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
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibitions

Gardens: Collaborations with Nature

Junio 16 - Agosto 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

11

Jueves,

Agosto

07

Miércoles,

Junio

Type

Jue, Agosto 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

Vie, Agosto 26

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events
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RTeannalach-Monumental 1 Ice Harbor

EXHIBITION OPENING CELEBRATION: Dams

Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal

5:00 PM

The Museum
Free

Sáb, Agosto 27

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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CRAFT SERIES WORKSHOP: Fanciful Felted Fish with Betty Hayzlett

CRAFT SERIES WORKSHOP: Fanciful Felted Fish

with Betty Hayzlett

9:30 AM

Hailey Classroom

Dom, Agosto 28

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Teens
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TEEN WORKSHOP: Fishy Felting Fun with Betty Hayzlett

TEEN WORKSHOP: Fishy Felting Fun

with Betty Hayzlett (for students in grades 6–12)

10:00 AM

Hailey Classroom

Lun, Agosto 29

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks
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JamesProsek_Idaho_ScarletGilia

ARTIST TALK: Artist James Prosek

in Conversation with Jock Reynolds

6:00 PM

The Museum

Mié, Agosto 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

Vie, Septiembre 02

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events
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JamesProsek_YellowstoneCanyon

GALLERY WALK: Dams

Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal

5:00 PM

The Museum
Free

Jue, Septiembre 08

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Rachel Teannalach-Monumental 3 Little Goose

EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Dams

Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal

4:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks
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LECTURE: The Atlas of Drowned Towns with Bob Reinhardt

LECTURE: The Atlas of Drowned Towns

with Bob Reinhardt

5:30 PM

The Museum

Sáb, Septiembre 17

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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ADULT CLASS: Geology Outing—Field Trip to the Headwaters of the Salmon River and the Sunbeam Dam with Paul Link

GEOLOGY OUTING: Field Trip to the Headwaters of the Salmon River and the Sunbeam Dam

with Paul Link

9:00 AM

Sun Peak Picnic Area

Mié, Septiembre 28

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks
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Carolina Caycedo Reciprocal Sacrifice Still

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Rivers and Dams in Idaho

6:00 PM

Sun Valley Community School Auditorium

Jue, Septiembre 29

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks
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Carolina Caycedo, Salute of the Fish

ARTIST TALK: Carolina Caycedo

“Be Dammed”

5:30 PM

The Museum

Jue, Octubre 13

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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FILM: Damnation

FILM: DamNation (First Screening)

4:30 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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FILM: River of Return with Filmakers Jessica and Sammy Matsaw

FILM: River of Return

with Filmmakers Jessica and Sammy Matsaw

6:00 PM

The Community Library
Free
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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FILM: Damnation

FILM: DamNation (Second Screening)

7:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas

Jue, Noviembre 03

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Eirik Johnson Glines River diptych

(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 Dam

(SESSION 2) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Dams

Reservoirs, Reclamation, Renewal

5:30 PM

The Museum

Past Big Ideas