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February 2017
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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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$65.00

Indian Canyons Home Tour

2 Tour Times

February 18, 2017
Front of Miro’s Restaurant, 1555 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

We invite you to swing on down to the south end of Palm Springs and tour six magnificent homes in the historic Indian Canyons Neighborhood, originally known as the Canyon Country Club. In the early 1960s, the first homes in the Indian Canyons Neighborhood were built along the fairways of the new, private 18-hole championship ... Read more...

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$40 - $60

Eichler Day 3.0: Panel, Film & Tour

6 Event Times

February 18, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Come celebrate the history of Joseph Eichler, a visionary developer who brought modern to the masses, through a full day of activities including a panel, film and tour of the newly completed Desert Eichlers. Join midcentury modern and Eichler experts for a lively discussion featuring: architect and historian Alan Hess, architecture critic of the San ... Read more...

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$40

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

8 Tour Times

February 18, 2017
Location will be emailed to ticket holders, 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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$275 - $375

Red Carpet Gala: The Christopher Kennedy Compound

2 Event Times

February 18, 2017
Location will be emailed to ticket holders, Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Be among the first to experience Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound as you join television stars and leaders of the international design and building community for an exclusive Red Carpet Gala. Presented by Chairish and Traditional Home magazine, the evening will include cocktails, tastings and live music as you mingle among the ... Read more...

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$65.00

Sunnylands Historic House Tour

13 Tour Times

February 18, 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 18, 2017
Al Beadle Home 1 and Lance O’Donnell Home 1, 1101 W. Racquet Club Drive
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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$45

Sunny Cycle Electric Bike Neighborhood Tour

6 Tour Times

February 18, 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

8 Tour Times

February 18, 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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$50.00

Green Fairway Estates Home Tour

4 Tour Times

New to Modernism Week in 2017, this first-time tour of five unique homes in Green Fairway Estates offers a rare glimpse into the last neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Company. Designed by renowned architect Donald Wexler in 1965, this little-known enclave features sunken tubs, light-filled atriums and spectacular, space-age fireplaces. Masterful stone and brickwork ... Read more...

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$30

Ask a Landscape Designer

12 Times

February 18, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Bring your landscape design dilemmas to Modernism Week and get 30 minutes of advice from a professional landscape designer at APLD’s “Ask a Landscape Designer.” The Association of Professional Landscape Designers has teamed up to provide this first-ever opportunity to sit down with landscape professionals for some simple and affordable design solutions for your own ... Read more...

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Free

The West Elm House – Home Tour

9 Tour Times

February 18, 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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$40

Hendrick’s Cocktail Academy

2 Times

February 18, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Learn how to mix delicious classic cocktails at home in this fun, hands-on mixology class with World Champion Mixologist and Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador, Mark Stoddard. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and then taste your own creative concoctions and tipples, as Mark guides you through every shake & stir. You’ll also learn the art of hosting the ... Read more...

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$75.00

9th Annual Racquet Club Estates Neighborhood Home Tour

February 18, 2017 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vista del Monte School, 2744 N. Via Miraleste
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The Racquet Club Estates 9th Annual Home Tour and Reception will showcase the midcentury modern beauty of six unique Alexander homes built in the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as a midcentury modern fire station, located within Racquet Club Estates. There will also be a collection of classic cars parked at each home ... Read more...

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$35

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

February 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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

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

February 18, 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 18, 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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$35

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

February 18, 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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$50.00

Charles Phoenix: Fins, Flair & Futurism – Live Comedy Slide Show Performance

February 18, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, for a live comedy slide show performance celebrating space age automotive styling. Prepare for your national pride to swell as he takes us on the ultimate ride to the wondrous world of Detroit’s most extreme era. With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm and eagle eye for odd-ball detail, Charles ... Read more...

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$10.00

FAST FORWARD Architecture of William F. Cody

February 18, 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 18, 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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$20

17th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale

February 18, 2017 | 10:00 am - 6:00 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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$40

Preservation Powerhouses: Who, What, Why of Preservation and The Forces That Make It Happen

February 18, 2017 | 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, 101 N. Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Powerhouse Panel followed by lunch at the historic O’Donnell House. Learn how leaders in preservation save important buildings and places, their roles in relationship to each other and how these organizations can help local preservation groups. Join Modernism Week in a moderated panel discussion, with an amazing representation of preservation organizations on our stage: National ... Read more...

