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Modernism Week Fall Preview

Oct 18, 2018 at 8:00 am to Oct 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Palm Springs, CA
Event Summary

The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in the greater Palm Springs area.

Event Schedule / Activities

Oct 18, 2018
Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus. $110
1 time at 8:30 am
Category: Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Boom Town the Story of Uptown Palm Springs
As you walk through the "Uptown Design District" with its unique collection of boutiques and galleries follow the footsteps of the desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Celebrity Haven the Tennis Club Neighborhood
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood the Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek Midcentury Modern designs by the renowned E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler and William Cody. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Golden Era of Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Heart of the City
Discover how a tiny agricultural settlement became a world-renowned getaway for the rich and famous. $35 (120 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Hidden Paradise Show Biz Legends in the Mesa
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded hillside neighborhood with eclectic architecture ranging from romantic Spanish Colonial Revival to dramatic Contemporary Modern. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Inns, Architecture and Glamour
Join us for a VIP experience strolling among charming and beautiful boutique inns as you learn our unique history. Start with, The McCallum Adobe, the oldest building in Palm Springs. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Rat Pack Playground Modernist Homes in Vista Las Palmas
Known as the Beverly Hills of Palm Springs discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood, Vista Las Palmas, developed by George and Robert Alexander. $35 (120 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Stars and Starchitects in Deepwell
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most prolific architects. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012. $65 (90 min)
17 times from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
Walker Guest House Replica Tour
A full-scale replica of architect Paul Rudolph's 1952 Walker Guest House has been relocated and reconstructed by Palm Springs Modern Committee, and is on loan from Sarasota Architectural Foundation.
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Frank Sinatra's "Twin Palms" Estate Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of Frank Sinatra's beautiful "Twin Palms" estate, designed by modernist architect E. Stewart Williams in 1947. $40 (30 min)
6 times from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
Sold Out
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.
1 time at 12:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
The Best of Mod With a TWIST
This always popular event offers an irreverent look at midcentury life. Five 10 minute presentations will keep you interested and chuckling. Have a glass of wine and learn something too. $50 (90 min)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
NOD TO MOD a dinner event by PS UNDERGROUND
NOD TO MOD is back with a brand-new show! This popular dinner event will feature the diverse food, music, movies, TV shows and commercials from the era with a fun and unique twist. $125 (150 min)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner
Sold Out
Oct 19, 2018
Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus. $110
1 time at 8:30 am
Category: Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Boom Town the Story of Uptown Palm Springs
As you walk through the "Uptown Design District" with its unique collection of boutiques and galleries follow the footsteps of the desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Celebrity Haven the Tennis Club Neighborhood
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood the Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek Midcentury Modern designs by the renowned E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler and William Cody. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Council, these 40 -minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $60 (40 min)
11 times from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
Golden Era of Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Heart of the City
Discover how a tiny agricultural settlement became a world-renowned getaway for the rich and famous. $35 (120 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Hidden Paradise Show Biz Legends in the Mesa
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded hillside neighborhood with eclectic architecture ranging from romantic Spanish Colonial Revival to dramatic Contemporary Modern. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Icons of Fashion and Finance
See how desert modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs. $35 (120 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Modernism Week Featured Home: La Vie en Rose
Interior designer Christopher Kennedy debuts a spectacular renovation of a quintessential midcentury property. This 1958 home is in posh Vista Las Palmas and backs up to the San Jacinto mountains. $30
10 times from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Rat Pack Playground Modernist Homes in Vista Las Palmas
Known as the Beverly Hills of Palm Springs discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood, Vista Las Palmas, developed by George and Robert Alexander. $35 (120 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Stars and Starchitects in Deepwell
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most prolific architects. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012. $65 (90 min)
17 times from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
Walker Guest House Replica Tour
A full-scale replica of architect Paul Rudolph's 1952 Walker Guest House has been relocated and reconstructed by Palm Springs Modern Committee, and is on loan from Sarasota Architectural Foundation.
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.
2 times from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Indian Wells Celebrates Moroccan Midcentury Modern
Learn about the beautiful renovation of the Sands Hotel & Spa in Indian Wells and tour this architectural gem from the 1950’s, reimagined in 2018 by famed interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Indian Wells, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Reception, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Special Interior Design Presentation at the “Green Gables” Featured Home
Atomic Ranch presents an inspiring MCM design-focused salon visit with Palm Springs Design / Build experts Kevin Kemper and Howard Hawkes of H3K, at their Modernism Week Featured Home in Twin Palms.
