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James Castle House - Inside

 

With ongoing exhibitions, the house hosts a variety of opportunities for visitors to discover James Castle, his house, and the artists who now live here.  

The back bedroom hosts a permanent exhibit cataloging original materials found throughout the Castle family house, along with items specific to Jame's art making practice. These materials offer a unique view into the finishes, patterns, colors and packaging that informed both the construction of the house and are also reflected in Castle’s work. 


James Castle Collection - Peanut Container

Peanut container with colored wads, Courtesy of James Castle Collection and Archive

The Material Life Of James Castle

Ongoing 

The Material Life Of James Castle featured in the historic back bedroom, catalogs original materials found throughout the Castle family house, along with items specific to Jame's art making practice. These materials offer a unique view into the finishes, patterns, colors and packaging that informed the construction of the house and are also reflected in Castle’s work.

Organized by James Castle House

In partnership with:

James Castle Collection and Archive
Byron W Folwell Exhibits


James Castle Artwork

James Castle (1899 – 1977), Untitled (Eugene St. House), n.d., © 2018 James Castle Collection and Archive, All Rights Reserved, City of Boise Collection

Between Board and Batten: Works From The James Castle House

April 28, 2018 - April 27, 2019

Most of James Castle’s surviving artworks and artifacts likely endured decades at 5015 Eugene Street-- some bundled and tucked away, some in plain sight, and some placed between wall boards expectantly waiting for discovery.

This collection of artworks is part of a generous gift of 61 pieces to the City of Boise from the James Castle Collection and Archive in honor of James’ family who cared for him throughout his lifetime, protected his art and nurtured his creative spirit. The works in this collection range from books to soot drawings, and demonstrate the wide range of Castle’s curiosity and skill. Eleven of these artworks were found inside the James Castle House during recent renovations, a fitting discovery in the effort to invite new artistic energy into the space. The City is grateful for this gift, which allows us to bring the works back to the place where James created them.

Organized by James Castle House

In partnership with:

James Castle Collection and Archive