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Experience the Works of Design Giant Ray Eames

Ray Eames paper Doll Model

Paper doll model with outfits, ca. 1930s. Photograph by Josh White. Copyright 2013 Eames Office, LLC (eamesoffice.com)

Celebrating the centennial of legendary designer Ray Eames at the all-new California Museum exhibition, Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design–it's the first to explore the early life and work of the Sacramento native who broke barriers during an era of few opportunities for women in the art world. Although the work of Eames Office is well-known for its innovations in modern architecture, furniture, films, toys, photography, textiles, exhibition design and more, Ray Eames often remains often overlooked or mistaken for the brother of her husband and business partner, Charles, in history.
 
Created in partnership with Eames Office, the exhibit features new information on Ray’s early life in Sacramento, and her work produced prior to meeting future husband Charles in 1941, as based upon research conducted by Carla Hartman, Education Director of Eames Office. In addition, the exhibit also chronicles well-known Eames Office projects produced by Ray and Charles from 1941-1988, providing new insight on Ray's ground-breaking role as the equal partner of Charles.


 
Including over 100 original works and rarely-seen artifacts from Eames Office and the Eames family's collections, the exhibit, which opens February 23rd, provides a new perspective on Ray’s 60-year career in the arts, along with her significance in history as one of the 20th century’s most influential–yet largely unknown–artists, whose influence continues to shape design today. For more information, please click here.

If you want to make a day trip out of it, Joie de Vivre's The Citizen Hotel is offering special accomodations for museum visitors. Click here for details. To book a room, call 888-757-6679 and use promotional code RAYEAMES100 or visit CitizenHotelSacramento.com