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CAMP

February 17, 2017 - February 26, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

CAMP, the Community And Meeting Place, is more than the starting point to the Modernism Week experience. Located in downtown Palm Springs just next door to Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture & Design Center, CAMP is a place to attend exciting talks and presentations, take in free events and exhibits, relax between events and pick ... Read more...

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$100.00

Historic Old Las Palmas Home and Garden Tour

5 Tour Times

February 20, 2017
Temple Isaiah Parking Lot, 332 West Alejo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week is excited this year to have on the schedule the inaugural "Peek Behind The Hedges" home and garden tour of historic Old Las Palmas. Old Las Palmas, dating to the 1920s and boasting the largest number of celebrity homes, is the oldest residential neighborhood in Palm Springs. Most visitors, however, know it only ... Read more...

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$60.00

Seven Lakes Country Club Home Tour

5 Tour TImes

February 20, 2017
Seven Lakes Country Club, 4100 Seven Lakes Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Audaciously christened “The Gem of the Desert” by its developers, Seven Lakes Country Club has played host or home to a long list of Hollywood celebrities and two U.S. Presidents. Situated behind the Parker Hotel, this gated enclave presents a rare opportunity to tour a curated collection of magnificent midcentury homes designed in 1966 in ... Read more...

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$30 - $50

Restoring or Renovating your Midcentury Modern Home: Seminar & Tour

5 Event Times

February 20, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

From tackling common problems for midcentury homeowners to identifying red flags for those hunting for their next ranch, our panelists will provide mid mod enthusiasts with the information they need to enjoy and maintain their modernist design and architecture. After the discussion moderated by Sarah Jane Stone, editor of Atomic Ranch Magazine, take a tour ... Read more...

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$65.00

Sunnylands Historic House Tour

13 Tour Times

February 20, 2017
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

In groups of seven, visitors on the Historic House Tour are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece with Mayan influences, the 25,000-square-foot residence was completed in 1966. Famed architect A. Quincy Jones designed the home, which interior designers ... Read more...

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$50 - $65

Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 & O’Donnell Home 1

15 Tour Times

February 20, 2017
Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1, 1101 W. Racquet Club Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs’ last hillside development. Set lightly into the natural terrain of what is likely the last hillside development in Palm Springs, The Chino Canyon Project represents the mindful neighboring of old and new. Two architectural homes, one based on a never-constructed plan by late midcentury modern architect Al ... Read more...

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$60 - $125

Frey House II Tours

12 Tour Times

February 20, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum (Box Office, North Parking Lot), 101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum's Architecture and Design Council, these 45-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. A limited number will enjoy this unique experience and gain insight into this Modern master's architectural sensibility. A shuttle van will transport participants from Palm Springs Art Museum's ... Read more...

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$40

Modernism Week Show House 2017: The Christopher Kennedy Compound Home Tour

8 Tour Times

February 20, 2017
Modernism Week Show House, 1640 Dunham Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the #1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week! Traditional Home and California Home + Design magazines present The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House. For the fourth year, Christopher brings together nearly 20 of the nations most prominent tastemakers to create unique rooms in this decorator showcase house. In ... Read more...

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$45

Sunny Cycle Electric Bike Neighborhood Tour

6 Tour Times

February 20, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Modernism Week on this fun and exciting new electric bike tour of the downtown neighborhoods of Palm Springs. The Sunny Cycle is a safe and entertaining electric bike service that makes the Palm Springs touring experience a memorable one. Passengers pedal for awhile, then stop for a refreshment and appetizer, then mount the bike ... Read more...

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$85.00

Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

7 Tour Times

February 20, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighborhoods, including the midcentury “leisure lifestyle” communities in South Palm Springs. Lead by knowledgeable guides, this open-air experience offers unique, exterior ... Read more...

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$65.00

Twin Palms Neighborhood Midcentury Modern Homes Tour

4 Tour Times

William Krisel achieved what most architects could not: designing innovative, practical, and stylish residences with the look of custom construction that could sell for the cost of a tract home. The explosion of interest this sparked in homebuyers of the mid-1950s transformed Palm Springs and firmly established it as a Mecca of desert modernism. Our ... Read more...

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$150

Mojave Desert Trip – PS ModCom Home Tour

3 Tours

Enjoy a day in the open air, exploring breathtaking landscapes, gnarly Joshua trees and the unusual flora and fauna, now home to a bohemian crowd of urban refugees lured by the intoxicating mystique of the High Desert. This fun, authentic desert trip meanders across dirt roads touring the exteriors and interiors of homesteads, ranches, and ... Read more...

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$99.00

Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour of “PALM SPRINGSLAND”

February 20, 2017 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

See Palm Springs with the Ambassador of Americana! Humorist and tour guide extraordinaire, Charles Phoenix, will lead you on an entertaining adventure atop a double decker, open air bus. With his unbridled enthusiasm, delightful design expertise and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles’ spirited tour highlights exterior views of dozens of spectacular Midcentury Modern estates ... Read more...

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$12.00

Mexican Modern: The Sunnylands Fountain in Rancho Mirage

February 20, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

When Walter and Leonore Annenberg met with architect A. Quincy Jones in 1963 to discuss their vision for an ambitious desert estate they requested that the home reflect what they called a “Mayan influence.” Together, they achieved that goal. On a trip to Mexico City in 1967, Walter and Leonore Annenberg saw the monumental 40-foot ... Read more...

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$49

Mexico City Modern Monday Package

February 20, 2017 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Make it a Mexico City Modern Monday. Includes entrance to the four Mexico City Modern presentations, a box lunch at the Muse Cafe (next to the Annenberg Theater) and entrance to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Monday Package 9:00 a.m. Mexico Modern: Sunnylands Fountain; 10:30 a.m. Mexico Spectacular: Mexico City and the 1968 Summer Olympics; ... Read more...

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$35

Celebrity Haven – The Tennis Club Neighborhood Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 20, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Visit the famed Palm Springs Tennis Club neighborhood nestled into the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains. Here stars like Errol Flynn, Lucille Ball, and Frank Sinatra stayed and played in the spectacular beauty of its desert surroundings. Todays Hollywood hipsters (Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., and Reese Witherspoon, among others) continue to use this ... Read more...

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$35

Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood—The Movie Colony Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 20, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In the tranquil and elegant neighborhood of the Movie Colony lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Tony Curtis, Gloria Swanson and Jack Benny. With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. Frank Sinatra made it “his” neighborhood ... Read more...

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$35

Golden Era Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 20, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore and many other Hollywood stars have been residents here. This ... Read more...

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$35

Heart of the City Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors Only)

February 20, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

How did a tiny agricultural settlement become a world renowned getaway for the rich and famous and a playground of the stars? Palm Springs is unique in that many of its “founding fathers” were women. Pioneer John McCallum envisioned an agricultural community, and later his daughter Pearl McCallum McManus, alongside other forward-thinking women such as ... Read more...

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$35

Icons of Fashion and Finance Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 20, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Get a taste of Palm Springs history and get to know the movers and shakers who shaped its growth and development. See why Palm Springs captured the imagination of desert modern architects who designed iconic midcentury structures for fashion and finance, including the first Saks Fifth Avenue store in the desert. See how midcentury design ... Read more...

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$35

Rat Pack Playground—Modernist Homes of Vista Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 20, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

In this trendy midcentury tract development of Vista Las Palmas, a knowledgeable guide will lead you past the exteriors of these classic homes where the Hollywood elite as well as ordinary folk chose to live. Early advertising even called the area “The Beverly Hills of Palm Springs.” These houses are affectionately nicknamed “Alexanders” in honor ... Read more...

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$35

Stars and Star-chitects in Deepwell Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 20, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this pristine, little-known neighborhood of Deepwell Estates lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Loretta Young, William Holden, Carmen Miranda, Liberace and Jerry Lewis, are just some of the stars who called Deepwell home. Some of these houses were designed by the desert’s most renowned architects, our “star-chitects,” including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, Hugh ... Read more...

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$10.00

FAST FORWARD Architecture of William F. Cody

February 20, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, The Learning Center, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Direct from the Los Angeles A + D Museum this self-guided exhibit celebrates the centennial of architect William F. Cody and his seminal contribution to modern architecture. See images, photos, plans and more spanning his career; some never previously on display. Plus see new projects created by architecture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ... Read more...

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Free

E. Stewart Williams, Architect : A Palm Springs Modern Master

February 20, 2017 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Creating innovative, award-winning homes, public and commercial buildings for over 50 years, Emerson Stewart Williams (1909-2005) brought his curious mind and love of the natural environment to Palm Springs in 1946, where he practiced and lived for the rest of his life. His architecture celebrated our city and its unique desert and mountains, and Williams ... Read more...

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$20

17th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale

February 20, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

85 premier national and international exhibitors showcasing vintage furniture, decorative and fine arts including sculpture, lighting, paintings, jewelry, prints, ceramics, porcelain, glass, silver, pottery, bronzes, rugs, design books, designer clothing and accessories reflecting all design movements of the 20th century, and especially emphasizing midcentury modern. Weekend admission: Includes catalog and unlimited return entry. Tickets will ... Read more...

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$12

Spectacular Mexico—Design, Propaganda and the 1968 Olympics

February 20, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

As the first Latin American country to host the games, the preparation in Mexico City for the 1968 Summer Olympics was arguably the most ambitious of a sequence of design projects that aimed to signal Mexico’s arrival in the developed world. In his presentation, Luis M. Castañeda demonstrates how design projects of the 1968 Summer ... Read more...

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Free

Modernism Week Vintage Car Show

February 20, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

View more than 50 vintage automobiles on display at the front entrance of the Palm Springs Convention Center on the last day of the Modernism Show & Sale. Enjoy classic cars from the 1930s through 1980s at this casual and entertaining afternoon event. Chat with the car owners and share your passion for vintage automobiles ... Read more...

