The display has been developed in partnership with Eames Office and includes rarely-seen artifacts from the Eames family archives - over 100 original works produced by Ray and Charles Eames. Curators are incorporating new research into Ray's early life in Sacramento and her work before meeting Charles in 1941. Artifacts, photographs, sketches, furniture, paintings and more representing 60 years of her professional work will present her as a pioneer for female artists in the field.
The Ray Eames exhibit builds on work done for the 2006 Sactown Magazine article, "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman," and the 2011 PBS American Masters documentary, Eames: The Architect and the Painter, with new research conducted by Carla Hartman, Education Director at Eames Office.
What: Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design exhibit opening
When: February 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m. (on display through February 2014)
Where: The California Museum, 1020 O Street, Sacramento
Cost: Museum membership required for opening reception
For more info: (916) 653-7524 or http://www.californiamuseum.org/
IMAGE CREDITS: (Top) Charles & Ray on a Velocette motorcycle, Venica, CA, 1948; (Middle) Childhood paper dolls, ca. 1920s; (Bottom) "To Hofmann with Love from Buddha," ca. 1941. All images used with permission, ©2013 Eames Office, LLC (eamesoffice.com).