Grey, Eileen

Our Materials Spotlight series is an intimate gallery program that is part gallery tour, part seminar. Focusing each month on a different material that Eileen Gray used in her work, this program is led by a world expert, who will highlight key aspects of specific works in the Gallery and situation those works in a larger context and lineage.

On Wednesday, March 18, join Christopher Wilk, Keeper of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the Victoria & Albert Museum, as he leads a conversation and tour focusing on Eileen Gray’s metal furniture.

Other Tours in the Series Include:

Wednesday, April 15
Led by Caroline Constant

Wednesday, May 20
Led by Jennifer Goff

Wednesday, June 17
Led by Ruth Starr

Christopher Wilk is Keeper of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A. He began his career in the Architecture and Design Department at MoMA and, after a period of free-lance curating and writing, moved to the Decorative Arts Department at the Brooklyn Museum before joining the V&A. In addition to being Chief Curator of the V&A’s British Galleries 1500-1900 he curated the V&A’s Frank Lloyd Wright Gallery (now closed) and conceived the museum’s Dr Susan Weber Furniture Galleries. His major exhibitions have included Marcel Breuer: Furniture and Interiors (MoMA), Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939 (V&A) and Plywood: a material story (V&A). In addition to books on Marcel Breuer, Modernism and Plywood, he authored a history of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kaufmann Office and a history of Thonet, and edited and contributed to Western Furniture (V&A) and (with Nick Humphrey) The British Galleries: a study in museology (V&A).