Art Reach

FREE ArtReach Program

Supported in part by grants from J.R. Simplot Company Foundation, Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, and the Whittenberger Foundation.

BAM’s ArtReach Program serves schools outside of a 15-mile radius and within a 50-mile radius from BAM. A BAM trained educator travels to classrooms and engages students for 90 minutes in lively discussions and hands-on activities related to BAM’s collection and the classroom curricula. Visits are developed for pre-K through twelfth grades.

Download 2018-2019 Brochure

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See if your school is eligible for a FREE ArtReach visit.


• FREE programs for schools outside of a 15-mile radius and within a 50-mile radius from BAM

• BAM-trained educator travels to classrooms with materials

• 60-75 minute programs developed for pre-K through high school students

• Programs are related to BAM’s collection and the classroom curricula

You provide:

  • Students (up to 30) with first-name-only name tags
  • Electric power source
  • Projection screen (or paper-covered wall)
  • Space for discussion and hands-on activity
  • Your normal classroom discipline

BAM ArtReach Instructor brings:

  • Projector and other equipment
  • Supplies for a hands-on experience
  • 3-5 digital images (Original artwork cannot travel due to insurance and liability issues.)
  • Free passes that encourage students to
    visit BAM
Times: The program is offered Tuesday through Friday, September 18, 2018 through May 24, 2019 and 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. AM can adjust morning and afternoon times by 30 minutes to accommodate class schedules. One visit per classroom.Cost: This program is free for schools outside of a 15-mile radius and within a 50-mile radius from BAM thanks to the generous grant support. In addition, students who participate in BAM’s ArtReach Program will receive a Free Return Pass to visit the Museum.Content: A Pre-Visit Art Pack will be emailed to you prior to the visit to help prepare the students and to offer ideas for extending the experience beyond BAM’s visit.