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$12

Luis Barragán and the Gardens of El Pedregal : El Lugar Ideal para Vivir

February 20, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The 865-acre Gardens of El Pedregal, begun in Mexico City in 1945, stands as the pivotal work of Mexico’s most significant modern architect, Luis Barragán, recipient of the 1980 Pritzker Prize. Located at the city’s southern edge, within an ancient and forbidding volcanic landscape, El Pedregal was an upscale residential subdivision made of minimalist modern ... Read more...

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$10

Creating That Perfect Modern Indoor-Outdoor Sanctuary

February 20, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

As an organic landscape & interior designer, Troy Bankord's midcentury home & garden designs have been featured in publications, on architectural tours and on television for 30 years. Join Sunset Magazine’s ‘King of Concrete Block’ & Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine’s ‘Master of the Southwest’ for an exploration of how his principles of indoor-outdoor connectivity, ... Read more...

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Free

Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style: Author Presentation & Book Signing

February 20, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Presented by Modernism Week sponsor Alfa Romeo, noted Italian car expert, columnist and television host Donald Osborne will share highlights from his recently released book, Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome. Donald's talk will bring to light the depth and range of the creative exchange in automotive design between Italy ... Read more...

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$55.00

Architect William F. Cody—His Work and Life: Lecture & Reception

February 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Cody made his mark with elegant, timeless buildings that are considered masterpieces of desert modern architecture. Learn more about this modernist architect’s vast archive from Laura Sorvetti, Special Collections & Archives Librarian at the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo which houses the Cody archive. Following her presentation we will ... Read more...

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$12

Volcanic Modernism: The University City of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

February 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The ensemble of buildings, sports facilities and open spaces of the University City of the UNAM, was designed from 1949 to 1954 by close to 80 architects and artists as a collaborative work sponsored by the Mexican State. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007, the campus constitutes a unique example of 20th-century ... Read more...

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$10

Moving Sam Maloof – Relocating a Legend’s Home and Studio

February 20, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Author, architect, and former Maloof Relocation Project Construction Manager Ann Kovara provides a talk and book signing regarding her new book "Moving Sam Maloof: Saving an American Woodworking Legend’s Home and Workshop." In his City Observed blog, architectural critic Sam Hall Kaplan cheers Ms. Kovara's "Moving Sam Maloof..." as a "singular book written with empathy" ... Read more...

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$15 - $60

An Uncommon Vision: Alexander Girard and Herman Miller

February 20, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Trained as an architect, but proficient in all manner of activities, Alexander Girard was introduced to Herman Miller through Charles Eames and George Nelson, established the Herman Miller Textile Division in 1952, and served as its Director of Design until 1973. From his outpost in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he designed over 300 textiles in ... Read more...

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$125.00

Disney’s Midcentury Modern at Smoke Tree Ranch

February 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Walt Disney had a major influence in the popular culture of what, at the time, was considered 'modern.' Along with advocating for modern architecture and industrial design during the 1950s and '60s he also celebrated new technologies and innovative methods of transportation. Theme park designer Bill Butler hosts a discussion about the influences, artistry and ... Read more...

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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With a Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Mid ... Read more...

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$45.00

Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour

February 20, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Now in its sixth year, the Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour highlights architecturally significant midcentury and modern building facades along Palm Canyon Drive and surrounding neighborhoods. The buildings will be illuminated with various lighting and typeface styles identifying the architect and year of construction. Enjoy the desert sunset and cool breezes atop an open-air double ... Read more...

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$125.00

Martinis on the Mountain Too

February 20, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Step back in time with Martinis on the Mountain at the historic O’Donnell House, nestled high above Palm Springs with magnificent views of the valley below. Built in 1925 for oil tycoon Thomas O’Donnell and his wife, the home originally known as Ojo del Desierto (Eye of the Desert) was designed by architect and artist ... Read more...

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$20.00

A History of Palm Springs in Sculpture—Panels on Display at the Union Bank

2 Tour Times

February 21, 2017
Welwood Murray Memorial Library – Community Room, 100 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Learn about the fascinating history and origin of the bas-relief terra cotta sculpture ‘Palm Springs in Sculpture – Past & Future’ created by sculptor Lawrence Tenney Stevens (1896-1972), a part-time resident of Palm Springs. Dedicated on September 18, 1959 when the south branch of the Security First National Bank (now Union Bank – 500 S. ... Read more...

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$45.00

James Logan Abernathy Residence Tour

8 Tour Times

February 21, 2017
Abernathy Residence, 611 North Phillips Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Usually only seen on small and exclusive architectural tours, the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (PSPF) is proud to make the Abernathy Residence available to a broader audience for a second year. Designed by midcentury architect William F. Cody for millionaire socialite James Logan Abernathy in 1962, the 4,680 square foot pavilion-style house was notably featured ... Read more...

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$18 - $75

West Coast Premier of Neutra Film, “Windshield: A Vanished Vision”

2 Event Types

February 21, 2017
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Barista Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

In the mid-1930s, a scion of one of New England’s oldest and wealthiest families, John Nicholas Brown, and his wife Anne boldly embrace modernism and select the young and ambitious Richard Neutra to build them a 14,510 square foot summer house on Fishers Island, NY that they name “Windshield.” Through an enormously detailed correspondence, patron ... Read more...

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$65.00

Sunnylands Historic House Tour

13 Tour Times

February 21, 2017
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

In groups of seven, visitors on the Historic House Tour are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece with Mayan influences, the 25,000-square-foot residence was completed in 1966. Famed architect A. Quincy Jones designed the home, which interior designers ... Read more...

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$50 - $65

Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 & O’Donnell Home 1

15 Tour Times

February 21, 2017
Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1, 1101 W. Racquet Club Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs’ last hillside development. Set lightly into the natural terrain of what is likely the last hillside development in Palm Springs, The Chino Canyon Project represents the mindful neighboring of old and new. Two architectural homes, one based on a never-constructed plan by late midcentury modern architect Al ... Read more...

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$60 - $125

Frey House II Tours

12 Tour Times

February 21, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum (Box Office, North Parking Lot), 101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum's Architecture and Design Council, these 45-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. A limited number will enjoy this unique experience and gain insight into this Modern master's architectural sensibility. A shuttle van will transport participants from Palm Springs Art Museum's ... Read more...

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$45

Sunny Cycle Electric Bike Neighborhood Tour

6 Tour Times

February 21, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Modernism Week on this fun and exciting new electric bike tour of the downtown neighborhoods of Palm Springs. The Sunny Cycle is a safe and entertaining electric bike service that makes the Palm Springs touring experience a memorable one. Passengers pedal for awhile, then stop for a refreshment and appetizer, then mount the bike ... Read more...

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$85.00

Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

7 Tour Times

February 21, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighborhoods, including the midcentury “leisure lifestyle” communities in South Palm Springs. Lead by knowledgeable guides, this open-air experience offers unique, exterior ... Read more...

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$99.00

Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour of “PALM SPRINGSLAND”

February 21, 2017 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

See Palm Springs with the Ambassador of Americana! Humorist and tour guide extraordinaire, Charles Phoenix, will lead you on an entertaining adventure atop a double decker, open air bus. With his unbridled enthusiasm, delightful design expertise and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles’ spirited tour highlights exterior views of dozens of spectacular Midcentury Modern estates ... Read more...

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$125

Moving Sam Maloof – Tour, Presentation, Gardens, including Lunch

February 21, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join us for a special out-of-town tour to master woodworker and furniture craftsman Sam Maloof's (1916-2009) historic home and workshop in Alta Loma, one hour west of Palm Springs. Known worldwide for his mastery of woodworking, his creations demand tens-of-thousands of dollars at auction and are very highly sought after by collectors and museums. On ... Read more...

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$35

Celebrity Haven – The Tennis Club Neighborhood Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 21, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Visit the famed Palm Springs Tennis Club neighborhood nestled into the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains. Here stars like Errol Flynn, Lucille Ball, and Frank Sinatra stayed and played in the spectacular beauty of its desert surroundings. Todays Hollywood hipsters (Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., and Reese Witherspoon, among others) continue to use this ... Read more...

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$35

Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood—The Movie Colony Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 21, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In the tranquil and elegant neighborhood of the Movie Colony lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Tony Curtis, Gloria Swanson and Jack Benny. With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. Frank Sinatra made it “his” neighborhood ... Read more...

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$35

Golden Era Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 21, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore and many other Hollywood stars have been residents here. This ... Read more...

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$35

Heart of the City Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors Only)

February 21, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

How did a tiny agricultural settlement become a world renowned getaway for the rich and famous and a playground of the stars? Palm Springs is unique in that many of its “founding fathers” were women. Pioneer John McCallum envisioned an agricultural community, and later his daughter Pearl McCallum McManus, alongside other forward-thinking women such as ... Read more...

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$35

Rat Pack Playground—Modernist Homes of Vista Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 21, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

In this trendy midcentury tract development of Vista Las Palmas, a knowledgeable guide will lead you past the exteriors of these classic homes where the Hollywood elite as well as ordinary folk chose to live. Early advertising even called the area “The Beverly Hills of Palm Springs.” These houses are affectionately nicknamed “Alexanders” in honor ... Read more...

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$35

Stars and Star-chitects in Deepwell Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 21, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this pristine, little-known neighborhood of Deepwell Estates lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Loretta Young, William Holden, Carmen Miranda, Liberace and Jerry Lewis, are just some of the stars who called Deepwell home. Some of these houses were designed by the desert’s most renowned architects, our “star-chitects,” including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, Hugh ... Read more...

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$65.00

The “Grand” Canyon View Estates Tour

February 21, 2017 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Canyon View Estates, 291 East Canyon Vista Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

If you want to experience a stunning variety of modernist interiors this tour is for you! The Canyon View Estates house tour will showcase at least 6 midcentury “lifestyle” condominium units designed by the architectural firm of Palmer & Krisel in 1962. The strong midcentury architecture of Canyon View Estates (which includes the exuberant use ... Read more...

