A new year-long exhibit opens tomorrow (February 23) at The California Museum in Sacramento, devoted to Ray Eames, the understated (and often misidentified) wife in the famous duo with husband and partner Charles. Celebrating her centennial, "Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design" will not only chronicle the well-known Eames collaborative body of work, but also showcase new information about her early life as a Sacramento native and her art & work prior to meeting Charles. It should prove to be well worth a day trip up the 80 to learn more about this groundbreaking local woman who exuded such an enormous influence on mid-century modern design and beyond.
The California Museum is located just a block from the State Capitol at Archives Plaza; they are closed Mondays and be sure to check the site for specific hours and Holiday schedules. Admission is a mere $8.50 for adults with discounts for youth & seniors (and members, or course). For more information, visit http://www.californiamuseum.org/ray-eames-0