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The World of Charles and Ray Eames

October 13, 2018–February 18, 2019

Due to popular demand, The World of Charles and Ray Eames will be extended one extra day through Monday, February 18. The Museum galleries will be open from 10 am–5 pm on President’s Day.

Fueled by their belief in design as a way of life, the innovative husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. Go beyond their most well-known designs in this intimate and inspiring exhibition portraying their legacy and lives in California. The Eameses—who founded The Eames Office—valued knowledge and discovery, embraced the joy of trial and error, and saw no separation between life and work. Through multi-media installations, films, rare prototypes, photography, furniture, toys, products, as well as personal letters, drawings, and artwork, discover the story of the Eameses from a fresh perspective. Explore the breadth of their work across many fields in this interactive exhibition that brings their ideas and playful spirit to life.

There is an additional $4 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission. 

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.

Selecting Slides
Posing with Chair Bases
Moulded Plywood Chairs
Powers of Ten
Tanks Slideshow
Eames Office Staff
Eames House Living Room