1 time at 3:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Atomic Ranch, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Reception, Self-guided, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
The Best of Mod With a TWIST
This always popular event offers an irreverent look at midcentury life. Five 10 minute presentations will keep you interested and chuckling. Have a glass of wine and learn something too. $50 (90 min)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Preview Party for Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale - Fall
The Preview Party for the Fall Edition of the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale features 40 premier exhibitors from across the U.S. and Europe offering for sale rare and beautiful vintage furniture.
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Exhibition
NOD TO MOD a dinner event by PS UNDERGROUND
NOD TO MOD is back with a brand-new show! This popular dinner event will feature the diverse food, music, movies, TV shows and commercials from the era with a fun and unique twist. $125 (150 min)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner
Oct 20, 2018
Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus. $110
1 time at 8:30 am
Category: Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Celebrity Haven the Tennis Club Neighborhood
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood the Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek Midcentury Modern designs by the renowned E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler and William Cody. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Council, these 40 -minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $60 (40 min)
11 times from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
Golden Era of Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Heart of the City
Discover how a tiny agricultural settlement became a world-renowned getaway for the rich and famous. $35 (120 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Hidden Paradise Show Biz Legends in the Mesa
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded hillside neighborhood with eclectic architecture ranging from romantic Spanish Colonial Revival to dramatic Contemporary Modern. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Icons of Fashion and Finance
See how desert modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs. $35 (120 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Modernism Week Featured Home: Green Gables
Designed by Palmer-Krisel & built in 1958, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is undergoing a full renovation by H3K Design. The High Gable roofline is a quintessential example of midcentury modern design
10 times from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Home: La Vie en Rose
Interior designer Christopher Kennedy debuts a spectacular renovation of a quintessential midcentury property. This 1958 home is in posh Vista Las Palmas and backs up to the San Jacinto mountains. $30
10 times from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Rat Pack Playground Modernist Homes in Vista Las Palmas
Known as the Beverly Hills of Palm Springs discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood, Vista Las Palmas, developed by George and Robert Alexander. $35 (120 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Stars and Starchitects in Deepwell
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most prolific architects. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012. $65 (90 min)
17 times from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
Walker Guest House Replica Tour
A full-scale replica of architect Paul Rudolph's 1952 Walker Guest House has been relocated and reconstructed by Palm Springs Modern Committee, and is on loan from Sarasota Architectural Foundation.
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.
3 times from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Casual Concours, The Desert's Fabulous Midcentury Car Show
The Desert’s Most Fabulous Midcentury Car Show, with over 100 museum-quality cars from the 50s-70s on display. For fans of gasoline & glamour, midcentury design, and push-button culture! $15 (300 min)
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Cathedral City, Exhibition, Vintage Cars
Essentials of Palm Springs Home Tour
Get an up-close look inside and outside beautiful homes in Palm Springs whose sleek architectural lines run between past & present on this city-wide, self-driving architectural tour produced by ONE-PS
4 times from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Fall Preview Architectural Bike Ride
Come celebrate the architecture of Palm Springs by participating in Hot Purple Energy’s annual "architectural tour," a group bike excursion through several neighborhoods that contain midcentury homes.
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Self-guided, Tour (Bike), Free
Steel x Three Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of three of the iconic Steel Development Houses (Steel #1, #2 & #4) designed by the architectural firm of Wexler & Harrison in 1962. $55
6 times from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
The Modern Heritage Home Tour
Seven properties, seven unique examples of Desert Modernism and one incredible tour. Hop in your car and join us as we explore the midcentury masters and beyond. $150 (240 min)
4 times from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Framed Spaces Home Tour
The Frames Spaces Home Tour will feature a collection of modernist homes that accentuate the "art" of living in the desert. $75 (120 min)
4 times from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Special Renovation Presentation at a Hugh Kaptur Desert Park Estates Home
Atomic Ranch presents a renovation-focused salon visit with Palm Springs Contractor Steven Shields, who will tackle the difficult questions about when to preserve, restore or renovate. $40 (120 min)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Atomic Ranch, Presentation, Self-guided, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
"Mod Mirage" Sunset party at 'White Shadows' in Thunderbird Heights
Cocktail party at the never-before-seen house 'White Shadows' in Thunderbird Heights, Rancho Mirage and book launch for Mod Mirage, the first comprehensive book on Rancho Mirage architecture.
