Hello Modern Art Fans

Hello Modern Art Fans, Nearly every year filmmaker Andy Lawless has documented Modern Art and over time has produced a number of great videos that capture the flavor and quirky nature of the proceedings.  You can watch his work and those of other artists at our Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/84270 Next week we hope to have […]

Countdown to Modern Art 2014

It’s time to start the countdown to Modern Art 2014, happening this year on Thursday May 1st.  This year’s applicants were particularly strong so we are expecting an exciting show.  Last year’s Modern Art gave us everything from the sublime to the absurd and this year promises more art to inspire, amuse and confuse.  Over […]

The 39 Rooms Film Festival

The Modern Hotel Boise City Arts and History Sesqui–Shop present: 39 Rooms Film Festival: All Roads Lead Home, Idaho 5 Films, 5 Filmmakers Saturday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m. They say all roads lead home, and with our first showcase of the 39 Rooms Festival, we offer you a peek at the work of five filmmakers, […]

Modern Art 2008 to 2014

In 2008, the first year of Modern Art we felt like we were holding our collective breath as we prepared for the big day. We had invited artists, spent $100 on posters, and called in our favorite taco truck. What more would we need? (Outside of electrical hookups, tents, tables and chairs, trash cans, recycling […]

Modern Love

Our Valentine to you—Mati Young, iPhoneographer Join us for dinner on Valentine’s Day. Stay the night. Then drop in for a complimentary photo between the hours of 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm  in room 118. The photographer is Mati Young, and she almost looks like a valentine—cute, nice smile, engaging, creative and open to life’s  […]

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 […]

In-Room Movies-yes-but what about an In-Room Film Festival?

For Immediate Release November 25, 2013 Contact: Michal Lloyd p 208-424-8244 c 208-319-4684 39 Rooms Film Festival Call for Short Film Entries Idaho, November 25, 2013 — The Modern Hotel in conjunction with the Sun Valley Film Festival, is pleased to issue a Call For Entries to filmmakers for our First Annual 39 Rooms Film Exhibition. […]

Modern Art rules of engagement! May 2nd, 5-10pm

While over 60 Modern Artists are putting finishing touches on their innovative creations for Modern Art we at The Modern are gearing up with great anticipation for the Sixth annual creative blitz this Thursday May 2nd. Check in time for the artists is 3:00 when they will begin a 2 hour mad dash to complete […]

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 […]