Late Night Film: Eames: The Architect and the Painter

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From 1941 to 1978, this husband and wife powerhouse brought unique talents to their partnership. He was an architect; she was a painter and sculptor. Together their work helped shape the second half of the 20th century and remains culturally vital and commercially popular today. Best known for their beautiful and functional, yet inexpensive, furniture, most notably their signature molded plywood “Eames Chair,” Their influence on significant events and movements in post–World War II American life—from the development of modernism to the rise of the computer age—is less widely understood.
 
The Architect and the Painter crafts a fascinating, complex blueprint of two great American artists and provides a candid view of their emotional lives as they apply their genius to practical problems and innovation. The film draws extensively from a cache of archival material, visually stunning films, love letters, photographs, and artifacts produced in mind-boggling volume during the hyper-creative epoch of the Eames Office. This film is not rated (2011, 85 min.).
 
"Well-crafted and insightful. A must for those with an interest in modern design."

—Sura Wood, Hollywood Reporter

This talk is part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Included in Late Night ticket: $10 public (some exhibitions require an additional $10 ticket), $5 students (with valid ID), FREE for DMA Members

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$10 public (some exhibitions require an additional $10 ticket), $5 students (with valid ID), FREE for DMA Members