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Boise Art Museum

670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, ID 83702
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Ranked #29 of 65 Attractions in Boise
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was my first visit to the Boise Art Museum and I was disappointed. I wanted to encourage my budding artist who is 12 years old and all she had to say was "Dad, it looks like a little kid drew this stuff." It did not inspire her nor I. One display was a "doll" made from what looked like... More

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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230 reviews 230 reviews
135 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The BAM features nearly 100% modern/contemporary art, and as far as that goes I have to be honest: some works make me roll my eyes; others are so clever I can’t get over it. Bottom line, I appreciate creativity so I’ll seek that out and see what I think. It's hard to rate this museum for all time because it... More

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Portland, OR
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246 reviews 246 reviews
37 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I happened to be there on a "free" admission day and expected to it to be jammed with visitors. It was very peaceful and one was able to view the art leisurely. There was an interesting collection displayed.

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United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

When I visited with my friends we spent twice as much time as expected viewing the interesting collection of permanent and temporary works. Of note is the installation by Gail Grinnell' as well as the collection of early twentieth century works.

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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The art is modern, and some of it always "gets" to me. Children could do the same thing. However, there were some creative, interesting things. I can appreciate much of the work, but I won't go back. I will say the building is interesting, they built a new front on an old building, and you can see front of the... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

As with any art museum you have to check and see what is showing Seattle artist Gail Grinnell is currently here it worth seeing

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Oceanside, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

W enjoyed looking around, learning new things and. The garden level was very nice. Clean. We saw a bride and bridal party being photographed. If was a beautiful day with lovely people. Lots to see and explore. The farmers market was also very nice, with a variety of food choices to try, the fudge was delish! I hope you all... More

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McMinnville, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I think this is the smallest art museum I've seen with the least artsy pieces and lowest value. There is really only a couple pieces of art in there. The rest is pictures drawn by kids and a couple potatoes sculptures. Don't spend the $6. It's a waste. Spend your time relaxing in the rose garden behind the museum, you'll... More

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were pleasanty surprised by Boise overall. My 18 year old son and I were visiting Boise for a Niece's wedding on Friday August 8 and got into town very early on August 7 and did some sightseeing before the wedding. Overall it was a great day outside in Boise. We stayed at the Grove Hotel, a short walk to... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Boise Art Museum is a gem in downtown Boise. The well-curated exhibits (I saw "Crafting a Continuum" and it was FANTASTIC) present serious art goers with a lot to think about. The smallness of the museum is also welcoming to those who don't want to spend a lot of time inside - you can easily see the offerings in... More

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