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Modernism Week 2019

Feb 14, 2019 to Feb 24, 2019
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

Feb 14, 2019
The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey. $40 (30 min)
20 times from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Category: @Cathedral City, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $10 (15 min)
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
A Sunmor Alexander House 'Goes Green' See How!
This 1958 Alexander home was extensively remodeled in 2005 using green materials and vendors to make it energy efficient while still maintaining its midcentury modern style; learn how it was done! $35 (30 min)
8 times from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. $125 (4 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Desertscape, Exhibition, Guided, Tour (Bus)
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
Modernism Week Opening Night Party: Modern Love
Join Modernism Week for a festive Opening Night Party with cocktails and dancing at the 1962 Wexler and Harrison designed Indian Canyons Country Clubhouse. $175 (3 hrs)
1 time at 7:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
Feb 15, 2019
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
8 times from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Arthur Elrod: What a Wonderful Palm Springs Life!
Adele Cygelman, author of the new book, Arthur Elrod: Desert Modern Design, gives a presentation on Walk of Stars recipient, legendary Palm Springs interior designer Arthur Elrod. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Modernism Week Featured Home: Green Gables
Designed by Palmer-Krisel & built in 1958, this original 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home has been completely renovated by H3K Design. The house sits at the gateway to the Twin Palms development. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey. $40 (30 min)
20 times from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Category: @Cathedral City, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $10 (15 min)
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Aqualillies Synchronized Swimming Show & Water Ballet
Celebrate Modernism poolside with the world-famous Aqualillies, performing their signature blend of dance, synchronized swimming and breathtaking water ballet set to a soundtrack of 1950s remixes. $70 (1.5 hrs)
3 times from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition
“Fairway to Heaven” Indian Wells Signature Home Tour
“Fairway to Heaven” Indian Wells Signature Home Tour features a unique cluster of sublime 1960s midcentury modern homes on Fairway Drive in Indian Wells, CA. $125 (3.5 hrs)
2 times from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Category: @Indian Wells, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Architecture in Service of the Sacred and Spiritual - A Study in Contrasts
Guided tour begins with the 1950s E. Stewart Williams “modernist” designed Liberman Chapel, and ends with the contrasting 1980s Bochner Sanctuary addition. $35 (1 hr)
2 times from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Tour (Interior)
Mod Mirage: The Midcentury Architecture and History of Rancho Mirage
Melissa Riche, author of Mod Mirage, the first book to detail the midcentury architecture of Rancho Mirage, shows how the city was transformed into an oasis of influence and important architecture. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. $125 (4 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Desertscape, Exhibition, Guided, Tour (Bus)
Sold Out
Palm Springs Walk of Stars Dedication for Arthur Elrod
Join Modernism Week in a special dedication ceremony on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars for acclaimed interior designer Arthur Elrod. Free and open to the public. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dedication, Presentation
The Glamorous Gardens of Tommy Tomson
Presentation by landscape historian Steven Keylon on "landscape architect to the stars" Tommy Tomson, who helped found the city of Palm Desert with Cliff and Randall Henderson. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation
Park Imperial South Home Tour
Designed as a "Living Resort" in 1960, the unique architecture was then and remains today an innovative approach to modern desert living. $75 (1.5 hrs)
2 times from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Celluloid Heroes
Architect Anthony Poon presents on the fiction, versus reality, of the portray of the architect in television and film. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation
Mod With A TWIST: CULTURE
Mod With a TWIST is the perfect blend of Modernism Week social and learning events. Grab a Happy Hour beverage from the bar and settle in for an entirely different take on mid-mod madness. $50 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Presentation, Talk
Friday Night First Look: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
Be the very first behind the doors when the inspiration returns! Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the “#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week”! $250 (2 hrs)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ
Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (1 hr)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Preview Party at the 19th Annual Modernism Show & Sale
Celebrate the opening of the 19th Annual Modernism Show & Sale at the biggest party of Modernism Week. $110 (3 hrs)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Exhibition, Hors d'oeuvres, 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
Feb 16, 2019
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
DaVaal Estates home tour puts the X in Extraordinary
Five X-shape, single-story buildings, each with four condos, are clustered around a central pool and gardens. Designed by architect Val Powelson in 1960, built by Robert Marx. $50 (2 hrs)
5 times from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Modernism Week Featured Home: Green Gables
Designed by Palmer-Krisel & built in 1958, this original 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home has been completely renovated by H3K Design. The house sits at the gateway to the Twin Palms development. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 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 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
The inspiration returns! Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the “#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week”! $40 (55 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey. $40 (30 min)
20 times from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Category: @Cathedral City, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $10 (15 min)
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
A Day in Old Pompeii
Pompeii de Las Palmas offers visitors an experience that might best be described as “other-worldly.” $50 (30 min)
9 times from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Racquet Club Estates Home Tour
The Racquet Club Estates 11th Annual Home Tour will showcase the midcentury modern beauty of six unique Alexander homes built in the late 1950s and early 1960s. $75 (4.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Sacred Spaces: Architecture BUS Tour of Midcentury Modern Sacred Spaces
Bus tour of inspiring architectural works from midcentury masters Albert Frey, William Cody, Hal Whittemore, Lawrence Lapham, Michael Black, Laszlo Sandor & others. $70 (2 hrs)
2 times from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sacred Spaces: Architecture SELF-GUIDED Tour of Midcentury Modern Sacred Places
SELF-GUIDED tour of inspiring architectural works from midcentury masters Albert Frey, William Cody, Hal Whittemore, Lawrence Lapham, Laszlo Sandor & others. $30 (1 hr)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Aqualillies Synchronized Swimming Show & Water Ballet
Celebrate Modernism poolside with the world-famous Aqualillies, performing their signature blend of dance, synchronized swimming and breathtaking water ballet set to a soundtrack of 1950s remixes. $70 (1.5 hrs)
