SVMoA is open!
In the interest of our community’s health, SVMoA is adhering to CDC guidelines and the Governor of Idaho’s orders as we invite people back to The Museum, classes and programs. We ask visitors to The Museum and class participants to wear masks and abide by social distancing recommendations. Anyone who feels ill or who lives with someone who is ill should stay at home. We will limit the number of people in all our program spaces to assure everyone is able to maintain a safe distance. Thank you for your cooperation.
We are working tirelessly to tailor our typical events-focused programming to the current climate in light of COVID-19 and will keep you updated on developments and changes. In the meantime, all of us at SVMoA and CoF will continue to channel our innermost creativity to bring the arts to YOU!
The museum & box office public hours of operation:
Mon–Fri, 10am–4pm, 191 Fifth Street E, Ketchum, 208.726.9491
2020 Summer Updates
Your safety remains our highest priority as we navigate a new normal in the wake of COVID-19. We hope you have enjoyed the inspiration and comfort of art—in its many forms—during this trying time.
In that spirit, we are delighted to announce the reopening of Sun Valley Museum of Art, a revised schedule of summer events, and registration and ticket sales for a number of classes and productions. Community, connection and creativity can’t be stopped, and the arts, as always, deliver.
MUSEUM REOPENING & EXHIBITION
We are pleased to reopen The Museum on Mon, May 18 to the public. The current exhibition, Free Play, will be open to the public Monday–Friday from 10am to 4pm. The exhibition dates for Free Play have been extended to June 30. We invite people in to explore this exhibition that focuses on the importance of open-ended play. In addition to objects and models to see, the exhibition includes interactive art and sculptures for visitors to literally play with.
CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & CAMPS FOR ADULTS & YOUTH
SVMoA will offer a full slate of summer classes for adults and two summer camps for kids, kicking off the class season with three Creative Jump-ins for adults in late May and early July.
ADULT CLASSES / CREATIVE JUMP-INS:
- Learning to Draw Field Notes in Nature with Poo Wright Pulliam, May 30-31
- Capturing the Camas Prairie, an Introduction to Landscape Photography with Alexi Nelson, June 6
- Woven Baskets with Sally Metcalf, June 30-July 2
YOUTH & TEEN / SUMMER ART CAMPS:
- Kids Summer Art Camp (for kids entering 3rd-5th grades), Mon-Fri, July 13-17
- Middle Schools Art Week (for entering 6th-8th grades), Mon-Fri, July 20-24
Registration for adult and youth summer classes are available online at svmoa.org.
FILM SCREENINGS at the Magic Lantern Cinemas
As SVMoA returns to screening films at the Magic Lantern Cinemas we are ensure the health and safety of all event attendees by instilling the following protocols:
- SVMoA staff will wear face masks at film screening.
- No one will be allowed entry into the theater without a face mask. Please bring your own mask.
- Hand sanitizer will be available for staff & attendees.
- Please do not attend if you are feeling ill or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone ill.
- We will ensure that cleaning protocols are followed and will limit the number of tickets sold to ensure physical distancing.
- SVMoA staff will check in attendees outside the theater.
- Masks are required inside the building unless you are seated.
- A SVMoA staff member inside the theater will help with seating.
- At the end of the show, please use the exits at the front of the auditoriums to the outer hallways and down the stairs (unless you require the elevator).
- Please pick up your trash and deposit it in the additional trash receptacles at those exits. This helps protect the staff while they sanitize the auditoriums for the next show
- For more info on Magic Lantern Cinema health & safety protocols: https://mlcinemas.com/
COMPANY OF FOOLS 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
While the Liberty Theatre will remain dark for the summer, we look forward to celebrating the start of Company of Fools’ 25th Anniversary season in early fall with Educating Rita by Willy Russell from September 7 to 20 and Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck from September 28 to October 11.
Season passes and individual tickets for Company of Fools 25th season productions are available online at svmoa.org.
PUBLIC SAFETY MEASURES
Museum visitors and class participants must wear masks and abide by social distancing recommendations. Anyone who feels ill or who lives with someone who is ill should stay at home. SVMoA will limit the number of people in program spaces to assure everyone is able to maintain a safe distance.
It is with heavy hearts, that due to the uncertainty around Covid-19 and in prioritizing the safety of our community and concert attendees, the hard decision has been made to cancel this summer’s outdoor concert series with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Steve Miller Band, and Gregory Alan Isakov.
Being able to share exhibitions with the community and offer a full slate of summer classes and camps reinforces SVMoA's core educational mission to serve this community through transformational arts experiences. While we will greatly miss Company of Fools’ summer season, we are pleased to be able to provide some terrific ways for the community to exercise their creative muscles in the coming months.
As SVMoA thoughtfully proceeds with revised programming, its staff and Board of Directors will reassess the community's situation every two weeks and proceed in keeping with the Governor of Idaho's recovery orders and CDC guidelines.
We know our patrons, volunteers, and community members have questions about Coronavirus
Everyone here at Sun Valley Museum of Art takes this seriously, and we are monitoring the situation closely. We want you to know what actions we are taking to prepare and protect the health of our patrons, artists, and staff.
SVMoA and Company of Fools are following the guidelines and recommendations of both the State of Idaho Health department and the CDC. to help ensure the health of our patrons, staff, and artists, including:
- Ask visitors to The Museum and class participants to wear masks and abide by social distancing recommendations.
- Limit the number of people in all our program spaces to assure everyone is able to maintain a safe distance.
- Deep cleaning our venues (The Museum, Liberty Theatre and Hailey House & Classroom) and asking our partner venues to do the same (the Argyros, Church of the Big Wood, etc)
- This involves sanitizing all surfaces, including door handles, light switches, arm rests, and other high contact surfaces
- We are providing hand sanitizers and sanitizing wipes for patrons and staff
- Frequent hand washing is required, and monitored, for all staff and volunteers
- Limited usher/volunteer and patron interaction such as not handing out programs, not taking tickets, and ensuring hands are washed after all concessions interactions
If you are feeling ill, we strongly suggest that you stay home. All of our staff and artists are being asked to monitor their health and notify us of any changes to their health status.
As stated above, we will continue to evaluate the changing landscape and make any additional necessary adjustments to protect the health of our patrons and staff.