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2017 Idaho Triennial: Call to Artists

June 13th, 2016

BOISE ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2017 Idaho Triennial | Call for Artist Entries Boise, ID – The Boise Art Museum invites Idaho artists to submit artwork to be considered for the 2017 Idaho Triennial. The Triennial is Idaho’s premiere exhibition opportunity for Idaho artists. Held every three years, the Triennial is a statewide, juried art exhibition… Read more »



BAM Trees

March 7th, 2016

Exciting changes are in store for BAM’s landscaping, improving Museum visibility and opening up new possibilities for welcoming our visitors. Here is a historical look back at BAM’s changing façade and landscaping. Boise Gallery of Art, 1964 Boise Gallery of Art, c. 1970s-1980s Boise Art Museum, c. 1992 Boise Art Museum, 2014 Boise Art Museum,… Read more »



NEA funding awarded to BAM for Minidoka exhibition

December 11th, 2015

Funding Awarded for Arts Projects that Celebrate the National Parks Includes $30,000 awarded to Boise Art Museum Boise — The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service announced $797,500 in 33 grants in 16 states, including an award of $30,000 to the Boise Art Museum to support the development of an exhibition,… Read more »



BAM’s Longtime Curator of Art, Sandy Harthorn, Announces Retirement

September 1st, 2015

BAM’s Longtime Curator of Art, Sandy Harthorn, Announces Retirement BOISE, ID — Sandy Harthorn, BAM’s Curator of Art, has announced that she will retire from the Boise Art Museum effective January 1, 2016.  Harthorn began her career at the Boise Art Museum as a volunteer in 1976 and became a full-time employee in 1980.  Over… Read more »



BAM Featured in Exhibition of Student Artwork Presented by AAMD and the U.S. Dept. of Education

April 7th, 2015

Exhibition Spotlights Work of Students Created in Innovative Educational Programs Highlighting 21st-century Skills BOISE, ID —The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), in partnership with the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C., presents the exhibition Museums: pARTners in Learning 2015, on view in Washington from May 6 – June 30, 2015. The third… Read more »



Boise Art Museum Director and BAM Accepted into Association of Art Museum Directors

May 1st, 2013

Boise, ID – Boise Art Museum is pleased to announce that Melanie Fales, Executive Director/CEO of the Boise Art Museum has been accepted into the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD). Membership in AAMD consists of directors of 220 art museums in the United States, Canada, and Mexico which meet exacting standards of purpose, size… Read more »



Boise Art Museum is awarded $40,000 grant from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

March 27th, 2013

BOISE – Boise Art Museum (BAM) is pleased to announce a $40,000 grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in Seattle, WA, to support a site specific installation at the Boise Art Museum in June, 2013 entitled Mars: Revisited by New York artists Kahn/Selesnick. Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn have been collaborating as Kahn/Selesnick… Read more »



2013 Idaho Triennial Call for Artist Entries

March 25th, 2013

Boise, ID – The Boise Art Museum invites Idaho artists to submit artwork to be considered for the 2013 Idaho Triennial. The Triennial is Idaho’s premiere exhibition opportunity for Idaho artists. Held every three years, the Triennial is a statewide, juried art exhibition that reflects the quality and diversity of artwork being created in Idaho…. Read more »



Museum Recognizes High School Artists Higher Ground at the Boise Art Museum

March 22nd, 2013

March 16 – May 5, 2013 Boise – Boise Art Museum (BAM) proudly announces Higher Ground, a biennial juried exhibition showcasing artwork by high school students in the Boise and Meridian school districts, on display March 16 – May 5, 2013. 278 students from 14 local high schools submitted work for consideration for this 7th… Read more »



Boise Art Museum Awarded $150,000 Grant from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation

March 19th, 2013

Boise, ID – The Boise Art Museum is pleased to announce a grant of $150,000 from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, supporting the Museum’s exhibition program. This funding will enable BAM to present three extraordinary exhibitions over the next three years. BAM’s exhibitions are the basis of the Museum’s service and programs. Each year, more… Read more »



BAM’s ART OF FASHION SHOW

October 26th, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012 │ 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. DOORS OPEN @ 6:00 p.m. SHOW BEGINS @ 6:30 p.m. BAM Members $10.00 │ Non-Members $15.00 18 and older ADVANCE TICKETS @ www.www.boiseartmuseum.org Proceeds from this event support BAM’s Education Programs Boise, ID – Boise Art Museum A glamorous night at BAM! A runway show… Read more »



BAM and NNU Collaborate to Provide Free Admission for NNU Students

September 18th, 2012

BOISE –Boise Art Museum (BAM) is proud to announce a new partnership with Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) to provide college students with opportunities to experience exceptional visual art exhibitions and educational programs, free of charge. All current full-time NNU students with valid identification cards receive free admission to BAM through August 23, 2013. “We have… Read more »



