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Modernism Week 2020

Feb 13, 2020 to Feb 23, 2020
Event Schedule / Activities

Feb 13, 2020
California Modern: Albert Frey's The Cree House
Albert Frey’s The Cree House Presented by Modern Hacienda in Partnership with Herman Miller. $45 (30 min)
16 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 40-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $65 (40 min)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
SOLD OUT
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Golden Era - Hollywood Homes
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends Hideaway
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Inns, Architecture and Glamour - An Exclusive VIP Tour
See the vintage hotels that still provide the “Rich and Famous” with seclusion and relaxation. Stroll among these charming and beautiful boutique inns as you hear fascinating tales. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Midcentury Showcase - Shangri-La of the Stars
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955
1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
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)
24 times from 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Opening Night Party: Space Modyssey 2020
Launch into outer space at this wild and entertaining Opening Night Party celebrating 15 years of Modernism Week. $175 (4 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs
Nod to Mod
NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Feb 14, 2020
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
8 times from 08:30 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
SOLD OUT
California Modern: Albert Frey's The Cree House
Albert Frey’s The Cree House Presented by Modern Hacienda in Partnership with Herman Miller. $45 (30 min)
16 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 40-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $65 (40 min)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
SOLD OUT
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Guggenheim House
Join us in Indian Canyons to take in the seamless blend of contemporary furnishings and vintage pieces on display at the "Guggenheim House" by noted designer Michael Ostrow of Grace Home Furnishings. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Homes
SOLD OUT
Modernism Week Showcase Home Tour: Gillman Residence
Described as one of Herbert Burns’ “more lavish homes,” this Late Moderne-style 1948 home of Dr. and Mrs. Gillman in Little Tuscany has been expertly restored for Modernism Week 2020. $40 (30 min)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Showcase
Renaissance of Urban Public Space: Halprin’s Portland Open Space Sequence
The Halprin Landscape Conservancy’s recently celebrated restoration of the Portland Open Space Sequence and its impact on the emerging Fountain District is the subject of this presentation. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
The Chalet Palms Experience, Barry Berkus' Vision for Community Living Home Tour
On tour for the first time, a time capsule of midcentury architecture, Chalet Palms in Rancho Mirage invites you to send a Valentine to Barry Berkus! $50 (1 hr)
5 times from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
The Legacy of the Alexander Construction Company in Palm Springs
The Alexander Construction Company had an enormous impact on the residential development of Palm Springs from 1956 to 1965. Author James Harlan presents their story. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Golden Era - Hollywood Homes
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends Hideaway
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Marvels of Modernism Masters - Visionary Architects Shine
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Midcentury Rebirth of the Temple - A Study in Past and Present
A guided tour of a stunning architectural masterpiece which contrast the E. Stewart Williams modernist-designed 1950s Liberman Chapel with the 1980s west-facing addition. $35 (75 min)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Guided, Talk, Tour (Interior)
Midcentury Showcase - Shangri-La of the Stars
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955
1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
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)
24 times from 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Esherick's McIntyre House: Continued Relevance for 55 Years
Richard Beard, architect, and Paul Wiseman, interior design, talk about their collaboration in reviving Joseph Esherick’s 1961 midcentury landmark, the McIntyre House, in Hillsborough, CA. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Haunted Bauhaus: Spirit, Sex and Politics in the Design School You Thought You Knew
Dr. Elizabeth Otto investigates the irrational and unconventional currents behind the signature sleek surfaces, elegant designs and rational modernism. The Bauhaus is haunted by these untold stories. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound. $65 (1 hr)
3 times from 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Give Me Shelter - Rescued Alexanders Home Tour
Exclusively Alexanders! At one time overlooked, these “rescued” and tastefully restored Alexander constructed homes are some of Palm Springs finest examples—inside and out! $65 (2 hrs)
4 times from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons. $62 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, Culinary Demonstration, Presentation
Tremaine Houses: How One Family Shaped Midcentury Modern Architecture
Architectural historian Volker M Welter brings to light the extraordinary patronage of modern architecture that the Tremaine family sustained for nearly four decades in the mid-twentieth century. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Film: The New Bauhaus (2019)
New documentary explores the artistic practice and legacy of László Moholy-Nagy, with particular focus on his time spent as founder and director of the New Bauhaus in Chicago during the 1930s and 40s. $15, $25 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Film
Poolside Fashion & Architectural Tour
Enjoy cocktails & fashion at Royal Hawaiian Estates’ lovely poolside Wexler-designed community, featuring Tiki-inspired architecture, midcentury modern vintage fashion & peek-a-boo views into units. $60 (2 hrs)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Fashion Show, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
Stone: From Ancient Monolith to Modernist Translucency
Designer and author William Hall explores the best examples of 20th and 21th century architecture that exploit the intrinsic qualities of stone as a building material. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Walk of the Stars Palm Springs Honors the Alexander Family
Walk of the Stars honors the Alexander Family with a Star on Palm Canyon. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Free, Dedication
The New Giants of Modern Architecture
This presentation focuses on the presence and importance of women architects in shaping the history of Modernism. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 03:30 PM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Mod With A TWIST - Selling the Lifestyle
Mod with a Twist is a series of five 10 minute presentations highlighting the fun, craziness and whimsy of the ModCentury. One of the most popular events during Modernism Week. $55 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
SOLD OUT
Illuminated Modern Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (70 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
Preview Party at the 20th Annual Modernism Show & Sale
Celebrate the opening of the 20th Annual Modernism Show & Sale at the biggest party of Modernism Week. $110 (3 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Exhibition, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Reception
Nod to Mod
NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Feb 15, 2020
2- Day Photography Workshop with Photographer Andrew Pielage
Join internationally published architectural photographer Andrew Pielage for a weekend workshop photographing the iconic midcentury modern architecture of Palm Springs. $395 (2-day session)
1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, Lunch, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
8 times from 08:30 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
SOLD OUT
California Modern: Albert Frey's The Cree House
Albert Frey’s The Cree House Presented by Modern Hacienda in Partnership with Herman Miller. $45 (30 min)
16 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Cody Court - Neighborhood Tour of Historic Cody Homes
Fans of modernist master William Cody will thrill at this collection of homes he designed along the fairway at the exclusive Tamarisk Country Club in Rancho Mirage. $55 (2 hrs)
4 times from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
SOLD OUT
Country Club Estates Neighborhood Home Tour
Country Club Estates is the only multi-residential community in the desert architected by A. Quincy Jones, whose design of Sunnylands set the iconic standard. $55 (1 hr)
6 times from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 40-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $65 (40 min)
10 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
SOLD OUT
Hidden Cody Tennis Club Villas
"What's behind the gates", you ask? Come see these beautifully renovated midcentury villas nestled next to the historic Palm Springs Tennis Club. $60 (1hr)
5 times from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Guggenheim House
Join us in Indian Canyons to take in the seamless blend of contemporary furnishings and vintage pieces on display at the "Guggenheim House" by noted designer Michael Ostrow of Grace Home Furnishings. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Homes
Modernism Week Showcase Home Tour: Gillman Residence
Described as one of Herbert Burns’ “more lavish homes,” this Late Moderne-style 1948 home of Dr. and Mrs. Gillman in Little Tuscany has been expertly restored for Modernism Week 2020. $40 (30 min)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Showcase
Richard Dorman, Architect: Desert Bel Air, Salton Sea and Beyond
Join Sian Winship for a look at midcentury modern architect Dorman’s more than 20 little-known projects in the desert communities. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Tour of the Newly Rediscovered Lawrence Welk Estate
Enjoy a tour of American band leader Lawrence Welk’s 1952 midcentury modern home in the historic El Mirador neighborhood. $40 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Golden Era - Hollywood Homes
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends Hideaway
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Midcentury Showcase - Shangri-La of the Stars
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Racquet Club Estates Home Tour
This 12th Annual Home Tour will showcase the midcentury modern beauty of unique Alexander homes built in the late 1950s and early 1960s. $85 (4.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Twin Palms Estates Walking Exterior Tour
Walk through Palm Springs' first midcentury neighborhood developed by the Alexander Construction Company and view the stunning modern architecture and desert landscaping of Twin Palms Estates. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
20th Annual 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. $20
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Cocktail Party, Exhibition, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Self-guided
Ask a Landscape Designer
Back for a fourth year, sit down for 30 minutes with landscape professionals from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers for some simple and affordable design solutions for your garden. $30 (30 min)
12 times from 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Landscape + Outdoor Living
Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955
1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
Charles Phoenix: The Midcentury is my Muse!
Live slide show performance by Ambassador of Americana author Charles Phoenix, celebrating classic and kitschy American life and style. $50 (2 hrs)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation
Hot Purple Energy's Architectural Bike Ride
This "architectural tour" bike ride, hosted by Hot Purple Energy, will consist of riding through several Palm Springs neighborhoods that contain midcentury homes. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Bike)
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. $20
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound. $65 (1 hr)
2 times from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Vista Las Palmas: The Alexander's Jewel in the Crown
This stunning neighborhood is the epitome of gracious, indoor-outdoor living. Discover the Alexander Construction Company’s Jewel in the Crown designed by William Krisel and Charles E. Du Bois. $80 (3 hrs)
2 times from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
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)
24 times from 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Chasing Ossipoff: Walker Warner Architects on Building Upon Inspiration
Architect Greg Warner examines the inspiration found in Vladimir Ossipoff’s work and its continued relevance through the residential and commercial work of Walker Warner Architects. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Meet the Builder & Architect Champagne Brunch
Join Flair at Miralon by Woodbridge Pacific for a discussion of midcentury design traditions that inspired the perfect balance of artful living in this newest collection of homes. Free (3 hrs)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons. $62 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, Culinary Demonstration, Presentation
The Ins and Outs of a Show House, presented by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Join top tastemakers from the archives of the Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House as they share their tips on incorporating showstopping looks into the home. $12 (1 hrs)
1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Daniel Libeskind: Edge of Order - Keynote Presentation
“Architecture is the atmosphere, the story that has been created, and you’re part of it.” Internationally acclaimed architect Daniel Libeskind shares the incredible story of his architectural journey. $45,$65,$95 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Reception, Talk
Lautner Lecture Series - The Restoration of The Garcia House
John Mcllwee shares his insights on the magnificent restoration of his 1962 Garcia House. $75 (90 min)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs
Park Imperial South Home Tour
Park Imperial South, famed architect Barry Berkus' career spanned over 50 years... and it began here!! $55 (1.5 hrs)
2 times from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, DJ, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
Paul Frank Family Workshop
Ace Hotel & Swim Club is excited to welcome Paul Frank, the beloved designer and creative genius behind the brand Paul Frank Industries for a very special, intimate workshop celebrating modernism. $125 (2 hrs)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Presentation, Workshop, Demonstration
At Home with Innovation - Axiom Desert House
Tour Axiom Desert House by Turkel Design. The Turkels will walk you through the energy-efficient strategies that make their net-zero home simultaneously cutting-edge, livable, and replicable. $30 (30 min)
3 times from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
SOLD OUT
The Desert Eichler: A Talk and Tour
What happens when an iconic midcentury home gets built new for today? Find out at this talk and tour of one of KUD Properties famed Desert Eichlers presented by Atomic Ranch. $50 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
