Saturday, February 25, 2012

Need Something To Do Saturday?

Posted By on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 6:00 AM

The old adage that opposites attract must have some truth to it—salty peanut butter goes oh-so-well with sweet jelly, and Paula Abdul believed it enough to write a catchy song about it.

Boise Art Museum also recognizes the validity of this theory. BAM's new exhibition, Eastern Traditions, Western Expressions, combines two geographical opposites. Today, your whole crew can interact with the show during the museum's Family Day. The exhibition combines historic and contemporary Asian artwork, along with a slew of technological components that enable visitors to do more than just gawk at the pieces. The gallery features touch-screen computer stations with art games, short films and audio clips. Cellphone tours are also available, and family activity packs enable attendees of all ages to experience the exhibition in a new way.

Family Day runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and is FREE for BAM members. For nonmembers, standard admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, $1 for school-aged children and FREE for children younger than 6.

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