We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Boise Art Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Awesome exhibit at Boise Art Museum

Although the museum is small and you are able to walk through in less than 2 hours, I am glad I... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
West Haven, Connecticut
Small city. Big vision.

Was not expecting this quality of a museum in a pretty small city. Had 2 excellent exhibitions when... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Madison, Wisconsin
via mobile
Read all 91 reviews
All photos (10)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
670 E Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702-7646
+1 208-345-8330
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Boise
from US$73,00
More Info
from US$180,00
More Info
from US$149,00
More Info
from US$68,00
More Info
Reviews (91)
Filter reviews
91 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sculpture garden permanent collection worth a visit small sculpture special exhibit small city reasonable cost small gift shop couple of hours on display for sale few hours bam galleries knots crochet portraits
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 91 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2018

My wife and I travel all over the world and look for art museums. This museum is small but has wonderful exhibits all of the time. I have never in all of the years going to Boise Art Museum have encountered a bad exhibit.

Thank Macy D
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Although the museum is small and you are able to walk through in less than 2 hours, I am glad I checked it out. There were some very interesting pieces to see, and I was amazed when I saw the Museum was showcasing Jo Hamiltons...More

Thank I1619CXdebbieg
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I was drawn here by a special exhibit on Abstract Art but found much more to enjoy. Several other special exhibits in addition to the regular collection were available to view. Well lit and easy to navigate.

Thank tortrefarm
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Was not expecting this quality of a museum in a pretty small city. Had 2 excellent exhibitions when I was there. Sculpture by Matteo Pugliese: The Guardians and Cercle et Carre (Circle and Square), an abstract art group in the 1930s. The standing collection also...More

Thank craigalank
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We visit about every 6-8 weeks when a new exhibit arrives. The permanent exhibits are good but after 3 times of seeing them, that's all I need. The new exhibits can be very very interesting. This is a nice tradition for us. It's peaceful and...More

Thank 853roxane
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This is a tasteful museum. For the most part, it is on one floor and small fold-out chairs are provided if you wish to sit. On this day, the featured artist was Paul Duara. It was well organized and each painting had a detailed description....More

Thank gingersnaps527
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The Boise Art Museum didn't fall into the trap so many smaller art museums do -- trying to buy some of the lesser works of well-known artists. Instead, it focused on a collection of lesser-known modern artists, choosing to highlight particularly artists from Idaho and...More

Thank Johnmontms
Reviewed 18 June 2018

they say it's open all year. It was raining, cold. braved the elements, bundled up and find it's closed. fenced in, can't get in to ANY of the small houses even on the property. Sign says it's on a certain street for the time being....More

Thank Janine J
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This was just at the entrance of the park. It is kind of small, but a good collection. Nice folks working there. Worth a stop when in the area.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Since live in a city not unlike the size of Boise, and since our city has a terrific art museum, we visited the Boise Art Museum to compare. We were really impressed by the Jo Hamilton: Knots in Time exhibit. Wonderfully talented and creative approach...More

Thank Mike O
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 59 nearby hotels
Inn at 500 Capitol
482 reviews
.26 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise Downtown
1 237 reviews
.35 km away
Residence Inn Boise Downtown/City Center
93 reviews
.37 km away
The Grove Hotel
1 022 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 879 nearby restaurants
Cottonwood Grille
394 reviews
.30 km away
Bonefish Grill
164 reviews
.45 km away
41 reviews
.42 km away
97 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 237 nearby attractions
Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
237 reviews
.15 km away
Julia Davis Park
212 reviews
.07 km away
Boise Public Library
63 reviews
.09 km away
Zoo Boise
544 reviews
.37 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Boise Art Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines