Innovations in art, action, audience
Engaging the social context
Considering the personal
The Search for Meaning
Each year, YBCA selects four Big Ideas around which to organize its wide-ranging programs. This year's Big Ideas include: ENCOUNTER: Engaging the social context; SOAR: The search for meaning; REFLECT: Considering the personal; and DARE: Innovations in art, action, audience. These ideas, which encompass art from all disciplines, are designed to focus an investigation of contemporary art and its relationship to the larger world. Using the Big Ideas as portals, YBCA has established a framework of thought that invites exploration and risk-taking, quiet reflection and active engagement.