The Kitchen of Tomorrow: Space Age Design in the High Tech Modern Home
Author Sarah Archer explains why "the future" was all the rage in mid-20th century America, and why we now see that kind of future-fixation as a thing of the past. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
SOLD OUT
Film: Frey: Part 1 - The Architectural Envoy
The first of a 2 part series, this film explores Frey’s early life and work in Europe, to his architectural accomplishments during the 1930s in New York and Palm Springs. $12 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Film
Lautner Lecture Series - The Restoration of The Harvey House
Actress Kelly Lynch & Mitch Glazer share the story of restoring their Lautner Home. $75 (90 min)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Happy Hour with the Dreamboats
Enjoy a free live musical performance of the Dreamboats band during Happy Hour at Modernism Week CAMP headquarters. Free (75 min)
1 time at 04:15 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Live Music Performance
Mod With A TWIST - Living the Dream
Mod with a Twist is a series of five 10 minute presentations highlighting the fun, craziness and whimsy of the ModCentury. One of the most popular events during Modernism Week. $55 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
SOLD OUT
An Evening of Desert Glamour at the Modernism Week Showcase Home
A festive evening of desert glamour to celebrate the completion of restoration at the Modernism Week Showcase Home: The Gillman Residence, 1948. $150 (3 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
SOLD OUT
Film: Frey II: The Architectural Interpreter
The world premiere of Frey II: The Architectural Interpreter, the 2nd part of a two-part documentary from director Jake Gorst - ticketed reception post screening. $15, $25, $85 (2 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Film, Cocktail Party, Reception
Illuminated Modern Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (70 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
Nod to Mod
NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
PS ModCom Annual Gala Benefit: Take Five - Celebrating 'Birth of the Cool'
PS ModCom Annual Gala Benefit: Take Five - Celebrating 'Birth of the Cool'. $175 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
Shag's Modernism Week Print Release Party
Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails, live music by the Martini Kings and other fun surprises at the unveiling of Shag’s newest print at the SHAG store in the Uptown Design District. Free (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing
Feb 16, 2020
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 08:30 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
SOLD OUT
California Modern: Albert Frey's The Cree House
Albert Frey’s The Cree House Presented by Modern Hacienda in Partnership with Herman Miller. $45 (30 min)
16 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 40-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $65 (40 min)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
SOLD OUT
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Guggenheim House
Join us in Indian Canyons to take in the seamless blend of contemporary furnishings and vintage pieces on display at the "Guggenheim House" by noted designer Michael Ostrow of Grace Home Furnishings. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Homes
Modernism Week Showcase Home Tour: Gillman Residence
Described as one of Herbert Burns’ “more lavish homes,” this Late Moderne-style 1948 home of Dr. and Mrs. Gillman in Little Tuscany has been expertly restored for Modernism Week 2020. $40 (30 min)
13 times from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Showcase
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour I - Morning 2/16/20
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (4 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature
SOLD OUT
TWA Hotel: Rebirth of a Modern Icon
The TWA Hotel now occupies Eero Saarinen’s splendidly restored 1962 TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport, midcentury modernism’s great tribute to the golden age of air travel. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
When Toronto went Modern: the story of Toronto's 1958 City Hall Competition
Architect, urban planner and professor George Thomas Kapelos examines the reasons behind the 1958 competition for Toronto’s new city hall and highlights the range of submissions and multiple takes on the modern. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
William Cody's Iconic Racquet Club Cottages West
William Cody designed this collection of modernist “cottages” as a private, serene escape from the nearby Palm Springs Racquet Club. $65 (1.5 hrs)
6 times from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Golden Era - Hollywood Homes
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends Hideaway
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Midcentury Showcase - Shangri-La of the Stars
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Twin Palms Estates Walking Exterior Tour
Walk through Palm Springs' first midcentury neighborhood developed by the Alexander Construction Company and view the stunning modern architecture and desert landscaping of Twin Palms Estates. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Kirk and Anne Douglas Estate Tour by USModernist.org
Kirk Douglas Estate Tour by USModernist.org $40 (30 min), $100 (VIP Anytime)
13 times from 09:59 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
20th Annual 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. $20
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Cocktail Party, Exhibition, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Self-guided
Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955
1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
Film: Neutra - Survival Through Design
A feature documentary into the life and work of Austrian/American architect, Richard Neutra. Filmed on location in Vienna, Berlin, Locarno, Wuppertal, Los Angeles and Palm Springs. $12 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Film
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. $20
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition
The "Grand" Canyon View Estates Home Tour
Surrounded by mountains in south Palm Springs is this iconic neighborhood of white homes, colorful doors, green lawns and signature triangular clerestory windows.
$85 (1 hr)

5 times from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Vintage Cars
The Herbert Burns 500 West Home Tour
On tour for the first time is Herbert Burns’ 500 West in the heart of the Historic Tennis Club neighborhood. $50 (1 hr)
4 times from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking), Tour (Neighborhood)
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound. $65 (1 hr)
2 times from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-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)
24 times from 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Palm Springs Door Tour 2020
Come explore the colorful and unique doors of the Indian Canyons neighborhood during the Palm Springs Door Tour, a self-guided architectural bike tour. $20 (2 hrs)
3 times from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Bike), Tour (exterior)
The American Garden at Midcentury
Join Jonathan D. Lippincott as he covers some of the important American landscape architects of the midcentury modern period including Thomas Church, Garrett Eckbo and Dan Kiley. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
Meet architect Daniel Libeskind signing his book, "The Edge of Order" at Modernism Week CAMP
Meet keynote speaker Daniel Libeskind signing his book, The Edge of Order at CAMP Modernism Week HQ. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book signing
The Architecture of John Lautner and Helena Arahuete
