Press Release

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 2:10pm
Oakland Museum of California Announces Two Special Programs for The World of Charles and Ray Eames, Featuring Members of the Eames Family
Through the Lens: The Films of Charles and Ray Eames held Sunday, January 20; Inspired by Eames: A Conversation with Bay Area Innovators held Saturday, January 26, Exhibition Extended Through Monday, February 18 Due to Popular Demand

(Oakland, CA) January 14, 2019—The public will have a final opportunity to experience the powerful presentation of The World of Charles and Ray Eames with two special programs associated with the exhibition; Through the Lens: The Films of Charles and Ray Eames and Inspired by Eames: A Conversation with Bay Area Innovators. Attendees will hear from members of the Eames family and some of the most inspiring innovators in the Bay Area at each of the events. 

The exhibition, now extended through Monday, February 18 due to popular demand, explores the legacy of Charles and Ray Eames, going beyond the husband and wife duo’s most well-known designs through immersive and multimedia installations. 

Program general admission is $19.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors and students, and $10.95 for youth. Members and children ages 8 and under receive free admission. Tickets include access to special exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames and OMCA’s galleries. Details are available at museumca.org.  

RSVP to Lindsay Wright (space is limited): (510) 318-8467; lwright@museumca.org 

SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Through the Lens: The Films of Charles and Ray Eames
Sunday, January 20, 4–5:30 pm 

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.

Please arrive prior to the film screening event to enjoy OMCA’s galleries and special exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Inspired by Eames: A Conversation with Bay Area Innovators 
Saturday, January 26, 2–3:30 pm

Through their furniture, films, photographs, and innovations, Charles and Ray Eames influenced the world of design and inspired future generations of creative thinkers. Join us for a special panel discussion examining how their legacy has influenced Bay Area-based artists, designers, dancers, and innovators, moderated by Helen Maria Nugent, Dean of Design at California College of the Arts. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in a thoughtful conversation with some of the Bay Area’s most inspiring innovators in the creative community. Learn what inspires them, how they prototype ideas, and their visions for the future of their work. Get a sneak peek on OMCA’s YouTube page with a special series of interviews. 
 
Panelists include Kristin Damrow, Kristin Damrow & Company (KDC); Liz Ogbu, Founder and Principal of Studio O; Bryn Imagire, Pixar Animation Studios; and Elger Oberwelz, Executive Design Director at IDEO Palo Alto. 

Please arrive prior to the panel event to enjoy our galleries and special exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames

The World of Charles and Ray Eames will be on view in OMCA’s Great Hall through February 18, 2019. There is a $4 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission.

The World of Charles and Ray Eames was curated and organized by Barbican Art Gallery, London.

ABOUT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) tells the many stories that comprise California, creating the space and context for greater connection, trust, and understanding between people. Through its inclusive exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and cultural events, OMCA brings Californians together and inspires greater understanding about what our state's art, history, and natural surroundings teach us about ourselves and each other. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA brings together its multi-disciplinary collections of art, history, and natural science with the first-person accounts and often untold narratives of California, all within its 110,000 square feet of gallery space and seven-acre campus. OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California's dynamic cultural and environmental heritage for visitors from the region, the state, and around the world.

VISITOR INFORMATION
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $15.95 general; $10.95 seniors and students with valid ID, $6.95 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. There is a $4 charge in addition to general admission pricing for some special exhibitions. Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline is included with general Museum admission. OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the 1000 Oak Street main entrance to the Museum. museumca.org