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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

Sunnylands Historic House Tour

13 Tour Times

February 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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

3 Tour Times

February 26, 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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$20

Palm Springs Door Tour, presented by Dunn-Edwards Paints

3 Tour Times

February 26, 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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Free

Modernism Yard Sale

February 26, 2017 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
H3K Designs, 501 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States

After an absence to make the heart grow fonder, the Modernism Yard Sale is back with its original creators at a new location! Carefully curated vendors with a mix of midcentury decorative items and furnishings will be lined up to satisfy your fix for one more great piece. This will be a last hurrah for ... Read more...

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$99.00

Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour of “PALM SPRINGSLAND”

February 26, 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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$125.00

Modernism Week Signature Home Tour 2 – Morning

February 26, 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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$150

Tour – Claremont Modern: Art and Architecture at Midcentury

February 26, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join us for a special out-of-town tour to Claremont, an academic community 1 hour west of Palm Springs. Claremont could very well be one of the best-kept secrets in the annals of modernism - the period now recognized as the midcentury, post-war explosion of all things cool and modern. Southern California and to a great ... Read more...

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$35

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

February 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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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$10 - $20

Vintage Trailer Show

February 26, 2017 | 10:00 am - 3:00 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. Event Restrictions | Special Instructions Please ... Read more...

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$10.00

FAST FORWARD Architecture of William F. Cody

February 26, 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

Screening of The Italian Job (1969), Presented by Alfa Romeo

February 26, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Modernism Week sponsor Alfa Romeo for a free screening of the quintessentially stylish film of the 1960s, The Italian Job. This classic caper, remastered in high definition, is a flashy, fast romp that chases a team of career criminals throughout one of the biggest international gold heists in history. Michael Caine is Charlie Croker, ... Read more...

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$125.00

Modernism Week Signature Home Tour 2 – Afternoon

February 26, 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

Making Midcentury Modern, Author Presentation & Book Signing by Christopher Kennedy

February 26, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

100 tips for mastering midcentury design in your home... Midcentury design has maintained its hold on the American consciousness: from television, to commercials, to the fashion runway. Not all of us can live in a pedigreed, midcentury home, but fear not! The principles of midcentury design can be applied to the most unassuming spaces. Join ... Read more...

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