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, theatre, 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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May

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Fri, August 06

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events
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Marie Watt, Companion Species (Underbelly), 2018

EXHIBITION OPENING CELEBRATION & GALLERY WALK: Untrammeled

At Wilderness’ Edge

5:00 PM

The Museum
Free

Thu, August 19

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events
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Marie Watt, Companion Species (Underbelly), 2018

(SESSION 1) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Untrammeled

At Wilderness’ Edge

4:30 PM

The Museum
FREE, Registration Required
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events
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Marie Watt, Companion Species (Underbelly), 2018

(SESSION 2) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Untrammeled

At Wilderness’ Edge

5:30 PM

The Museum
FREE, Registration Required

Fri, September 03

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

GALLERY WALK: Untrammeled

At Wilderness’ Edge

5:00 PM

The Museum
Free

Thu, September 16

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Lectures & Talks
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Kevin Fedarko “The Emerald Mile”

LECTURE: Kevin Fedarko

“The Emerald Mile”

6:30 PM

Church of the Big Wood
ON SALE Aug 2 (MEMBERS FIRST!)

Past Big Ideas