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Eileen Gray at the Bard Graduate Center

The Bard Graduate Center presents "Eileen Gray: Creating a Total Work of Art," the first major American exhibition in 40 years to examine the work of Eileen Gray, the iconic modernist designer and architect. Curated by Cloé Pitiot with assistance from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the show will feature never-before exhibited furniture as well as other aspects of Gray’s design work, including archival materials from Gray’s best-known buildings. Also on view will be newly discovered materials on Gray‘s architectural projects in France, reinforcing her standing as a gifted architect and shedding new light on her ideas about architecture, interiors, design, and landscape. A richly illustrated catalogue edited by Ms. Pitiot and published by Bard Graduate Center Gallery and Yale University Press will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition opens on February 29, 2020 and will run through July 12, 2020.


The Bard Graduate Center is a leading graduate research institute in the United States dedicated to the decorative arts, design history, and material culture. Bard Graduate Center and its Gallery have pioneered the study of objects as a means to better understand culture in all its forms. Offering exceptional experiences for scholars, students, and the general public alike, Bard Graduate Center is built on multidisciplinary study and the integration of research, graduate teaching, and public exhibitions.