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$10.00

FAST FORWARD Architecture of William F. Cody

February 21, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, The Learning Center, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Direct from the Los Angeles A + D Museum this self-guided exhibit celebrates the centennial of architect William F. Cody and his seminal contribution to modern architecture. See images, photos, plans and more spanning his career; some never previously on display. Plus see new projects created by architecture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ... Read more...

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Free

E. Stewart Williams, Architect : A Palm Springs Modern Master

February 21, 2017 | 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Creating innovative, award-winning homes, public and commercial buildings for over 50 years, Emerson Stewart Williams (1909-2005) brought his curious mind and love of the natural environment to Palm Springs in 1946, where he practiced and lived for the rest of his life. His architecture celebrated our city and its unique desert and mountains, and Williams ... Read more...

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$10

Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America, Author Presentation & Book Signing

February 21, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Brian D. Conway will speak on Michigan’s significant role in the development of modernism and its impact on America as told through Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America, recently published by Gibbs Smith Publishing. Michigan’s contribution to modernism began early in the 20th century with the revolutionary and influential industrial architecture of Albert Kahn to ... Read more...

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$15

Palm Springs – The Good Life Goes on with Nancy Baron

February 21, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A+D Center – Study Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Fine art documentary photographer Nancy Baron will share her spare, jewel-toned photographic impressions of her part-time residence from her second monograph, Palm Springs > The Good Life Goes On (Kehrer Verlag), in which she documents, with a positive bias, her ongoing and endless discoveries of her second home and its community of midcentury modern enthusiasts. ... Read more...

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$150

Behind the Gates in Indian Wells Tour and Reception

February 21, 2017 | 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Indian Wells Resort Hotel, 76661 Hwy 111
Indian Wells, CA 92210 United States

Architectural history and heritage beckon you to venture "behind the country club gates" to experience first-hand Indian Wells' most iconic country club (to be revealed at tour check-in). Indeed, its influential significance was instrumental to Indian Wells’ designation and incorporation as an independent city, now poised to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2017. We start ... Read more...

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Free

St. Theresa School Student Project – Modern Architecture Models and Art Exhibition

February 21, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Theresa Catholic Church, 2800 East Ramon Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

An exhibition of student projects inspired by local and international architecture will be on display in the school’s art room. The 6th Grade class will exhibit models of significant Palm Springs architecture alongside modern artworks by the 7th Grade class deriving from iconic modern architecture in Palm Springs and throughout the world. During the exhibition, ... Read more...

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$10

Lost and Found: The Untold Story of Alexander Girard’s Detroit Architecture

February 21, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

While much has been written about Alexander Girard’s textile designs for Herman Miller, the story of his Detroit period, encompassing interior and industrial design, exhibition curation and residential architecture, has not been told. During his time in Detroit (1937-53), Girard collaborated with modernist innovators Charles Eames, George Nelson, Minoru Yamasaki and Eero Saarinen on a ... Read more...

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$85

Trina Turk + Mr. Turk Fashion Show at Modernism Week Show House

February 21, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Modernism Week Show House, 1640 Dunham Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Experience the life behind the style and see how fashion, entertaining, architecture and interior design coalesce to create the unique culture that exists only in Palm Springs. In honor of Kelly Golightly's fashion roots, the runway and home worlds will collide at this very special and unprecedented event. After touring this year's Modernism Week Show ... Read more...

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Free

High Style: The Architecture and Design of a Midcentury Masterpiece

February 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rancho Mirage Public Library, 71100 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

Sunnylands, the Rancho Mirage estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg that has come to be known as the Camp David of the West, functions as both a high-level retreat and as an historic house open for public tours. As part of the Sunnylands Speaker Series at the Rancho Mirage Public Library, Janice Lyle, Director of ... Read more...

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$45

Modernism With A Twist – SEXY

February 21, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With A Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Miss ... Read more...

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$125

Smoke Tree Ranch Presents the Legacy of Paul W. Trousdale

February 21, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Author and historian Steven M. Price takes a look at the history and accomplishments of famed builder and developer Paul Whitney Trousdale. From his post-war housing developments, which created thousands of new Californian households, to his landmark retail and commercial innovations throughout the American West (including Hawaii), the Trousdale name became synonymous with ambition and ... Read more...

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$45.00

Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour

February 21, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Now in its sixth year, the Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour highlights architecturally significant midcentury and modern building facades along Palm Canyon Drive and surrounding neighborhoods. The buildings will be illuminated with various lighting and typeface styles identifying the architect and year of construction. Enjoy the desert sunset and cool breezes atop an open-air double ... Read more...

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$65.00

ModWest Dance Party

February 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Los Compadres Clubhouse, 1849 El Cielo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

It's MOD meets WEST when Charlie Faye and the Fayettes play their smart, '60s-inspired soul-pop sounds at the historic Los Compadres Riding Stables Clubhouse in Palm Springs. Texas-based front woman, Charlie Faye, with two back-up singers, play original music inspired by retro-soul-pop of the 1960s era. Musically, the songs of the band’s recently released (June ... Read more...

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$65.00

Sunnylands Historic House Tour

13 Tour Times

February 22, 2017
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

In groups of seven, visitors on the Historic House Tour are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece with Mayan influences, the 25,000-square-foot residence was completed in 1966. Famed architect A. Quincy Jones designed the home, which interior designers ... Read more...

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$50 - $65

Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 & O’Donnell Home 1

15 Tour Times

February 22, 2017
Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1, 1101 W. Racquet Club Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs’ last hillside development. Set lightly into the natural terrain of what is likely the last hillside development in Palm Springs, The Chino Canyon Project represents the mindful neighboring of old and new. Two architectural homes, one based on a never-constructed plan by late midcentury modern architect Al ... Read more...

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$60 - $125

Frey House II Tours

12 Tour Times

February 22, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum (Box Office, North Parking Lot), 101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum's Architecture and Design Council, these 45-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. A limited number will enjoy this unique experience and gain insight into this Modern master's architectural sensibility. A shuttle van will transport participants from Palm Springs Art Museum's ... Read more...

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$45

Sunny Cycle Electric Bike Neighborhood Tour

6 Tour Times

February 22, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Modernism Week on this fun and exciting new electric bike tour of the downtown neighborhoods of Palm Springs. The Sunny Cycle is a safe and entertaining electric bike service that makes the Palm Springs touring experience a memorable one. Passengers pedal for awhile, then stop for a refreshment and appetizer, then mount the bike ... Read more...

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$85.00

Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

5 Tour Times

February 22, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighborhoods, including the midcentury “leisure lifestyle” communities in South Palm Springs. Lead by knowledgeable guides, this open-air experience offers unique, exterior ... Read more...

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$100 - $125

Signature Home Tour. Lance O’Donnell, AIA/Architect. Desert Modern Architecture

2 Event Times

February 22, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join architect Lance O'Donnell for a presentation and personal tour of four new homes designed by his firm o2 Architecture. Parlaying the strengths of the site, designing for sustainability and authenticity of materials are hallmarks of the four new Desert Modern homes. Lance will conduct the tour and discuss how the homes are designed for ... Read more...

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$99.00

Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour of “PALM SPRINGSLAND”

February 22, 2017 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

See Palm Springs with the Ambassador of Americana! Humorist and tour guide extraordinaire, Charles Phoenix, will lead you on an entertaining adventure atop a double decker, open air bus. With his unbridled enthusiasm, delightful design expertise and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles’ spirited tour highlights exterior views of dozens of spectacular Midcentury Modern estates ... Read more...

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$75.00

Palm Desert Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

February 22, 2017 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The PALM DESERT location of PS Art Museum, The Galen, 72567 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260 United States

The Palm Desert Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour is returning to Modernism Week! A very special "open air" tour has been designed to highlight the unique midcentury architecture in the city of Palm Desert. This enlightening and entertaining tour features treasured homes, newly recognized architectural gems and historic sites.The tour will provide an overview of ... Read more...

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Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs

February 22, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Palm Springs Woman’s Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join us for Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Gary Johns’ popular slide lecture, "Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs." This entertaining and informative lecture is replete with amusing anecdotes and rarely seen vintage photos. This lecture is generously underwritten by Hedge Vintage | Eclectic Furnishings. The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (PSPF) ... Read more...

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$35

Celebrity Haven – The Tennis Club Neighborhood Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 22, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Visit the famed Palm Springs Tennis Club neighborhood nestled into the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains. Here stars like Errol Flynn, Lucille Ball, and Frank Sinatra stayed and played in the spectacular beauty of its desert surroundings. Todays Hollywood hipsters (Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., and Reese Witherspoon, among others) continue to use this ... Read more...

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$35

Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood—The Movie Colony Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 22, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In the tranquil and elegant neighborhood of the Movie Colony lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Tony Curtis, Gloria Swanson and Jack Benny. With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. Frank Sinatra made it “his” neighborhood ... Read more...

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$35

Golden Era Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 22, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore and many other Hollywood stars have been residents here. This ... Read more...

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$35

Heart of the City Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors Only)

February 22, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

How did a tiny agricultural settlement become a world renowned getaway for the rich and famous and a playground of the stars? Palm Springs is unique in that many of its “founding fathers” were women. Pioneer John McCallum envisioned an agricultural community, and later his daughter Pearl McCallum McManus, alongside other forward-thinking women such as ... Read more...

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$35

Icons of Fashion and Finance Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 22, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Get a taste of Palm Springs history and get to know the movers and shakers who shaped its growth and development. See why Palm Springs captured the imagination of desert modern architects who designed iconic midcentury structures for fashion and finance, including the first Saks Fifth Avenue store in the desert. See how midcentury design ... Read more...

