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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James Prosek Sockeye Idaho
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibitions

Dams: Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal

August 26 - December 30, 2022

Coinciding with renewed dialogue about the possibility of breaching dams throughout the Columbia River Basin, this BIG IDEA project offers a con-versation 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. At this historic moment, the project 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.

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Thu, December 08

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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Photography Intensive: Building a Portfolio Narrative, with renowned Photographic Artist Eirik Johnson

PHOTOGRAPHY INTENSIVE: Building a Portfolio Narrative

with renowned Photographic Artist Eirik Johnson

12:30 PM

The Hailey Classroom
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Eirik Johnson, Elwha 202

(SESSION 1) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Dams

Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal

4:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Eirik Johnson Elwha 2022 Sequence A-6

(SESSION 2) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Dams

Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal

5:30 PM

The Museum

Fri, December 30

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events
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Rachel Teannalach, Monumental 1 Ice Harbor

GALLERY WALK: Dams

Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal

5:00 PM

The Museum
Free

Past Big Ideas