3 times from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition
Ask a Landscape Designer
Thirty minute landscape design consultations offered by members of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). $30 (30 min)
12 times from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living
Charles Phoenix: ALOHALAND
Live Slide Show Performance Celebrating Hawaii in the 1950s & 60s. $50 (2 hrs)
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Reception
Home Tour: West Elm House
Tour the West Elm House, an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Free (30 min)
10 times from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Palm Springs Modern Design Expo
40 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge contemporary design and technology in a satellite fair adjacent to the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. Ticket includes entry into the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. $20
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Dolphin Promotions, Exhibition
Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale
85 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting vintage furniture, decor, art and jewelry reflecting all design movements of the 20th century. Ticket includes entry into the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo. $20
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Dolphin Promotions, Exhibition
Sagewood: A Donald Wexler Tour
Sagewood tour features condominiums whose interior decor reflect Wexler’s design intentions. $50 (2 hrs)
2 times from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Moshe Safdie, CC, FAIA: Keynote Presentation
Moshe Safdie, CC, FAIA is an Israeli-Canadian architect, urban designer, educator, theorist, and author. He is most identified with Habitat 67, which paved the way for his international career. $45, $60 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
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 (2.5 hrs)
2 times from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
Everything You Don't Know about Modern California Architecture Presented by Alan Hess
Alan Hess will discuss unheralded architects, a surprising range of innovations, and hidden creative trends that tell a new story about the California’s enormous contributions to Modern architecture. $25 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 1:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
Little Tuscany Modernism Week Home Tour
Little Tuscany is home to midcentury modern jewels that are new to the tour, including homes by icons James McNaughton and E. Stewart Williams, Lance O’Donnell, Sean Lockyer, and Duane Smith. The crown jewel—Frederick Loewe Estate. $125 (1.75 hrs)
6 times from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. $125 (4 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Desertscape, Exhibition, Guided, Tour (Bus)
Sold Out
Ordinary and Extraordinary
Presentation by architect Lawrence Scarpa explaining the creative process that aspires to make a lasting impression out of even a brief encounter. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation
The Re-Generation of Gardens
Landscape architect Shawn Maestretti on the importance of regenerative garden practices in midcentury inspired design in the 21st century. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation
Mod With A TWIST: LIFE
Mod With a TWIST is the perfect blend of Modernism Week social and learning events. Grab a Happy Hour beverage from the bar and settle in for an entirely different take on mid-mod madness. $50 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Presentation, Talk
Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (1 hr)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Palm Springs Modern Committee Annual Gala Benefit
Palm Springs Modern Committee Annual Gala Benefit at the Lawrence Welk Estate. $175 (3 hrs)
1 time at 7:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Palm Springs Modern Committee, Live Music Performance
Red Carpet Gala: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
Be among the first to experience Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound as you join television stars and design leaders for an exclusive Red Carpet Gala. $185 (2 hrs)
1 time at 7:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
The Princes of Kings Road: An Evening of Theater
Los Angeles architectural history brought to life….the story of these two giants of architecture whose influence on World Modern Design is undeniable”. — On Stage Los Angeles. $45, $65 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 7:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation
Starlight After Party: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
The Red Carpet Gala will be over, but the cool cats in Palm Springs will just be getting the party started at The Christopher Kennedy Compound. $125 (2 hrs)
1 time at 10:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Feb 17, 2019
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
8 times from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
A Visit To Tamarisk West
Explore a visionary midcentury modern architectural oasis by S Charles Lee never before opened to the public. $75 (2 hrs)
5 times from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Presentation, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
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
Sold Out
Modernism Week Featured Home: Desert Eichler
Tour a newly-built modernized version of an original Eichler house designed by Anshen + Allen. Interiors at this inviting dream oasis feature colorful inspiration with a focus on outdoor living. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Home: Green Gables
Designed by Palmer-Krisel & built in 1958, this original 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home has been completely renovated by H3K Design. The house sits at the gateway to the Twin Palms development. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 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 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
The inspiration returns! Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the “#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week”! $40 (55 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour I: Morning Tour 2/17/19
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring a myriad of iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (4 hrs)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey. $40 (30 min)
20 times from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Category: @Cathedral City, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $10 (15 min)
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Welcome to Racquet Club Garden Villas
Share our private oasis with admirers of the classic, midcentury “desert modernism” style established by architect William F. Cody. $50 (2 hrs)
6 times from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Aqualillies Synchronized Swimming Show & Water Ballet
Celebrate Modernism poolside with the world-famous Aqualillies, performing their signature blend of dance, synchronized swimming and breathtaking water ballet set to a soundtrack of 1950s remixes. $70 (1.5 hrs)
3 times from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition
El Rancho Vista Estates Home Tour
Come celebrate this significant and fascinating neighborhood, which was featured in Atomic Ranch magazine. $70 (2 hrs)
3 times from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Home Tour: West Elm House
Tour the West Elm House, an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Free (30 min)
10 times from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Palm Springs Modern Design Expo
40 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge contemporary design and technology in a satellite fair adjacent to the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. Ticket includes entry into the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. $20
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Dolphin Promotions, Exhibition
Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale