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$35

Rat Pack Playground—Modernist Homes of Vista Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 22, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

In this trendy midcentury tract development of Vista Las Palmas, a knowledgeable guide will lead you past the exteriors of these classic homes where the Hollywood elite as well as ordinary folk chose to live. Early advertising even called the area “The Beverly Hills of Palm Springs.” These houses are affectionately nicknamed “Alexanders” in honor ... Read more...

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$35

Stars and Star-chitects in Deepwell Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 22, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this pristine, little-known neighborhood of Deepwell Estates lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Loretta Young, William Holden, Carmen Miranda, Liberace and Jerry Lewis, are just some of the stars who called Deepwell home. Some of these houses were designed by the desert’s most renowned architects, our “star-chitects,” including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, Hugh ... Read more...

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$10.00

FAST FORWARD Architecture of William F. Cody

February 22, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, The Learning Center, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Direct from the Los Angeles A + D Museum this self-guided exhibit celebrates the centennial of architect William F. Cody and his seminal contribution to modern architecture. See images, photos, plans and more spanning his career; some never previously on display. Plus see new projects created by architecture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ... Read more...

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Free

E. Stewart Williams, Architect : A Palm Springs Modern Master

February 22, 2017 | 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Creating innovative, award-winning homes, public and commercial buildings for over 50 years, Emerson Stewart Williams (1909-2005) brought his curious mind and love of the natural environment to Palm Springs in 1946, where he practiced and lived for the rest of his life. His architecture celebrated our city and its unique desert and mountains, and Williams ... Read more...

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$10

Horticultural Pioneers of Desert Flora and the Interplay of Architecture and Landscape

February 22, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

While modern architecture and design was flourishing, so was a more minimalist approach to landscaping. Come learn about the horticultural pioneers who dreamt of a more harmonious interaction between landscape and architecture. Hear stories from their plant hunting adventures, learn about the plants they introduced and the designs they helped inspire. This is a great ... Read more...

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$15

Photographer Dan Chavkin: Midcentury Parking Lots

February 22, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A+D Center – Study Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Midcentury Parking Lots is a photographic book based on a selection of parking lots throughout Palm Springs whose common attribution is that each one belongs to an iconic midcentury modern building. Initially inspired by artist Edward Ruscha’s seminal 1967 book Thirty-Four Parking Lots both in concept and typographic presentation, Dan Chavkin thoughtfully captures the architectural ... Read more...

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Free

Trousdale Estates: Over the Top in Beverly Hills

February 22, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palm Springs Woman’s Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Author, historian and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Steven Price examines Trousdale Estates, an enclave of some 535 large, luxurious, mostly single-story homes in Beverly Hills. Developed by builder Paul Trousdale in the 1950s and '60s, it quickly became famous for its superstar residents and the extravagance of their homes. Today, Trousdale Estates comprises ... Read more...

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$90.00

Modern Garden Tour – Palm Springs

February 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Experience and embrace the modern aesthetic of drought tolerant and desert-friendly plants while touring several exquisitely designed private modern gardens located in Palm Springs, on our seventh annual Modern Garden Tour. Come discover a wide range of garden designs from minimal to lush, all using modern materials and plantings. At the conclusion of your self-drive ... Read more...

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Free

The Alexanders: A Desert Legacy

February 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Woman’s Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Author, architect and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (PSPF) board member James R. Harlan will discuss the impact of the Alexander Construction Company on Palm Springs’ built environment and describe how the firm, led by George and Robert Alexander, developed a formula that combined professional architectural designs with modern building methods. As the author of PSPF’s ... Read more...

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Free

Saving an Icon: The Restoration of Hotel Lautner

February 22, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Woman’s Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Los Angeles interior designer, hotel owner and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Tracy Beckmann will provide her personal insights into the renovation of the award-winning Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California. The Hotel Lautner was designed by legendary architect John Lautner in 1947 shortly after his graduation from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West ... Read more...

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$165.00

Celebrity Designers Home Tour and Reception

February 22, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy this unique opportunity to tour the private homes of three renowned celebrity interior designers and experience how they have defined their own living spaces. You will also have the chance to meet each designer personally at their home and enjoy a cocktail reception at the final residence where you will mingle with the designers, ... Read more...

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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With a Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Mid ... Read more...

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$45.00

Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour

February 22, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Now in its sixth year, the Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour highlights architecturally significant midcentury and modern building facades along Palm Canyon Drive and surrounding neighborhoods. The buildings will be illuminated with various lighting and typeface styles identifying the architect and year of construction. Enjoy the desert sunset and cool breezes atop an open-air double ... Read more...

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$40.00

Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” Estate Tour

8 Tour Times

February 23, 2017
Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” Estate, 1145 East Via Colusa
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (PSPF) for a tour of Frank Sinatra's beautiful "Twin Palms" estate, designed by modernist architect E. Stewart Williams in 1947. With the help of PSPF, the home was designated a Class 1 Historic Site by the city of Palm Springs in March 2011 and has been described as "great ... Read more...

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$65.00

Sunnylands Historic House Tour

13 Tour Times

February 23, 2017
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

In groups of seven, visitors on the Historic House Tour are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece with Mayan influences, the 25,000-square-foot residence was completed in 1966. Famed architect A. Quincy Jones designed the home, which interior designers ... Read more...

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$50 - $65

Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 & O’Donnell Home 1

15 Tour Times

February 23, 2017
Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1, 1101 W. Racquet Club Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs’ last hillside development. Set lightly into the natural terrain of what is likely the last hillside development in Palm Springs, The Chino Canyon Project represents the mindful neighboring of old and new. Two architectural homes, one based on a never-constructed plan by late midcentury modern architect Al ... Read more...

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$60 - $125

Frey House II Tours

12 Tour Times

February 23, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum (Box Office, North Parking Lot), 101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum's Architecture and Design Council, these 45-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. A limited number will enjoy this unique experience and gain insight into this Modern master's architectural sensibility. A shuttle van will transport participants from Palm Springs Art Museum's ... Read more...

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$40

Modernism Week Show House 2017: The Christopher Kennedy Compound Home Tour

8 Tour Times

February 23, 2017
Modernism Week Show House, 1640 Dunham Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the #1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week! Traditional Home and California Home + Design magazines present The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House. For the fourth year, Christopher brings together nearly 20 of the nations most prominent tastemakers to create unique rooms in this decorator showcase house. In ... Read more...

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$45

Sunny Cycle Electric Bike Neighborhood Tour

6 Tour Times

February 23, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Modernism Week on this fun and exciting new electric bike tour of the downtown neighborhoods of Palm Springs. The Sunny Cycle is a safe and entertaining electric bike service that makes the Palm Springs touring experience a memorable one. Passengers pedal for awhile, then stop for a refreshment and appetizer, then mount the bike ... Read more...

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$85.00

Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

7 Tour Times

February 23, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighborhoods, including the midcentury “leisure lifestyle” communities in South Palm Springs. Lead by knowledgeable guides, this open-air experience offers unique, exterior ... Read more...

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$99.00

Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour of “PALM SPRINGSLAND”

February 23, 2017 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

See Palm Springs with the Ambassador of Americana! Humorist and tour guide extraordinaire, Charles Phoenix, will lead you on an entertaining adventure atop a double decker, open air bus. With his unbridled enthusiasm, delightful design expertise and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles’ spirited tour highlights exterior views of dozens of spectacular Midcentury Modern estates ... Read more...

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$12

Eliot Noyes – Understanding a Pioneer of Modern Design

February 23, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Eliot Noyes was a remarkable figure in 20th Century Design. He was the first of the so-called “Harvard Five” to settle in New Canaan, CT, a group that included Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen and Philip Johnson. Each developed stellar careers, based in part from the worldwide recognition of their modernist homes for themselves ... Read more...

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$35

Celebrity Haven – The Tennis Club Neighborhood Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 23, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Visit the famed Palm Springs Tennis Club neighborhood nestled into the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains. Here stars like Errol Flynn, Lucille Ball, and Frank Sinatra stayed and played in the spectacular beauty of its desert surroundings. Todays Hollywood hipsters (Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., and Reese Witherspoon, among others) continue to use this ... Read more...

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$35

Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood—The Movie Colony Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 23, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In the tranquil and elegant neighborhood of the Movie Colony lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Tony Curtis, Gloria Swanson and Jack Benny. With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. Frank Sinatra made it “his” neighborhood ... Read more...

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$35

Golden Era Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 23, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore and many other Hollywood stars have been residents here. This ... Read more...

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$35

Heart of the City Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors Only)

February 23, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

How did a tiny agricultural settlement become a world renowned getaway for the rich and famous and a playground of the stars? Palm Springs is unique in that many of its “founding fathers” were women. Pioneer John McCallum envisioned an agricultural community, and later his daughter Pearl McCallum McManus, alongside other forward-thinking women such as ... Read more...

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$35

Inns, Architecture, and Glamour Historical Walking Tour

February 23, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age along with today’s hottest celebrities have partied and vacationed in the inns of this historic neighborhood, from Joan Crawford and Clark Gable to Miley Cyrus and Queen Latifah. You will learn the history of the unique hotels and inns in Palm Springs as you visit some of our most charming ... Read more...

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$35

Rat Pack Playground—Modernist Homes of Vista Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 23, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

In this trendy midcentury tract development of Vista Las Palmas, a knowledgeable guide will lead you past the exteriors of these classic homes where the Hollywood elite as well as ordinary folk chose to live. Early advertising even called the area “The Beverly Hills of Palm Springs.” These houses are affectionately nicknamed “Alexanders” in honor ... Read more...

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$35

Stars and Star-chitects in Deepwell Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 23, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this pristine, little-known neighborhood of Deepwell Estates lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Loretta Young, William Holden, Carmen Miranda, Liberace and Jerry Lewis, are just some of the stars who called Deepwell home. Some of these houses were designed by the desert’s most renowned architects, our “star-chitects,” including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, Hugh ... Read more...

