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 Lavadour, Expecting Rain, 2020
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Exhibitions

Untrammeled: At Wilderness' Edge

August 6 - October 22, 2021

The Wilderness Act's definition of wilderness serves as a framework for the exhibition, which features four artists who consider wilderness through various lenses: wildland ("the earth"), wildlife ("its community of life"), and human use of and intersection with wilderness ("man himself is a visitor").

Show Events Between

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Sunday,

September

23

Saturday,

July

Type

Thu, September 30

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Laura McPhee, Aftermath, 2021

(SESSION 1) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Untrammeled

At Wilderness’ Edge

4:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Laura McPhee, Aftermath, 2021

(SESSION 2) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Untrammeled

At Wilderness’ Edge

5:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks, Exhibition Tours & Events
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Photo: Laura McPhee

PANEL DISCUSSION: How Much Is Too Much, In The Wilderness?

6:00 PM

The Museum

Fri, October 01

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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Family Program: Afternoon Art

FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art (Session 1)

(for families with kids ages 5–12)

2:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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Family Program: Afternoon Art

FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art (Session 2)

(for families with kids ages 5–12)

3:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Introduction to Astrophotography with Nate Liles

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Introduction to Astrophotography

with Nate Liles

5:30 PM

Little Redfish Lake

Sat, October 02

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Introduction to Astrophotography with Nate Liles

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Introduction to Astrophotography

with Nate Liles

1:00 PM

Hailey Classroom

Tue, October 05

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Lectures & Talks, Exhibition Tours & Events
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Marie Watt, Companion Species: Underbelly

ARTIST TALK: Artist Marie Watt in Conversation with Author Sarah Sentilles

6:00 PM

The Museum

Fri, October 08

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Teens
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Poo Wright Pulliam owl

TEEN WORKSHOP: Nature Field Journaling with Poo Wright-Pulliam

(for students in grades 6–12)

8:30 AM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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SVMoA Family Program: Afternoon Art

FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art (Session 1)

(for families with kids ages 5–12)

2:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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SVMoA Family Program: Afternoon Art

FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art (Session 2)

(for families with kids ages 5–12)

3:30 PM

The Museum

Fri, October 15

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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SVMoA Family Program: Afternoon Art

FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art (Session 1)

(for families with kids ages 5–12)

2:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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SVMoA Family Program: Afternoon Art

FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art (Session 2)

(for families with kids ages 5–12)

3:30 PM

The Museum

Thu, October 21

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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James Lavadour, Expecting Rain, 2020

(SESSION 1) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Untrammeled

At Wilderness’ Edge

4:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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Film: Public Trust: The Fight for America’s Public Lands presented by Sun Valley Museum of Art

FILM: Public Trust: (First Screening)

The Fight for America's Public Lands

4:30 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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James Lavadour, Expecting Rain, 2020

(SESSION 2) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Untrammeled

At Wilderness’ Edge

5:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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Film: Public Trust: The Fight for America’s Public Lands presented by Sun Valley Museum of Art

FILM: Public Trust: (Second Screening)

The Fight for America's Public Lands

7:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas

Past Big Ideas