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As southeastern Idaho’s only art museum, The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM) is a vital community resource. It is also a nonprofit entity. This means that the Museum relies on the support of friends like you to allow us to continue providing stellar exhibitions and educational outreach programs to the region. Your contributions to the Art Museum may make you eligible for favorable tax benefits that greatly reduce the actual cost of your donation. This is especially true if you qualify for the Idaho Education Tax Credit.

Become a member of The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM) and help us continue to bring great art exhibits and educational opportunities to southeastern Idaho. Members enjoy free admission to the museum, monthly e-newsletters, invitations to special events and opening receptions for exhibits, free admission to lectures, borrowing privileges in the museum art library, and a 10% discount on classes and museum gift shop items. Membership contributions (reduced by the value of goods and services received) may be eligible for three tax saving deductions.

  • Idaho State Income Tax Deduction
  • Federal Income Tax Deduction
  • Idaho State Education Tax Credit
Museum Artist Endorsement
The Museum Artists comprise a membership category of The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM) that is dedicated to providing a positive and enriching venue for the community of artists at all stages in their personal development and energetically contributing to the achievement of the cultural and educational missions of the Museum. The group provides financial, in-kind and volunteer support to TAM; a gathering place and educational opportunities for artists (exclusive tours, art demonstrations, figure sessions with live models, etc.); opportunities for artists to exhibit their work and a place of welcome, friendship and support for all members. Visit the museum artist page for a glimpse of what membership in this group offers. The Museum Artist endorsement is an additional $25 to any level of museum membership.

Membership Levels  download membership form
Individual Member ~ $35
Family Member ~ $50
Supporting Member ~ $120**
Sustaining Member ~ $240**
Patron Member ~ $480**
Director Member ~ $960**
*Add $25 for each Museum Artist Endorsement
**Eligible for NARM (see below).

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM) is a participating member of North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM). Members who join at or above the $100 level may receive reciprocal privileges at NARM museums from El Salvador to Canada and from Hawaii to New York. Your membership card with a special gold NARM sticker will entitle you to receive free admission, member discounts at museum shops and discounts on concert/lecture tickets. We urge you to check out their website (http://narmassociation.org/) regarding any special ticketed exhibits and events that are of particular interest to you because some restrictions may apply to certain events or organizations.

The list below provides only a very small sampling of the over 800 current NARM members.

Art Association of Jackson Hole, Jackson WY
Boise Art Museum, Boise ID
C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls MT
Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg FL
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe NM
Harvard Art Museum: the Fogg, Busch Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler museums, Cambridge MA
Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN
Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of ART/University of Oregon, Eugene OR
Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago IL
Miami Art Museum, Miami FL
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula MT
Museum of Arts & Design, New York NY
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver CO
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA
The Arts Center, Corvallis OR
Utah Museum of Fine Arts/University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT
Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge PA

PARTNERS, our business membership program, allows corporations to support The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho through exhibit or event sponsorships. Business PARTNERS can also benefit their employees or customers by holding a private after-hours event at the Museum.

Donations made to the Museum allow for the presentation of exhibitions and outreach programs to the community. The Museum accepts donations of art for resale at fundraisers.

Gabrielle Fund
Donations to the Gabrielle Fund will provide educational art opportunities at The Art Museum (TAM) for children and teens living in eastern Idaho through scholarships for art classes and camps, art supplies, museum memberships and internships. The endowment fund is dedicated in loving memory of Gabrielle Janibagian, an artist.

Permanent Collection
On a limited basis the Museum accepts donations of art for its permanent collection. For more information or to see if a work of art fits the guidelines for our permanent collection, please contact the director at (208) 524-7777.

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho is always in need of volunteers. We offer a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities to support the Museum as a volunteer including helping with special projects and at special events, assisting with tours and classes, assisting in maintaining our grounds, and assisting at our front desk and gift shop.

Volunteering at the Museum is a great way to meet people in the art community, learn new skills, and enjoy our exhibits. It provides an important service to our community by helping connect people of all ages with art.

For more information, contact the Museum at (208) 524-7777 or fill out the Volunteer Form and send it to the Museum at:
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, 300 So. Capital Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

The Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.



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