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$10.00

FAST FORWARD Architecture of William F. Cody

February 23, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, The Learning Center, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Direct from the Los Angeles A + D Museum this self-guided exhibit celebrates the centennial of architect William F. Cody and his seminal contribution to modern architecture. See images, photos, plans and more spanning his career; some never previously on display. Plus see new projects created by architecture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ... Read more...

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Free

E. Stewart Williams, Architect : A Palm Springs Modern Master

February 23, 2017 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Creating innovative, award-winning homes, public and commercial buildings for over 50 years, Emerson Stewart Williams (1909-2005) brought his curious mind and love of the natural environment to Palm Springs in 1946, where he practiced and lived for the rest of his life. His architecture celebrated our city and its unique desert and mountains, and Williams ... Read more...

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$10

Sunnylands: Past, Present and Future

February 23, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Willett Moss, partner with CMG Landscape Architecture and lead on the restoration of the landscape at the historic estate at Sunnylands, and Lance O'Donnell, AIA, of o2 Architecture, come together to present on the recent and current projects addressing the landscape at the estate.

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$15

Brooke Hodge – A MetaModern Mash up: Reconsidering Modernist Design

February 23, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A+D Center – Study Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Brooke Hodge, Palm Springs Art Museum’s Director of Architecture and Design, will look at artists who are appropriating modernist design icons to create entirely new and evocative pieces, altering the meaning and our perception of the original. This lecture is presented in connection with MetaModern, on exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and ... Read more...

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$12

The Harvard Five in New Canaan

February 23, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“New Canaan has become a household word in many parts of the world’ declared House and Home magazine in January 1953. Between 1947 and 1966 architects Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson and Eliot Noyes – known as the Harvard Five – designed houses for themselves and their clients in the quiet New ... Read more...

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$12

California Modernism: Not Just the Usual Suspects

February 23, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Theater, 101 N. Museum Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

We think we know what California Modern architecture is, but the full story is only beginning to be told. Modernism began with the innovations of Irving Gill, the Greene brothers, and Bernard Maybeck around 1900, not with the importation of the International Style in the 1920s. A spirit of experiment in California continued throughout the ... Read more...

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Free

St. Theresa School Student Project – Modern Architecture Models and Art Exhibition

February 23, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Theresa Catholic Church, 2800 East Ramon Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

An exhibition of student projects inspired by local and international architecture will be on display in the school’s art room. The 6th Grade class will exhibit models of significant Palm Springs architecture alongside modern artworks by the 7th Grade class deriving from iconic modern architecture in Palm Springs and throughout the world. During the exhibition, ... Read more...

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$12.00

Soviet Modernism 1955-1985

February 23, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

A clean break with history is the key feature of modernism. But nowhere in the world was such a break with tradition and a transition to modernism as abrupt and broad-based as in the Soviet Union. Despite the fact that this period, from 1955 through 1985, did not yield new Le Corbusiers or Melnikovs to ... Read more...

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$15

Slim Aarons: Women, the Making of the Book and the Stories Behind It

February 23, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join author Laura Hawk with longtime collaborator Eric Rachlis in a conversation about the recently released book Slim Aarons: Women. Laura Hawk worked with Slim Aarons on the road and on magazine and book projects for two decades. Eric Rachlis, of Getty Images, worked with Slim for close to a decade developing book projects, creating ... Read more...

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$45 - $150

Beyond “Poolside Gossip” An onstage conversation between Nelda Linsk and Gary Johns and the film Slim Aarons, The High Life

February 23, 2017 | 4:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The iconic image of Slim Aaron's "Poolside Gossip" photograph comes to life once again with an onstage conversation between Nelda Linsk and Gary Johns, followed by the North American Premier of the film Slim Aarons, The High Life. Nelda Linsk was a longtime friend of Silm Aarons and owner of the Richard Neutra designed Kaufmann ... Read more...

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$45

Modernism With A Twist – SEXY

February 23, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With A Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Miss ... Read more...

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$35.00

A Day in Old Pompeii

8 Tour Times

February 24, 2017
Pompeii de Las Palmas, 231 W. Stevens Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

On tour for the second time, Pompeii de Las Palmas offers visitors an experience that might best be described as “other-worldly.” On May 1, 2015, this nine-unit Roman Revival-style condo complex became Palm Springs’ fourth Class-One Historic District. In 1964, America’s fascination with all things Italian was at its peak. From Fellini to Frank Sinatra, ... Read more...

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$50

Sagewood: Donald Wexler Tour

2 Tour Times

February 24, 2017
Sagewood, N. Cerritos Road, between Sandalwood Dr. and Chia Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The architecture of the late Donald Wexler embodies the essence of midcentury modernism through its sleek design and efficiency. Often lauded for his “quiet elegance,” Wexler designed Sagewood, a condominium development of 108 units in Palm Springs, to reflect the characteristics of his style: natural lines, integrated design logic, nonsuperfluous details, an innovative adaptation to ... Read more...

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$65

Park Imperial South Homes Tour

2 Tour Times

One of two Palm Springs projects designed by noted Architect Barry Berkus, the thirty homes that comprise Park Imperial South have been carefully and methodically restored by the homeowners over the past decade in many exciting and unique ways. Many of the units on this year's tour feature original appliances along with a range of ... Read more...

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$50 - $65

Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 & O’Donnell Home 1

15 Tour Times

February 24, 2017
Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1, 1101 W. Racquet Club Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs’ last hillside development. Set lightly into the natural terrain of what is likely the last hillside development in Palm Springs, The Chino Canyon Project represents the mindful neighboring of old and new. Two architectural homes, one based on a never-constructed plan by late midcentury modern architect Al ... Read more...

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$60 - $125

Frey House II Tours

12 Tour Times

February 24, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum (Box Office, North Parking Lot), 101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum's Architecture and Design Council, these 45-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. A limited number will enjoy this unique experience and gain insight into this Modern master's architectural sensibility. A shuttle van will transport participants from Palm Springs Art Museum's ... Read more...

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$40

Modernism Week Show House 2017: The Christopher Kennedy Compound Home Tour

8 Tour Times

February 24, 2017
Modernism Week Show House, 1640 Dunham Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the #1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week! Traditional Home and California Home + Design magazines present The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House. For the fourth year, Christopher brings together nearly 20 of the nations most prominent tastemakers to create unique rooms in this decorator showcase house. In ... Read more...

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$45

Sunny Cycle Electric Bike Neighborhood Tour

6 Tour Times

February 24, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Modernism Week on this fun and exciting new electric bike tour of the downtown neighborhoods of Palm Springs. The Sunny Cycle is a safe and entertaining electric bike service that makes the Palm Springs touring experience a memorable one. Passengers pedal for awhile, then stop for a refreshment and appetizer, then mount the bike ... Read more...

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$85.00

Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

6 Tour Times

February 24, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighborhoods, including the midcentury “leisure lifestyle” communities in South Palm Springs. Lead by knowledgeable guides, this open-air experience offers unique, exterior ... Read more...

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$65.00

Sunnylands Historic House Tour

13 Tour Times

February 24, 2017
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

In groups of seven, visitors on the Historic House Tour are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece with Mayan influences, the 25,000-square-foot residence was completed in 1966. Famed architect A. Quincy Jones designed the home, which interior designers ... Read more...

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$75

Home Tour: Palm Springs/Chicago Midcentury Modern Connection

4 Tour Times

The fantastic House of Tomorrow, designed for the 1933-34 Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago, needs to be restored and a Palm Springs Modernism tour of two classic midcentury residences with Chicago connections is just the perfect way to get involved! The first is a cool, 1960s custom home built as a vacation get-away ... Read more...

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Free

The West Elm House – Home Tour

14 Tour Times

February 24, 2017
The West Elm House, 634 South Bedford Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

The West Elm House is an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Be among the first to experience the “Midcentury to Next-Century Transformation” of this iconic 1950s home by Palmer & Krisel. West ... Read more...

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$99.00

Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour of “PALM SPRINGSLAND”

February 24, 2017 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

See Palm Springs with the Ambassador of Americana! Humorist and tour guide extraordinaire, Charles Phoenix, will lead you on an entertaining adventure atop a double decker, open air bus. With his unbridled enthusiasm, delightful design expertise and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles’ spirited tour highlights exterior views of dozens of spectacular Midcentury Modern estates ... Read more...

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$12

Film: Design for Modern Living – Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community, 1935-1975

February 24, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

In the years following World War II, the community of Claremont in Southern California emerged as an important center for the visual arts, due largely to the inspired efforts of the artist and educator Millard Sheets. In Claremont, painters, sculptors, ceramists, enamel and mosaic artists, woodworkers and fiber artists devoted themselves to their creative pursuits ... Read more...

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$45

Friday at the Annenberg Package with Millard Sheets and Claremont Modern

February 24, 2017 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Friday Morning Ticket Package at the Annenberg Theater with Millard Sheets and Claremont Modern. Package price includes 1 presentation and panel, 2 films, box lunch at the Muse Cafe (Next to Annenberg Theater) and entrance to Palm Springs Art Museum. Friday Package 9:00 a.m. - Film 'Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and Claremont Art ... Read more...

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$75.00

Palm Desert Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

February 24, 2017 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The PALM DESERT location of PS Art Museum, The Galen, 72567 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260 United States

The Palm Desert Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour is returning to Modernism Week! A very special "open air" tour has been designed to highlight the unique midcentury architecture in the city of Palm Desert. This enlightening and entertaining tour features treasured homes, newly recognized architectural gems and historic sites.The tour will provide an overview of ... Read more...

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$35

Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood—The Movie Colony Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 24, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In the tranquil and elegant neighborhood of the Movie Colony lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Tony Curtis, Gloria Swanson and Jack Benny. With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. Frank Sinatra made it “his” neighborhood ... Read more...

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$35

Golden Era Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 24, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore and many other Hollywood stars have been residents here. This ... Read more...

