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Outliers and American Vanguard Art

Self-taught artists—variously termed folk, primitive, visionary, naïve, outsider, and isolate—have played a significant role in the history of modernism, yet their contributions have been largely disregarded or forgotten. Organized by the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), this exhibition of 250 diverse works by more than 80 trained and untrained artists reveals how the mainstream…

James Castle House
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JAMES CASTLE HOUSE

The opening of the James Castle House will feature a community party at the historic Egyptian Theatre, a three-day inaugural symposium, citywide exhibitions and receptions, and culminate in the public opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Visit our Events calendar for details. Serving as a testimony to the life and work of American artist, James Castle,…

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Boise City Hall Special Exhibition Opening

Exhibition Celebrates New Acquisitions and Select Works by James Castle The Boise City Department of Arts & History opens a special exhibition on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate the new acquisitions to the Boise Visual Chronicle and Portable Works Collections, and select works by internationally recognized artist, James Castle.   Sixteen…

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Underground with an outsider: 10 finds from the James Castle house dig

Conducting an archaeological dig at famed outsider artist James Castle’s West Boise home site required a special mindset, University of Idaho Professor Mark Warner said. Castle used odd items like handmade “brushes” fashioned from wads of cloth, simple pencils and ink made from soot and spit to create his evocative work. Student archaeologists and volunteers…

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