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.
The arts create dialogue, build connections and help us define our place in the world. Much of SVMoA’s programming is built around themes, or BIG IDEAS, that are relevant to the world today. Topics can be serious or playful but are designed to engage the entire community and get everyone talking. BIG IDEA projects are multidisciplinary in nature—connecting visual art exhibitions, film, lectures, music and classes. BIG IDEAS are often developed in collaboration with other local non-profit organizations and businesses, using expertise from all avenues to explore a subject in depth.
Current BIG IDEA Project
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").
Admission to the museum is always FREE