A Century of Modern Design
Celebrating the centennial of legendary designer Ray Eames, this new exhibition features the early life and works of the Sacramento native who broke barriers during eras of limited opportunities for women.
Although the work of Eames Office is well-known for their mid-century modern furniture manufactured by Herman Miller and innovations to architecture, films, toys, photography, exhibition design and more, Ray Eames remains often overlooked or frequently mistaken for her husband Charles’ brother in history.
Developed in association with Eames Office, the exhibit emphasizes Ray’s early life in Sacramento and works completed prior to meeting Charles in 1941, based upon research presented in the 2006 Sactown Magazine article, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman.”
Through a unique collection of artifacts featuring rarely seen works from the Eames Office archives, the exhibition reveals a new perspective on Ray’s 60 year career in the arts, along with her influence on American culture and significance in history as one of the 20th century’s most influential artists.
Tentatively scheduled to open in November. Please check back for exact dates.