Salon Series

Salon Series

It is through conversation that communities thrive. These programs are intended to bring conversation back into our modern lives – welcome to the afternoon Salon Series. Our Salon Series will include both local speakers and interesting films. 

Inspired by the 16th Century European movement, the "salon" was an informal intellectual gathering popular through the late 19th Century. Today’s salons take many forms, from formal lectures to informal get-togethers at friends’ homes.

Join the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center in the Civic Center Auditorium for select 1st Wednesday’s throughout the year.

Interested in becoming an afternoon speaker? Please email Jenni Shelton. The museum offers a $100 honorarium. Please no sales presentations.

Programs begin at 1pm.

upcoming Salon Series

FILM SCREENING: INTO THE INFERNOhooded person with exploding volcano in background

Date: April 7, 2021
Time 1:00 pm (film run time 1:47)
Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam
Cost: FREE!
THIS EVENT IS SUBJECT TO STATE AND LOCAL ATTENDANCE LIMITS

An exploration of active volcanoes in Indonesia (Mount Sinabung), Iceland, North Korea, and Ethiopia (Erta Ale), Werner Herzog follows volcanologist and co-director Clive Oppenheimer, who hopes to minimize the volcanoes’ destructive impact. Herzog's quest is to gain an image of our origins and nature as a species. He finds that the volcano is mysterious, violent, and rapturously beautiful and instructs that "there is no single one that is not connected to a belief system." Film is rated PG. 

Film may be postponed dependent on local Covid-19 mandates. Film title subject to change. 


FILM SCREENING: CHASING CORALChasing Coral movie poster

Date: May 5, 2021
Time 1:00 pm (film run time 1:29)
Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam
Cost: FREE!
THIS EVENT IS SUBJECT TO STATE AND LOCAL ATTENDANCE LIMITS

Chasing Coral follows a team of divers, photographers, and scientists out to photograph the elusive process of coral bleaching, a phenomenon happening at an unprecedented rate around the world from warming ocean temperatures. The film took 3.5 years to make, features 500 hours of underwater footage, and submissions from over 30 countries. Film is rated PG. 

Film may be postponed dependent on local Covid-19 mandates. Film title subject to change.