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$35

Heart of the City Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors Only)

February 24, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

How did a tiny agricultural settlement become a world renowned getaway for the rich and famous and a playground of the stars? Palm Springs is unique in that many of its “founding fathers” were women. Pioneer John McCallum envisioned an agricultural community, and later his daughter Pearl McCallum McManus, alongside other forward-thinking women such as ... Read more...

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$35

Icons of Fashion and Finance Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 24, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Get a taste of Palm Springs history and get to know the movers and shakers who shaped its growth and development. See why Palm Springs captured the imagination of desert modern architects who designed iconic midcentury structures for fashion and finance, including the first Saks Fifth Avenue store in the desert. See how midcentury design ... Read more...

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$35

Rat Pack Playground—Modernist Homes of Vista Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 24, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

In this trendy midcentury tract development of Vista Las Palmas, a knowledgeable guide will lead you past the exteriors of these classic homes where the Hollywood elite as well as ordinary folk chose to live. Early advertising even called the area “The Beverly Hills of Palm Springs.” These houses are affectionately nicknamed “Alexanders” in honor ... Read more...

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$35

Stars and Star-chitects in Deepwell Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 24, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this pristine, little-known neighborhood of Deepwell Estates lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Loretta Young, William Holden, Carmen Miranda, Liberace and Jerry Lewis, are just some of the stars who called Deepwell home. Some of these houses were designed by the desert’s most renowned architects, our “star-chitects,” including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, Hugh ... Read more...

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$10.00

FAST FORWARD Architecture of William F. Cody

February 24, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, The Learning Center, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Direct from the Los Angeles A + D Museum this self-guided exhibit celebrates the centennial of architect William F. Cody and his seminal contribution to modern architecture. See images, photos, plans and more spanning his career; some never previously on display. Plus see new projects created by architecture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ... Read more...

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Free

E. Stewart Williams, Architect : A Palm Springs Modern Master

February 24, 2017 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Creating innovative, award-winning homes, public and commercial buildings for over 50 years, Emerson Stewart Williams (1909-2005) brought his curious mind and love of the natural environment to Palm Springs in 1946, where he practiced and lived for the rest of his life. His architecture celebrated our city and its unique desert and mountains, and Williams ... Read more...

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$10

The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study

February 24, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

In the late 1950s, the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research (IPAR) at UC Berkeley invited forty of the most creative architects of the time to come to campus for a three-day assessment. Saarinen, Neutra, Kahn, Johnson, Nelson and many others accepted the invitation and submitted themselves to 22-hours of testing in a campus facility. ... Read more...

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$15

Michael Stern – Julius Shulman: Palm Springs with a splash of “Hollywood Modern”

February 24, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A+D Center – Study Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Curator and author Michael Stern discusses how a series of meetings with architect E. Stewart Williams led to the exhibition and Rizzoli publication Julius Shulman: Palm Springs. Learn about the behind-the-scenes thought process that led to each entity, the extensive and colorful relationship between Stern and Shulman, and how this led to Stern’s forthcoming publication ... Read more...

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$12

Millard Sheets and Home Savings: Mid-century Modern Architecture for Corporate and Urban Identity

February 24, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Theater, 101 N. Museum Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

For more than three decades, Millard Sheets and his studio of artists designed Home Savings and Loan branches, emblazing their iconic projects with mosaics, murals, stained glass and sculptures that celebrated both family life and the history of the Golden State. The collaboration between the Millard Sheets Studio and Howard Ahmanson, Home Savings’ chief executive, ... Read more...

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$12

Claremont Modern -The Convergence of Art + Architecture at Midcentury

February 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week is proud to present a new documentary that celebrates the midcentury modern art and architecture of Claremont, California, just one hour west of Palm Springs. Richard Neutra, Cliff May, Edward Durell Stone; these are just some of the world's most renown architects represented in Claremont. This new documentary shows how, during its emergence ... Read more...

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$10

From Desert to Rainforest – Influences of Palm Springs on Pacific Northwest Modernism

February 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Palm Springs has one of the most concentrated collections of regionally inspired midcentury modern architecture in the country. Today we visit this area as design pilgrims, touring iconic works created by legendary international architects, including Albert Frey and Richard Neutra, to better understand their responses to relationships between site, landscape and buildings, the exploration of ... Read more...

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Free

Slim Aarons: Women Book Signing by Author Laura Hawk

February 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Grace Home Furnishings to celebrate author Laura Hawk, author of the recently released book Slim Aarons: Women. Laura worked with Slim Aarons on the road and on magazine and book projects for two decades, and shares stories from this period with insights on the man behind the lens. Slim Aarons: Women explores the central ... Read more...

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$12.00

Harry Seidler: Australia’s Modernist Architect

February 24, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Vladimir Belogolovsky traces the life and work of famed Sydney architect Harry Seidler (1923-2006), his key role in bringing Modernism and Bauhaus principles to Australia and explores long-lasting creative collaborations with leading artistic visionaries of the 20th century: architects Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Oscar Niemeyer; artists Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt and Frank ... Read more...

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$10

Midnight Modern: Photographer’s Presentation & Book Signing

February 24, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Midnight Modern brings into focus a view of Palm Springs and its internationally renowned modernist houses never before shown, shot entirely by the light of the full moon. Join photographer Tom Blachford in conversation with Brigitte Lehnert and André Boughtwood of Flow Modern as they discuss Tom’s work and retell the experience of crafting the ... Read more...

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$18

U.S. Film Premier – Harry Seidler: Modernist

February 24, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week is proud to present the first U.S. screening of the film “Harry Seidler: Modernist,” along with welcoming his wife, Penelope Seidler and the director, Daryl Dellora, who have traveled from Australia specifically to attend the U. S. Premier. This film, which received it's Australian Premier recently at the Sydney Opera House, is a ... Read more...

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$175.00

Retro Martini Party

February 24, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The one, the only, the original! The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation’s Retro Martini Party fundraiser has become one of the signature events of Modernism Week. This year’s special venue is the storied Kirk Douglas Residence in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood. Designed by famous modernist architect Donald Wexler and built by Robert Higgins in 1954, ... Read more...

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$85

Modern Tiki Rum Party

February 24, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
O’Donnell Golf Club, 301 N Belardo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Aloha from SEAthletes! You’re invited to celebrate a night of Polynesian culture, so put on your best Hawaiian dress or your aloha shirt and join us under the stars for an island style party at the historical O’Donnell Golf Club. The Kai Wai Tiki Rum Party is the first Modernism Week event to ever be ... Read more...

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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 24, 2017 | 5:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With a Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Mid ... Read more...

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$45.00

Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour

February 24, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Now in its sixth year, the Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour highlights architecturally significant midcentury and modern building facades along Palm Canyon Drive and surrounding neighborhoods. The buildings will be illuminated with various lighting and typeface styles identifying the architect and year of construction. Enjoy the desert sunset and cool breezes atop an open-air double ... Read more...

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$65.00

Meiselman Midcentury Home Tour

5 Tour Times

February 25, 2017
Palm Springs Animal Shelter, 4575 E Mesquite Ave
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Please join us for the third annual Meiselman Midcentury Homes Tour, a unique tour of beautiful modernist ranch homes built by Jack Meiselman (pronounced "MY-zill-min") in the late '50s and early '60s. The houses are found throughout Palm Springs (often near Alexander-built neighborhoods) and primarily clustered in Little Beverly Hills, Sunmor, Sunrise Park, and Racquet ... Read more...

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$50.00

Historic Cody Homes in Rancho Mirage

7 Tour Times

February 25, 2017
Tamarisk Fairway, Cody Court and Palm View Road
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

Come and join us for our second Modernism Week tour and discover one of the hidden treasures of Rancho Mirage at William Cody’s Country Club homes at Tamarisk Fairways, the first Historic District in the City of Rancho Mirage. In the late 1960s, Cody was commissioned to design a cluster of eight homes to occupy ... Read more...

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$65.00

Sunnylands Historic House Tour

13 Tour Times

February 25, 2017
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

In groups of seven, visitors on the Historic House Tour are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece with Mayan influences, the 25,000-square-foot residence was completed in 1966. Famed architect A. Quincy Jones designed the home, which interior designers ... Read more...

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$50 - $65

Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 & O’Donnell Home 1

15 Tour Times

February 25, 2017
Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1, 1101 W. Racquet Club Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs’ last hillside development. Set lightly into the natural terrain of what is likely the last hillside development in Palm Springs, The Chino Canyon Project represents the mindful neighboring of old and new. Two architectural homes, one based on a never-constructed plan by late midcentury modern architect Al ... Read more...

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$60 - $125

Frey House II Tours

12 Tour Times

February 25, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum (Box Office, North Parking Lot), 101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum's Architecture and Design Council, these 45-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. A limited number will enjoy this unique experience and gain insight into this Modern master's architectural sensibility. A shuttle van will transport participants from Palm Springs Art Museum's ... Read more...

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$40

Modernism Week Show House 2017: The Christopher Kennedy Compound Home Tour

8 Tour Times

February 25, 2017
Modernism Week Show House, 1640 Dunham Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the #1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week! Traditional Home and California Home + Design magazines present The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House. For the fourth year, Christopher brings together nearly 20 of the nations most prominent tastemakers to create unique rooms in this decorator showcase house. In ... Read more...

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$45

Sunny Cycle Electric Bike Neighborhood Tour

6 Tour Times

February 25, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Modernism Week on this fun and exciting new electric bike tour of the downtown neighborhoods of Palm Springs. The Sunny Cycle is a safe and entertaining electric bike service that makes the Palm Springs touring experience a memorable one. Passengers pedal for awhile, then stop for a refreshment and appetizer, then mount the bike ... Read more...

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$85.00

Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

6 Tour Times

February 25, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighborhoods, including the midcentury “leisure lifestyle” communities in South Palm Springs. Lead by knowledgeable guides, this open-air experience offers unique, exterior ... Read more...

