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Spring 2002

Eames Design Guest Speaker Series

Known primarily for their iconic modern furniture design, Charles and Ray Eames brought a lively and innovative ethos to their prolific experiments in architecture, film, graphic design, photography, publication, and exhibit design. Join the Exploratorium and curator/collector Steve Cabella in a series of evening talks celebrating both the historical and contemporary dimensions of the Eames design legacy.

February 27, 2002, 7 p.m. PST
Steve Cabella and Joseph Rosa: Reflections on Eames Design
In a broad-ranging look at the impact of Eames design on contemporary culture, Steve Cabella hosts a discussion with Joseph Rosa, Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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March 27, 2002, 7 p.m. PST
David Meckel: An Inside Look at the Eames Office
Founding Dean of the Architecture Program at California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), David Meckel began his career in the Eames Office in the 1970's. Focusing on the day to day experiences of working with Charles and Ray Eames, David will portray a day in the life of the office with the images, people, and idiosyncratic pleasures that made up the rich and dynamic environment that served as the laboratory for these two great designers.

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April 24 , 2002, 7 p.m. PST
An Evening with Eames Demetrios
Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles Eames, has been director of the Eames office since 1993. Author, lecturer, multimedia designer, and filmmaker, his most recent book, An Eames Primer, is an intimate and informative look at the philosophy and spirit behind the work of Charles and Ray Eames.

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Presentations take place at 7 p.m. in the Exploratorium’s McBean Theater. Free with museum admission; limited seating available.

Charles and Ray Eames’s classic 1961 exhibition, Mathematica: A World of Numbers . . . and Beyond is currently on view at the Exploratorium through May 5, 2002. Provided by the California Science Center.


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