and educational programs. The Museum is grateful to Mr. Fletcher and proud to have collaborated with him to benefit our community for generations to come.
Event Info: (203) 345-8330
Price: Museum admission $3-$8; members, BSU students & children under 6 free
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 • Tue 11/14/17 - Sat 11/18/17 at 10am 
 • Sun 11/19/17 at 12pm 

Bricks and Stones