85 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting vintage furniture, decor, art and jewelry reflecting all design movements of the 20th century. Ticket includes entry into the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo. $20
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Dolphin Promotions, Exhibition
Paul Rudolph Celebration: Sunset Cocktail Reception, Symposium + Walker Guest House Tour
Don’t miss this rare chance to attend an elegant sunset cocktail reception at the stunning cliff side Siva/Russell residence in Palm Springs. $250 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Palm Springs Modern Committee, Presentation, Reception, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Paul Rudolph, 100 years of Space and Form: Symposium and Walker Guest House Replica Tour
The Palm Springs Modern Committee presents an introduction to the work of architect Paul Rudolph at the Annenberg Theater and a tour of the Walker Guest House Replica. $35 (1.75 hrs)
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Palm Springs Modern Committee, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Royal Hawaiian Estates home tours with Poolside Gossip
Come visit this tropical paradise in the desert! Built in 1961 by Wexler-Harrison, the Royal Hawaiian Estates is the perfect mix of Atomic modernism and Tiki Charm. $65 (1 hr)
2 times from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
William Holden Estate Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the William Holden Estate, designed in 1955 by master builder Joe Pawling, in the historic Deepwell Estates neighborhood. $40 (30 min)
8 times from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound
The Lautner Compound opens it’s doors to the public once a year- This is your chance to experience the architecture of John Lautner. $50 (1 hr)
3 times from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Hollywood Modern: Houses of the Stars
Hollywood Modern, the new Rizzoli book on celebrity homes, spans the modern era, from moderne homes of the 1930s, through midcentury, to the present day. Special celebrity guests announced soon. $15, $65 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
Stepping into the Past Fashion Show
Mitchells Palm Springs presents a vintage fashion show at its finest. The historic Temple Isaiah in Palm Springs is the venue. $45 (3 hrs)
1 time at 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Fashion Show
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour I: Afternoon 2/17/19
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring a myriad of iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (4 hrs)
1 time at 1:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sold Out
Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. $125 (4 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Desertscape, Exhibition, Guided, Tour (Bus)
Sold Out
Modernism After Postmodernism: Preserving the Past, Designing the Future
In a lively and thought-provoking presentation, design historian Judith Gura will recall Postmodernism’s origins and its current revival. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation
21st Century studio & industrial design in our landscapes and transitional spaces
Presentation by Jad Attal of Rago Arts and Auction Center on studio and industrial design objects for our outdoor living spaces. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation
Inside, Outside and Poolside: Living the Sandcliff Lifestyle
"SANDCLIFF MEANS MORE THAN JUST DESERT LIVING, OR A HOME AWAY FROM HOME -- IT IS ACTUALLY A WAY OF LIFE." JOIN US INSIDE, OUTSIDE, AND POOLSIDE TO EXPERIENCE THE LIFESTYLE AT SANDCLIFF! $75 (1.5 hrs)
2 times from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
Midcentury Wine: California and France's Rivalry Wine Tasting
Dead or Alive is hosting a midcentury wine tasting: France and California side-by-side, a la the Judgment of Paris. Christine Soto and importer Cory Cartwright will lead the tasting. $195 (2 hrs)
1 time at 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Presentation, Wine Tasting
World Premiere: "Neutra- Survival Through Design" Documentary
World Premiere Screening of Neutra- Survival Through Design, a feature documentary into the life and work of Austrian/ American architect Richard Neutra. $15, $25 (2 hrs)
1 time at 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Film, Talk
A Night For Preservation at Villa Paradiso Palm Springs
Bring out your caftans and turbans for a cocktail party on the grounds of this stunning historic four-acre Moorish estate built in 1928 by notable architect Alvah Hicks. SIAprojects.org. $225 (2 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Mod With A TWIST: CULTURE
Mod With a TWIST is the perfect blend of Modernism Week social and learning events. Grab a Happy Hour beverage from the bar and settle in for an entirely different take on mid-mod madness. $50 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Presentation, Talk
Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (1 hr)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Martinis on the Mountain
Martinis and dancing to a live band with specatular views across the Coachella Valley from this beautifully restored Mediterranean Revival-Monterey home above the Palm Springs Art Museum. $150 (3 hrs)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
The Princes of Kings Road: An Evening of Theater
Los Angeles architectural history brought to life….the story of these two giants of architecture whose influence on World Modern Design is undeniable”. — On Stage Los Angeles. $45, $65 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 7:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation
Feb 18, 2019
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 8:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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
Modernism Week Featured Home: Desert Eichler
Tour a newly-built modernized version of an original Eichler house designed by Anshen + Allen. Interiors at this inviting dream oasis feature colorful inspiration with a focus on outdoor living. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 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 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
The inspiration returns! Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the “#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week”! $40 (55 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, 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 overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Seven Lakes Country Club Home Walking Tour
Audaciously christened, THE GEM OF THE DESERT by its developers, Seven Lakes Country Club has played host or home to a long list of Hollywood celebrities and two U.S. Presidents. $60 (2 hrs)
5 times from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey. $40 (30 min)
20 times from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Category: @Cathedral City, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $10 (15 min)
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
70 years of Modern Living: Architecture of Tahquitz River Estates
Tahquitz River Estates features Paul Trousdale known for his work in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills' Trousdale Estates, home to Elvis, Tony Curtis and Frank Sinatra. $65 (2 hrs)
2 times from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
A Peek Behind The Hedges #2, Old Las Palmas Home and Garden Tour 2019
Quintessential Palm Springs awaits you at seven rarely-shown properties in Old Las Palmas – the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhood, boasting more celebrity homes and estates. $125 (3 hrs)
5 times from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Sold Out
Aqualillies Synchronized Swimming Show & Water Ballet
Celebrate Modernism poolside with the world-famous Aqualillies, performing their signature blend of dance, synchronized swimming and breathtaking water ballet set to a soundtrack of 1950s remixes. $70 (1.5 hrs)
3 times from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition
Historic Twin Palms Neighborhood: Welcome to where it all began!
