For Adults

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., Art Break Tour at 2 p.m., and Studio Art Exploration and Art Answers from 4 – 7 p.m. DETAILS »

Sunday Demonstrations
3rd Sunday of each month | 1 – 3 p.m.

Join local artists and experts for afternoon demonstrations and special hands-on experiences related to the exhibitions. Free with admission. BAM members FREE.

Activity Calendar – Sunday Demo

January 21, 2018 Drawing
February 18, 2018 Crocheting
March 18, 2018 Printmaking
April 15, 2018 Sculpting
 May 20, 2018  Painting

Especially for Seniors  Sponsored by Idaho Power
3rd Wednesday of each month | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Seniors (62+) receive free admission all day on the Third Wednesday of each month.

Senior Tour | 2 p.m.
BAM invites area senior citizens to a docent-led tour featuring a different exhibition each month.

Upcoming Senior Tours

December 20, 2017 An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher
  January 17 Cheryl K. Shurtleff: The Road is Wider Than Long
February 21    Jo Hamilton: Knots in Time
March 21 An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher
 April 18  Heather Carson: Sculpted Light
 May 16  Consider the Source

Art Break Tour 
Every Thursday | 2 p.m.
Every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. enjoy a 30-minute talk presented by BAM Docents focusing on artwork found in the Museum
’s exhibitions. Free with admission. BAM members FREE.


BAM’s studio art program encourages the creative abilities of all participants by offering experiences in a variety of art media which provide opportunities for making connections with BAM’s exhibitions. Through reputable artists and educators, we provide quality instruction for all ages in a small-class, non-competitive and enjoyable atmosphere.  Class size is limited to optimize learning.  Participants must pre-register to reserve a space as class size is limited.  Please dress for mess!

Building Drawing Skills

Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 2018
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Instructor: Bryan Anthony Moore, Artist
$45 ($60 non-members) Pre-registration deadline: Friday, February 26, 2018
Explore drawing with artist Bryan Anthony Moore at the Boise Art Museum. A variety of styles, subjects, and formats will be introduced. No prior drawing experience is necessary.  All levels are welcome. Register Now»

Workshop: Fiber Art

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018  |   10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$45 ($60 non-members) Pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Workshop fee includes all materials for use during class.
Work with fiber artist, Rachael Mayer and explore the many facets of textile art. This workshop gives participants the opportunity to work with a variety of artistic techniques associated with textiles and create a wall-hanging of your own. All levels are welcome. Register Now»

Watercolor Open Studio

  Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Instructor: Terra Feast, Curator of Education
$45 ($60 non-members) Pre-registration deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018
Explore watercolor painting with the Boise Art Museum. BAM’s open studio format combines basic techniques for beginners, refreshers for dabbling artists and helpful hints and tips for seasoned painters.  No prior drawing or painting experience is necessary. Basic materials provided for use in class. Course combines demonstrations, discussions and individualized instruction. All levels are welcome. Register Now»