Eileen Gray Exhibition - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Oct 2013

Alongside Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe, Eileen Gray is considered to be one of the main architects and designers who defined modernism in the 20th century. In 1975, Eileen Gray wrote a letter to the National Museum of Ireland in which she stated "I should have liked so much to have something permanent in Ireland, but I suppose it is too late now".  She died in 1976 and 24 years later in 2000, the National Museum of Ireland bought the contents of Gray's apartment and personal effects. The collection is now on permanent display at the museum. Next month, the Irish Museum of Modern Art will mount it's own exhibition of her work featuring a number of previously unseen works and showing the extraordinary breadth of her talent and vision.  The retrospective comes hot on the heels of an earlier exhibition of her work held at the Pompidou Centre, Paris last February which attracted well over 1 million visitors.  Part of the French exhibition will be brought to Ireland for the IMMA show. ..Not to be missed!

EILEEN GRAY, ARCHITECT, DESIGNER, PAINTER, IMMA DUBLIN 12 OCTOBER 2013 - 19 JANUARY 2014.

*To read more about Eileen Gray's life, check out the "Inspired by Designers" section of our website http://www.cadesign.ie/inspired-by-designers/eileen-gray/

 

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