Ray Eames: In the Spotlight was on view at the Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California from February 25 – May 4, 2014. The exhibition featured letters, notes, sketches, paintings, photographs, process drawings, furniture, films, and collections tracing Ray Eames’s varied interests and her interaction with key people, places, and institutions.
An intimate study of Ray’s world, the exhibition concentrated on the iterative, hands-on process that Charles and Ray are known for, as well as the “way-it-should-be-ness” that defined how they worked and lived. The show encouraged visitors to make their own connections with Ray’s work, explore their own creativity, and apply the Eameses’ tools to their own lives.
Ray Eames: In the Spotlight was a joint collaboration between the Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design, the Eames Office, and A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles. Williamson Gallery exhibitions are made possible in part through the generous support of the Williamson Gallery Patrons and a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance. Support for this installation was provided by the Eames Office, Herman Miller, Vitra, and Fab.
Watch the video below for a gallery walkthrough with exhibition curator, Carla Hartman.