Playful Seriousness: Eames Lecture at Denver Art Museum

Posted June 24, 2019

July 13, 2019: Join Eames Office Education Director Carla Hartman for a lecture in connection with the Denver Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America.

Eames Office Education Director Carla Hartman’s early experiences with her grandparents, 20th-century designers Charles and Ray Eames, taught her how to take her pleasure seriously and seamlessly blend work and play into one.

Hartman’s talk will delve into the “prepared spontaneity” of the Eameses’ work, exploring the philosophies, problem-solving techniques, iterations, and Powers-of-Ten thinking that went into their designs.

Whether you are a midcentury design buff or just discovering this dynamic era and style, the Denver Art Museum invites you to join them for their three-session summer course for a closer look at Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America. Learn more about the social, cultural, and political context of midcentury America, ponder how fun informs the design aesthetic of this period, and get playful with an exploration of iconic midcentury chairs.



Saturday, July 13, 2019
2:30 pm
Running time 1 hour & 30 minutes

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Purchase tickets here.