IDAHO FALLS, ID. – On Thursday, October 4, the Museum of Idaho (MOI) opened an exhibit of steampunk art created by local artists. The 27 paintings, drawings, photos, and mixed media works were inspired by the museum’s current Discover Steampunk exhibit and the steampunk genre in general.
The exhibit represents a collaboration between The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM), which invited the artists, and MOI, which granted the artists free access to the Discover Steampunk exhibit.
According to TAM Executive Director Miyai Abe Griggs, “There was a great deal of excitement among many of our local artists when they heard MOI was bringing a steampunk-themed exhibit to Idaho Falls. While this is not the first time MOI and TAM have collaborated in this manner, it is the first time the exhibit-inspired artwork by the Museum Artist group has been exhibited at both museums. We appreciate the MOI accommodating our local artists to have such direct access to their exhibit and helping us promote the arts to a wider audience!”
The artwork is on display in the museum’s first-floor event space, and will be open to the public when
the room is available. Most of the artwork is for sale, with pieces ranging from $75 up to $2,500. Sales of
the artwork benefit both the local artists and MOI.
The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 15.