BIG new exhibit at BAM

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A behind-the-scenes visit to BAM this morning showed museum staff uncrating one of Jun Kaneko's ceramic Dangos, large-scale ceramic pieces. The piece weighs 900 pounds and took no less than seven staff members to uncrate, lift and place it—with specific instructions from Kaneko's studio—curator Sandy Harthorn making sure it was perfectly situated on the metal plate on which it will rest.

Another work of note is the breathlessly blue Head, a 6-foot tall face in repose which is incredible in photos, but even more imposing in person.

Unbelievably, the huge piece will sit on a several-foot high table in the main entrance to the gallery. See it for yourself.

To read more about Kaneko, click here: Idaho Arts Quarterly.

670 Julia Davis Dr., 208-345-8330, www.boiseartmuseum.org

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