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


"... there is no part of nature that hath notlife and knowledge..."
Three women philosophers of the 17th century with dennis knepp

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free!

Dennis will be discussing Women Philosophers of the Early Modern Period edited by Margaret Atherton. This is a short collection of some of the philosophical writings of seven women from the 17th century. 

Some of it is correspondence with famous philosophers like Locke, Descartes, and Leibniz. But others, like Cavendish, wrote their own original philosophical books and published under their own names. 

Here are seven women philosophers who are criticizing Descartes’s dualism and providing their own metaphysical systems such as monism – the idea that the mind is of the same kind of substance as body.

Classic Film Screening, Title TBA

Date: December 1, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam
Ages: All Ages (please note that classic films are not rated)
Cost: Free!

Join us for a surprise classic film screening! Title will be available a week before the screening. Call us for more information: 509-764-3830.

The problem with voice with dr. barbara bush

Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free!

Join Dr. Barbara Bush, Professor of Communications at Big Bend Community College as we discuss how power impacts who has voice and who doesn't, including historical and contemporary examples. 

For more information, please call 509-764-3830.