Twin Palms - first completed Alexander tract. Butterfly roofs, sun flaps, shadow blocks, atriums, clerestory windows, and Krisel designed elements came to define a city. $60 (3 hrs)
4 times from 10:00 am to 12:15 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Home Tour: West Elm House
Tour the West Elm House, an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Free (30 min)
10 times from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Immersive Landscapes
Presentation by landscape architect Andrea Cochran on creating landscapes, inspired by early modernist architects and minimalist artists. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation
Palm Springs Modern Design Expo
40 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge contemporary design and technology in a satellite fair adjacent to the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. Ticket includes entry into the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. $20
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Dolphin Promotions, Exhibition
Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale
85 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting vintage furniture, decor, art and jewelry reflecting all design movements of the 20th century. Ticket includes entry into the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo. $20
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Dolphin Promotions, Exhibition
Tamarisk Gardens Bungalows and Baskin & Robbins Chocolate Martinis
Tamarisk Gardens is a brilliant luxury Bungalow community designed by McCarthy, Zemke & Hartfeider AIA in 1964. $45 (2 hrs)
4 times from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Unknown New York - The City That Women Built” Documentary and Panel Discussion
A short documentary by filmmaker Beverly Willis, FAIA and panel discussion about the film and women in architecture led by KCRW’s design and architecture critic, Frances Anderton. $15 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Film, Presentation, Talk
Powelson x Two: Maranz & Marx Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the Gummo Marx and Leo & Ester Maranz Residences, designed by Val Powelson in 1957 and 1960, respectively. $50 (30 min)
8 times from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Vintage Car Show
Free exhibition of more than 50 vintage automobiles on display at the front entrance of the Palm Springs Convention Center on the last day of the Modernism Show & Sale. Free (3 hrs)
1 time at 12:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Exhibition, Vintage Cars
Welcome to Disneyland!
From a treasure trove of Disney original documentation, a visual history of the “the happiest place on Earth”. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. $125 (4 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Desertscape, Exhibition, Guided, Tour (Bus)
Sold Out
Lawrence Halprin: Touchstones & Trailblazing
Presentation by Kenneth Helphand on midcentury modern landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation
The 1930s: The Birth of Modernism
Presenter Jacques Caussin takes you through the origins and guiding principles of 20th Century Industrial Design, the roots of modernism. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 3:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
Disney's Midcentury Modern at Smoke Tree Ranch
Walt Disney had a major influence on what was considered 'modern' during the 1950s and 1960s, incorporating modern architecture, new technologies and innovative transportation methods at Disneyland. $125 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Reception, Talk
Mod With A TWIST: LIFE
Mod With a TWIST is the perfect blend of Modernism Week social and learning events. Grab a Happy Hour beverage from the bar and settle in for an entirely different take on mid-mod madness. $50 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Presentation, Talk
Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (1 hr)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Martinis on the Mountain
Martinis and dancing to a live band with specatular views across the Coachella Valley from this beautifully restored Mediterranean Revival-Monterey home above the Palm Springs Art Museum. $150 (3 hrs)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
The Princes of Kings Road: An Evening of Theater
Los Angeles architectural history brought to life….the story of these two giants of architecture whose influence on World Modern Design is undeniable”. — On Stage Los Angeles. $45, $65 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 7:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation
Feb 19, 2019
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 8:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Breuer and the Discovery of a New England Modernism
From Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer to Hugh Stubbins and Edward Larrabee Barnes – influencers of a New England Modernism in residential design. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
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
Modernism Week Featured Home: Desert Eichler
Tour a newly-built modernized version of an original Eichler house designed by Anshen + Allen. Interiors at this inviting dream oasis feature colorful inspiration with a focus on outdoor living. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Palm Desert Signature Home Tour
The Palm Desert Signature Home Tour includes interiors of midcentury modern and “new century modern” homes in the neighborhoods of South Palm Desert. $100 (5 hrs)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Desert, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey. $40 (30 min)
20 times from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Category: @Cathedral City, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $10 (15 min)
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Aqualillies Synchronized Swimming Show & Water Ballet
Celebrate Modernism poolside with the world-famous Aqualillies, performing their signature blend of dance, synchronized swimming and breathtaking water ballet set to a soundtrack of 1950s remixes. $70 (1.5 hrs)
3 times from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition
Historic Home Tour of the 1925 Thomas O'Donnell House
Historic Home Tour of the 1925 Thomas O'Donnell House. $50 (1 hr)
12 times from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Home Tour: West Elm House
Tour the West Elm House, an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Free (30 min)
10 times from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
House Tour: Indian Canyons 1970s Mod Custom Home by Architect Hal Lacy
Never before toured during Modernism Week, this unique custom home was designed by architect Harold (Hal) Lacy in 1978 in Canyon Country Club. A unique home not to be missed! $50 (30 min)
6 times from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Sculpturalism and the landscape
Presentation by landscape designer Dustin Gimbel on incorporation of plants and ceramic pots and objects that he's created into his design work. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation
