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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Angela Elsworth Pantaloncini (Hilma) detail
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibitions

Deeds Not Words: Women Working for Change

January 8 - April 16, 2021

Coinciding with the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States’ constitution, which gave some women the right to vote, Deeds Not Words celebrates the many ways—both seen and unseen—that women have worked for social change. The project takes its title from the slogan of British suffragettes, who decided that direct action, rather than rhetoric alone, was necessary in order to secure women’s suffrage. The project looks back at some surprising history (including Idaho’s decision to grant women suffrage in 1896, making it one of the earliest states to do so), and also at the way women give voice to power today.

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Thu, January 21

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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For Sama Film Screening

FILM: For Sama (First Showing)

4:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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For Sama Film Screening

FILM: For Sama (Second Showing)

7:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas

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

Thu, January 28

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. film screening

FILM: Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. (First Showing)

4:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. film screening

FILM: Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. (Second Showing)

7:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas

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

Wed, February 03

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Film Screening

FILM: Toni Morrison (Hailey Screening)

7:00 PM

Liberty Theatre

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
Film
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93Queen Film Screening

FILM: 93Queen (First Showing)

4:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas
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
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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93Queen Film Screening

FILM: 93Queen (Second Showing)

7:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas

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

Thu, February 18

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Film Screening

FILM: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (First Showing)

4:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Film Screening

FILM: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Second Showing)

7:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas

Fri, February 19

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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Afternoon Art Family Program presented by Sun Valley Museum of Art

(SESSION 1) FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art

(for families & kids ages 5–12)

2:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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Afternoon Art Family Program presented by Sun Valley Museum of Art

(SESSION 2) FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art

(for families & kids ages 5–12)

3:30 PM

The Museum

Tue, February 23

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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Sarah Sentilles

ADULT CLASS: A Thousand Words—Guided Writing About the Art You See

with Sarah Sentilles

6:00 PM

The Museum

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, February 25

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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Billie Film Screening

FILM: Billie (First Showing)

4:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Film
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Billie Film Screening

FILM: Billie (Second Showing)

7:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas

Fri, February 26

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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Afternoon Art Family Program presented by Sun Valley Museum of Art

(SESSION 1) FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art

(for families & kids ages 5–12)

2:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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Afternoon Art Family Program presented by Sun Valley Museum of Art

(SESSION 2) FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art

(for families & kids ages 5–12)

3:30 PM

The Museum

Fri, March 05

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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Afternoon Art Family Program presented by Sun Valley Museum of Art

(SESSION 1) FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art

(for families & kids ages 5–12)

2:30 PM

The Museum
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Youth & Families
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Afternoon Art Family Program presented by Sun Valley Museum of Art

(SESSION 2) FAMILY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art

(for families & kids ages 5–12)

3:30 PM

The Museum

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

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