First Thursday


10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Admission by donation
BAM offers extended hours on the First Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. along with special programs including Ask a Docent at Noon and 2 p.m. and Studio Art Exploration and Art Answers from 4 – 7 p.m.

Ask a Docent
Noon and 2 p.m.

Have a question? Visitors are encouraged to talk with docents stationed in galleries throughout the Museum at Noon and 2 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Just look for the “Ask Me” sign.

Art Break Tour 
2 p.m.
Enjoy a 30-minute talk presented by BAM Docents focusing on artwork found in the Museum’s exhibitions at 2 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

Studio Art Exploration  Sponsored by the Art4Moore Fund of Tides Foundation
4 – 7 p.m.
Art lovers of all ages and abilities re invited to drop in and explore art media in the Albertson’s Education Studio on the first Thursday of each month from 4 – 7 p.m.

Activity Calendar – Studio Art Exploration

September 6, 2018 View Pierre Daura: Fifty Fifty and create a self-portrait.
October 4, 2018 Join BOSCO artists for demonstrations and create your own work of art after viewing BAM’s exhibitions.
November 1, 2018 Explore Construction, Deconstruction, and Abstraction: The Art of James Castle and create a drawing of a place that’s important to you.
December 6, 2018 Create a layered work of art inspired by A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass.

Art Answers
4 – 7 p.m.

BAM’s new Art Answers program is a comfortable way for visitors of all ages to learn more about artwork, exhibitions, artists, and materials Just look for the ‘Ask Me’ sign in BAM’s galleries! Offered on the first Thursday of each month, visitors can stop by any time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Art Answers features a different work of art every month.

Program Calendar – Art Answers

December 6, 2018 Learn about the properties of glass in A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass.
January 3, 2019 Visit Charles Gill: Observatory and speak with the artist about his inspiration.
February 7, 2019 Visit with a designer and learn how patterns and textures add interest to surfaces.
March 7, 2019 Discover printmaking techniques in Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25.
April 4, 2019 Explore the BSU Faculty Biennial and speak to the artists about their processes.
May 2, 2019 Learn from a ceramicist about the glazing and firing processes in conjunction with Jae Yong Kim: Donut Ever Forget Me.