$250 – $325

James Castle House: A Place Called Home Inaugural Symposium 2018

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Linen Building

1402 W Grove St

Boise, ID 83702

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Join collectors, scholars and curators worldwide for the first symposium centered around internationally recognized, Idaho artist, James Castle and his house. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to understand James Castle’s work in the context of the distinctive rural places that were his home. Attendees get an inside look at the re-opening of the James Castle House with all its magic and mystery, as well as a preview of efforts to preserve Castle’s famous Shed studio and Cozy Cottage Trailer. Symposium topics include curating and collecting Castle, how Castle’s work explains deafness and how deafness explains Castle’s work, next trends for artist house museums, and more. Experience the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the Springtime with walkable downtown Boise as your basecamp. Follow along and contribute at #JamesCastleHouse.

*Only 150 seats available.*

Registration includes:

  • Private Tour of the James Castle House (pre-opening)

  • Symposium Presentations and Panel Discussions

  • Keynote Luncheon with Nicholas Bell

  • Cocktail Reception at the James Castle Collection & Archive

  • Citywide Castle Exhibitions and Film Screenings

  • Community Party at the Egyptian Theater

  • Discounted rates for students and educators*

*Email artsandhistory@cityofboise.org for details

Optional:

Full-day guided Overland Tour to Garden Valley, Star & Placerville Visit James Castle’s birthplace and the rural Idaho communities he called home. Enjoy stunning vistas and a picnic lunch.


Schedule (preliminary):

PRE-SYMPOSIUM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

9AM – 6 PM
Guided half-day tour to Garden Valley, Star and Placerville, Idaho - Space is Limited

Evening
Urban Campfire with Castle-inspired stories


SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, April 26, 2018

8 AM
Symposium Check-in and Registration

8:30 AM
Private Tour: The James Castle House - Space is Limited

10 - 11:15 AM
Morning Sessions

12 PM
Lunch Reception at Boise State University

1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Boise Art Museum Castle Showcase and Talk

3 PM
Private Tour: The James Castle House - Space is Limited

3 - 5 PM
Artist Showcase

2:30 - 5 PM
Afternoon Sessions

6:30 PM
Community Party: Opening the James Castle House and Public Film Screening
Hosted by Boise City Mayor David Bieter


SYMPOSIUM
Friday, April 27, 2018

9 AM - 12 PM
Morning Sessions

12 PM
Keynote Lunch featuring Nicholas R. Bell on James Castle's Sense of Place

2PM - 5:30 PM
Afternoon Sessions

6:30 PM
Cocktail Reception at the James Castle Collection and Archive


PUBLIC OPENING
Saturday, April 28, 2018

12 PM
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Boise City Mayor David Bieter
Public Opening: The James Castle House

1 - 4 PM
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1402 W Grove St

Boise, ID 83702

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