Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity opens for tours in Richmond

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2019
Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity opens for tours in Richmond
Eames chair pic via Pexels.

By Kathy Chouteau

In the mid-20th century, Richmond played home to WWII shipbuilders and trailblazers of the like, and today, it’s the new home of the Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity, a museum showcasing some of the groundbreaking designs from that era.

The recently opened Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity features a front and center view of the mid-century modern furniture designs of the late married couple Charles and Ray Eames, known globally for their dining and lounge chairs, according to a report by SF Gate.

Operated by the nonprofit upholding the duos’ legacy, the Richmond museum not only offers visitors access to one of the world’s most significant Eames collections with an archive of 40,000 objects—some of which can be seen for the first time—but also ever-changing exhibits and a excellent gift shop, according to the report.

The Eames’ wide-ranging influence on the design world “can be found on everything from Frank Lloyd Wright buildings to the classic educational film ‘Powers of Ten,’” said the publication.

To enjoy this singular experience, locals will need to procure advance tickets to a 90-minute guided tour costing $45 for students and $85 for general admission on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. While the hottest tickets in town are already sold out for the next month, more will go on sale March 1. Purchase tickets here.

The Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity is located at 1330 South 51st St. in Richmond. Questions? Email [email protected].