What's the BIG IDEA?

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Marcos Ramirez and David Taylor Unraveling

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.

Big Idea

Part of a Sun Valley Museum of Art BIG IDEA project

Current BIG IDEA Project

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Ana María Hernando
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The Big Idea
Exhibitions

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.

Show Events Between

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April

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Thu, July 07

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Teens
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TEEN WORKSHOP: Let's Print Hailey with Kimber Traue

TEEN WORKSHOP: Let's Print Hailey

with Kimber Traue (for students in grades 6–12)

12:00 PM

Hailey Classroom

Fri, July 08

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Special Events
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Katy Stone, Gardens Collaborators in Nature

SPECIAL EVENT/MEET & GREET/GALLERY WALK with SVMoA's new Executive Director Jennifer Wells Green,

Gardens: Collaborations with Nature

5:00 PM

The Museum
Free

Thu, July 14

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Jil Weinstock, Unwanted Collaborator

(SESSION 1) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Gardens

Collaborations with Nature

4:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Jil Weinstock, Unwanted Collaborator

(SESSION 2) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Gardens

Collaborations with Nature

5:30 PM

The Museum

Sun, July 24

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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Poo Wright-Pulliam

CRAFT SERIES WORKSHOP: Art in the Garden—Drawing and Painting Flowers

with Poo Wright-Pulliam

8:30 AM

Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Sold out!

Thu, July 28

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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CRAFT SERIES WORKSHOP: Embroidered Gardens with Jeanna Wigger

CRAFT SERIES WORKSHOP: Embroidered Gardens

with Jeanna Wigger

1:00 PM

Hailey Classroom

Thu, August 18

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Ana María Hernando

(SESSION 1) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Gardens

Collaborations with Nature

4:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Ana María Hernando

(SESSION 2) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Gardens

Collaborations with Nature

5:30 PM

The Museum

Wed, August 31

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks
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FEATURED SPEAKER: Author David James Duncan on Dams

FEATURED SPEAKER: Author David James Duncan

on Dams

6:00 PM

Forest Service Park
ON SALE JUL 7

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