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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Christie Tirado
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The Big Idea
Exhibitions

The Mexican Graphic Tradition: Printmaking and the Political

April 1 - June 8, 2022

Since the late 19th century, artists in Mexico have used printmaking as a tool for disseminating news, sharing political views and celebrating Mexico’s national culture. Throughout the 20th century, Mexico’s printmakers synthesized text and images in prints that documented the events of the Mexican Revolution, promoted socialist ideals (including anti-imperialism), and, during World War II, warned Mexico’s citizens of the dangers of fascism. In other prints, artists honored Mexico’s cultural traditions, from Day of the Dead to folk dances. Inexpensive to make, reproduce and distribute, prints in Mexico have been a popular means for trying to shape public opinion.

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Thu, June 02

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Christie Tirado

(SESSION 1) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Mexican Graphic Tradition

Printmaking and the Political

4:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Christie Tirado

(SESSION 2) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Mexican Graphic Tradition

Printmaking and the Political

5:30 PM

The Museum

Wed, June 22

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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CRAFT SERIES WORKSHOP: Eco Printing on Paper with Diane Hill

CRAFT SERIES WORKSHOP: Eco Printing on Paper

with Diane Hill

10:00 AM

Hailey Classroom

Thu, June 23

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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CRAFT SERIES WORKSHOP: Eco Printing on Paper with Diane Hill

CRAFT SERIES WORKSHOP: Eco Printing on Paper

with Diane Hill

10:00 AM

Hailey Classroom

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

Past Big Ideas