BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY FINE ARTS BUILDING
A state-of-the-art facility for fine arts that complements and deepens Boise State involvment in the city and region's celebrated arts and culture community.
• Optimum visibility at Boise's 9th Street and Capitol Boulevard corridor.
• 90,000 square feet and five stories with modern design and industrial finishes.
• Extension of the Boise State campus into the cultural heart of the city.
• Virtual reality World Museum — technology brings galleries of the world to students right here.
• Companion to the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts and a quick walk from the Boise Art Museum, The Cabin Literary Center, the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial and local theaters.
• A center for artistic expression and creativity that inspires and delights.
• Classroom and studio space, plus a high-visibility 4,000 square-foot art gallery for the public and campus community to view exclusive exhibitions and collections.
The World Museum will transport students to art galleries across the globe so they can see first hand the role art has played in civilization. This new high-tech and interactive space will employ the latest virtual reality technology developed on our campus so students in Boise can tour the Louvre in Paris, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain — all in one day. Imagine students taking a virtual tour of Michelangelo’s Pietà as though they were in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Here technology will truly intersect with the arts, and the experience we can provide to students of all ages will be richer for it. Watch the video below to learn more about the World Museum, or click here to see a fact sheet.
"Art is especially good for young students, according to the first large-scale, randomized-control study to measure what students learn from school tours of art museums. Reported in Education Next, the study shows that students exposed to museums, galleries and performing arts centers display better critical thinking skills and education memory — along with greater tolerance, historical understanding and other attributes we all want instilled in our children and grandchildren." — Bob Kustra, in an Idaho Statesman guest opinion editorial
Click here to read the guest opinion editorial.
Click here to learn more about the building, see digital renderings and learn about unique naming opportunities for supporters of the arts.
Fill out the form below to donate now. For information about additional ways to give to the Fine Arts Building, contact:
Jim OgleDirector of DevelopmentCollege of Arts & Sciences(208) email@example.com
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