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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

The Visionary John Lautner

February 17, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Though John Lautner's visionary architecture confused and upset most conventional critics during his career, today we are better able to recognize his genius and understand his ideas. His work was certainly well in advance of later architects like Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid, but there is still a lot to discover about his contributions to ... Read more...

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$12

Elrod = Diamonds Are Forever

February 17, 2017 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Theater, 101 N. Museum Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Famed interior designer Arthur Elrod ruled Palm Springs from 1953, when he opened his design firm, until his untimely death in a car crash in 1974. Adele Cygelman, author of “Palm Springs Modern” (Rizzoli, 1999) and longtime shelter magazine editor and writer, will give a fascinating talk about Arthur Elrod and his influence on the ... 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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Free

Desert X Exhibition Preview with Artist Panel

February 17, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Desert X is a three-month exhibition of site-specific installations by widely recognized American and International artists stretching the full length of the Coachella Valley. All works are conceived to relate in some way to their desert settings, whether environmentally, historically, or sociologically. As a preview of the exhibition, art critic Steven Biller will moderate an ... 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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$30

Ask a Landscape Designer

12 Times

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

Bring your landscape design dilemmas to Modernism Week and get 30 minutes of advice from a professional landscape designer at APLD’s “Ask a Landscape Designer.” The Association of Professional Landscape Designers has teamed up to provide this first-ever opportunity to sit down with landscape professionals for some simple and affordable design solutions for your own ... Read more...

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$50.00

Charles Phoenix: Fins, Flair & Futurism – Live Comedy Slide Show Performance

February 18, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, for a live comedy slide show performance celebrating space age automotive styling. Prepare for your national pride to swell as he takes us on the ultimate ride to the wondrous world of Detroit’s most extreme era. With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm and eagle eye for odd-ball detail, Charles ... Read more...

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$40

Preservation Powerhouses: Who, What, Why of Preservation and The Forces That Make It Happen

February 18, 2017 | 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, 101 N. Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Powerhouse Panel followed by lunch at the historic O’Donnell House. Learn how leaders in preservation save important buildings and places, their roles in relationship to each other and how these organizations can help local preservation groups. Join Modernism Week in a moderated panel discussion, with an amazing representation of preservation organizations on our stage: National ... Read more...

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$12

Poetics of Stone: from Material to Meaning

February 18, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, 101 N. Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Palm Springs Modernism is characterized by a radical incorporation of local stone in buildings and landscapes. This presentation explores the origin of this idea in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright following his transformational experience of the art, architecture and landscape of Japan, and concludes with contemporary examples of architecture and landscape that create new ... Read more...

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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 18, 2017 | 5:00 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: Mid ... Read more...

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$30 - $50

Restoring or Renovating your Midcentury Modern Home: Seminar & Tour

5 Event Times

February 19, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

From tackling common problems for midcentury homeowners to identifying red flags for those hunting for their next ranch, our panelists will provide mid mod enthusiasts with the information they need to enjoy and maintain their modernist design and architecture. After the discussion moderated by Sarah Jane Stone, editor of Atomic Ranch Magazine, take a tour ... Read more...

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$12

Tremaine Houses, 1930s-1970s: The Quest for the Perfect Modern Home

February 19, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Two icons of Californian midcentury modern design are Richard Neutra’s Tremaine House in Montecito and Oscar Niemeyer’s Tremaine Beach House for Serena Beach, both located just south of Santa Barbara. Much less well known are the clients behind the projects. Warren D. Tremaine and Katharine Williams Tremaine worked with Neutra on their home from 1945 ... Read more...

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$15

Icons of Modernist Landscapes: Cornelia Oberlander and Harriet Pattison

February 19, 2017 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Modernist icons Cornelia Oberlander (b. 1921) and Harriet Pattison (b. 1928) sit down with Charles Birnbaum, President and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, for an illustrated conversation that explores their most celebrated projects including Oberlander’s Robson Square and the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada (both with architect Arthur Erickson) and Pattison’s Kimbell Art ... 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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$45

Modernism With A Twist – SEXY

February 19, 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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$30 - $50

Restoring or Renovating your Midcentury Modern Home: Seminar & Tour

5 Event Times

February 20, 2017
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

From tackling common problems for midcentury homeowners to identifying red flags for those hunting for their next ranch, our panelists will provide mid mod enthusiasts with the information they need to enjoy and maintain their modernist design and architecture. After the discussion moderated by Sarah Jane Stone, editor of Atomic Ranch Magazine, take a tour ... Read more...

