Bard Graduate Center Gallery

18 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024 - United States





The Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute in New York City. Our Gallery exhibitions and publications, MA and PhD programs, and research initiatives explore new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design history, and material culture. Founded in 1993, the BGC is an academic unit of Bard College.


Eileen Gray
February 28 - July 12, 2020
Eileen Gray was a pioneer in modern design and architecture and one of the few women to practice professionally in those fields before World War II.

This exhibition is the first in the United States to examine the total oeuvre of Eileen Gray. In addition to affirming her accomplishments as an architect and a designer, it sheds light on the full sweep of Gray’s career, including her work as a painter and photographer. The exhibition is largely based on new research, including plans, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, and letters, that reveal how Gray designed her most famous house, Villa E _ 1027, and other architectural projects. The exhibition features never-before-seen furniture and lacquer works, as well as photography, rugs, and archival materials from her best-known projects.

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