The "Grand" Canyon View Estates Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of Canyon View Estates, a “lifestyle” condominium complex designed by the architectural firm of Palmer & Krisel in 1962. $65 (3 hrs)
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Craig Ellwood: "The Cary Grant of Architecture"
Craig Ellwood was one of the leading figures of California modernism, known as much for his exuberant lifestyle as his architecture. $12 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 10:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Film, Presentation, Talk
James Logan Abernathy Residence Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the stunning James Logan Abernathy Residence, designed by modernist architect William F. Cody in 1962. $45 (30 min)
8 times from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin’ in the Desert with Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby
Over the five decades Jimmy Van Heusen spent enjoying the desert life in Palm Springs, his songwriting genius created some of the most beloved melodies of the Great American Songbook. $15 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Film, Presentation, Talk
Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. $125 (4 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Desertscape, Exhibition, Guided, Tour (Bus)
Sold Out
A Walk in Nature: The Landscape and Architecture of Dan Kiley
Educator and author Jane Amidon presents on midcentury modern landscape architect Dan Kiley. $20, $45 (2 hrs)
1 time at 3:00 pm
Category: @Palm Desert, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation
Mod With A TWIST: CULTURE
Mod With a TWIST is the perfect blend of Modernism Week social and learning events. Grab a Happy Hour beverage from the bar and settle in for an entirely different take on mid-mod madness. $50 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Presentation, Talk
Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (1 hr)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
The Music of Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Van Heusen Featuring A J Lambert
An evening of the music of Jimmy Van Heusen, with multi-talented songstress AJ Lambert, granddaughter of Frank Sinatra and daughter of Nancy Sinatra. One-night-only special Modernism Week performance. $65, $95 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 7:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Live Music Performance
Feb 20, 2019
Exhibition: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley
Exhibition on the work of midcentury modern landscape architect Dan Kiley. Free
1 time at 8:00 am
Category: @Palm Desert, Free, Landscape + Outdoor Living
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 8:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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
Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Gary Johns will present his entertaining and informative slide lecture, "Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs." Free (1hr)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Presentation, Talk
Sold Out
Photographing Frank Lloyd Wright
The world contains 432 remaining structures designed by iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Photographer Andrew Pielage is on a mission to document every single one of them. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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 (1.5 hrs)
17 times from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey. $40 (30 min)
20 times from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Category: @Cathedral City, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $10 (15 min)
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Desert Gardens of Steve Martino: 21st Century Modernism
Presentation by landscape architect Steve Martino on the the book Desert Gardens of Steve Martino. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation
Historic Home Tour of the 1925 Thomas O'Donnell House
Historic Home Tour of the 1925 Thomas O'Donnell House. $50 (1 hr)
12 times from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
"California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture" - The Photography of Marvin Rand
The style and mythology of Mid-Century Modern California architecture as seen through the expert lens of Los Angeles photographer Marvin Rand. $12, $60 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
The Architecture of Hugh M. Kaptur
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Steven Keylon, an architectural historian and author, will explore the life and many-faceted career of architect Hugh M. Kaptur. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Presentation, Talk
Sold Out
Little Beverly Hills Neighborhood Home Tour
Discover one of Palm Springs most secluded neighborhoods of Alexander homes, designed by the renowned William Krisel FAIA of Palmer & Krisel plus homes designed and built by Jack Meiselman. $65 (2 hrs)
3 times from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Concrete Screen Block: The Power of Pattern
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board members Ron and Barbara Marshall will present a fascinating lecture on one of the least appreciated of building materials: concrete screen block. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Presentation, Talk
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Modern Garden Tour
Modernism Week's 9th annual Modern Garden Tour throughout Palm Springs. $75 (4 hrs)
1 time at 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Tour (Exterior)
Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. $125 (4 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Desertscape, Exhibition, Guided, Tour (Bus)
Sold Out
On the Road: Visiting East Coast Midcentury Modernism
Presenters Darren Bradley, photographer, and Sam Lubell, author, chronicle their quest for East Coast Midcentury Modern architectural treasures. $10, $35 (1 hr)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation
The Design of Herbert W. Burns
PSPF board member Steven Keylon, an architectural historian and author of The Design of Herbert W. Burns, will present an informative and entertaining overview of Burns’ life and career. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 3:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Presentation, Talk
The Glamour of Late Moderne: The Herbert Burns Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of three residences by talented midcentury architectural designer Herbert W. Burns. $65 (2 hrs)
1 time at 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Designing the Disneyland Landscape
Landscape architect who worked with Walt Disney on original Disneyland landscape design and on prestigious projects throughout Southern California. $125 (2 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Cocktail Party, Film, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Talk
Mod With A TWIST: LIFE
Mod With a TWIST is the perfect blend of Modernism Week social and learning events. Grab a Happy Hour beverage from the bar and settle in for an entirely different take on mid-mod madness. $50 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Presentation, Talk
USModernist Benefit: An Evening at the Kirk Douglas House!