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$65.00

Sunrise Park Home Tour

2 Tour Times

Located in central Palm Springs, between the airport and downtown, Sunrise Park is the quintessential midcentury modern neighborhood. It began in the early 1950s when it was known as the Desert Palms Estates, “Where the sun lingers longer.” A planned neighborhood developed by the most prominent builders of the time, Sunrise Park features houses built ... Read more...

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Free

St. Theresa Catholic Church Main Sanctuary Tour

4 Tour Times

February 25, 2017
St. Theresa Catholic Church, 2800 East Ramon Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

St. Theresa Catholic Church has graciously allowed the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (PSPF) to coordinate tours of the main sanctuary during Modernism Week 2017. St. Theresa Catholic Church (1968, William F. Cody) is considered one of architect Cody's “masterworks.” Cody was an enthusiastic parishioner of the church and reportedly expended much time and creative effort ... Read more...

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$35

Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour – Koerner House

8 Tours

Emerson Stewart Williams (aka E. Stewart Williams), FAIA (1909–2005) was a prolific architect whose distinctive midcentury modernist buildings significantly shaped architectural landscape and legacy of Palm Springs. The Koerner House, built in 1955, is of post and beam construction with a shed roof, deep overhangs and large expanses of floor to ceiling windows and sliding ... Read more...

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Free

The West Elm House – Home Tour

14 Tour Times

February 25, 2017
The West Elm House, 634 South Bedford Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

The West Elm House is an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Be among the first to experience the “Midcentury to Next-Century Transformation” of this iconic 1950s home by Palmer & Krisel. West ... Read more...

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$30

History of Rum 101: An Educational and Tasting Experience

2 Times

February 25, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Discover the beauty of rum and learn about its origins and the global spread of sugarcane in this interactive tasting program, presented by Ashley Marsh, Sailor Jerry Rum National Ambassador & Ashela Richardson, Flor de Cana National Ambassador. These experts will take you through a journey packed with history, and tradition, while experiencing rums from ... Read more...

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$99.00

Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour of “PALM SPRINGSLAND”

February 25, 2017 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

See Palm Springs with the Ambassador of Americana! Humorist and tour guide extraordinaire, Charles Phoenix, will lead you on an entertaining adventure atop a double decker, open air bus. With his unbridled enthusiasm, delightful design expertise and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles’ spirited tour highlights exterior views of dozens of spectacular Midcentury Modern estates ... Read more...

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$75.00

Palm Desert Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

February 25, 2017 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The PALM DESERT location of PS Art Museum, The Galen, 72567 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260 United States

The Palm Desert Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour is returning to Modernism Week! A very special "open air" tour has been designed to highlight the unique midcentury architecture in the city of Palm Desert. This enlightening and entertaining tour features treasured homes, newly recognized architectural gems and historic sites.The tour will provide an overview of ... Read more...

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$35

Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood—The Movie Colony Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 25, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In the tranquil and elegant neighborhood of the Movie Colony lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Tony Curtis, Gloria Swanson and Jack Benny. With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. Frank Sinatra made it “his” neighborhood ... Read more...

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$35

Golden Era Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 25, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore and many other Hollywood stars have been residents here. This ... Read more...

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$35

Heart of the City Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors Only)

February 25, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

How did a tiny agricultural settlement become a world renowned getaway for the rich and famous and a playground of the stars? Palm Springs is unique in that many of its “founding fathers” were women. Pioneer John McCallum envisioned an agricultural community, and later his daughter Pearl McCallum McManus, alongside other forward-thinking women such as ... Read more...

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$35

Icons of Fashion and Finance Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 25, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Get a taste of Palm Springs history and get to know the movers and shakers who shaped its growth and development. See why Palm Springs captured the imagination of desert modern architects who designed iconic midcentury structures for fashion and finance, including the first Saks Fifth Avenue store in the desert. See how midcentury design ... Read more...

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$35

Rat Pack Playground—Modernist Homes of Vista Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 25, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

In this trendy midcentury tract development of Vista Las Palmas, a knowledgeable guide will lead you past the exteriors of these classic homes where the Hollywood elite as well as ordinary folk chose to live. Early advertising even called the area “The Beverly Hills of Palm Springs.” These houses are affectionately nicknamed “Alexanders” in honor ... Read more...

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$35

Stars and Star-chitects in Deepwell Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 25, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this pristine, little-known neighborhood of Deepwell Estates lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Loretta Young, William Holden, Carmen Miranda, Liberace and Jerry Lewis, are just some of the stars who called Deepwell home. Some of these houses were designed by the desert’s most renowned architects, our “star-chitects,” including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, Hugh ... Read more...

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$12

Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture

February 25, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Daniell Cornell, PhD, The Donna and Cargill MacMillan Jr., Director of Art at Palm Springs Art Museum, will give a preview presentation of the Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey” opening September 2017 as part of the Getty-led initiative “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.” The Museum’s contribution is an unprecedented exploration ... Read more...

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$10 - $20

Vintage Trailer Show

February 25, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hilton Hotel Parking Lot, 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

This colorful end to Modernism Week showcases a diverse collection of trailers, buses, motorhomes and vintage tow vehicles. Owners will be on hand to talk about their trailer's history, restoration and travels. There will also be a fun mix of retail vendors whose products complement the vintage trailer lifestyle. Attendees on Saturday, February 25th will ... Read more...

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$10.00

FAST FORWARD Architecture of William F. Cody

February 25, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, The Learning Center, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Direct from the Los Angeles A + D Museum this self-guided exhibit celebrates the centennial of architect William F. Cody and his seminal contribution to modern architecture. See images, photos, plans and more spanning his career; some never previously on display. Plus see new projects created by architecture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ... Read more...

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Free

E. Stewart Williams, Architect : A Palm Springs Modern Master

February 25, 2017 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Creating innovative, award-winning homes, public and commercial buildings for over 50 years, Emerson Stewart Williams (1909-2005) brought his curious mind and love of the natural environment to Palm Springs in 1946, where he practiced and lived for the rest of his life. His architecture celebrated our city and its unique desert and mountains, and Williams ... Read more...

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$49

Saturday At The Annenberg Lectures and Lunch Package

3 Events

February 25, 2017 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The Saturday Lecture and Lunch Package at the Annenberg Theater with 'Four Iconic Homes That Reconsidered Residential Architecture' includes three presentations, a box lunch at the Muse Cafe (next to the Annenberg Theater) and entrance to the Palm Springs Art Museum. EVENT PACKAGE Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey, 10 a.m. - 11 ... Read more...

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Free

Architectural Bike Tour by Hot Purple Energy

February 25, 2017 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Palm Springs Ride, 350 William Krisel Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Hot Purple Energy is excited to host its sixth annual Architectural Bike Tour during Modernism Week Bike. This year we are celebrating famed local architect William Krisel by starting the tour on the newly-minted William Krisel Way, adjacent to the Ocotillo Lodge and then head south through the neighborhoods of Twin Palms, Indian Canyons, Kings ... Read more...

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$10

SHAG’s Modern Exuberance: Artist Presentation & Book Signing

February 25, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Good modern design was originally minimal, functional and humble. At some point, that wasn’t enough – modern design became dramatic, ostentatious and cinematic. That’s the kind of design that inspires the artist SHAG, and he will talk about the transition of minimalism to maximalism and how it influenced his paintings and prints. As the ‘50s ... Read more...

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$12

Restoring Keck’s House of Tomorrow – America’s First Glass House

February 25, 2017 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential houses in modern architectural design, the House of Tomorrow, recently declared a National Treasure, is set for restoration through a partnership of Indiana Landmarks, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service. Todd Zeiger, director of Indiana Landmarks’ northern regional office, explores ... Read more...

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Free

SHAG: The Collected Works – Book Signing

February 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Visit the Dunn-Edwards Paint booth at CAMP for a chance to meet Josh Agle, aka SHAG the artist, snap up a copy of his new book "SHAG: The Collected Works" and have it personally signed. The event follows a presentation by Josh in the Theater at CAMP (see event "Shag’s Modern Exuberance"), when he will ... Read more...

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$12

Albert Frey’s 1931 Aluminaire House

February 25, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Lawrence Kocher and Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House was conceived and constructed as an exhibition house for the Allied Arts and Industry and Architectural League Exhibition of 1931 at the Grand Central Palace in New York City. The House, while intended as a display of products, was also an overt demonstration of their use in modern ... Read more...

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Free

E. Stewart Williams film screening – FREE EVENT – “The Nature of Modernism”

February 25, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Welwood Murray Memorial Library – Community Room, 100 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Creating innovative, award-winning homes, public and commercial buildings for over 50 years, Emerson Stewart Williams (1909-2005) brought his curious mind and love of the natural environment to Palm Springs in 1946, where he practiced and lived for the rest of his life. His architecture celebrated our city and its unique desert and mountains, and Williams ... Read more...

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$250 - $1000

The 1931 Aluminaire House Fundraiser and Reception at the Siva House

February 25, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Siva House on Palisades Drive, 385 W. Tahquitz Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Celebrate the arrival of the 1931 Aluminaire House to Palm Springs. Please join us for a very exclusive afternoon reception fundraiser at the iconic Siva House (Hugh M. Kaptur AIA, 1959). Located high above Palm Springs on Palisades Drive and very near Albert Frey’s own ‘Frey House II’, the stunning residence has been graciously offered ... Read more...

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$125

Pinball Fever

February 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Sailor Jerry’s Rum, Modernism Week and SHAG to experience (and play) on an incredible private collection of more than 700 beautifully restored, pristine vintage arcade and pinball machines at The Museum of Pinball. Hand-crafted cocktails, wine, gourmet hot dogs and more will be flowing at one of the greatest kept secrets of the midcentury ... Read more...

