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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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$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 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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$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
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 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” with The High Life: Slim Aarons

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 converation between Nelda Linsk and Gary Johns, followed by the West Coast Theatrical Premier of the film The High Life: Slim Aarons. Nelda Linsk was a longtime friend of Silm Aarons and owner of the Richard Neutra designed ... 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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