USModernist Benefit: An Evening at the Kirk and Anne Douglas House! Turn back time for a night of celebration at one of the most famous and beautiful Wexler-designed Modernist homes in Palm Springs! $185 (2 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Self-guided, Tour (Interior)
Hollywood Revisited: A Glamorous Musical Theater Extravaganza
Audience favorite is back by popular demand with an all new show, more exciting costumes to see, along with a few of the biggest hits from last year. $50-$70 (2 hrs)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Fashion Show, Live Music Performance
Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (1 hr)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
Feb 21, 2019
Exhibition: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley
Exhibition on the work of midcentury modern landscape architect Dan Kiley. Free
1 time at 8:00 am
Category: @Palm Desert, Free, Landscape + Outdoor Living
Exhibition: The Midcentury Modern Campus of UC Riverside
A photographic exhibition on the midcentury modern architecture and landscape plan for the UC Riverside campus. Free
1 time at 8:00 am
Category: @Palm Desert, Exhibition, Free, Landscape + Outdoor Living
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 8:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Canyon Estates by Charles DuBois
IF YOU LOVE PALM SPRINGS YOU’LL LOVE CANYON ESTATES-1969 ad by South Palm Springs developer Roy Fey. $65 (1.5 hrs)
4 times from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Casing the Case Study Houses
The Case Study House program promoted between 1946 and 1965 is the quintessential example of Southern California Modernism. It promised a Modern utopia. Has it lived up to its promise? $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
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
Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
The inspiration returns! Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the “#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week”! $40 (55 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, 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 overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey. $40 (30 min)
20 times from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Category: @Cathedral City, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $10 (15 min)
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
Frank Sinatra's "Twin Palms" Estate Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of Frank Sinatra's storied "Twin Palms" estate, designed by modernist architect E. Stewart Williams in 1947. $40 (30 min)
8 times from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Self-guided, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Gardenlust
Presentation by author Christopher Woods on some of the best contemporary gardens from around the globe. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation
Historic Home Tour of the 1925 Thomas O'Donnell House
Historic Home Tour of the 1925 Thomas O'Donnell House. $50 (1 hr)
12 times from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
The "Elrod Escape" Home Tour with Special Guest Nelda Linsk
Join Modernism Week in this very exclusive tour of the former 1962 home of midcentury modern superstar interior designer, Arthur Elrod, A.I.D. $55 (30 min)
6 times from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Interior)
Utopia in the Hollywood Hills: the Architecture of Pierre Koenig
His Case Study Houses define "modernist chic". From personal conversations and interviews done before Pierre Koenig’s death in 2004, Christopher Mount examines Koenig’s extensive career. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
Sensational Sandpiper: Krisel's Desert Masterpiece
Experience the midcentury leisure and lifestyle of Sandpiper. Created by the revered architect William Krisel, Sandpiper is considered his most magnificent masterpiece. $65 (1 hr)
4 times from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Desert, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. $125 (4 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Desertscape, Exhibition, Guided, Tour (Bus)
Sold Out
Rediscovering Alexander Girard’s Residential Architecture (1947-51)
Deborah Lubera Kawsky will present on the midcentury modern residential projects of Alexander Girard in Grosse Pointe, MI, including his own. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation
Arthur Elrod At Home: A Tale of Three Palm Springs Houses: Presentation and Panel
Legendary interior designer Arthur Elrod and his Palm Springs residences, followed by a panel discussion Remembering Arthur, with special guests who knew him well. $15 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 3:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
The Midcentury Modern Campus of UC Riverside
A presentation and panel on the midcentury modern design and development of the UC Riverside campus. Free (3 hrs)
1 time at 3:00 pm
Category: @Palm Desert, Exhibition, Free, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Reception
Mod With A TWIST: CULTURE
Mod With a TWIST is the perfect blend of Modernism Week social and learning events. Grab a Happy Hour beverage from the bar and settle in for an entirely different take on mid-mod madness. $50 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Presentation, Talk
Cocktail Party at the "Elrod Escape"
Join Modernism Week in this first and only evening cocktail soiree at the former 1962 home of Arthur Elrod, A.I.D. $150 (2 hrs)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Self-guided, 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
Feb 22, 2019
Exhibition: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley
Exhibition on the work of midcentury modern landscape architect Dan Kiley. Free
1 time at 8:00 am
Category: @Palm Desert, Free, Landscape + Outdoor Living
Exhibition: The Midcentury Modern Campus of UC Riverside
A photographic exhibition on the midcentury modern architecture and landscape plan for the UC Riverside campus. Free
1 time at 8:00 am
Category: @Palm Desert, Exhibition, Free, Landscape + Outdoor Living
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 8:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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
Modernism Week Featured Home: Axiom Desert House
Making its debut at Modernism Week 2019, Axiom Desert House by Turkel Design is a stunning, midcentury-inspired, systems-built jewel. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
The inspiration returns! Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the “#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week”! $40 (55 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, 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 overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
