Sam Maloof: Life/Art/Legacy – Tour and LunchModernism Week CAMP333 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs 922629:00 AM - 5:30 PM$125
This event starts with ride aboard a private coach to the Maloof historic property in Alta Loma, just over 1 hour from Palm Springs. Upon arrival, guests will be taken on a private docent-led tour of the historic home of California Modernist Sam Maloof. In addition to the organic modern architecture of the home (designed and built by Sam), guests will view over 50 pieces of iconic handcrafted Maloof furniture, many of them original prototypes. The home also boasts an extensive art collection featuring works by the group of Claremont artists instrumental in ushering in the postwar Modernist movement in California, including Millard Sheets, Harrison McIntosh, Betty Davenport Ford, Karl Benjamin and John Svenson.
A traditional Lebanese tapas-style lunch, called meze, will be served by
Walter’s Restaurant of Claremont on the private deck of Beverly Maloof’s residence. After lunch, guests will be among the first to view the new exhibit “Sam Maloof: Life/Art/Legacy.” This installation celebrates the first 100 years of Sam’s influence on 20th Century craft and design. Sam, a 1985 MacArthur Fellow , was a pioneer in modern day woodworking, fusing a midcentury streamline aesthetic with old world craftsmanship. His pieces grace world-renowned museums as well as private collections, and are included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian.
Ticket proceeds from this event support the Maloof Foundation.
Event Restrictions | Special Instructions:
Participants must be 21 years or older.
Please check in at the CAMP tour desk, located at 333 South Palm Canyon Drive, at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.
Your ticket includes round-trip transportation from Modernism Week CAMP, a private tour of the Maloof Foundation, a tapas-style lunch, wine and beverages.
B & W photo of Sam Maloof: Jim McHugh
Dining room of the historic home: Toni and Tom Bostick
Chair image: courtesy of the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation of the Arts