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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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$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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