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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

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 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 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
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 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

9 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

Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey

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
Location will be emailed to ticket holders, 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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Free

The West Elm House – Home Tour

9 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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