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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.

We are pleased to partner with Watermark Books to offer Salon Circle Companion Books, a list composed by owner Sarah Bagby. There are two wonderful selections for each speaker. Please visit the store or order online at and use the code Salon at the checkout.

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!

Mar 4 2021
6:45pm -

Irene Lusztig | Empathy in the Archives

Irene Lusztig is a filmmaker, visual artist, archival researcher, and amateur seamstress. Her film and video work mines old images, technologies, and objects to reanimate forgotten and neglected histories. Often rooted in rigorous archival research, her work brings historical materials into conversation with the present day, inviting viewers to contemplate larger questions of politics, ideology, and the production of personal, collective, and national memories. Much of her work is centered on feminism and histories of women and women’s bodies, including her debut feature Reconstruction (2001); feature-length archival film essay The Motherhood Archives (2013); the ongoing web-based Worry Box Project (2011); and her documentary feature Yours in Sisterhood (2018). Her work has been screened around the world at the Berlinale, MoMA, Film Society of Lincoln Center, MFA Boston, Anthology Film Archives, Pacific Film Archive, Flaherty NYC, IDFA Amsterdam, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, and RIDM Montréal, and on television in the US, Europe, and Taiwan. At the Ulrich, she’ll be speaking about her approaches to cinematic storytelling through a feminist lens and will share her research and ideas about a trove of little-known fashion photographs by Marian Stephenson in the Ulrich collection.
Apr 1 2021
6:45pm -

Monique Meloche | Fictional Frameworks

Monique Meloche is a prominent Chicago dealer of contemporary art and founder of the Monique Meloche Gallery. A native of Windsor, Ontario, she received a Masters degree in Art History and Theory from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago before beginning a career in commercial art galleries, first at the Rhona Hoffmann Gallery and later the Kavi Gupta Gallery. She opened her eponymous gallery in 2001; since then, Meloche has become noted for launching and supporting the careers of a number of prominent artists, notably Rashid Johnson and Michelle Obama’s official portraitist Amy Sherald. Meloche’s gallery is renowned for its commitment to diversity, and at the Ulrich, Meloche will discuss how the work of the artists whom she has represented and continues to represent, including Johnson, Sherald, Sanford Biggers, David Antonio Cruz, Ebony G. Patterson, and Nate Young, among others, engages with the strong urge towards storytelling in contemporary art through conceptual frameworks. Monique Meloche Gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) and participates in art fairs internationally including Art Basel Miami Beach, EXPO Chicago, Artissima, Frieze, and Independent NY.
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