Tall Tales: Narratives from the Permanent Collection

Exhibition Website

Apr 9 2016 - May 14 2017

Stories shape our knowledge and understanding of the world. Hearing and telling them can help us consider who we are and what we believe. Aiding us in both recording the past and mapping the future, stories entertain, exhort, and instruct. Presenting a stunning arrangement of narrative works from Boise Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, the exhibition explores the ways in which artists—from today and yesterday—use a visual language to tell tales. You are invited to use works from each of the exhibition’s sections—character, setting, and plot—as inspiration to construct your own narratives.

Boise Art Museum is pleased to present this exhibition and to collaborate with The Cabin. Nine local authors have contributed works of flash fiction and poetry, inspired by nine works of art featured in BAM’s The Whole Story Art Cards. The authors will be performing readings of their works at the Boise Art Museum.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • Don King
  • David Airhart
  • and others

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