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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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$50.00

Tour The Iconic Hotel Lautner

3 Tour Times

February 19, 2017
Hotel Lautner, 67710 San Antonio St
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 United States

Enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the award winning Hotel Lautner designed by legendary architect John Lautner in 1947. Along with the John Lautner Foundation, tour the hotel grounds and two luxury units of this world renowned property. The iconic desert hideaway once known as the Desert Hot Springs Motel was reimagined as the award ... Read more...

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$40.00

Abe & Marion Schwartz Residence Tour

8 Tour Times

February 19, 2017
Abe & Marion Schwartz Residence, 1999 South Joshua Tree Place
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

The Abe & Marion Schwartz Residence, built in 1964, has been attributed to Hollywood architect Harold “Hal” Levitt. A particularly exuberant example of modernist architecture, the residence is particularly striking from the street with its isosceles trapezoidal piers covered in quartzite. Under the stewardship of the current owners, a sensitive rehabilitation was recently completed (including ... Read more...

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$50.00

Historic Sandcliff: Four Views

2 Tour Times

February 19, 2017
Sandcliff, 1828 S Barona Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

Join fellow modernists as you travel through time from 1964 to the present while touring four homes in the Sandcliff complex, designated in February 2016 as a historic district by the City of Palm Springs. In early 1964, the idea of “owning your own apartment” was brand new and Sandcliff was Palm Springs’ introduction to ... Read more...

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$60.00

Tour of Merito Manor Residences (1961) by Barry Berkus

3 Tour Times

February 19, 2017
Merito Manor, 183 W. Merito Place
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Designed by modernist architect Barry Alan Berkus and built in 1961, Merito Manor is a 10-residence, single-story condominium garden community located on one acre in the historic Old Las Palmas neighborhood, just a few blocks from the Uptown Design District. The dramatic 'folded plate' roof design and clerestory windows sitting above decorative rock walls are ... Read more...

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$30 - $50

Restoring or Renovating your Midcentury Modern Home: Seminar & Tour

5 Event Times

February 19, 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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$20

Palm Springs Door Tour, presented by Dunn-Edwards Paints

3 Tour Times

February 19, 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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$65.00

Sunnylands Historic House Tour

13 Tour Times

February 19, 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 19, 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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$40

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

8 Tour Times

February 19, 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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$45

Sunny Cycle Electric Bike Neighborhood Tour

6 Tour Times

February 19, 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 19, 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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$35

Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour – Edris 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 Edris house, designed in 1953, retains the essential physical features associated with his residential work, melding the natural environment with modern design that was the essence of ... Read more...

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Free

The West Elm House – Home Tour

9 Tour Times

February 19, 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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$125.00

Modernism Week Signature Home Tour I – Morning

February 19, 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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$35

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

February 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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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$12

Tremaine Houses, 1930s-1970s: The Quest for the Perfect Modern Home

February 19, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Two icons of Californian midcentury modern design are Richard Neutra’s Tremaine House in Montecito and Oscar Niemeyer’s Tremaine Beach House for Serena Beach, both located just south of Santa Barbara. Much less well known are the clients behind the projects. Warren D. Tremaine and Katharine Williams Tremaine worked with Neutra on their home from 1945 ... Read more...

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$65

El Rancho Vista Estates Neighborhood Home Tour

February 19, 2017 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
El Rancho Vista Estates Neighborhood, Via Roberto Miguel at Vista Chino
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join us for our 6th annual home tour! El Rancho Vista Estates is a midcentury neighborhood developed by Roy Fey in 1959-1960, featuring 70 homes designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison, as well as another 20 ranch homes. The vast majority of homes have maintained their original state. Home interiors will be on display ... Read more...

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$10.00

FAST FORWARD Architecture of William F. Cody

February 19, 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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$20

17th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale

February 19, 2017 | 10:00 am - 5:00 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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$15

Icons of Modernist Landscapes: Cornelia Oberlander and Harriet Pattison

February 19, 2017 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernist icons Cornelia Oberlander (b. 1921) and Harriet Pattison (b. 1928) sit down with Charles Birnbaum, President and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, for an illustrated conversation that explores their most celebrated projects including Oberlander’s Robson Square and the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada (both with architect Arthur Erickson) and Pattison’s Kimbell Art ... Read more...