Sunrise Lanai: Miracle in the Desert Tour
Sunrise Lanai is a cross between a Polynesian Tiki hut and a Swiss chalet, back by popular demand. $50 (1.5 hrs)
3 times from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Tamarisk Country Club Home Tour presented by Preservation Mirage
The first Modernism Week home tour at the historic Tamarisk Country Club, founded in the early 1950s. This tour provides an extraordinary insight into three decades of desert architecture. $100 (3 hrs)
5 times from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey. $40 (30 min)
20 times from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Category: @Cathedral City, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $10 (15 min)
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Historic Home Tour of the 1925 Thomas O'Donnell House
Historic Home Tour of the 1925 Thomas O'Donnell House. $50 (1 hr)
5 times from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Home Tour: West Elm House
Tour the West Elm House, an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Free (30 min)
10 times from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Architecture in Service of the Sacred and Spiritual - A Study in Contrasts
Guided tour begins with the 1950s E. Stewart Williams “modernist” designed Liberman Chapel, and ends with the contrasting 1980s Bochner Sanctuary addition. $35 (1 hr)
2 times from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Tour (Interior)
ADAFF Film Series: Program 1
Kicking off the Film Series is this special work on the great Frank Lloyd Wright
1 time at 12:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, ADAFF Film Series, Film
Kings Point Modernism Tour
A rare opportunity to tour eight homes in Kings Point, one of Palm Springs most architecturally-significant residential communities. $95 (2 hrs)
5 times from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
The Debate Goes On: Modern vs. Postmodern and the Architecture of Charles W. Moore
It's a long standing debate; Modern vs. Postmodern Architecture, and one of the strongest voices in this discussion was Charles W. Moore. Learn more and hear all sides. $25 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 1:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. $125 (4 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Desertscape, Exhibition, Guided, Tour (Bus)
Sold Out
Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde
Author and graphic designer Lawrence Azerrad presents on the Concorde, the epitome of high speed and high design travel. $10, $35 (1 hr)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation
ADAFF Film Series: Program 2
Two of America's greatest designers, Angelo Donghia and Barbara Stauffacher are featured in these fascinating films
1 time at 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, ADAFF Film Series, Film
ADAFF Film Series: Program 3
When you combine a Polish filmmaker's passion and 100 women architects, you have a recipe for inspiration
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, ADAFF Film Series, Film
Mod With A TWIST: LIFE
Mod With a TWIST is the perfect blend of Modernism Week social and learning events. Grab a Happy Hour beverage from the bar and settle in for an entirely different take on mid-mod madness. $50 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Presentation, Talk
Retro Martini Party
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will present its Retro Martini Party fundraiser at the stunning Allan & Mildred Kramer Residence in the historic Movie Colony neighborhood. $250 (3 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
Sold Out
Sunrise Lanai Poolside Party & Twilight Architectural Tour with Host SHAG
Enjoy a fun-filled twilight tour of Sunrise Lanai, a quirky cross between a Tiki hut and Swiss chalet. A DJ will be spinning retro music poolside while hors d’oeuvres and cocktails are being served. $100 (3 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Axiom Desert House: A Contemporary Desert Debut
Enjoy cocktails and conversation at a twilight unveiling of Axiom Desert House, the newly completed modern oasis by Turkel Design. $100 (2 hrs)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (1 hr)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
ADAFF Film Series: Program 4
Once heralded as Hollywood's most handsome man, Rock Hudson's story spans many great memories highlighted during the Modernist period. Author/Filmmaker Mark Griffin will be there to sign his latest work on this iconic actor & past Desert resident
1 time at 7:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, ADAFF Film Series, Film
Feb 23, 2019
Exhibition: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley
Exhibition on the work of midcentury modern landscape architect Dan Kiley. Free
1 time at 8:00 am
Category: @Palm Desert, Free, Landscape + Outdoor Living
Exhibition: The Midcentury Modern Campus of UC Riverside
A photographic exhibition on the midcentury modern architecture and landscape plan for the UC Riverside campus. Free
1 time at 8:00 am
Category: @Palm Desert, Exhibition, Free, Landscape + Outdoor Living
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 8:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Meiselman Midcentury Home Tour
Meiselman built less than 300 post are beam and feature clean lines, clerestory windows, and open plan living spaces with walls of glass to the outdoors and the pool and unique stucco pattern. $65 (2 hrs)
4 times from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Modernism Week Featured Home: Axiom Desert House
Making its debut at Modernism Week 2019, Axiom Desert House by Turkel Design is a stunning, midcentury-inspired, systems-built jewel. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
The inspiration returns! Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the “#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week”! $40 (55 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, 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 overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey. $40 (30 min)
20 times from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Category: @Cathedral City, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $10 (15 min)
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Built for Health
Author Lyra Kilston presents on health-focused architecture and design in the early 20th century in southern California. $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation
Home Tour: West Elm House
Tour the West Elm House, an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Free (30 min)
10 times from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Indian Canyons Home Tour
Tour the magnificent homes of Indian Canyons Neighborhood known for its distinctive custom architecture by famed architects and enjoy lunch at the iconic Indian Canyons Golf Resort Clubhouse. $80 (2 hrs)