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$50

ELLE DECOR presents A-List Designer Madeline Stuart

February 18, 2017 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
A+D Center – Study Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join A-List Designer Madeline Stuart in a presentation of her work restoring the iconic Cedric Gibbons/Delores Del Rio house, a streamline moderne masterpiece in Los Angeles that has been virtually untouched since it was built in 1930. Gibbons is credited with the set design on over 1,500 films (including the Wizard of Oz) and is ... Read more...

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Free

ARRIVE 1 Year Anniversary Party

February 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ARRIVE Hotel, 1551 N Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join ARRIVE as it celebrates its 1 Year Anniversary! Spend the afternoon, poolside, with live music by The Dreamboats. Shop local pop-up shops from BKB Ceramics, California Lustre, and Mariscal Cactus & Succulents. And of course, ‘Meet, Greet & Tour’ with designer/architect Chris Pardo as he speaks on ARRIVE’s midcentury modern legacy that defines Palm ... Read more...

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$12

Poetics of Stone: from Material to Meaning

February 18, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, 101 N. Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Palm Springs Modernism is characterized by a radical incorporation of local stone in buildings and landscapes. This presentation explores the origin of this idea in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright following his transformational experience of the art, architecture and landscape of Japan, and concludes with contemporary examples of architecture and landscape that create new ... Read more...

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Free

On the Road: The Making of Phaidon’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide

February 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACE Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E Palm Canon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Author Sam Lubell and photographer Darren Bradley embarked on a wild road trip up and down the West Coast to research their book, Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA, discovering interesting people and hidden treasures along the way. The book begins in the Pacific Northwest and guides readers through to Northern California down ... Read more...

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$20

The Desert as Mirror: Reflections on the Void with Lita Albuquerque

February 18, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Presented by Art Palm Springs, this event is included with Saturday's general admission ticket. Since the early 1970s, Lita Albuquerque has created an expansive body of work, ranging from sculpture, poetry, painting and multi-media performance to ambitious site-specific ephemeral projects in remote locations around the globe. Often associated with the Light and Space and Land ... Read more...

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$35

Screen Style: Creating Narrative Spaces on Film and Television

February 18, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
H3K Designs, 501 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Join us for the Set Decorators Society of America panel event "Screen Style: Creating Narrative Spaces on Film and Television," a panel discussion moderated by Cathy Whitlock, author of "Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction" with set decorators Halina Siwolop SDSA, set decorator for Showtime’s "Masters of Sex" and Gene Serdena SDSA, ... Read more...

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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 18, 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 18, 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

Tiki-A-Go-Go with The Hula Girls

February 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Hawaiian Estates, Corner of S. Palm Canyon and E. Twin Palms Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Groove to the beats of the ’60s at the third annual Royal Hawaiian Estates Tiki Party. This year’s theme “Tiki-A-Go-Go,” features Palm Springs own DJ Baz and live music from L.A.-based The Hula Girls who will team up to bring you Hulabilly and Exotica music to dance the night away. Wear your favorite Mod or ... Read more...

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Free

SHAG’s New Print Release Party with Martini Kings Playing Live!

February 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SHAG The Store, 725 N Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Please join SHAG The Store the 1st Saturday of Modernism Week as we unveil a new, limited edition Josh Agle (aka SHAG) hand-pulled serigraph print at our gallery in the Uptown Design District. This Print Release Party will feature live music by The Martini Kings and complimentary cocktails served inside the store. Join other Midcentury ... Read more...

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Free

New Century Modern

February 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Boulevard Vintage and Contemporary Home Furnishings, 830 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

“New Century Modern” is the term we at Blvd like to use when showcasing classic traditional Midcentury designers by adding a 21st Century flair. Come see how we transform the current “midcentury style” by adding an eclectic mix of new lighting, accessories and furnishings. Representatives from Arteriors Home and Artemide Lighting will be on hand ... Read more...

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$175

Palm Springs Modern Committee Annual Gala Benefit – 1964

February 18, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The year is 1964 and the latest design by master architect William F. Cody is making its debut as the model home showcasing the spectacular topography of the celebrity enclave of Southridge. Formally known as the Goldberg Residence, the house is perfectly sited among the steep craggy rocks providing outstanding night time views of the ... Read more...

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$150

Starlight After Party: The Christopher Kennedy Compound

February 18, 2017 | 10:30 pm - February 19, 2017 | 12:30 am
Location will be emailed to ticket holders, Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

The Red Carpet Gala will be over, but the cool cats in Palm Springs will just be getting the party started. Come sip cocktails around the pool and take in the sultry sounds of jazz under the starry Palm Springs sky while enjoying a more intimate experience of this spectacular property. Mingle with the celebrity ... Read more...

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