Through the Lens: The Films of Charles and Ray Eames

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 4–5:30 pm
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 4:00pm

Did you know that Charles and Ray Eames were also prolific filmmakers, creating over 100 films? Go beyond the Eameses’ furniture designs with this special program, featuring two of the Eameses’ most notable films. Following the screening, join Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles and Ray and Director of the Eames Office; Llisa Demetrios, granddaughter of Charles and Ray and registrar of the Eames Collection; and exhibition curator Carin Adams in conversation to  learn more about the iconic pair’s work in film and design. A special book signing of Eames: Beautiful Details, An Eames Primer, and Essential Eames: Words & Pictures with author Eames Demetrios will follow the conversation.

Advance tickets recommended due to limited space. Members are encouraged to purchase their free tickets online in advance. Program ticket includes gallery admission. 

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NOTE: Please arrive prior to the film screening event to enjoy our galleries and special exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames

The World of Charles and Ray Eames is curated and organized by Barbican, London, and produced in collaboration with the Eames Office.

The Oakland Museum of California presentation is made possible by


Paint for the exhibition is generously provided by Farrow & Ball.