The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM) operates in the public trust as a museum of service and as a regional leader in the visual arts. TAM promotes the power of the arts to educate, inspire and enhance the lives of individuals of all ages and abilities in eastern Idaho. To ensure the arts are an integral part of living for the youngest to the oldest citizen, TAM showcases rotating art exhibits, acquires and displays artwork–particularly works by Idaho artists–and provides extensive art educational opportunities.
As the premier visual arts organization in eastern Idaho, The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM) serves as a catalyst for creative engagement between the arts and individuals of all ages and abilities in the regional communities that we serve. Through a wide variety of innovative fine art exhibitions and stimulating educational programming, TAM is an effective and respected visual arts resource. By providing vital opportunities so that the arts are a basic component of every child’s education, TAM works in partnership with area educators in preparing the next generation of leaders with the crucial skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century and in ensuring that the language of art continues to thrive within future generations.
History of The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho
Committed to the idea of an art museum for the citizens of southeastern Idaho, a number of corporations and foundations made substantial donations that enabled the building committee to reach its financial goals.
Major contributors to the building fund included:
- CHC Foundation
- Farm Credit Services
- City of Idaho Falls
- Bank of Idaho
- Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
- Steele Reese Foundation
- British Nuclear Fuels Ltd.
- Bechtel BWXT Idaho
- Idaho Falls Rotary #380
- Eagle Rock Art Guild
- Greg Carr Foundation
- Ball Enterprises
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho opened its doors to the public on Oct. 19, 2002, and is operated by the Board of Directors as a 501(c)3 nonprofit art museum and art education center.
2016 - 17 Annual Report