The Arts Bring Us Together in Conversation.
SVMoA takes a unique multidisciplinary approach to programming. Three or four times annually BIG IDEA projects ask timely questions and investigate them through art, music, conversation, and workshops. We believe that by engaging with art through a variety of mediums, we can transform our understanding not only of the arts, but also of history, culture, place, and even ourselves. You can participate in a single event or go deeper, exploring the idea through different lenses.
The arts create dialogue, build connections and help us define our place in the world. Much of SVMoA’s programming is built around themes, or BIG IDEAS, that are relevant to the world today. Topics can be serious or playful but are designed to engage the entire community and get everyone talking. BIG IDEA projects are multidisciplinary in nature—connecting visual art exhibitions, film, lectures, music and classes. BIG IDEAS are often developed in collaboration with other local non-profit organizations and businesses, using expertise from all avenues to explore a subject in depth.
Current BIG IDEA Project
Gardens: Collaborations with Nature
June 16 - August 20, 2022
Sun Valley Museum of Art sits in the middle of a town surrounded by vast areas of wilderness. Of land left largely free of human intervention. This BIG IDEA project considers natural spaces that are in many ways the inverse of wilderness: gardens. Gardens, as the artist Kimberly Trowbridge has said, are places where nature is curated and transformed. At the same time, she notes, they are natural spaces that transform those who experience them, whether as gardener or visitor.
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