THE SUN VALLEY
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Sun Valley Museum of Art was founded in 1971 on the belief that a thriving engaged community demands arts and culture to be viable and sustainable. As the oldest arts organization in the Wood River Valley and one of only five institutions in Idaho accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, SVMoA serves as a community anchor in the Wood River Valley and a cultural keystone in the state of Idaho, bringing residents and visitors together for shared arts experiences. The Museum offers world-class year-round programming in visual arts, music, film, and the humanities.
Over the past 50 years, the Sun Valley Museum of Art has grown from a handful of artists presenting classes and events to a robust professional arts organization that serves more than 40,000 patrons annually. The original campus of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities was founded by Glen Janss, and was established on land deeded by Bill Janss, her husband and owner of Sun Valley Company (1964–1977). Back in the early days when the Union Pacific Railroad owned Sun Valley Resort, the 6-acre property along Trail Creek was the site of the art center. SVMoA flourished at this location as a facility for high-level fine arts residencies hosting artists and faculty that have since achieved celebrated careers.
Today, the Sun Valley Museum of Art is a thought leader in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum’s visual art, film, and performance programming is diverse, inclusive, and inspiring. Uniquely situated in an International Dark Sky Reserve in pristine Idaho wilderness with a diverse mountain community, SVMoA has hosted scores of award-winning artists, innovative thinkers, and distinguished scholars from around the world to explore, inspire, and collaborate with the community at the Museum, on the stage and in the classroom.
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