Boise, ID –Boise Public Library announced today that it is offering a new, limited edition library card commemorating the Boise Art Museum’s 75th Anniversary. The museum, which is opposite the Main Library on Capitol Boulevard, opened in 1937 in Julia Davis Park as the Boise Gallery of Art. It was renamed Boise Art Museum (BAM) in 1988.
BAM is the only collecting art museum in Idaho to hold American Association of Museums accreditation, and is among 4% of museums nationwide that have earned this distinction. Its exhibitions have included the works of historic, nationally recognized artists such as Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frederic Remington, and Frank Lloyd Wright, in addition to cutting edge art from a broad range of contemporary artists. The Museum’s Permanent Collection focuses on 20th century American art, with a long-standing emphasis on artists of the Northwest, American Realism and ceramics.
“We are pleased to showcase Boise Art Museum’s 75th anniversary and the longstanding partnership between BAM and the Boise Public Library through the release of this commemorative card. We look forward to continuing our collaborative relationship for the benefit of our community into the future,” said BAM’s Executive Director Melanie Fales.
The elegant black and silver card, designed by graphic designer Geoffrey Beard, depicts a stylized image of the exterior of the Museum’s Sculpture Court, and includes the Museum’s 75th Anniversary logo. The card joins a stable of seven other card designs offered by the library. See the new and existing designs at www.boisepubliclibrary.org.