Helena Arahuete, John Lautner’s longtime associate and project architect, just completed a full restoration of Lautner’s Bob Hope House. She discusses this project, Lautner, and her own work. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
The Joy of Jell-O at The Saguaro Hotel
Join us in exploring the art of entertaining with Jell-O with Sarah and Madelon. $50 (1 hr)
2 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Culinary Demonstration, Presentation
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons. $62 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, Culinary Demonstration, Presentation
The Kitchen of Tomorrow: Space Age Design in the High Tech Modern Home
Author Sarah Archer explains why "the future" was all the rage in mid-20th century America, and why we now see that kind of future-fixation as a thing of the past. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
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. $45 (30 min)
8 times from 12:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
SOLD OUT
"Through the Looking Glass", A Fashion Retrospective on the Runway
Walk “Through the looking glass” and see a runway show of the finest vintage apparel. Showcasing Emilio Pucci, Givenchy, Lanvin, YSL, and Halston. Shop before and after at the Mitchells Pop-Up shop. $50 (3 hrs)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Fashion Show
Lautner Lecture Series - The Creation of The Chemosphere
Leonard Malin shares the story of designing his 1960 futuristic home with John Lautner. $75 (90 min)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Lights, Camera, Furniture! The Stories Behind Iconic Film Decor
Film and Furniture’s Paula Benson sits down with KCRW Radio’s Design and Architecture host Frances Anderton to share their most favorite film furniture and reveal their hidden narrative. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
Morse Residence - Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour
PS ModCom Iconic home tour of the Morse residence designed in 1960 by Palmer and Krisel, enhanced by architect Hal Levitt in 1961. The ultimate Party Pad. $40 (30 min)
9 times from 01:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Interior), Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour I - Afternoon Tour 2/16/20
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (4 hrs)
1 time at 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature
SOLD OUT
Robert Royston
JC Miller, landscape architect, will detail the process of designing and, after Royston’s death, continuing to fine-tune Royston’s final project, a garden in Palm Springs. $12 (2 hr)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Lautner Lecture Series - The Restoration of The Lautner Compound
Tracy Beckmann and Ryan Trowbridge share the story on the renovation of their 1947 Lautner Compound $75 (90 min)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
SOLD OUT
Nancy Sinatra Appearing at the Historic Plaza Theatre
Join the incomparable Nancy Sinatra, James Darren, Steve Tyrell and many more celebrities at the historic Plaza Theatre for an important event to help restore the theatre. $60 (2 hrs)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation
SOLD OUT
Outside In: New California Modernism
Steven Ehrlich, FAIA and Takashi Yanai, FAIA, Partners of EYRC Architects, present their specific approach to creating residential architecture that exudes the essence of its people and its place. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
FILM: "Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future"
Shot in 6K with the latest in drone technology, the film showcases Eero Saarinen's body of timeless work for the first time. Breathtaking sequences filmed by Eric Saarinen, director of photography. $12 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Film
Past Meets Present: Shake, Rattle and Roll at the American Legion
Experience one of Palm Springs hidden treasures the American Legion, a Class 1 historic structure. enjoy a presentation on the Legions robust past, followed by a cocktail show, "A Tribute to Elvis". $80 (3 hrs)
1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Live Music Performance, Presentation
Robert Royston in Palm Springs: A Book Signing and Tour of the Circle and Becket House Gardens
A book signing, tour and conversation between JC Miller, author of Robert Royston, and Palm Springs garden owner Brent R. Harris about Royston’s final project. $100 (2 hr)
1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Talk, Tour (Exterior)
Happy Hour with the Dreamboats
Enjoy a free live musical performance of the Dreamboats band during Happy Hour at Modernism Week CAMP headquarters. Free (75 min)
1 time at 04:15 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Live Music Performance
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
1 time at 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Guided, Presentation, Wine Tasting
SOLD OUT
Jerry Lewis House - 'Nutty Professor' Party
Swing back to the 1960s-70s at the home Jerry Lewis built in 1957, where he co-wrote 'The Nutty Professor,' the 1963 comedy classic which he both directed and starred in. The home has never been open to the public. $100 (2 hr)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Guided, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
SOLD OUT
Mod With A TWIST - Selling the Lifestyle
Mod with a Twist is a series of five 10 minute presentations highlighting the fun, craziness and whimsy of the ModCentury. One of the most popular events during Modernism Week. $55 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
House of Grace III: Marvelous Mod
Please join us for our third annual House of Grace event, an elegant cocktail party hosted at the breathtaking Modernism Week Featured Home: Guggenheim House. $125 (3 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Illuminated Modern Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (70 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
Martinis on the Mountain
Martinis, delicious hors d’oeuvres and dancing under the stars with spectacular views across the valley from the terrace of the historic O’Donnell House (1925), high above the Palm Springs Art Museum. $150 (3 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
Sunday Night at the Sinatra Estate
Guests are invited to an exclusive and festive cocktail party at Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs. $150 (3 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Self-guided
SOLD OUT
Nod to Mod
NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Sunny Thompson: Hollywood Blondes
Sunny Thompson, the star of the hit documentary film, Becoming Marilyn Monroe and long running, award-winning stage play Marilyn Forever Blonde, returns with her hit stage show Hollywood Blondes. $55, $75 (75 min)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Live Music Performance
Feb 17, 2020
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 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
"Cheap and Thin": Neutra and Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright was insulted that Neutra was in the 1932 Museum of Modern Art’s ‘International Style’ exhibition. He wrote that Neutra’s work was “cheap and thin”. Dr. Raymond Neutra explains! $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
California Modern: Albert Frey's The Cree House
Albert Frey’s The Cree House Presented by Modern Hacienda in Partnership with Herman Miller. $45 (30 min)
15 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 40-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $65 (40 min)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
SOLD OUT
Lockwood de Forest Jr., Santa Barbara Proto-Modernist
This talk by Robin Karson will focus primarily on Lockwood de Forest Jr.'s c. 1926 design for his own house and garden in Santa Barbara. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
Modernism Week Showcase Home Tour: Gillman Residence
