Design history was born in a cavernous warehouse on a gritty street in Venice Beach, California, where Charles and Ray Eames set up their Renaissance-style studio during World War II. Though the Eames’ are best known for their ubiquitous furniture and the signature innovation of the classic Eames chair, this documentary shows Charles and Ray applying the same process of inquiry to architecture, exhibitions and their quirky, beautiful films. “Eames: The Architect and the Painter” is directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey. Celluloid Wednesdays is a midweek film series that offers audiences the chance to view celluloid film prints, historic narratives, documentaries, ethnographic and experimental films on the big screen. Free; use the museum’s 7th Avenue entrance.