Up Close & Personal: Eames at Kirkland Museum

Posted July 16, 2019

August 14, 2019: Join Carla Hartman, Eames Office education director and granddaughter of Charles and Ray, for an in-depth exploration of Eames designs within Kirkland Museum’s collection.

Left: Carla Hartman in an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman holding Eames Miniatures. Right: Eames RAR from the collection of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

Carla Hartman, education director of the Eames Office, is a longtime collaborator with museums, schools, institutions, and the public in an effort to extend the creative legacy of Charles and Ray Eames.

On August 14, she will examine sixteen Eames objects within the Kirkland Museum’s collection, sharing the practice of “close looking” that her grandparents introduced her to while she was growing up. Utilizing the tools learned from them and later as a master teacher at the Denver Art Museum, Hartman will discuss the ways we can better understand and enjoy quality design.

This lecture coincides with Kirkland Museum’s pop-up exhibition Pastime / Past Time (on view July 19-August 25, 2019), inspired by the Denver Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America.



Up Close & Personal: Eames at Kirkland Museum
Wed, August 14, 2019
6:30 pm: Doors Open
6:30 – 7 pm: Check-In, Gallery Viewing, Museum Store Open
7 – 8 pm: Carla Hartman’s Lecture
8 – 8:30: Gallery Viewing, Museum Store Open

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
1201 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204

Purchase your tickets here.
$18 members
$25 non-members

UPDATE: Hartman’s talk is now sold out, but you can watch it via Facebook live stream on August 14, 2019, from 7 – 8 pm Mountain Time.