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Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design

Born Bernice Alexandra Kaiser, Sacramento native Ray Eames was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group. In 1941 she married Charles Eames, and together the pair forged an illustrious path in art and midcentury-modern architecture with a catalog that includes sleek houses and the iconic Herman Miller chair. The chair's design was initially, inexplicably, credited only to Charles Eames, but a new exhibit at The California Museum, Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design, shines a light on her work, the work produced before meeting her husband. It's on display through February 23, 2014. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8.50 for adults, $7 for college students and seniors, $6 for kids ages 6-17, and free for museum members and children ages 5 and under. 1020 O Street, (916) 653- 7524,