Lectures, Talks & Tours

Viet Thanh Nguyen Lecture

We want you to start a conversation.

The humanities have long been part of Sun Valley Museum of Art's legacy. Early in our organization’s history, we hosted the Institute of the American West symposia. Today we welcome Featured Speakers as part of the BIG IDEA projects and offer more casual and intimate Talks, Art History Lectures and lively Panel Discussions. SVMoA invites experts from diverse fields to share their knowledge with our community, stimulating dialogue in our homes, in the classroom and on throughout the community.


Sun Valley Museum of Art Featured Speaker Series


Sun Valley Museum of Art brings prominent speakers to the Wood River Valley to engage the community in lively, informative discussions about BIG IDEA themes.

2019/2020 Featured Speakers

Kirk Wallace Johnson “The Feather Thief”
Sep 12, 2019

Part of BIG IDEA project Marketplaces: From Open Air to Online.

Generously sponsored by an anonymous gift.

Cheryl Strayed “Wild”

Jan 30, 2020

Part of the BIG IDEA project The Bottomlessness of a Pond: Transcendentalism, Nature and Spirit.

Presented in partnership with The Community Library and is generously supported by an anonymous gift.

John Carreyrou “Bad Blood”
Mar 10, 2020

Part of the BIG IDEA project  Marketplaces: From Open Air to Online.

Generously supported by Jane P. Watkins.

Upcoming Lectures, Talks & Panel Discussions

Thu, September 16

Big Idea
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Lectures & Talks
Kevin Fedarko “The Emerald Mile”

LECTURE: Kevin Fedarko

“The Emerald Mile”

6:30 PM

Church of the Big Wood

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