I have already told you to please consider doing this thing tonight at the Moore Theatre that involves Buckminster Fuller, live soundtracking by Yo La Tengo, and the filmmaker who created The Weather Underground.
But I'll bet you didn't know that Buckminster Fuller and Richard Fuller were cousins!
Richard Fuller is the man who founded Seattle Art Museum—the one chiefly responsible for the tremendous Asian collections held in Seattle, for commissioning Carl Gould's 1930s building in Volunteer Park, and for, well, getting things underway art-museum-wise in this city.
And tonight's performance of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller will be Seattle-ized to include images of the pair of cousins, including these:
- Courtesy Seattle Art Museum
- Richard Fuller is the one on the right, in the jade gallery at SAM. In the 1930s picture, he's with his mother, Margaret, at what's now SAAM. On the left, it's the cousins at Richard's Seattle home, sometime prior to 1975. What did they talk about?!