The grant from the Boise-based Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation will partially fund three future exhibits. Two are already set.
- “The World Stage: Israel” is a series of large-scale portraits by Kehinde Wiley exploring the Diaspora among people of different religious backgrounds from Israel. The exhibit is being organized by the Boise Art Museum and will run from June 22 to Oct. 27. (A sample of Wiley’s work is below.)
- The traveling exhibit “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami” will come from the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles and International Arts and Artists in Washington D.C. It features works from 43 master folders that show the Japanese art in its development from fine craft to fine art. It will be in Boise Oct. 24, 2015 to Jan 17, 2016.
- The third exhibit is in the works says Boise Art Museum executive director Melanie Fales.
The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation is one of the oldest and largest charitable organizations in Idaho and has funded multiple projects at the museum from education to exhibition.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to continue that relationship,” Fales says.