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February 2017
$495

VIP Lecture and Film Pass

February 17, 2017 | 9:00 am - February 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm

For the first time, Modernism Week is offering a limited number of VIP Lecture + Film Passes. Passes include over 30 lectures and films as scheduled at the Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum and Camelot Theaters. In addition to the individual talks, presentations and films are 3 daily packages including boxed lunch; ‘Mexico City ... Read more...

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$12

Ruth Shellhorn: Midcentury Landscape Architecture in Southern California

February 17, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Theater, 101 N. Museum Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Landscape architect Ruth Patricia Shellhorn helped define the distinctive midcentury regional aesthetic of Southern California. Most known for her work on the Bullock’s department stores and Fashion Square shopping centers, projects that redefined the commercial genre as a relaxing and entertaining activity, and for her work with Walt Disney on the original design of Disneyland, ... Read more...

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$10

“Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner” A Film by Bette Jane Cohen

February 17, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Bette Jane Cohen worked with John Lautner and made the film in John Lautner's lifetime. The film includes the only on camera interviews of John Lautner. The film premiered at MOCA in 1991 celebrating John Lautner’s 80th birthday. The digitally remastered 25th Anniversary Edition of “The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner” contains the original film ... Read more...

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$40 - $60

Eichler Day 3.0: Panel, Film & Tour

6 Event Times

February 18, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Come celebrate the history of Joseph Eichler, a visionary developer who brought modern to the masses, through a full day of activities including a panel, film and tour of the newly completed Desert Eichlers. Join midcentury modern and Eichler experts for a lively discussion featuring: architect and historian Alan Hess, architecture critic of the San ... 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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$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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$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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$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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$12

Film: Design for Modern Living – Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community, 1935-1975

February 24, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

In the years following World War II, the community of Claremont in Southern California emerged as an important center for the visual arts, due largely to the inspired efforts of the artist and educator Millard Sheets. In Claremont, painters, sculptors, ceramists, enamel and mosaic artists, woodworkers and fiber artists devoted themselves to their creative pursuits ... Read more...

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$45

Friday at the Annenberg Package with Millard Sheets and Claremont Modern

February 24, 2017 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Friday Morning Ticket Package at the Annenberg Theater with Millard Sheets and Claremont Modern. Package price includes 1 presentation and panel, 2 films, box lunch at the Muse Cafe (Next to Annenberg Theater) and entrance to Palm Springs Art Museum. Friday Package 9:00 a.m. - Film 'Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and Claremont Art ... Read more...

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$12

Claremont Modern -The Convergence of Art + Architecture at Midcentury

February 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week is proud to present a new documentary that celebrates the midcentury modern art and architecture of Claremont, California, just one hour west of Palm Springs. Richard Neutra, Cliff May, Edward Durell Stone; these are just some of the world's most renown architects represented in Claremont. This new documentary shows how, during its emergence ... Read more...

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$18 - $60

U.S. Film Premier – Harry Seidler: Modernist

February 24, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernism Week is proud to present the first U.S. screening of the film “Harry Seidler: Modernist,” along with welcoming his wife, Penelope Seidler and the director, Daryl Dellora, who have traveled from Australia specifically to attend the U. S. Premier. This film, which received it's Australian Premier recently at the Sydney Opera House, is a ... 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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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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