SPECIAL EVENT | Invocation of Beauty Special Tour and Book Signing

To celebrate the opening of our new featured exhibition and second publication, we’re going to hold a special tour and book signing on Saturday, November 3!

Curator David Martin will be at the museum at 11 am to give a tour of the exhibition, and will sign books until 1 pm. Books will be available for sale, but if you’ve already picked up your book bring it down for a signature from David. No RSVP required, and the price is cost of admission!

Sunami began his initial interest in photography around 1910. He held several labor-oriented jobs during his early years in Seattle while developing his skills in the darkroom. Working with other accomplished local photographers, his artistic use of the camera focused primarily on the Northwest landscape which he depicted in poetic, atmospheric impressions. He found employment in Ella McBride’s legendary photography studio and advanced his skills with her partner Wayne Albee, one of the region’s most talented photographers of the period. McBride’s studio became a nexus for regional arts & culture through their association with Seattle’s Cornish School whose founder, Nellie Cornish had connections with many of the important modern dancers of the period. These included Anna Pavlova, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn and Martha Graham. Besides documenting their local performances, Sunami and the photographers of the McBride Studio persuaded many of the dancers to model for their artistic compositions that were featured in the most important salons of the day.

  • November 3, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm