Press Room: Museum News

BAM Receives Local, Regional, and National Awards

The Boise Art Museum is pleased to announce the acceptance of multiple awards in our 80th anniversary year. These awards have provided local, regional, and national recognition for BAM. . City of Boise – Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Arts and History – Spotlight Award In September, the Museum received the Mayor’s Arts and History… Read more »

2017 Idaho Triennial: Call to Artists

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

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

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

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 and NNU Collaborate to Provide Free Admission for NNU Students

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

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 and BSU Collaborate to Provide Free Admission for BSU Students

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 »

Hotel 43 Offers Passport to Boise Art Scene

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 »

Fales Named Executive Director for Boise Art Museum

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

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 »