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$150.00

Vista Las Palmas Evening Home Tour and Cocktail Reception

February 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Isaiah Parking Lot, 332 West Alejo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

For the first time during Modernism Week, guests have the opportunity to tour a special selection of hand-picked homes after dark. Enjoy the stunning modern design elements, inside and out, which come alive with professionally designed lighting, creative furnishings and hip pool areas. The tour culminates with a VIP poolside cocktail reception complete with open ... Read more...

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$45

Modernism With A Twist – SEXY

February 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“Modernism With A Twist” has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. Five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities, on an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations will include: Miss ... Read more...

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$50

Charles Phoenix Cake & Cocktails at The Monkey Tree Hotel

February 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Monkey Tree Hotel, 2388 E. Racquet Club Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The Palm Springs Modern Committee presents an exclusive yellow and turquoise themed poolside party at the newly restored Monkey Tree Hotel, built in 1962. Charles Phoenix hosts, with Monkey Tree Hotel owners, Kathy and Gary Friedle, winners of the Palm Springs Modern Committee 2016 Commercial Restoration Award. The festive yellow and turquoise theme is inspired ... Read more...

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Free

SHAG’s Early Evening Architectural Themed Print Party!

February 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SHAG The Store, 725 N Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Please join SHAG The Store for a gallery opening with complimentary cocktails as we celebrate Modernism Week with host Josh Agle (aka SHAG) and live music by The Martini Kings. View an exciting selection of previously sold out and current architectural themed prints by SHAG. SHAG fans and Midcentury Modern aficionados alike will reminisce about ... Read more...

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$45.00

Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour

February 25, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Now in its sixth year, the Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour highlights architecturally significant midcentury and modern building facades along Palm Canyon Drive and surrounding neighborhoods. The buildings will be illuminated with various lighting and typeface styles identifying the architect and year of construction. Enjoy the desert sunset and cool breezes atop an open-air double ... Read more...

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$150

Cocktails at Tiffany’s

February 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Modernism Week Show House, 1640 Dunham Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Darling, you’re invited to step back in time to 1961 and channel your inner Audrey Hepburn for a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-inspired soiree hosted by Kelly Golightly, Fred Baby and friends at Villa Golightly, the site of Modernism Week’s #1 Must-See event, The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House. Ladies, slip into your tiaras and ... Read more...

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Free

Extended Modern Comfort Symposium

February 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E Palm Canon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Extended Modern Comfort is a collaboration between Studio VV6 in New York and Ace Hotel & Swim Club. As part of this 6–part series, a group of designers, researchers and curators embarked on an investigative design writing effort. The topics range from architectural signage, found lettering, periodical publishing and communication for interior design & the ... Read more...

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$65.00

Sunnylands Historic House Tour

13 Tour Times

February 26, 2017
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

In groups of seven, visitors on the Historic House Tour are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece with Mayan influences, the 25,000-square-foot residence was completed in 1966. Famed architect A. Quincy Jones designed the home, which interior designers ... Read more...

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$50 - $65

Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 & O’Donnell Home 1

15 Tour Times

February 26, 2017
Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1, 1101 W. Racquet Club Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs’ last hillside development. Set lightly into the natural terrain of what is likely the last hillside development in Palm Springs, The Chino Canyon Project represents the mindful neighboring of old and new. Two architectural homes, one based on a never-constructed plan by late midcentury modern architect Al ... Read more...

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$40

Modernism Week Show House 2017: The Christopher Kennedy Compound Home Tour

8 Tour Times

February 26, 2017
Modernism Week Show House, 1640 Dunham Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the #1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week! Traditional Home and California Home + Design magazines present The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House. For the fourth year, Christopher brings together nearly 20 of the nations most prominent tastemakers to create unique rooms in this decorator showcase house. In ... Read more...

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$45

Sunny Cycle Electric Bike Neighborhood Tour

6 Tour Times

February 26, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Modernism Week on this fun and exciting new electric bike tour of the downtown neighborhoods of Palm Springs. The Sunny Cycle is a safe and entertaining electric bike service that makes the Palm Springs touring experience a memorable one. Passengers pedal for awhile, then stop for a refreshment and appetizer, then mount the bike ... Read more...

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$85.00

Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

3 Tour Times

February 26, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighborhoods, including the midcentury “leisure lifestyle” communities in South Palm Springs. Lead by knowledgeable guides, this open-air experience offers unique, exterior ... Read more...

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$20

Palm Springs Door Tour, presented by Dunn-Edwards Paints

3 Tour Times

February 26, 2017
The Saguaro Palm Springs, 1800 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Come explore the colorful and unique doors of the Indian Canyons neighborhood during the Palm Springs Door Tour, presented Dunn-Edwards Paints (www.dunnedwards.com) and curated by Palm Springs Style (www.palmspringsstyle.com). This self-guided bike tour features docents at each stop to share information about the homes’ architecture and history. Bring your own bike, or rental bikes will ... Read more...

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Free

The West Elm House – Home Tour

14 Tour Times

February 26, 2017
The West Elm House, 634 South Bedford Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

The West Elm House is an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Be among the first to experience the “Midcentury to Next-Century Transformation” of this iconic 1950s home by Palmer & Krisel. West ... Read more...

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Free

Modernism Yard Sale

February 26, 2017 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
H3K Designs, 501 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

After an absence to make the heart grow fonder, the Modernism Yard Sale is back with its original creators at a new location! Carefully curated vendors with a mix of midcentury decorative items and furnishings will be lined up to satisfy your fix for one more great piece. This will be a last hurrah for ... Read more...

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$99.00

Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour of “PALM SPRINGSLAND”

February 26, 2017 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

See Palm Springs with the Ambassador of Americana! Humorist and tour guide extraordinaire, Charles Phoenix, will lead you on an entertaining adventure atop a double decker, open air bus. With his unbridled enthusiasm, delightful design expertise and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles’ spirited tour highlights exterior views of dozens of spectacular Midcentury Modern estates ... Read more...

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$125.00

Modernism Week Signature Home Tour 2 – Morning

February 26, 2017 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The Signature Home Tour is a sampling of the best of Desert Modern Architecture in Palm Springs. This self-driven home tour takes visitors inside a myriad of architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. The featured homes, chosen for their architecture, interiors, gardens, iconic features and grounds, epitomize Palm Springs and what ... Read more...

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$150

Tour – Claremont Modern: Art and Architecture at Midcentury

February 26, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join us for a special out-of-town tour to Claremont, an academic community 1 hour west of Palm Springs. Claremont could very well be one of the best-kept secrets in the annals of modernism - the period now recognized as the midcentury, post-war explosion of all things cool and modern. Southern California and to a great ... Read more...

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$35

Celebrity Haven – The Tennis Club Neighborhood Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 26, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Visit the famed Palm Springs Tennis Club neighborhood nestled into the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains. Here stars like Errol Flynn, Lucille Ball, and Frank Sinatra stayed and played in the spectacular beauty of its desert surroundings. Todays Hollywood hipsters (Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., and Reese Witherspoon, among others) continue to use this ... Read more...

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$35

Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood—The Movie Colony Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 26, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

In the tranquil and elegant neighborhood of the Movie Colony lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Tony Curtis, Gloria Swanson and Jack Benny. With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. Frank Sinatra made it “his” neighborhood ... Read more...

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$35

Golden Era Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 26, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore and many other Hollywood stars have been residents here. This ... Read more...

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$35

Heart of the City Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors Only)

February 26, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

How did a tiny agricultural settlement become a world renowned getaway for the rich and famous and a playground of the stars? Palm Springs is unique in that many of its “founding fathers” were women. Pioneer John McCallum envisioned an agricultural community, and later his daughter Pearl McCallum McManus, alongside other forward-thinking women such as ... Read more...

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$35

Rat Pack Playground—Modernist Homes of Vista Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 26, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am

In this trendy midcentury tract development of Vista Las Palmas, a knowledgeable guide will lead you past the exteriors of these classic homes where the Hollywood elite as well as ordinary folk chose to live. Early advertising even called the area “The Beverly Hills of Palm Springs.” These houses are affectionately nicknamed “Alexanders” in honor ... Read more...

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$10 - $20

Vintage Trailer Show

February 26, 2017 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hilton Hotel Parking Lot, 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

This colorful end to Modernism Week showcases a diverse collection of trailers, buses, motorhomes and vintage tow vehicles. Owners will be on hand to talk about their trailer’s history, restoration and travels. There will also be a fun mix of retail vendors whose products complement the vintage trailer lifestyle. Event Restrictions | Special Instructions Please ... Read more...

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$10.00

FAST FORWARD Architecture of William F. Cody

February 26, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, The Learning Center, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Direct from the Los Angeles A + D Museum this self-guided exhibit celebrates the centennial of architect William F. Cody and his seminal contribution to modern architecture. See images, photos, plans and more spanning his career; some never previously on display. Plus see new projects created by architecture students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ... Read more...

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Free

Screening of The Italian Job (1969), Presented by Alfa Romeo

February 26, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Modernism Week sponsor Alfa Romeo for a free screening of the quintessentially stylish film of the 1960s, The Italian Job. This classic caper, remastered in high definition, is a flashy, fast romp that chases a team of career criminals throughout one of the biggest international gold heists in history. Michael Caine is Charlie Croker, ... Read more...

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$125.00

Modernism Week Signature Home Tour 2 – Afternoon

February 26, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The Signature Home Tour is a sampling of the best of Desert Modern Architecture in Palm Springs. This self-driven home tour takes visitors inside a myriad of architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. The featured homes, chosen for their architecture, interiors, gardens, iconic features and grounds, epitomize Palm Springs and what ... Read more...

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$10

Making Midcentury Modern, Author Presentation & Book Signing by Christopher Kennedy

February 26, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

100 tips for mastering midcentury design in your home... Midcentury design has maintained its hold on the American consciousness: from television, to commercials, to the fashion runway. Not all of us can live in a pedigreed, midcentury home, but fear not! The principles of midcentury design can be applied to the most unassuming spaces. Join ... Read more...

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