Eames: The Architect and the Painter
April 30, 2019
1517 Alabama St
Houston, TX 77004
Brought to you by the ArCH Film Program
EAMES: THE ARCHITECT AND THE PAINTER
Presented in Partnership with Pier & Beam
Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm
Axelrad Beer Garden
(1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004)
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film since their death dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.
Architecture Center will be raffling off an Eames: Beautiful Details book, from our friends at HermanMiller and Geiger, and a couple of Axelrad beers. Register and stop by the ArCH table at Axelrad to enter the raffle.
About Pier & Beam
Pier & Beam is a group of next-generation preservationists who share a passion for Houston’s architecture, art, history and culture. We believe in preserving and giving new life to significant buildings and landscapes, promoting sustainability and smart growth, and fostering vibrant, livable neighborhoods. Pier & Beam is an initiative of Preservation Houston, Houston’s only citywide non-profit preservation advocacy organization.
Pier & Beam welcomes members from any field to join us in celebrating Houston’s built environment through community and cultural events, personal development opportunities and partnerships designed to engage a new generation in the appreciation and redevelopment of the city’s irreplaceable architectural and cultural heritage.