Lectures, Talks & Tours

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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.

SOLD OUT!
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

Wed, January 27

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks, Adult Classes
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Tarsila do Amaral, Abaporu, 1928, oil on canvas, collection of Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA

LIVESTREAM ART HISTORY LECTURE: Making Art, Making Change: Women Artists in Latin America

with Courtney Gilbert

6:00 PM

Livestream from Home

Mon, February 01

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks
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Let There Be: A Conversation with Alan Pesky, Sarah Sentilles, Anna Fidler and Heather Watkins

LIVESTREAM TALK "Let There Be:" A Conversation

with Alan Pesky, Sarah Sentilles, Anna Fidler and Heather Watkins

6:00 PM

Thu, February 04

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks
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Featured Speaker Lecture: A Livestream Conversation with Azar Nafisi

FEATURED SPEAKER: A Livestream Conversation with Azar Nafisi

presented in partnership with The Community Library

7:00 PM

Livestream from Home

Thu, February 11

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Elena del Rivero

(SESSION 1) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Deeds Not Words

Women Working for Change

4:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Elena del Rivero

(SESSION 2) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Deeds Not Words

Women Working for Change

5:30 PM

The Museum

Wed, February 17

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks, Adult Classes
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Faith Ringgold, The Sunflowers Quilting Bee at Arles, 1991, Acrylic on canvas with fabric border, 74” x 80”

LIVESTREAM ART HISTORY LECTURE: Breaking Traditions, Modernist & Postmodernist Artists as Activists

with Kristin Poole

6:00 PM

Livestream from Home

Wed, February 24

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks, Adult Classes
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Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1615-17, Oil on Canvas, Collection of National Gallery, London

LIVESTREAM ART HISTORY LECTURE: Two Women Artists of the Baroque Era

with Elaine French

6:00 PM

Livestream from Home

Thu, March 11

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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MugshotPortraits_AudreyBelleLangford

(SESSION 1) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Deeds Not Words

Women Working for Change

4:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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MugshotPortraits_AudreyBelleLangford

(SESSION 2) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Deeds Not Words

Women Working for Change

5:30 PM

The Museum

Thu, April 22

Lectures & Talks, Adult Classes
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LECTURE: Upcycled Cocktails and Clotheskeeping with Jeanna Wigger: How and Why to Take Good Care of Your Clothes

LECTURE: Upcycled Cocktails and Clotheskeeping—How and Why to Take Good Care of Your Clothes

with Jeanna Wigger

6:00 PM

The Museum

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