First Friday Film Screening: Gray Matters
This event has ended. It was scheduled for 10/2/2020.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2Museum Lawn
Bring lawn chairs and blankets and spread out in open space in front of the Anchorage Museum to watch a documentary about architect and designer Eileen Gray. Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life and complicated career of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture. Making a reputation with her traditional lacquer work in the first decade of the 20th century, she became a critically acclaimed and sought-after designer and decorator in the next before reinventing herself as an architect, a field in which she labored largely in obscurity. 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 (98) 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. Directed by Marco Antonio Orsini.
This Anchorage Design Week program is presented by the Anchorage Museum as part of the North x North film series. $5/couple; capacity is limited; registration required. Physical distancing will be practiced.