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Book Signing, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
The Best of Mod With a TWIST
This always popular event offers an irreverent look at midcentury life. Five 10 minute presentations will keep you interested and chuckling. Have a glass of wine and learn something too. $50 (90 min)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
"La Vie en Rose" Sunset Cocktail Party
Enjoy a relaxing sunset soirée while sampling delectable hors d’oeuvres paired with specialty cocktails and musical entertainment at this sophisticated Alexander Company home in Vista Las Palmas. $70
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Shag’s Fall Preview Print Release Party with Martini Kings Playing Live!
Meet the artist and join other midcentury modern and Shag fanatics at a print release party for “Midnight Pool Party” featuring live music from the Martini Kings and complimentary cocktails.
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: Cocktail Party, Exhibition, Free, Live Music Performance, Reception
NOD TO MOD a dinner event by PS UNDERGROUND
NOD TO MOD is back with a brand-new show! This popular dinner event will feature the diverse food, music, movies, TV shows and commercials from the era with a fun and unique twist. $125 (150 min)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner
Oct 21, 2018
Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour
Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus. $110
1 time at 8:30 am
Category: Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Boom Town the Story of Uptown Palm Springs
As you walk through the "Uptown Design District" with its unique collection of boutiques and galleries follow the footsteps of the desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Celebrity Haven the Tennis Club Neighborhood
See close-up the inns and resorts that were, and remain today, havens for the stars. Many were designed and built after WWII when America’s appetite for Modern design was the rage. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Frank Sinatra’s Neighborhood the Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek Midcentury Modern designs by the renowned E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler and William Cody. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Council, these 40 -minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $60 (40 min)
11 times from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
Golden Era of Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas
In old Las Palmas, Spanish Colonial architecture abounds alongside classic examples of dramatic midcentury architecture. Docents share tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Heart of the City
Discover how a tiny agricultural settlement became a world-renowned getaway for the rich and famous. $35 (120 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Hidden Paradise Show Biz Legends in the Mesa
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded hillside neighborhood with eclectic architecture ranging from romantic Spanish Colonial Revival to dramatic Contemporary Modern. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Gary Johns will present his popular slide lecture, Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs. Free (90 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Talk, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Free
Sold Out
Modernism Week Featured Home: Green Gables
Designed by Palmer-Krisel & built in 1958, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is undergoing a full renovation by H3K Design. The High Gable roofline is a quintessential example of midcentury modern design
10 times from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Home: La Vie en Rose
Interior designer Christopher Kennedy debuts a spectacular renovation of a quintessential midcentury property. This 1958 home is in posh Vista Las Palmas and backs up to the San Jacinto mountains. $30
10 times from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Rat Pack Playground Modernist Homes in Vista Las Palmas
Known as the Beverly Hills of Palm Springs discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood, Vista Las Palmas, developed by George and Robert Alexander. $35 (120 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Stars and Starchitects in Deepwell
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most prolific architects. $35 (150 min)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sunnylands Historic House Tour
Guided tours give visitors access to the famed Sunnylands estate, designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones in 1966 and restored in 2012. $65 (90 min)
17 times from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
Walker Guest House Replica Tour
A full-scale replica of architect Paul Rudolph's 1952 Walker Guest House has been relocated and reconstructed by Palm Springs Modern Committee, and is on loan from Sarasota Architectural Foundation.
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.
3 times from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Cul-de-Sac Experience
The Midcentury Time Capsule Experience everyone is talking about! Step back to 1963 and tour several William Krisel homes while immersed in the lifestyle of an iconic midcentury enclave. $65 (60 min)
6 times from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Presentation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
Concrete Screen Block: The Power of Pattern
From their new book Concrete Screen Block: The Power of Pattern, authors Ron & Barbara Marshall will present an informative lecture on a fascinating, yet under-appreciated, building material.
1 time at 11:00 am
Category: Talk, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Free
Sold Out
Laid Back & Leisure with a Modern Twist
Help a non-profit raise funds for public safety and enjoy a tour of a modern contemporary home which blends architecture and design. Enjoy cocktails & cool island/reggae music – all for a good cause.
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Live Music Performance, Self-guided, Tour (Interior)
NOD TO MOD a dinner event by PS UNDERGROUND
NOD TO MOD is back with a brand-new show! This popular dinner event will feature the diverse food, music, movies, TV shows and commercials from the era with a fun and unique twist. $125 (150 min)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner
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Oct 18, 2018 at 8:00 am to Oct 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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