Each year, only on Members Appreciation Day, the Eames Foundation invites its members to experience a very special opportunity: to tour the ground floor of the Eames House and Studio. This is your chance to experience the House as a guest, and to mingle with other Eames aficionados and Eames family members.
Join us for a panel discussing the 250 Year Project and conservation work on the Eames House (between 2:00 and 4:00 pm). The panel includes participants from the Eames Foundation, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the architects Escher GuneWardena, and will delve into the conservation approach and findings. Enjoy light refreshments (desserts, juices and coffee) as well as an array of creative activities.
Thank you Members for your support of the Eames House. Every year, Members Appreciation Day falls within a week or so of June 20th, Charles and Ray’s anniversary. This year’s celebration is on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
Prior Members Appreciation Days:
- 2012: Members of the Eames Foundation, Getty Conservation Institute and architects Escher GuneWardena informally talked about completed work under the conservation project; members begged for more for 2013… And with Ray’s 100 birthday approaching, and given her love of musical chairs, avid gamers vied for the grand prize: the Ice Cube poster from Pacific Standard Time.
- 2011: Tours, chats with Eames family members, and a madcap bubble-blowing contest as part of our celebration of Mathematica. Volunteer John Kishell displayed some of his collected catalogues and samples of materials used in the Eames House for visitors to enjoy.
- 2010: Guests made their own Bingo cards using photos from the Eameses’ classic film Powers of Ten, and then vied for one of the first-hot-off-the-press Eames House Blocks (thanks to the magic of House Industries) in a cutthroat game of Bingo.
- In 2009: During a surprise timed-competition, attendees solved a rebus sent by Charles to daughter Lucia (then age seven), with one guest ultimately winning a pink molded plastic elephant.