Free First Friday

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free and public tours led in English and Japanese are available at 2:00pm. During spring and summer months, Free First Fridays also feature extended evening hours from 5:00 to 8:00pm with special programming, including Center of Attention (an extended conversation around a single work of art), and a cash bar with wine and beer. During select months, film screenings curated in collaboration with the Architecture and Design Film Festival will be offered.



This September's film selection will be EAMES: The Architect and The Painter, directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey. The film will begin at 6:00pm, with Center of Attention at 7:00pm.



The Architect and the Painter is the first film about Charles and Ray Eames since their deaths and the only film to peer inside their collaboration, their marriage and the "Renaissance studio" they created in a gritty warehouse in Venice, CA. Narrated by James Franco, the film draws from a trove of archival material, primarily the stunning films and photographs produced in mind-boggling volume by Charles, Ray, and their staff during the hyper-creative forty years of the Eames Office. Family members and design historians help guide the story, but it is in interviews with the junior designers swept into the "24-7" world of "The Eamery", that a fascinatingly complex picture of this husband and wife creative team really emerges.