The Museum of Modern Art and the Eameses: A Longer-than-Life Partnership

The 1941 Organic Design Competition at MoMA marked the inaugural collaboration between the museum and the Eames Office, setting the stage for a longstanding relationship....

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Charles in Mexico

In 1933, during the era of the Great Depression, Charles Eames left his architecture career and young family in St. Louis…

In a Circus Ring with Saul Steinberg

We’re showing a glimpse of the friendship between Saul Steinberg, Hedda Sterne, and the Eameses while highlighting that some of their inspiration was derived from the attitudes of the circus. Learn about the beginnings of their relationship and how a series of Eames chairs received a performative Steinberg personalization….

Gallery: Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis, a Warner Brothers feature film released in 1957, tells the story of Charles Lindbergh’s historic…

Four Eames Designs that Began as a Project for a Friend

As the Eameses aimed to solve the lifestyle needs of their most cherished relationships, they concluded that the general public…

Traveling Boy

Traveling Boy was the first film made by Charles and Ray. The lessons learned from its creation helped grow the Eameses into experienced filmmakers. …

Gallery: Circus Photography

Seventy-five years ago (1948) in Los Angeles, Charles Eames photographed the circus using a 4×5 Linhof camera. The circus always…

Gallery: Eames Masks

The very first toys designed by Charles and Ray for mass production were large head and body masks for children…

The Solar Toy and a Visual Language of Sorts

The Eames Solar Do-Nothing Machine was a solar-powered toy made as a commission for the Aluminum Company of America, or…

The Toy

Charles Eames believed that a good toy held clues to the era of its inception. Looking within the walls of…