Described as one of Herbert Burns’ “more lavish homes,” this Late Moderne-style 1948 home of Dr. and Mrs. Gillman in Little Tuscany has been expertly restored for Modernism Week 2020. $40 (30 min)
13 times from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Showcase
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
SOLD OUT
Raymond Loewy Residence - Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour & Cocktail Reception
PS ModCom Iconic Raymond Loewy Home Tour & Cocktail Reception. $50, $150
11 times from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Interior)
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 U.S. Presidents. $70 (1.5 hrs)
5 times from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Golden Era - Hollywood Homes
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends Hideaway
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Midcentury Showcase - Shangri-La of the Stars
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Sunmor Neighborhood Home Tour
Tour this walkable post-war neighborhood chock full of homes by William Krisel, Donald Wexler and Jack Meiselman, and catchy street names like Livmor, Plaimor and Easmor. $65 (2.5 hrs)
3 times from 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
20th Annual 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. $20
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Cocktail Party, Exhibition, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Self-guided
Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955
1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
Deborah Lubera Kawsky: Those Who Live in Glass Houses...Rediscovering Alexander Girard
Kawsky’s book, Alexander Girard, Architect: Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces, is the first study of Girard’s architecture and of his midcentury projects in Detroit. $10 (45 min)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Talk, MOCA+, Marvin
It Started Here! Twin Palms Neighborhood Home Tour
Tour the birthplace of the Desert Modernist movement—Twin Palms Home Tour—the Alexander’s first modernist tract to be built in Palm Springs. $80 (2 hrs)
4 times from 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
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. $20
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition
Park Imperial North designed by Barry Berkus in 1961, Modernism at it's Best
On tour for the first time and designed by Barry Berkus, Park Imperial North is modernism at its best. $55 (1 hr)
4 times from 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
Tamarisk Garden Bungalows Home Tour with Chocolate Martinis Poolside
Tamarisk Gardens is a brilliant luxury bungalow community designed by Los Angeles architects McCarthy, Zemke & Hartfelder. $65 (2 hrs)
4 times from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
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)
24 times from 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Poolside Design Brunch with Annie Selke and Michelle Boudreau
A lively poolside brunch, tour and conversation with designers Annie Selke and Michelle Boudreau discussing their collaboration for the Mesa Modern Featured Home. $85 (2 hrs)
1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Brunch, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Welton Becket & Ruth Shellhorn: The Commercial & Retail Projects
Landscape architect Kelly Comras, FASLA, explores the collaboration of architect Welton Becket and landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn on fifteen projects that helped put post-war Los Angeles on the map. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
Midcentury Rebirth of the Temple - A Study in Past and Present
A guided tour of a stunning architectural masterpiece which contrast the E. Stewart Williams modernist-designed 1950s Liberman Chapel with the 1980s west-facing addition. $35 (75 min)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Guided, Talk, Tour (Interior)
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 02:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Where Today Meets Tomorrow - Eero Saarinen & the General Motors Technical Center
Susan Skarsgard weaves an insider’s account of the early days of General Motors, the initiation of the tech center project by Eliel Saarinen and its design and construction by Eero Saarinen in 1956. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Joyful Designs: Rediscovering the Textiles of Marguerita Mergentime
A presentation by Virginia Bayer, granddaughter of textile designer Marguerita Mergentime, whose textiles reshaped the sensibility of the 20th-century home at a time when modernism was being defined. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Modernism Week Vintage Car Show
View more than 50 vintage automobiles from the 1930s through 1980s at this free event. Free (3 hrs)
1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Exhibition, Vintage Cars
Alexander Girard: Collector & Selector
Aleishall Girard Maxon, Kori Girard and Sam Grawe discuss Alexander Girard’s legacy, enduring relevance and reveal the systemic thinking and exploration that informed much of his most familiar work. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
Beyond the Orange Curtain: Modern Life, Work and Play in Orange County
Orange County steps out of Los Angeles’ shadow to reveal its unique treasure trove of midcentury modern architecture. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Monica Obniski: Entertaining with the Girards
A conversation with Monica Obniski, the Demmer Curator of 20th- and 21st-Century Design at the Milwaukee Art Museum and an expert on Alexander Girard. $10 (45 min)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Talk, MOCA+, Marvin
Elegance: The World Through the Eyes of Milton H. Greene
How many people can say that Marilyn Monroe was their babysitter? Joshua Greene can. Son of acclaimed photographer Milton H. Greene, Joshua has stories to tell and lots of archival images to show. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Christine Marvin/Barton Jahncke: At Home with Alexander Girard, Moderated by Michela O'Connor Abrams, MOCA+
A Conversation with Christine Marvin, VP of Design at Marvin and architect/designer and Girard collector Barton Jahncke. $10 (45 min)
1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk, MOCA+, Marvin
Disney's Midcentury Modern at Smoke Tree Ranch
An evening at the exclusive Smoke Tree Ranch. Twilight poolside reception with open bar and delicious hors-d'oeuvres, followed by presentation in Disney Hall by architect and author, Alan Hess. $125 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Talk
SOLD OUT
Mod With A TWIST - Living the Dream
Mod with a Twist is a series of five 10 minute presentations highlighting the fun, craziness and whimsy of the ModCentury. One of the most popular events during Modernism Week. $55 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Illuminated Modern Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (70 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
Martinis on the Mountain
Martinis, delicious hors d’oeuvres and dancing under the stars with spectacular views across the valley from the terrace of the historic O’Donnell House (1925), high above the Palm Springs Art Museum. $150 (3 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
Nod to Mod
NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Feb 18, 2020
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 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
Beaumaris, Australia - A Midcentury Architect's Playground
Learn about the bayside suburb of Beaumaris, Australia and the many midcentury architects that came to populate the neighborhood, trialing new techniques and innovative designs. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Behold Art and Architecture Behind The Gates in Indian Wells