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$15.00

How to Read a Neon Sign – Museum of Neon Art and This n’That Films

February 19, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Noted neon historian, Eric Lynxwiler, has been on a passionate mission for over 20 years to save historic neon signs for The Museum of Neon Art. Now located in a stunning new home in Glendale, CA, MONA is the only museum in the world devoted exclusively to art in electric media, exhibiting electric and kinetic ... Read more...

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$125.00

Modernism Week Signature Home Tour I – Afternoon

February 19, 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

CHROMOPHOBIA…. and the Built Environment

February 19, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Monet. Picasso. Matisse. Hockney. Colorful art brings us joy. YSL. Oscar. Isaac. Colorful clothing makes us smile. Why then, not architecture? Peter Stamberg of Stamberg Aferiat + Associates, architects for The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel, discusses the near extinction of color in contemporary architecture. Exploring the prevalence of color in the architecture of ancient world ... Read more...

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$10 - $35

Hidden Treasures: Highlights from Phaidon’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide

February 19, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Author Sam Lubell and photographer Darren Bradley will be in conversation with Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design, Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center. Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA, written by Sam Lubell, features photographs by leading architectural photographer Darren Bradley. The color-coded chapters include over 250 entries from ... Read more...

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$18.00

West Coast Theatrical Premier – Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

February 19, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Barista Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week is proud to present the West Coast Theatrical Premier screening of “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future.” For the first time in a theater on the West Coast, on the largest screen in the Coachella Valley, the full length version of the film will be screened as it’s meant to be ... Read more...

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$45

Modernism With A Twist – SEXY

February 19, 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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$100

‘Living the Modern’ Home Tour and Cocktail Reception

February 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy martinis, champagne, wine and appetizers as you tour a stunning modern contemporary residence, watch the sunset and support a great cause. This private residence in the famed Movie Colony, which has not been open to the public previously, blends fashion, art and the environment, and embodies the essence of our indoor/outdoor elegant, yet casual, ... Read more...

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$27.50 - $50

ELLE Decor presents Midcentury for the 21st Century: Creating and Maintaining an Iconic Style

February 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

This intimate discussion in the Annenberg Theater will take a look at how iconic style is being preserved and re-created in order to stay relevant. The presentation will be guided by Michael Boodro, ELLE Decor’s Editor In Chief, and features panelists Leo Marmol, FAIA (Managing Principal, Marmol Radziner) and Steven Price (historian and author of ... Read more...

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$45.00

Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour

February 19, 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

February 19, 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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$125.00

Hotel Lautner – A Night for Preservation

February 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come celebrate, mix and mingle under the stars, while enjoying conversation, libations and appetizers, all for a great cause. See first-hand the award winning restored Hotel Lautner designed by legendary midcentury architect John Lautner and enjoy an evening in the Park and Ranch House that complete the Lautner compound. Learn about Save Iconic Architecture (SIA), ... Read more...

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Free

Contrast + Repetition: Opening Reception for Photography Exhibit

February 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Art Room, 68845 Perez Rd. Unit H
Cathedral City, CA 92234 United States

Contrast + Repetition showcases the black and white architectural photography of Annalisa Capurro aka Ms. Modernism. As an interior designer and an architectural historian with a specialization in midcentury, Annalisa's images are an exploration of her passion for architecture and particularly all things modern. Annalisa seeks out the fundamental principles of design in her reading ... Read more...

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$150

Night at the Frank Sinatra Estate

February 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” Estate, 1145 East Via Colusa
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

As the stories go, Frank Sinatra was the consummate Palm Springs host. When he resided at the Twin Palms estate, he was known to run a flag up between the two palms which gave his iconic home its name to let his neighbors know that his bar was open for Happy Hour. Modernism Week is ... Read more...

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