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Salon Circle

Join the Ulrich Museum’s Salon Circle

Salon Circle members are curious and passionate about ideas. They are deeply engaged in the life of this institution and bring to it vitality, inspiration and fun. Through philanthropic contributions they provide essential support for programs, community outreach, and student engagement. They allow us to dream big and remain a free community resource open to everyone. Today’s art does matter and so do you. Thanks so much to our current salon members for your loyalty, dedication and support. We look forward to new members seeking shared in-person experiences that connect us to expanding our understanding of the world we live in and beyond.

Salon membership is $750 for a single and $1000 for a duo. Salon membership includes five presentations, and our Season Finale at Botanica's Khicha Family Carousel. Our 2021 spring presentations will begin with a reception, followed by a lecture, and a self-hosted dinner at the Ulrich.

Please join us! For more information about Salon Circle, contact Carolyn Copple, Membership and Special Events Manager. You can also join online at WSU Foundation (be sure to go to choose your designation and select Ulrich Salon Circle Fund in the drop-down menu). Thank you for your support!

See the upcoming Salon Circle season!

Eames Demetrios
Thu
Oct 1 2020
6pm -
7pm

Eames Demetrios

Eames Demetrios,  Director of the Eames Office, Artist, and Filmmaker, lives in Los Angeles, California. He is known in the design world for his work as director of the Eames Office, spearheading the successful re-discovery of the Charles and Ray Eames design heritage by new generations. The mission of the Eames Office is communicating, preserving, and extending the work of Charles and Ray Eames. He is also well-known as an artist and filmmaker. His current large-scale project, Kcymaerxthaere, is “a global work of three-dimensional fiction” that overlays alternative stories onto the physical world. Demetrios, the project’s Geographer-at-Large, travels the world exploring stories of imaginary peoples, movements, even physical laws—and then memorializes these stories on bronze plaques in locations as diverse as the Australian Outback and the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Scotland. In artistic practice that stretches back to prehistory, Demetrios is marrying natural sites with epic mythologies to inspire empathy for the planet’s plight, not by pandering for sympathy, but by creating a “fear of god” effect, a reminder that we are blips in a cosmic expanse. This program is exclusively for Salon Circle members. Click here to learn more about Salon Circle.
Artist Clive Smith
Thu
Nov 12 2020
6pm -
7pm

Clive Smith

Clive Smith was educated as an artist first in the U.K. at Kingston Polytechnic and then at the Art Students League in New York City, where he has resided since 1988. His work is held in several public collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Portrait Gallery in London. The Ulrich acquired his piece Miró Thrush in 2019. Smith is a painter whose work possesses a high degree of naturalism, which he has brought both to psychologically-incisive portraiture and, more recently, still-lives. In his two recent series, Transgenic Bouquets and Speculative Birds of America and Europe, he imagines and brings to life in vivid detail things that do not yet exist: plants that bear on a single stem flowers from wildly different species, or birds cross-bred with works of art. Miró Thrush belongs to the latter. Smith’s works are visual embodiments of speculative fiction that take contemporary realities—in this case, current biotechnologies—as a starting point and project their possibilities forward, asking in the process what humanity stands to gain and lose in such possible futures. This program is exclusively for Salon Circle members. Click here to learn more about Salon Circle.
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