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

May 21, 2017 Talk with a local sculptor about what inspires shape and form.
June 18, 2017 Explore different styles of portraiture after visiting When Modern Was Contemporary.
July 16, 2017 Talk to an engineer about building techniques in conjunction with the exhibition featuring artwork made from LEGO® bricks.
August 20, 2017 Discover some of the challenges of contemporary painting, with a local artist.

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

May 17, 2017 An Intentional Eye
June 21, 2017 When Modern Was Contemporary
July 19, 2017 Bricks and Stones
August 16, 2017 When Modern Was Contemporary

Art Break Tour  Sponsored by the Da Vinci Art Guild
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!

Workshop: Ceramics

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017  |   10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$45 ($60 non-members) Pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Workshop fee includes all materials for use during class.
Work directly with a local artist who will lead participants through an introduction to ceramic processes. Participants will learn to both throw on a potter's wheel and hand build. Projects will be fired after the class. No prior experience is necessary.     Register Now»

Drawing and Printmaking

August 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2017
  Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2017
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Instructor: Terra Feast, Curator of Education
$45 ($60 non-members) Pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Learn to sketch and create your own prints with the Boise Art Museum! Inspired by Boise Art Museum's current exhibitions, students turn basic drawing techniques into polished prints. Beginners are welcome. This two-part class begins with an introduction to drawing and continues with an exploration of printmaking techniques. A variety of styles, subjects, and formats will be introduced. No prior drawing experience is necessary. Register Now»