Born in Ireland but a longtime French resident, Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was one of the few women professionally involved in design and architecture prior to World War II. To coincide with the Bard Graduate School exhibition (February 29-July 12), curated by Cloé Pitiot and organized in collaboration with le Centre Pompidou, Professor Jean-Louis Cohen (NYU), Professor Mary McLeod (Columbia University) and others will discuss some of Gray's remarkable contributions.
Jean-Louis Cohen is a French architect and architectural historian specializing in modern architecture and city planning. Since 1994 he has been the Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at New York University Institute of Fine Arts.
Mary McLeod is a Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP, where she teaches architecture history and theory, and occasionally studio. She has also taught at Harvard University, University of Kentucky, University of Miami and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. Her research and publications have focused on the history of the modern movement and on contemporary architecture theory, examining issues concerning the connections between architecture and ideology.
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