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SVMoA BIG IDEA PROJECT

January 29

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SVMoA Big Idea Project

The Bottomlessness of a Pond: Transcendentalism, Nature, & Spirit

The Sun Valley Museum of Art presents their newest Big Idea Project.

From their website, here is how the exhibit is described:

“The mid-19th century in the United States saw the emergence of a group of progressive thinkers who advocated for a new understanding of the relationship between the individual, the divine and the natural world. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Margaret Fuller, among others, came together in a shared belief in humanitarian causes and religious purpose. Transcendentalism, as their theological and philosophical ideas became known, embraced elements of Unitarianism and advocated for a personal knowledge of God based in a rejection of materialism in favor of a spiritual experience of nature. In the U.S., Transcendentalism’s ideals found their most famous embodiment in Thoreau’s retreat to Walden Pond (then believed to be bottomless), where he spent a year living in a small, spare cabin, focusing on the spiritual rewards of a life lived in harmony with nature. This BIG IDEA project offers the notion that Transcendentalism’s retreat from the material in favor of a spiritual or divine encounter with the natural is an idea that continues to be relevant—and one that is perhaps more useful now than ever before.”

Featuring six contemporary artists, this exhibit will be on display at the SVMoA January 17 to March 11, 2020. The museum is open 9-5 Monday through Friday, with special classes and lectures offered. Entry to the museum is always free, but some of the extra event require tickets or reservations.

1/29 Creative Jump-in: On Being Thoreau
1/30 Lecture: Cheryl Strayed “Wild” -sold out-
2/1 Play Reading: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
2/2 Play Reading: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
2/5 Creative Jump-in: On Being Thoreau
2/12 Creative Jump-in: On Being Thoreau
2/13 Free Evening Exhibition Tour: The Bottomlessness of a Pond
2/14 Free Gallery Walk: The Bottomlessness of a Pond
2/19 Creative Jump-in: On Being Thoreau
3/5 Film: Five Seasons : The Gardens of Piet Oudolf 4:30 & 7 pm
3/5 Free Evening Exhibition Tour: The Bottomlessness of a Pond
3/7 Self Care Workshop: The Green Studio: An Art-therapy Workshop
3/10 Lecture: John Carreyrou: “Bad Blood”

The Next “Big Idea Project” Free Play
3/19 Free Artist Talk: Free Play
3/20 Free Gallery Walk & Opening Celebration: Free Play
4/2 Film: Love Gilda 4:30 & 7 pm
4/9 Panel Discussion: Play Grounds
4/23 Film: Meow Wolf: Origin Story 4:30 & 7 pm

Venue

The Sun Valley Museum of Art
191 Fifth Street East
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Phone:
208.726.9491
Website:
svmoa.org.

Venue

The Sun Valley Museum of Art
191 Fifth Street East
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
208.726.9491
Website:
svmoa.org.