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History of Boise Art Museum

The history of the Boise Art Museum is interesting. In 1961, the museum was incorporated as Boise Gallery of Art. It was started as a non-profit organization with two galleries and a small lobby space. The Art Deco edifice stood on a 3000 sq. feet land. The structure of the building was beautiful. Indeed, it initiated in the year 1931 as the Boise Art Association by the people of Idaho. A group of around thirty people was eager to promote art and culture in the city of Boise and they proposed the idea of starting an organization that would be dedicated to fine art and its promotion. Thus, the Boise Gallery of Art was constructed in the Julia Davis Park. In fact, Boise Art Museum or BAM is the only museum with AAM authorization in Idaho.

Store at BAM

Boise Museum of Art also a store in it.

This store features some of the best and exceptional collection of functional items that are ornate even. These include ceramics items, giftware, hand-made glass products as well as jewelry.

These products are designer products created by renowned artists. Besides, BAM also offers quality selection of craft, architecture, good collection of books and novels for both adults and children. There are gifts, cards and stationery items too. These all are a kind of support to Boise Art Museumís exhibitions and varied educational programs. If you are already a member of the museum, you are sure to receive ten to twenty percent discounts. The store of the museum also offers services like providing its visitors with gift certificates, offering shipping arrangements and gift wrapping which is free of cost.

Boise is also famous for offering educational programs like public programs, art reach programs, art classes, educational news and much more. It also showcase exhibitions done up by renowned artists. For further information, you can visit the museumís website also.

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