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When you become a member, you receive unparalleled access to explore the Museum while also nurturing your creativity and playing an important role in supporting Boise’s oldest visual arts organization.

Join today and receive 12 months of free access to exhibitions, special member receptions, programs and events, and much more! With your support, we can continue to provide the visual arts programs that make BAM a cultural jewel in our community.

To learn more contact Jennifer, BAM’s Membership/Administrative Assistant, at 208-345-8330 ext. 110 or by e-mail.

BAM Core Benefits
All BAM members receive these core benefits:

  • Free admission to the Museum for an entire year for BAM cardholders, including free admission to monthly programs and the ARTexperience Gallery
  • Subscription to BAM’s printed mailings and monthly
    e-newsletter (E-35 members do not receive printed materials)
  • 10% discount and $5 gift certificate in The BAM Store
    (E-35 members receive 10% discount only)
  • Discounts on BAM classes, workshops and ticketed events
  • Invitations to special events and free member receptions
  • Discounts and privileges at area businesses, including 20% discount on room
    reservations at Hotel 43

Depending upon the membership level you choose, additional benefits also apply. See levels and benefits listed to the right. »

Kid and Teen Cards
At the Dual/Family level ($60) and above, all dependents ages 17 and under living in the residence receive their own membership cards, which are stamped when cardholders visit the Museum. A child who collects six stamps may redeem his or her Kid and Teen Card for $5 worth of BAM Store merchandise. Each child also receives an art project to complete at home. Teens receive information about upcoming programs and Teen nights. (Grandchildren listed on a Family Plus membership do not receive Kid or Teen Cards).

Reciprocal Membership Programs
When you join BAM at the Advocate level ($125) and above, you enjoy access to more than 1,300 museums in the United States and Canada with the North American Reciprocal Museum Membership. For a full list of participating museums and NARM privileges, CLICK HERE »

Members at the Contributing level ($250) and above receive access to even more museums through the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) program.  For a full list of museums participating in ROAM, CLICK HERE »

Members at the Contributing level ($250) and above also receive a reciprocal membership with the Sun Valley Museum of Art in Sun Valley, Idaho. Benefits include discounts and advance purchases on classes and events at the Sun Valley Museum of Art.

NEW! Local Restaurant Discounts
BAM Members now enjoy these special discounts at White Dog Brewing and Gas Lantern Drinking Company:

White Dog Brewing – 10% off all food and draft dine-in purchases
Gas Lantern Drinking Company – 50% off all house wine and draft beer and 10% all dine-in food purchases

Please note: BAM Members must provide proof of membership with current, unexpired BAM Membership card.



BAM offers a unique opportunity to support the Museum’s Permanent Collection while gaining insight into the visual arts with like-minded individuals. Members learn about the ever-changing world of art and meet new friends.

BAM members at the Advocate level ($125) and above are eligible to join Collectors Forum (CF). BAM now offers three membership options–Contemporary Art Circle, Northwest Art Circle, and American Art Circle–each of which supports BAM’s Permanent Collection in a unique way. Annual dues range from $400-$800 for individuals and $800-$1600 for couples. Details»

Dues directly support BAM’s Permanent Collection and CF programs/events. Members gather for exclusive programs each year, from artist lectures to exhibition previews, as well as an annual social event.

Support what you love, while having fun, learning, and building a unique community asset!

If you are interested in joining, please contact BAM’s Membership Assistant, Jennifer, at 208-345-8330 ext. 110.

Collectors Forum levels & benefits | CLICK HERE »

Collectors Forum Art Acquisitions since 1991 | CLICK HERE »

IMAGE: Deborah Butterfield, Democrat, 1995, found steel. Purchased in 1997 with CF Acquisition Funds, BAM Acquisition Funds, and Private Donations.

Are you a Boise Art Museum Affiliate?
The following individuals qualify for a BAM Affiliate Individual Membership at $35/year:

• Full-time Educators
• Professional Artists

Memberships Make Great Gifts
membership gifts
Surprise your friends and family with the gift of art! A BAM Gift Membership is a unique gift for any occasion, and it lasts all year long. Purchase at the BAM Store or call Jennifer at 208.345.8330 x110.

Boise Art Museum may deny membership for any reason including but not limited to disruptive behavior, harassment, threats, misconduct or ill will toward the Museum, its employees or volunteers or a lack of support for the direction, purpose or mission of the organization.

Membership Levels

Select a level to view benefits and purchase

BAM welcomes

FREE One-Year BAM Membership

New U.S. Citizens are invited to join BAM with a FREE one-year membership within one year of becoming a naturalized U.S. Citizen in Idaho.

Present your certificate of naturalization to BAM Store staff to receive a complimentary BAM Family/Dual membership for one year.

Donate to BAM

BAM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your donations are tax-deductible.