Thursday, March 23 | 6pm
Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

Co-presented with Southampton Arts Center and in celebration of Women’s History Month, we are delighted to present a screening of the documentary Gray Matters about architect and designer Eileen Gray.  Following, there will be a brief panel discussion featuring local architects Lori K. Beppu, AIA, Pamela J. Glazer, AIA and Viola G. Rouhani, AIA.  Attendees are welcome to network and explore the galleries, as well. 

This program is accredited for two learning units.

$15 for AIA Peconic and SAC Members
$20 General Admission

To take advantage of the Member ticket price, enter this discount code when registering: AIAPECONIC



Documentary Synopsis

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 laboured 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.


This event is generously sponsored by 



AAQ / Resource: Sotheby’s International Realty