A private tour of one of the desert’s most exclusive country clubs “behind the gates” to view historic and contemporary private homes and exquisite art collections. $125 (5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Indian Wells, Guided, Lunch, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
SOLD OUT
California Modern: Albert Frey's The Cree House
Albert Frey’s The Cree House Presented by Modern Hacienda in Partnership with Herman Miller. $45 (30 min)
16 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 40-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $65 (40 min)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
SOLD OUT
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
SOLD OUT
The 1931 Aluminaire House and Palm Springs
The 1931 Aluminaire House arrived with great fanfare on Valentine's Day, 2017. Alan Hess will discuss how important it is for Palm Springs to have this architectural icon located here permanently. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Golden Era - Hollywood Homes
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends Hideaway
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Midcentury Showcase - Shangri-La of the Stars
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Twin Palms Estates Walking Exterior Tour
Walk through Palm Springs' first midcentury neighborhood developed by the Alexander Construction Company and view the stunning modern architecture and desert landscaping of Twin Palms Estates. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955
1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
Don't Throw the Past Away, What's New in Modern Design with Joel Turkel and Christine Marvin Moderated by Michela O'Connor Abrams, MOCA+
Joel Turkel, designer of Axiom Desert House in Palm Springs, in Conversation with Christine Marvin, VP, Design at Marvin about the purpose behind their collaborative projects. $10 (45 min)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk, MOCA+, Marvin
Southridge Cody Glass House - Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour
Southridge Cody Glass House - Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour. $40 (30 min)
8 times from 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
SOLD OUT
Walker Guest House Replica Tour
A full-scale replica of architect Paul Rudolph's 1952 Walker Guest House has been relocated and reconstructed by Palm Springs Modern Committee, and is on loan from Sarasota Architectural Foundation. $10 (15 min)
24 times from 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Canberra Modern, Canberra Cool
A presentation by Rachel Jackson of Canberra Modern on the development of this modern city, Australia’s national capital. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Sunrise Park Home Tour: Close to Everything, Far from Ordinary
Close to everything but far from ordinary, Sunrise Park is an eclectic collection of architectural styles that evolved over time, from Atomic Ranch to late 60s mod. $60 (1.5 hrs)
5 times from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Herman Miller: A Way of Living
Herman Miller Corporate Archivist, Amy Auscherman, takes a look at the company’s singular place in culture and design with never-before-seen images from the archives. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education
And Then There's Mod: Marrakesh at Midcentury Neighborhood Home Tour
Marrakesh Country Club the "Jewel of the Desert" is celebrating its 50th anniversary! $85 (1.5 hrs)
7 times from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Desert, Tours (Interior), Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood)
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 03:30 PM
Category: Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Robin Boyd 101: Australia's Most Celebrated Modernist
Jamie Paterson of the Robin Boyd Foundation presents on Australian architect Robin Boyd. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Midcentury Design on the Big Screen: Creating Worlds
Using as examples some of her films set in the mid 20th century, 4-time Oscar nominated film production designer Jeannine Oppewall shares her process of creating the visual aspects of a feature film. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
St. Theresa Catholic School Modernism Projects
St. Theresa Catholic School Modernism Projects. Free (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Free, Palm Springs Modern Committee
The House That Jack Built - How Frank Lloyd Wright & Japan Influenced an Australian Icon
Hear from Australian designer, educator and architectural historian, Annalisa Capurro on the 1957 Jack House in Sydney, Australia, a house she can also call home. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Daughters of Design: Bertoia, Eames, and Saarinen
Daughters of Design: Celia Bertoia, Carla Hartman and Susan Saarinen, “compare chairs and childhoods” with an educational and entertaining presentation filled with stories, photos and memorabilia. $18 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
Brooke Hodge: A Designer's Universe: A Talk and Walk through the Alexander Girard Exhibition with Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design
A conversation and guided tour with Brooke Hodge, the Director of Architecture and Design, Palm Springs Art Museum. $10 (45 min)
1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Guided, Presentation, Talk, MOCA+, Marvin
Midcentury Culture: Wheels and Reels
1950s-1960s vintage car show, hosted cocktail party, boxed dinner and screening of “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” (1963). $95 (4 hrs)
1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Dinner, Film, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Vintage Cars
Happy Hour with the Dreamboats
Enjoy a free live musical performance of the Dreamboats band during Happy Hour at Modernism Week CAMP headquarters. Free (75 min)
1 time at 04:15 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Live Music Performance
Disney's Midcentury Modern at Smoke Tree Ranch
An evening at the exclusive Smoke Tree Ranch. Twilight poolside reception with open bar and delicious hors-d'oeuvres, followed by presentation in Disney Hall by architect and author, Alan Hess. $125 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Talk
SOLD OUT
Mod With A TWIST - Selling the Lifestyle
Mod with a Twist is a series of five 10 minute presentations highlighting the fun, craziness and whimsy of the ModCentury. One of the most popular events during Modernism Week. $55 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Illuminated Modern Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (70 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
Nod to Mod
NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Feb 19, 2020
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 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
California Modern: Albert Frey's The Cree House
Albert Frey’s The Cree House Presented by Modern Hacienda in Partnership with Herman Miller. $45 (30 min)
16 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
California Post-war Landscape Architecture Today
Author Jeffrey Head guides us through a conversation on the influence of modernist landscape architects like Church, Eckbo and Halprin in today’s California landscapes. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
Columbus: Indiana's Modernist Experiment
Through his photography, Darren Bradley presents the legacy of Modernist architecture in this small, central Indiana town that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 40-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $65 (40 min)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
SOLD OUT
Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs
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 Ticketed Event (1hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk
SOLD OUT
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
5 times from 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
SOLD OUT
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)
