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

December 18, 2016
Talk with an author about the ways images can inspire stories like those found in Tall Tales.
January 15, 2017 Discover watercolor through the artwork of Kenjiro Nomura and Takuichi Fujii.
February 19, 2017 Explore animation in Laura Heit: Earth & Sky.
March 19, 2017 Learn about utilizing fabric in art.
April 16, 2017 Museum Closed
 May 21, 2017  Talk with a local sculptor about what inspires shape and form.

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.

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!

Watercolor Open Studio Session II

  Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2017
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Instructor: Terra Feast, Curator of Education
$45 ($60 non-members) Pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, April 28, 2017
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»