“Origins: Material Objects of Culture” display at Boise Art Museum
A new exhibit is coming to the Boise Art Museum and is featuring a collection of artifacts, many which have never been seen by the public. This year-long exhibit by the College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History is featuring 104 artifacts from the storage collections of the museum, which is located in the basement of Boone Science Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The exhibit “Origins: Material Objects of Culture” opens Feb. 23 and will run through Jan. 12, 2014 at BAM, located at the entrance of Julia Davis Park in Downtown Boise.
Items chosen for “Origins” include artifacts such as pottery, basketry, weapons, textiles and other artifacts will be on exhibit, including items from Africa, North America and Papua New Guinea spanning the time period from pre-European contact through the 20th century.
The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History has been part of The College of Idaho campus since 1976 and is looking forward to sharing some of the museum’s never-before-seen collections with the Treasure Valley community. For more information about BAM hours, prices and exhibits, please call (208) 345-8330 or visit the Boise Art Museum website.