Welcome to the Bristol Art Museum located in Downtown Bristol, Rhode Island! BAM is a non-profit organization, founded in 1963. We serve the local East Bay community and beyond. Visit our main galleries at 10 Wardwell Street, located behind the historic house museum, Linden Place. Enjoy the Community Galleries at our satellite location as well, located across the street at the Rogers Free Library.
BAM is a proud member of the American Alliance of Museums & the New England Museum Association.
Our mission is to encourage the creation, promotion and appreciation of the arts through exhibitions and educational opportunities. Community outreach programs and partnerships are central to our goal of engaging diverse audiences in the arts of our time. Our aim is to enrich the cultural life of the community and region through eclectic exhibitions and educational programs, and to be an accessible presence for future generations.
Jane Lavender, Chair
Janice Antinucci, Vice Chair
Lynn Moran, Secretary
Lois Hamblet, Treasurer
Mary Dondero, Exhibition Curator
Mary Ellen Dwyer, Library Exhibits