The dynamic working processes of Ray Eames inspires invited panelists—women working in the fields of art, design, science, technology and architecture—to consider the diversity of design and its current interests, sparking a multifaceted conversation about the state of working/making/creating today.
- Elise Co - Multimedia designer and programmer, co-founder aeolab
- Sherry Hoffman - Co-founder and partner, (M)Arch. branded architectures
- Hillary Mushkin - Visual artist and Visiting Professor of Art and Design at Caltech
- Linda Taalman - Co-founder, collaborative firm Taalman Koch Architecture
- Jane McFadden (moderator) - Associate Professor of Art and Design History at Art Center
Reception immediately following. This event is free and open to the public. No ticket necessary. Parking available on site or take advantage of free ArtNight shuttles running to-and-from campus throughout the evening.
This special session of Art Center Dialogues coincides with the Ray Eames exhibit currently on view in Art Center's Williamson Gallery, Innovate Pasadena's "Connect! Weekend" and Pasadena's biannual ArtNight.
Art Center Dialogues
The Art Center Dialogues, a lecture series made possible by a generous endowment from the Toyota Motor Corporation, brings eminent speakers to the College from a wide variety of art, design and educational backgrounds to inspire creativity, thoughtful discussion and broaden perspectives.
Ray Eames at the Williamson Gallery
The Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design has established a broad reputation for its ongoing series of exhibitions exploring the boundaries, relationships, and perspectives of art, science and innovation. Currently on view, Ray Eames: In the Spotlight features letters, notes, sketches, paintings, photography, process drawings, furniture, films and collections tracing Ray Eames's varied interests and her interaction with key people, places and institutions.
Innovate Pasadena is a grassroots effort to advance greater Pasadena as a center of technology and design innovation by supporting collaboration across business and education in order to attract companies, entrepreneurs, innovators and capital to the broader community. Innovate Pasadena's Inaugural Connect! Weekend celebrates innovation in the Greater Pasadena area through a weekend of talks, panels, hack and code events, open-houses and mixers.
Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors during ArtNight. Free shuttle buses link all venues, all night long. Park at one site, tour the others via shuttle!
About the Image
"Ray Eames" (gouache, acrylic and colored pencil on board covered in slips of paper) from the book California Girls: The Women of California Modernism by Art Center Illustration student Ellen Surrey. The book features eight women from California's modernist period, noted for making great strides in the arts and creating some of the most iconic images in our culture. The image was created separately from and is used independently of the Ray Eames exhibition.
When & Where
Art Center College of Design
Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, Art Center College of Design (artcenter.edu) is a global leader in art and design education. Art Center offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts as well as industrial design disciplines. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and social impact initiatives, Art Center is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, Art Center alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.