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Partnership with BAM Provides More Than Just Free Admission

By: Sherry Squires   Published 11:55 am / October 4, 2017

Boise State and Boise Art Museum (BAM) are celebrating a 13-year partnership that provides current students, faculty and staff receive free admission to the museum with their valid Boise State ID card.

Special class and group visits to BAM also can be made by scheduling at least two weeks in advance with BAM’s Education Department. All members of the group must present their campus ID card for entry to the museum.

Current exhibits:

·         Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

·         Sean Kenny’s Bricks and Stones. Kenney uses LEGO® bricks to create sculptures and wall murals that recall gemstones. Actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop accompany the exhibit.

·         Cheryl K. Shurtleff: The Road is Wider than Long is on display until May 20, 2018. Shurtleff retired from Boise State University after a 35-year tenure as a professor of art. The exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of the work Shurtleff created before her death in 2015.

The longtime collaboration with BAM extends learning beyond the classroom. For instance, Boise State students serve as interns who are integral to the implementation and success of programs and exhibits. TRIO students facilitate BAM programs for thousands of families throughout the year, and accounting department students assisted with the Art in the Park artist checkout process.