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February 2017
$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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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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$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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$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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$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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$27.50 - $50

ELLE Decor presents Midcentury for the 21st Century: Creating and Maintaining an Iconic Style

February 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, 101 N Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

This intimate discussion in the Annenberg Theater will take a look at how iconic style is being preserved and re-created in order to stay relevant. The presentation will be guided by Michael Boodro, ELLE Decor’s Editor In Chief, and features panelists Leo Marmol, FAIA (Managing Principal, Marmol Radziner) and Steven Price (historian and author of ... 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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$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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$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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$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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$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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$12.00

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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$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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$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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$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

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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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