2 times from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Merito Manor by Barry Berkus, 1961
Tour many thoughtfully restored and individually styled units, many with original features, all with Berkus’s attention to detail. $60 (1.5 hrs)
3 times from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Tamarisk Ranchos: 1958 Krisel community of individual homes built for Hollywood's finest
The resort-style community features 16 homes gathered around a central pool and lush landscaping dotted with citrus trees and 100 year-old date palm trees. $65 (1 hr)
7 times from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Book Signing, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism
Curators of the current SFMOMA exhibition on The Sea Ranch will present on the project and the book of the same title. $10, $60 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation
ADAFF Film Series: Program 5
Fenzi chairs, interior lighting, sketch and skyscraper design and build help make this an exciting program
1 time at 12:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, ADAFF Film Series, Film
Kenaston Residence: Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour
Home Tour of the Kenaston residence designed by E. Stewart Williams, 1957. $40 (30 min)
8 times from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs Modern Committee, 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 (2.5 hrs)
2 times from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. $125 (4 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Desertscape, Exhibition, Guided, Tour (Bus)
Sold Out
Sustainability and Modernism
The City of Palm Springs Sustainability Commission presents a 90 minute panel with three experts on creating sustainable indoor environments. $10 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
ADAFF Film Series: Program 6
A series of visually stunning and experimental films on Modernist design
1 time at 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, ADAFF Film Series, Film
ADAFF Film Series: Program 7
Hugh Kaptor will be in attendance as we take a journey reviewing this iconic Desert architects works
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, ADAFF Film Series, Film
Mod With A TWIST: CULTURE
Mod With a TWIST is the perfect blend of Modernism Week social and learning events. Grab a Happy Hour beverage from the bar and settle in for an entirely different take on mid-mod madness. $50 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Presentation, Talk
Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (1 hr)
1 time at 6:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
ADAFF Film Series: Program 8
A Desert and favorite, Marilyn Monroe, added to the mystique of the Modernist way of life. Sonny Thompson relives a night of Marilyn in this film and will perform after the screening of this film which was a two-time AmDocs sell-out
1 time at 7:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, ADAFF Film Series, Film
Feb 24, 2019
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 8:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Sold Out
Modernism Week Featured Home: Axiom Desert House
Making its debut at Modernism Week 2019, Axiom Desert House by Turkel Design is a stunning, midcentury-inspired, systems-built jewel. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
The inspiration returns! Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the “#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week”! $40 (55 min)
8 times from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour II: Morning Tour 2/24/19
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring a myriad of iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (4 hrs)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Postwar Claremont: A Center of Modern Art + Architecture
The Claremont Modern Tour includes architecture by such luminaries as Richard Neutra; Millard Sheets; Fred McDowell; Edward Durrell Stone; and A. Quincy Jones & Frederick E. Emmons. $150 (7.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:00 am
Category: Guided, Reception, Tour (Bus), 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 overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
3 times from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Sold Out
The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey. $40 (30 min)
20 times from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Category: @Cathedral City, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $10 (15 min)
32 times from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Sold Out
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 (2 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 9:30 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Home Tour: West Elm House
Tour the West Elm House, an idea house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today. Free (30 min)
10 times from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Vista Las Palmas Tour of Homes
Toast the 60th birthday of Vista Las Palmas as you explore firsthand unique homes that include many rarely seen by the public. $95 (2 hrs)
2 times from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
ADAFF Film Series: Program 9
A look at the teaching architecture as well as learning non-Western ways of building
1 time at 12:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, ADAFF Film Series, Film
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound
The Lautner Compound opens it’s doors to the public once a year- This is your chance to experience the architecture of John Lautner. $50 (1 hr)
3 times from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour II: Afternoon Tour 2/24/19
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring a myriad of iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (4 hrs)
1 time at 1:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. $125 (4 hrs)
1 time at 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Desertscape, Exhibition, Guided, Tour (Bus)
Sold Out
ADAFF Film Series: Program 10
A beautiful set of works on design and alternative ways of home living
1 time at 2:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, ADAFF Film Series, Film
ADAFF Film Series: Program 11
An entertaining two films to finish the film series on Cuban artists and the internationally recognized father of abstract art movement František Kupka
1 time at 5:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, ADAFF Film Series, Film
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 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 6:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sold Out
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Feb 14, 2019 to Feb 24, 2019
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