Treefort 2014

Again this year we are blessed with the Treefort Music Festival. Great bands migrate north from the warmth of Austin, Texas and will breeze into town to warm up our city March 20-24. If you didn’t go last year, I’ll offer some words of wisdom–or what I’m proclaiming to be wisdom. Go to Treefort, indulge […]

MORE MODERN ARTISTS ON RADIO BOISE

Tune in to Radio Boise 89.9 FM to hear three more Modern Artists interviewed about their creations, interests and inspirations as we count down to Modern Art. Perhaps artist Brooke Burton will give insight into her fascination for the packing peanut.  Ceramicist Angela Neiwert may elaborate on the connection her work has to history and […]

MODERN ART DOWNTOWN @ THE EGYPTIAN THEATER

In the weeks leading up to Modern Art we are lucky to have successfully coerced five unique Modern Artists from our roster to create art installations that fill the Egyptian Theater Window located on the corner of Main and Capitol. Special thanks to artist Tomas Montano for curating, designing and organizing this and to the […]

The Modern Art Application Deadline Is Approaching.

Come share your work with 3000 of your closest friends!  The Modern is again gearing up to host the Modern Art event the first Thursday in May.  We are expecting another year full of innovative surprises as artists take over and fill the rooms with their unusual, singular and entertaining ideas. Artists, get your application […]

CALL FOR ARTISTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL MODERN ART EVENT

first thursday in may 2013 THE MODERN HOTEL IS AGAIN OPENING ITS ROOMS FOR ARTISTS TO DISPLAY, SHOW, CREATE LIVE, OR PERFORM THEIR WORK. SUBMISSION FORMS AVAILABLE AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE MODERN AND HERE  FORMS ARE DUE AT THE MODERN BY MARCH 1st. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT AMY O’BRIEN OR KERRY TULLIS […]

Special Event: February 7, Trey McIntyre Project

Join us Feb. 7 at the Basque Center for a fundraiser benefitting the Basque Museum and Cultural Center. See a sneak preview performance of Trey McIntyre’s Arrantza, part of our February 16 Spring Show. We also welcome the Oinkari Basque Dancers as part of the celebration. Wine, paella and dance … come Basque in the […]

Modern Bar Cocktail Naming Contest

At the Modern, we’re pretty good at coming up with cocktails. Naming them…not so much. So we are holding a contest. Most cocktail naming contests begin with the cocktail, ours begins with the name. We’re up for a challenge. You give us the name; we’ll craft cocktails inspired by our favorites. Winners will receive a […]

letter from room 235

hi there, i am writing from room 235 where i just returned after a very lovely dinner and concert on the patio. i am just so in love with everything about your fine hotel that i HAD to write, right now, and tell you all. when we told friends we were traveling to boise to […]

Food, Drinks and Art!

3 of our favorite things combined with 3 of our favorite Food Trucks… Modern Art is rapidly approaching and what does a hungry art lover do when she doesn’t want to tear herself her away from the awesomeness that is Modern Art? Relax, this year we have your back. Or your belly. The Boise Fry […]

A room, a hare, Bill and Kirsten

For Modern Art 2010, artists Bill Lewis and Kirsten Furlong collaborated in Room 117.  Using the work of the German performance/installation artist, sculptor and art theorist Joseph Beuys as inspiration, Lewis and Furlong spent the whole of Modern Art within their room in a tableau vivant.  Take a look at the photos below and marvel […]