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Estelle Roberge 7 Covid Book Unbound
Exhibitions

Bodies of Work

Art & Healing

January 12 - March 23, 2024

The notion that making and experiencing the arts can be healing has a long history. At the beginning of the 20th century, tuberculosis patients “taking the cure” at sanatoria often participated in structured arts and crafts programs. Wounded soldiers recuperating during World War II were taught “lap crafts,” such as beading and embroidery, as part of their medical therapy. The arts have served as powerful medicine for both mind and body for centuries.
 
When planning for this exhibition considering the connection between art and healing began, the Covid-19 pandemic was dominating headlines around the globe. How do the arts help us process and/or recover from medical illness? How can they help us navigate the complex experience of what it is to be a medical patient facing serious illness in the 21st century? And how can art help us heal from other kinds of social and emotional trauma?

Museum Exhibition

The exhibition features artwork by several contemporary artists who have used their practices as ways of exploring and processing their own experience of medical illness and also the experiences of others. Working in a range of media and from widely varying points of view and experiences, these artists have made art as part of their own healing and in order to enable the healing of others.


Participating Artists

Katherine Shaughnessy
Heather Watkins
Renée Stout
Katherine Sherwood
Estelle L. Roberge
Dylan Mortimer

 

Associated Exhibition Events

Adult Classes, Teens
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WORKSHOP – Art & Healing with Maiah Wynne

WORKSHOP: Art & Healing

with Maiah Wynne

6:00 PM

The Museum
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Music & Performances, Concerts
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Maiah Wynne - Singer-Songwriter Salon Concert at SVMoA

CONCERT: Maiah Wynne

Singer-Songwriter Salon Concerts

7:30 PM

Argyros Performing Arts Center
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Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Dylan Mortimer

EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Bodies of Work

Art & Healing

5:30 PM

The Museum
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Youth & Families, Community
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Community Program: Afternoon Art in Ketchum

COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art—Ketchum

(for families with kids of all ages)

1:30 PM

The Museum
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Youth & Families, Community
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Community Program: Afternoon Art in Hailey

COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art—Hailey

(for families with kids of all ages)

1:30 PM

Hailey Classroom
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Teens
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Teen Nights at the Sun Valley Museum of Art

TEEN NIGHT (CANCELED!)

5:30 PM

Hailey Classroom
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Film
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FILM: Angel Applicant at the Sun Valley Museum of Art

FILM: Angel Applicant (First Screening)

4:30 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas
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SVMoA Contemporaries, Community
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SVMoA Contemporaries Afterhours

SPECIAL EVENT: Museum Afterhours

Yoga with SVMoA Contemporaries

5:30 PM

The Museum
This event has already passed.
Film
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FILM: Angel Applicant at the Sun Valley Museum of Art

FILM: Angel Applicant (Second Screening)

7:00 PM

Magic Lantern Cinemas
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Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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“Patient”—A Video and Conversation with Artist Holly Holmquist

FILM SCREENING & ARTIST TALK: “Patient”—A Video and Conversation

with Artist Holly Holmquist

6:00 PM

Ochi Gallery
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Youth & Families, Community
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Community Program: Afternoon Art in Ketchum

COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art—Ketchum

(for families with kids of all ages)

1:30 PM

The Museum
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Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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Renee Stout

EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Bodies of Work

Art & Healing

5:30 PM

The Museum
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Youth & Families, Community
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Community Program: Afternoon Art in Hailey

COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art—Hailey

(for families with kids of all ages)

1:30 PM

Hailey Classroom
This event has already passed.
Teens
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Teen Night at the Sun Valley Museum of Art

TEEN NIGHT

Hand-painted tote bags

5:30 PM

Hailey Classroom
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Lectures & Talks
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LECTURE: David Gere—Can Art Save Lives?

LECTURE: Can Art Save Lives?

With David Gere

6:00 PM

Argyros Performing Arts Center
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Adult Classes
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Crystal Markham-Brown Somatic Yoga & Sound Healing at SVMoA

SPECIAL EVENT/WORKSHOP: Somatic Yoga & Sound Healing

with Crystal Markham-Brown

8:30 AM

The Museum
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Exhibition Tours & Events
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Heather Watkins, Bodies of Work: Art & Healing at Sun Valley Museum of Art

GALLERY WALK: Bodies of Work

Art & Healing

5:00 PM

The Museum
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SVMoA Contemporaries, Community
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SVMoA Contemporaries: Collage & Sip

SPECIAL EVENT: Museum Afterhours—Collage & Sip

with SVMoA Contemporaries

5:30 PM

The Museum
Youth & Families, Community
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Community Program: Afternoon Art in Ketchum

COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art—Ketchum

(for families with kids of all ages)

1:30 PM

The Museum
Free
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
Image
Estelle L. Roberge

EVENING EXHIBITION TOUR: Bodies of Work

Art & Healing

5:30 PM

The Museum
Youth & Families, Community
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Community Program: Afternoon Art in Hailey

COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art—Hailey

(for families with kids of all ages)

1:30 PM

Hailey Classroom
Free
Exhibition Tours & Events
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Dylan Mortimer, Bodies of Work: Art & Healing at the Sun Valley Museum of Art

GALLERY WALK: Bodies of Work

Art & Healing

5:00 PM

The Museum
Free
Teens
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Teen Night at the Sun Valley Museum of Art

TEEN NIGHT

5:30 PM

Hailey Classroom
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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ARTIST TALK: Heather Watkins & Katherine Shaughnessy in Conversation with Author Sarah Sentilles

ARTIST TALK: Heather Watkins & Katherine Shaughnessy

in Conversation with Author Sarah Sentilles

4:00 PM

The Museum
Exhibition Tours & Events, Lectures & Talks
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EXHIBITION CELEBRATION: Bodies of Work: Art & Healing

EXHIBITION CELEBRATION: Bodies of Work

Art & Healing

5:00 PM

The Museum
Free
SVMoA Contemporaries, Community
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SVMOA CONTEMPORARIES: Museum Afterhours, ART AFTER DARK

SPECIAL EVENT: Museum Afterhours—Art After Dark

with SVMoA Contemporaries

5:30 PM

The Museum
Youth & Families, Community
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Community Program: Afternoon Art in Ketchum

COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art—Ketchum

(for families with kids of all ages)

1:30 PM

The Museum
Free
Youth & Families, Community
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Community Program: Afternoon Art in Hailey

COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Afternoon Art—Hailey

(for families with kids of all ages)

1:30 PM

Hailey Classroom
Free