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$12.00

Mexican Modern: The Sunnylands Fountain in Rancho Mirage

February 20, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

When Walter and Leonore Annenberg met with architect A. Quincy Jones in 1963 to discuss their vision for an ambitious desert estate they requested that the home reflect what they called a “Mayan influence.” Together, they achieved that goal. On a trip to Mexico City in 1967, Walter and Leonore Annenberg saw the monumental 40-foot ... Read more...

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$49

Mexico City Modern Monday Package

February 20, 2017 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Make it a Mexico City Modern Monday. Includes entrance to the four Mexico City Modern presentations, a box lunch at the Muse Cafe (next to the Annenberg Theater) and entrance to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Monday Package 9:00 a.m. Mexico Modern: Sunnylands Fountain; 10:30 a.m. Mexico Spectacular: Mexico City and the 1968 Summer Olympics; ... Read more...

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$12

Spectacular Mexico—Design, Propaganda and the 1968 Olympics

February 20, 2017 | 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

As the first Latin American country to host the games, the preparation in Mexico City for the 1968 Summer Olympics was arguably the most ambitious of a sequence of design projects that aimed to signal Mexico’s arrival in the developed world. In his presentation, Luis M. Castañeda demonstrates how design projects of the 1968 Summer ... Read more...

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$12

Luis Barragán and the Gardens of El Pedregal : El Lugar Ideal para Vivir

February 20, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The 865-acre Gardens of El Pedregal, begun in Mexico City in 1945, stands as the pivotal work of Mexico’s most significant modern architect, Luis Barragán, recipient of the 1980 Pritzker Prize. Located at the city’s southern edge, within an ancient and forbidding volcanic landscape, El Pedregal was an upscale residential subdivision made of minimalist modern ... Read more...

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$10

Creating That Perfect Modern Indoor-Outdoor Sanctuary

February 20, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

As an organic landscape & interior designer, Troy Bankord's midcentury home & garden designs have been featured in publications, on architectural tours and on television for 30 years. Join Sunset Magazine’s ‘King of Concrete Block’ & Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine’s ‘Master of the Southwest’ for an exploration of how his principles of indoor-outdoor connectivity, ... Read more...

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$55.00

Architect William F. Cody—His Work and Life: Lecture & Reception

February 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Cody made his mark with elegant, timeless buildings that are considered masterpieces of desert modern architecture. Learn more about this modernist architect’s vast archive from Laura Sorvetti, Special Collections & Archives Librarian at the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo which houses the Cody archive. Following her presentation we will ... Read more...

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$12

Volcanic Modernism: The University City of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

February 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

The ensemble of buildings, sports facilities and open spaces of the University City of the UNAM, was designed from 1949 to 1954 by close to 80 architects and artists as a collaborative work sponsored by the Mexican State. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007, the campus constitutes a unique example of 20th-century ... Read more...

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$10

Moving Sam Maloof – Relocating a Legend’s Home and Studio

February 20, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Author, architect, and former Maloof Relocation Project Construction Manager Ann Kovara provides a talk and book signing regarding her new book "Moving Sam Maloof: Saving an American Woodworking Legend’s Home and Workshop." In his City Observed blog, architectural critic Sam Hall Kaplan cheers Ms. Kovara's "Moving Sam Maloof..." as a "singular book written with empathy" ... Read more...

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$15 - $60

An Uncommon Vision: Alexander Girard and Herman Miller

February 20, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Trained as an architect, but proficient in all manner of activities, Alexander Girard was introduced to Herman Miller through Charles Eames and George Nelson, established the Herman Miller Textile Division in 1952, and served as its Director of Design until 1973. From his outpost in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he designed over 300 textiles in ... Read more...

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$125.00

Disney’s Midcentury Modern at Smoke Tree Ranch

February 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Walt Disney had a major influence in the popular culture of what, at the time, was considered 'modern.' Along with advocating for modern architecture and industrial design during the 1950s and '60s he also celebrated new technologies and innovative methods of transportation. Theme park designer Bill Butler hosts a discussion about the influences, artistry and ... Read more...