16 times from 09:15 AM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Golden Era - Hollywood Homes
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends Hideaway
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Midcentury Showcase - Shangri-La of the Stars
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Twin Palms Estates Walking Exterior Tour
Walk through Palm Springs' first midcentury neighborhood developed by the Alexander Construction Company and view the stunning modern architecture and desert landscaping of Twin Palms Estates. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955
1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
Eames and Girard: The Perfect Match
Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles Eames, in conversation with Amanda Dameron, former Editor in Chief at Dwell magazine, about the legacy of this prolific partnership. $10 (45 min)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Talk, MOCA+, Marvin
Historic Home and Garden Tour of the 1925 Thomas O'Donnell House
The 1925 O’Donnell House seems to float above the desert floor, affording unrivaled views. One of the oldest extant buildings in Palm Springs, the house was incredibly modern for its time. $45 (1 hr)
12 times from 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Palm Desert Signature Home Tour
A popular tour of midcentury modern and “new century modern” homes located in the beautiful neighborhoods of South Palm Desert. $100 (4 hrs)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Desert, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature
Shea Residence - Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour
Newly restored, this glamorous 1975 home in exclusive Andreas Hills – rarely open to the public – is a classic example of Late Modernism drenched in earth tones embodying the ideals of the era. $40 (30 min)
8 times from 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, 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)
24 times from 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Ezra Stoller: Midcentury Photographer of Architectural Excellence
From the classics to rarely seen images, Pierluigi Serraino and Erica Stoller, will cover the highlights of Ezra Stoller's career, whose photographs helped define midcentury modern architecture. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
From Wandervogel to Modernism Week, What a Long Strange Trip It's Been
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Brad Dunning will connect the early back-to-nature and health movement to today’s appreciation of midcentury in Palm Springs. Free Ticketed Event (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk
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 Ticketed Event (1 hr)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk
SOLD OUT
Modern Garden Tour
Join us for Modernism Week's annual, and only, landscape tour. $75 (4 hrs )
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior)
Sunset Cocktail Party at the 1961 Morse Residence, Including Signed Print by Shag
Sunset cocktails at the coolest 1961 Rat Pack pad in Vista Las Palmas. Support Preserve Orange County’s midcentury modern preservation efforts, including a signed, limited edition print by Shag. $125 (2 hr)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Hors d'oeuvres, Cocktail Party, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
The Architecture and History of the "Fabulous" Plaza Theatre
Architect, preservationist, author, and raconteur Will Kleindienst (former mayor of Palm Springs) will present a fascinating lecture on the importance of the famous Plaza Theatre. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk
SOLD OUT
Happy Hour with the Dreamboats
Enjoy a free live musical performance of the Dreamboats band during Happy Hour at Modernism Week CAMP headquarters. Free (75 min)
1 time at 04:15 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Live Music Performance
A Magical Evening at the Kirk and Anne Douglas Estate
Join USModernist for a fabulous evening benefit under the stars at the famed Kirk and Anne Douglas House by architect Donald Wexler. Enjoy sparkling conversation, breezy music, and delicious martinis while touring the iconic house! $225 (2 hrs)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Self-guided, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Mod With A TWIST - Living the Dream
Mod with a Twist is a series of five 10 minute presentations highlighting the fun, craziness and whimsy of the ModCentury. One of the most popular events during Modernism Week. $55 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Hollywood Revisited
Palm Springs loves Hollywood glamour! By popular demand Hollywood Revisited returns with a new show, new costumes, some of the biggest hits from before and special guest, Richard Chamberlain. $55, $75 (2 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Fashion Show, Film, Live Music Performance, Presentation, Talk
Illuminated Modern Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (70 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
Nod to Mod
NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Bingo A-Go-Go
Bingo-A-Go-Go at The Bank, a swanky MCM event space. Open bar, food by Jake’s and amazeball prizes. Hosted by celebrated Drag Queen, Bella da Ball. Are you feeling lucky? $150 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 07:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres
Feb 20, 2020
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 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
California Modern: Albert Frey's The Cree House
Albert Frey’s The Cree House Presented by Modern Hacienda in Partnership with Herman Miller. $45 (30 min)
17 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 40-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $65 (40 min)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
SOLD OUT
Modernism Week Showcase Home Tour: Gillman Residence
Described as one of Herbert Burns’ “more lavish homes,” this Late Moderne-style 1948 home of Dr. and Mrs. Gillman in Little Tuscany has been expertly restored for Modernism Week 2020. $40 (30 min)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Showcase
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
SOLD OUT
The Backyard, a Biography
The backyard, as we know it, is turning 70. Will we hold the birthday party on the lawn? $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Golden Era - Hollywood Homes
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends Hideaway
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Inns, Architecture and Glamour - An Exclusive VIP Tour
See the vintage hotels that still provide the “Rich and Famous” with seclusion and relaxation. Stroll among these charming and beautiful boutique inns as you hear fascinating tales. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Midcentury Showcase - Shangri-La of the Stars
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
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)
15 times from 09:30 AM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Twin Palms Estates Walking Exterior Tour
Walk through Palm Springs' first midcentury neighborhood developed by the Alexander Construction Company and view the stunning modern architecture and desert landscaping of Twin Palms Estates. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955
1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
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. $45 (30 min)
8 times from 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
SOLD OUT
Historic Home and Garden Tour of the 1925 Thomas O'Donnell House
The 1925 O’Donnell House seems to float above the desert floor, affording unrivaled views. One of the oldest extant buildings in Palm Springs, the house was incredibly modern for its time. $45 (1 hr)
12 times from 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
House Tour: Midcentury Thunderbird Country Club Showstopper!