BAM and BSU Collaborate to Provide Free Admission for BSU Students

September 10th, 2012

BOISE – For the seventh year, Boise Art Museum is partnering with Boise State University to provide college students with opportunities to experience exceptional visual art exhibitions and educational programs, free of charge. All current full-time BSU students with valid identification cards receive free admission to BAM through August 23, 2012. The partnership was initiated… Read more »



Knit BAM! Community Day: At the Center of the Earth

May 31st, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012, noon – 4:00 p.m. Knit, Stitch, Wrap, Sew and Adorn BAM Program is free with Regular Admission to BAM FREE for BAM Members Help us knit, cover and adorn the Boise Art Museum! Community Day: At the Center of the Earth will be held on Saturday, June 2 from noon to… Read more »



Limited Edition Library Card Celebrates Boise Art Museum’s 75th Anniversary

May 10th, 2012

Boise, ID –Boise Public Library announced today that it is offering a new, limited edition library card commemorating the Boise Art Museum’s 75th Anniversary. The museum, which is opposite the Main Library on Capitol Boulevard, opened in 1937 in Julia Davis Park as the Boise Gallery of Art. It was renamed Boise Art Museum (BAM)… Read more »



Meet Me at the Center of the Earth – BAM 75th anniversary exhibition opening party features Nick Cave Soundsuits

April 26th, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 5:30 p.m. Live kinetic Soundsuit Performance by dancers from Ballet Idaho $15 non-members, FREE for BAM Members Boise, ID –Boise Art Museum Nick Cave:Meet Me at the Center of the Earth – 75th Anniversary Exhibition May 19 – November 4, 2012 Please join us for an evening in celebration of Boise… Read more »



Boise Art Museum Open to Interpretation – 75th Anniversary Exhibition

December 6th, 2011

December 17, 2011 – April 15, 2012 The Boise Art Museum’s 75th Anniversary exhibition, Open to Interpretation, is ushering in the 2012 celebration of the Boise Art Museum, highlighting over 100 important artworks from the Museum’s Permanent Collection in a variety of mediums and from both historical and contemporary periods. The exhibition is being selected… Read more »



BAM and BSU Collaborate to Provide Free Admission for BSU Students

November 9th, 2011

BOISE – For the seventh year, Boise Art Museum is partnering with Boise State University to provide college students with opportunities to experience exceptional visual art exhibitions and educational programs, free of charge. All current full-time BSU students with valid identification cards receive free admission to BAM through August 23, 2012. The partnership was initiated… Read more »



BAM Brings Comics Artists to Comics Art Mob

November 8th, 2011

Boise, ID –Boise Art Museum is hosting an all-day Comics Art Mob on Saturday, November 12! Comics Art Mob is filled with activities for comics fans, novices and professionals in conjunction with the exhibition Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel. Local and regional comics artists are presenting, including Portland artist Joëlle Jones… Read more »



An Open Door to Art at Boise Art Museum

August 1st, 2009

BOISE – For the fifth year, Boise Art Museum is partnering with Boise State University to provide local college students with opportunities to experience world-class visual art exhibitions and educational programs, free of charge. Beginning August 24, 2009 all current full-time BSU students with valid identification cards will receive free admission to BAM until August… Read more »



Hotel 43 Offers Passport to Boise Art Scene

June 17th, 2009

BOISE, Idaho (17 June 2009) — Imagine an art-filled weekend spent lingering in spacious galleries, watching Shakespeare performed under the stars, then attending a philharmonic concert the next morning after breakfast. Now imagine doing it all for free or for a fraction of the cost while staying at stylish Hotel 43 in downtown Boise. Experiencing… Read more »



Idaho Black History Museum in collaboration with the Boise Art Museum presents FAITH RINGGOLD PRINT UNVEILING 

January 21st, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 5:30 p.m. Boise Art Museum BOISE – A public premiere/unveiling of a new limited-edition print by renowned artist Faith Ringgold will take place at the Boise Art Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. The event is hosted by the Idaho Black History Museum. The limitededition prints will be… Read more »



Fales Named Executive Director for Boise Art Museum

November 18th, 2008

Boise, ID – “Melanie Fales, Interim Executive Director and Curator of Education for the Boise Art Museum (BAM), has been promoted to Executive Director,” Amy McDevitt, president of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, announced today. “After careful deliberation, the Board determined Melanie is absolutely the right person at the right time to lead the Boise… Read more »



BAM awarded national re-accreditation by American Association of Museums

January 3rd, 2008

BOISE – In December 2007 Boise Art Museum (BAM) received an award of re-accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM). A letter to BAM from Dr. Ford W. Bell, President, AAM, states, “Through your participation in the accreditation process, you demonstrate that you, your staff, and trustees are publicly committed to upholding and sustaining… Read more »