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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Gonzalo Fonseca, Black & White Bodegon, 1959
Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibitions

Free Play

March 20 - July 2, 2020

Free Play considers the relationship between design and creativity in social spaces dedicated to recreation and play. Inspired in part by artist Isamu Noguchi, who believed in the power of social spaces to unite art and play in order to build community, the project will examine the way that artists, architects and designers have worked to create artistically thoughtful spaces for social interaction and engagement. The project will also look at play more broadly, offering interactive opportunities that encourage individual and group play. We hope to unleash some creativity, investigating and remembering that the unstructured, unplugged nature of play nurtures experimentation and heightens our senses.

Generously supported by Jeanne Meyers with additional support from the Dawson Family.

Show Events Between

28

Thursday,

May

24

Wednesday,

March

Type

Fri, May 29

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Exhibition Tours & Events
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Daniel Gordon - Camas with Onions and Potato

(CANCELLED) EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Opening Celebration: From The Colour of Its Bloom

Camas Prairie

5:00 PM

The Museum
Free

Sat, May 30

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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Poo Wright Pulliam owl

SOLD OUT! CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Learning to Draw Field Notes in Nature

with Poo Wright-Pulliam

10:00 AM

Hailey Classroom
Sold out!

Sun, May 31

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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Poo Wright Pulliam owl

SOLD OUT! CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Learning to Draw Field Notes in Nature

with Poo Wright-Pulliam

10:00 AM

Hailey Classroom
Sold out!

Sat, June 06

Big Idea
The Big Idea
Adult Classes
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Sunrise_at_Camas_Prairie_Centennial_Park

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Capturing the Camas Prairie—an Introduction to Landscape Photography

with Alexi Nelson

7:00 AM

Hailey Classroom

Wed, August 19

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

Past Big Ideas