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Events October 2020


Eileen Gray Exhibition at Bard Gallery Reopens

October 14, 2020
through October 28, 2020

The Bard Graduate Center Gallery’s Eileen Gray exhibition, which has been available online since its opening in February, will reopen at the gallery for a limited run with timed and contactless entry. Explore different aspects of Gray’s career, from her celebrated projects to many lesser-known and recently rediscovered pieces on display for the first time.

Born Kathleen Eileen Moray Smith-Gray (1878–1976) in Ireland, the woman who came to be known simply as Eileen Gray was one of the 20th century’s most accomplished designer-architects. Gray’s career began at art school in London, eventually expanding her practice to include painting, lacquer work, furniture design, photography, and architecture, among other areas. Gray’s career as an architect began in the early 1920s, when she developed a series of hypothetical projects and built works both on her own initiative and in collaboration with the Romanian architect Jean Badovici (1893–1956), her longtime friend, collaborator, and likely intimate partner. Among these were private houses for leisure retreat, public leisure facilities, social projects, and urban structures. Today she is recognized as a pioneering woman in what was the predominantly male field of modern architecture before World War II.

Through October 28
Bard Graduate School Gallery
38 West 86th Street, New York

Advance tickets are required.


E 1027 living room, 1926–1929. Centre Pompidou, Bibliotheque Kandinsky, Paris. Photo courtesy of


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