Puzzling sometimes for us who rejected the lifestyle we grew up in, to understand the current passion for MidCentury Modern. To revise our appreciation perhaps the best place to start is the Oakland Museum’s current retrospective on two of the parents of that intellectual and artisitbreakthrough, the husband and wife team of Ray and Charles Eames which runs until February 17. Absorb their design work, the furniture, toys, signage and multi-media of this innovative partnership, an exhibit curated by London’s Barbicon. Senior tickets $10.95. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

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