April Fettuccine Forum: Boise Art Museum Celebrates 75 Years
March 27, 2012
Boise- BAM is celebrating 75 years of creating exceptional
visual arts experiences. In the depths of the Great
Depression, Boiseans wanted a place to display outstanding works of
visual art, as well as a place for people to explore creativity and
curiosity. After more than seven decades, BAM still nurtures visual
art and creativity for the community. Melanie Fales, executive
director of BAM, will explore the history of the organization and
how it is marking its commemorative year.
Melanie Fales has led the Boise Art Museum (BAM) as Executive
Director since 2008. Fales began her career at BAM in 1996 as
an art educator and was named Curator of Education in 2002. She
served as BAM's Interim Executive Director from 2006-2007, and lead
the process for successful national re-accreditation. Fales holds a
bachelor's degree in art and a master's degree in education
concentrating on art museum education from Boise State University.
She studied art history and museum studies at the Ecole du Louve in
Paris, France as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Graduate
Scholar. Ms. Fales believes that art museums play an important role
in preserving the past, shaping the present, and helping to
determine a positive future, and wants to strengthen public
understanding that art museums are educational institutions with
education at the core of their missions and places where
free-choice, lifelong learning is interactive and fun.
The Fettuccine Forum is a free public lecture series on six First
Thursdays throughout the academic year.
When and Where:
- April 5, 2012: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the
presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.
- RoseRoom, in downtown Boise's historic Union Block, 718 W.
- Food available for sale by Simply Pizza
- Beverages, for a cost, are provided by Jo's Traveling Bar
The Fettuccine Forum is produced by the Boise City Department
of Arts & History. This season the Forum is sponsored by the
Idaho Humanities Council with support from the Office of the Mayor,
Boise State Public Radio, Platform Architecture-Design, TAG
Historical Research, Preservation Idaho, Idaho State Historical
Society, Trademark Sign, and Landmark Impressions. Lively and
informal, the monthly lecture series supports the Department's
mission to engage the public. The Forum offers a wide range of
topics and speakers, from politicians, artists, historians, and
professors, to planners, food specialists, and activists of all