Boise Art Museum

Location: 670 South Julia Drive, Boise
Phone: (308) 345-8330
Originating in 1931 as the Boise Art Association, today’s Boise Art Museum is the only AAM (American Association of Museums) accredited Idaho art museum. After years of volunteer management, the museum received its first professional staff in the mid 1960s, and in 1988, it received its initial accreditation. Throughout its history, the Boise Art Museum has strived to collect and display regional and national artwork, as well as nationally acclaimed exhibitions. The museum houses an extensive permanent collection of works, including the nationally recognized American Realist works of Glenn C. Janss.

The Boise Art Museum is also on a mission to educate the public. With community support, the museum created a schedule of education programs, including such events as the studio art program, school tours, lectures, family days, after hours promotional events that include regular jazz concerts, and September’s Art in the Park festival. It is estimated that the museum reaches out to more than 13,000 students every year. With more than a dozen different exhibitions each year, the museum offers instant access to culture often only found in more metropolitan areas. The museum is open 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Friday through Sunday. On Thursdays, the museum is open from 10 AM to 8 PM with extended hours to 9 PM on the first Thursday of each month. Admission is $5 general, $3 for seniors and college students, $1 for youth in grades 1-12, and half price admission on the first Thursday of each month.

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