Art and Inclusion at BAM

Boise Art Museum is committed to accessibility and inclusion. We believe that exhibitions, designed with the needs of a range of people of varying abilities, enrich the experiences of all visitors. New learning and engagement affordances to welcome people with low or no vision, no or low hearing, and other differences of ability are being piloted within the exhibition, Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea, which opened on July 31, 2021 and is on display through February 13, 2022, at BAM.


BAM’s New Remote Learning Program – ArtReach

Boise Art Museum is excited to announce the launch of its brand new remote learning program for schools – the FREE Online ArtReach Program!

BAM developed this digital application to meet the current and future needs of Idaho’s teachers and students, with curriculum-aligned, cross-disciplinary educational content that meets state and national visual arts standards. BAM’s new online platform includes themed lessons with images and information about artworks, discussion questions, and art-making videos. K-12 teachers making reservations for the program receive art supplies for a hands-on art project, and free admission passes for students to visit BAM with their families.


Boise Art Museum Receives Distinguished National Honor

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the national museum community, today announced the award of reaccreditation to the Boise Art Museum (BAM). Only 3% (1,095 out of 33,000) of our nation’s museums are currently accredited, and this is a high honor awarded to the Boise Art Museum based upon its professional and community practices.

National AAM reaccreditation demonstrates that the Boise Art Museum is publicly committed to upholding the museum field’s high professional standards for education, public service, and collections care. By achieving this mark of distinction, BAM exemplifies the best that museums have to offer and serves as a reminder of the importance of museums to our communities.