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Exhibition Tours & Events

EXHIBITION OPENING CELEBRATION: Dams

Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal

Friday, August 26, 2022 - 5:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Dams: Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal. Participating artists will speak at 6pm.

Coinciding with renewed and re-energized dialogue about the possibility of breaching dams throughout the Columbia River Basin, this BIG IDEA project invites our community into a conversation about the impact of dams on Idaho and the American West. For more than a century, dams have shaped Idaho’s landscapes, ecosystems and economies (recreation, tourism, fishing, agriculture, energy). At this historic moment, the projects considers the history of damming in the Pacific Northwest, the effects of dams on the region, and a reimagined future for rivers and the life dependent on them in the American West.

SVMoA has commissioned artists Carolina Caycedo, Eirik Johnson, James Prosek and Rachel Teannalach to create new work for the exhibition, including large-scale and immersive installations.


This event takes place from 5–7pm.

BIG IDEA project of Sun Valley Museum of Art

Part of the BIG IDEA project Dams: Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal, Aug 26–Nov 12. 2022.
Free