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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 20, 2017 | 5:00 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: Mid ... Read more...

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$20.00

A History of Palm Springs in Sculpture—Panels on Display at the Union Bank

2 Tour Times

February 21, 2017
Welwood Murray Memorial Library – Community Room, 100 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Learn about the fascinating history and origin of the bas-relief terra cotta sculpture ‘Palm Springs in Sculpture – Past & Future’ created by sculptor Lawrence Tenney Stevens (1896-1972), a part-time resident of Palm Springs. Dedicated on September 18, 1959 when the south branch of the Security First National Bank (now Union Bank – 500 S. ... 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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$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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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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Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs

February 22, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Palm Springs Woman’s Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Join us for Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Gary Johns’ popular slide lecture, "Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs." This entertaining and informative lecture is replete with amusing anecdotes and rarely seen vintage photos. This lecture is generously underwritten by Hedge Vintage | Eclectic Furnishings. The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (PSPF) ... Read more...

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$10

Horticultural Pioneers of Desert Flora and the Interplay of Architecture and Landscape

February 22, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

While modern architecture and design was flourishing, so was a more minimalist approach to landscaping. Come learn about the horticultural pioneers who dreamt of a more harmonious interaction between landscape and architecture. Hear stories from their plant hunting adventures, learn about the plants they introduced and the designs they helped inspire. This is a great ... Read more...

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Free

Trousdale Estates: Over the Top in Beverly Hills

February 22, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palm Springs Woman’s Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Author, historian and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Steven Price examines Trousdale Estates, an enclave of some 535 large, luxurious, mostly single-story homes in Beverly Hills. Developed by builder Paul Trousdale in the 1950s and '60s, it quickly became famous for its superstar residents and the extravagance of their homes. Today, Trousdale Estates comprises ... Read more...

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Free

The Alexanders: A Desert Legacy

February 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Springs Woman’s Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Author, architect and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (PSPF) board member James R. Harlan will discuss the impact of the Alexander Construction Company on Palm Springs’ built environment and describe how the firm, led by George and Robert Alexander, developed a formula that combined professional architectural designs with modern building methods. As the author of PSPF’s ... Read more...

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Free

Saving an Icon: The Restoration of Hotel Lautner

February 22, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Woman’s Club, 314 South Cahuilla Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Los Angeles interior designer, hotel owner and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Tracy Beckmann will provide her personal insights into the renovation of the award-winning Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California. The Hotel Lautner was designed by legendary architect John Lautner in 1947 shortly after his graduation from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West ... Read more...

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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 22, 2017 | 5:00 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: Mid ... 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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$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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$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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$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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$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

Millard Sheets and Home Savings: Mid-century Modern Architecture for Corporate and Urban Identity

February 24, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Theater, 101 N. Museum Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

For more than three decades, Millard Sheets and his studio of artists designed Home Savings and Loan branches, emblazing their iconic projects with mosaics, murals, stained glass and sculptures that celebrated both family life and the history of the Golden State. The collaboration between the Millard Sheets Studio and Howard Ahmanson, Home Savings’ chief executive, ... Read more...

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$10

From Desert to Rainforest – Influences of Palm Springs on Pacific Northwest Modernism

February 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CAMP, 350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Palm Springs has one of the most concentrated collections of regionally inspired midcentury modern architecture in the country. Today we visit this area as design pilgrims, touring iconic works created by legendary international architects, including Albert Frey and Richard Neutra, to better understand their responses to relationships between site, landscape and buildings, the exploration of ... Read more...

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$12.00

Harry Seidler: Australia’s Modernist Architect

February 24, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Vladimir Belogolovsky traces the life and work of famed Sydney architect Harry Seidler (1923-2006), his key role in bringing Modernism and Bauhaus principles to Australia and explores long-lasting creative collaborations with leading artistic visionaries of the 20th century: architects Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Oscar Niemeyer; artists Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt and Frank ... 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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$45.00

Modernism With A Twist – CULTURE

February 24, 2017 | 5:00 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: Mid ... 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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$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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$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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$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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$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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