Wednesday, October 23, 2019| 6:30 PM | 117 Fayerweather, Amherst College, 1.5 LUs
About Architect, Designer and Decorator: Eileen Gray
Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life and complicated career of architect and designer Eileen Gray. In the early 20th century, she became a critically acclaimed and sought after designer and decorator before reinventing herself as an architect. Apart from the accolades that greeted her first building –persistently and perversely credited to her mentor–her pioneering work was done quietly, privately and to her own specifications. But she lived long enough to be re-discovered and acclaimed. Today, with her work commanding extraordinary prices and attention, her legacy, like its creator, remains elusive, contested and compelling.