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Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Dr.
Boise
ID
83702
Tel: 208 345 8330

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Julia Davis Park, just north of the Boise River.

Where are we going today?

The mission of the Boise Art Museum is to create visual arts experiences, engage people, and inspire learning through exceptional exhibitions, collections, and educational opportunities.

The permanent collection comprises more than 3,00 pieces thematically exhibited with a large focus on 20th century American art. Travelling and special event exhibitions add to the grandeur with a wide range of subjects and origins keeping every visit fresh and interesting.

The ARTexperience Gallery is full of hands-on activities geared specifically toward children age 12 and under accompanied by an adult, and is enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$6
  • Children$3
  • Free Under: 6 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm, First Thursday 10am to 8pm, Sunday 12noon to 5pm, Monday Close

Teachers corner

A great many teacher resources available, worth looking into..

I'm Hungry!

There are picnic tables located throughout Julia Davis Park or you may visit the restaurants nearby in downtown Boise or at Boise State University..

Need a little extra help?

The Museum has designated accessible parking and a barrier-free entrance located at the front of the Museum. A wheelchair is available free of charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Museum is equipped with accessible rest rooms and drinking fountain. Listening enhancement systems are available..

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    I actually found a museum I did not like...& that museum is the Boise Art Museum...Maybe it was just the current exhibit that was on display...Maybe it is because I grew up in New York City (which has a vast variety of museums)...Or maybe it's because my schooling at art school was a totally different medium then the art displayed at this museum...But whatever it was, I could not appreciate most of the art work shown here. The museum itself was very small, which I felt was not worth the price it's marked. Even so, I've enjoyed even smaller museums...Read More

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    The shoe exhibition was delightful! Looking forward to returning when I come to Boise.

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by Emily Willen

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I actually found a museum I did not like...& that museum is the Boise Art Museum...Maybe it was just the current exhibit that was on display...Maybe it is because I grew up in New York City (which has a vast variety of museums)...Or maybe it's because my schooling at art school was a totally different medium then the art displayed at this museum...But whatever it was, I could not appreciate most of the art work shown here. The museum itself was very small, which I felt was not worth the price it's marked. Even so, I've enjoyed even smaller museums then this one. The current exhibit (which took up half the museum) reminded me of what Muppet's would look like on crack. The rest of the museum was a bit better, but it was distracting & odd to me how you can mix up the art periods so sporadically. One minute you're looking at a sake jug from the 1800's, the next minute you're looking at a painting made 2 years ago (& it jumps back & forth like this. I'm used to museums like the Guggenheim or the MoMA were work periodically progresses, so you can enjoy the era's in which art came from). Some of the newer art work was also a bit insulting, since it seemed like things I was painting or sculpting before I even went to high school! It also didn't have much variety, as it seem's like it only showed, at the time I visited, only two different themes. I did however like BAM's Art in the Park event (at least that's free admission, & has more variety of work. Items for sale are also way overpriced in my opinion)...

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