Never before open to tour, the recently restored ‘Stainton House’ on the fairway of the Thunderbird Country Club was built in 1961 and is a textbook example of midcentury modern architecture. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Partners in Design: Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman, An Intimate Look
The design legacy and love story of midcentury designers/artists Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman, with Laura Ackerman-Shaw, Peter Loughrey, Trina Turk, Gerard O’Brien, Jo Lauria and Dale Gluckman. $15, VIP $95 (90 min)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Film, Presentation, Talk
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)
24 times from 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
St. Theresa Catholic School Modernism Projects
St. Theresa Catholic School Modernism Projects. Free (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Free, Palm Springs Modern Committee
Steve Chase - An International Legacy
The legacy of Steve Chase as an interior designer, art collector, and philanthropist. Presentation and panel discussion with Katherine Hough, Marybeth Norton, Annette Lerner and Eric Mueller. $15 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
John & Bessie Macy Residence Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the John & Bessie Macy Residence designed in 1959 by modernist architect Hugh M. Kaptur. $45 (30 min)
6 times from 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
SOLD OUT
Palm Springs Walk of the Stars Dedication for Pierre Cardin
Design icon Pierre Cardin will be honored at a dedication ceremony for the Palm Springs Walk of the Stars. Free, non-ticketed (1 hrr)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Dedication, Free
Vegas Modern
Join historian Peter Moruzzi for a fascinating presentation of Modernist Las Vegas from the 1940s through the 1960s. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Todd Oldham Loves Alexander Girard
Modernism Week proudly welcomes back American designer Todd Oldham, who will present a visually entertaining talk on the extraordinary career of one of his heroes, artist and designer Alexander Girard. $35 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Happy Hour with the Dreamboats
Enjoy a free live musical performance of the Dreamboats band during Happy Hour at Modernism Week CAMP headquarters. Free (75 min)
1 time at 04:15 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Live Music Performance
Goin' Down Swingin' - At the Digs of Legendary Musician Brian Ray
An amazing opportunity to meet Brian Ray in person while enjoying "Atomic" cocktails and appetizers. Guests also receive a signed copy of Brian's latest release, "Pirate Radio" $150 (2 hours)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party
Mod With A TWIST - Selling the Lifestyle
Mod with a Twist is a series of five 10 minute presentations highlighting the fun, craziness and whimsy of the ModCentury. One of the most popular events during Modernism Week. $55 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Steve Chase's Legacy: Art & Interior Design Tour and Reception
Enjoy an upscale cocktail reception and tour of an exclusive private residence in Rancho Mirage celebrating the interior design of Steve Chase. $200 (2 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage
Nod to Mod
NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Feb 21, 2020
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 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
California Modern: Albert Frey's The Cree House
Albert Frey’s The Cree House Presented by Modern Hacienda in Partnership with Herman Miller. $45 (30 min)
15 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Canyon Estates Neighborhood Home Tour
“If you love Palm Springs you’ll love Canyon Estates” — touts a 1969 ad by Palm Springs developer Roy Fey. $65 (1.5 hrs)
4 times from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Mesa Modern
Come to the Mesa neighborhood to explore an extraordinary newly-constructed indoor|outdoor masterpiece with a global perspective on art, architecture, and interior and landscape design. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Homes
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Miles Bates "Wave" House
Welcome, Walter White fans, to the expertly restored Miles Bates “Wave” House, known for its curving roof and the first Palm Desert Landmark to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Homes
SOLD OUT
Modernism Week Showcase Home Tour: Gillman Residence
Described as one of Herbert Burns’ “more lavish homes,” this Late Moderne-style 1948 home of Dr. and Mrs. Gillman in Little Tuscany has been expertly restored for Modernism Week 2020. $40 (30 min)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Showcase
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
SOLD OUT
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)
16 times from 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Golden Era - Hollywood Homes
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends Hideaway
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Marvels of Modernism Masters - Visionary Architects Shine
See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Midcentury Showcase - Shangri-La of the Stars
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955
1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
Historic Home and Garden Tour of the 1925 Thomas O'Donnell House
The 1925 O’Donnell House seems to float above the desert floor, affording unrivaled views. One of the oldest extant buildings in Palm Springs, the house was incredibly modern for its time. $45 (1 hr)
5 times from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Mercedes Kraus/Curbed: The Whole Place: From La Fonda del Sol to the Museum of Ice Cream
A conversation with Curbed Executive Editor Mercedes Kraus on the Girard influence on Interior Design. $10 (45 min)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Talk, MOCA+, Marvin
Preservation Mirage: A Tale of Two Codys at Thunderbird CC
Open for the first time are two important William Cody designed homes in Rancho Mirage’s prestigious Thunderbird Country Club. $125 (2 hrs)
5 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
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)
24 times from 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
The Palm Springs School of Architecture - A Collaboration between Cal Poly Pomona and College of the Desert
Architecturally Speaking: Learn all about the new world-class and innovative College of the Desert campus in Palm Springs. Free Ticketed Event (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation
ADAFF All Access Pass
Modernism Week and American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) presents the acclaimed Architecture, Design, Art Film Series (ADAFF). Access to more than 30 films, documentaries and short films. $65
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Film, ADAFF
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound. $65 (1 hr)
3 times from 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 1
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 1. $10 (65 min)
1 time at 11:30 AM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, ADAFF, Film
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 2
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 2 $10 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Film, ADAFF
Fins: Harley Earl and the rise of General Motors and the Auto Industry
Fins: A Presentation by author William Knoedelseder based on his book on Harley Earl and the rise of General Motors and the Auto Industry. $25 (2 hrs)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Melnikov House: Saving an Avant-Garde Icon
Pavel Kuznetsov will discuss the history of Moscow's Melnikov House, an icon of 20th-century Russian architecture, and the tragic life of the architect in a collectivist society. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Free, Presentation, Talk
Midcentury Rebirth of the Temple - A Study in Past and Present
A guided tour of a stunning architectural masterpiece which contrast the E. Stewart Williams modernist-designed 1950s Liberman Chapel with the 1980s west-facing addition. $35 (75 min)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Guided, Talk, Tour (Interior)
Sean Anderson: Alexander Girard: Design for a Modern India
A conversation with Sean Anderson, Associate Curator Architecture and Design, MOMA, on Alexander Girard's little-discussed contribution to the landmark 1950s Indian Textiles exhibition at MOMA. $10 (45 min)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Talk, MOCA+, Marvin
View-Master: Keeping It Reel in 3-D for 80 Years
Get inspired to hunt down your old View-Master reels and give them a fresh look, with architectural photographer Martin Knowles. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Happy Hour with the Dreamboats
Enjoy a free live musical performance of the Dreamboats band during Happy Hour at Modernism Week CAMP headquarters. Free (75 min)
1 time at 04:15 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Live Music Performance
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 3
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 3 $10 (75 min)
1 time at 04:30 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Film, ADAFF
Retro Martini Party
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will present its annual Retro Martini Party fundraiser at the stunning Dr. Franz Alexander Residence. $250 (3 hrs)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
SOLD OUT
Mod With A TWIST - Living the Dream
Mod with a Twist is a series of five 10 minute presentations highlighting the fun, craziness and whimsy of the ModCentury. One of the most popular events during Modernism Week. $55 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Film: 'House of Cardin' ADAFF Opening Night Screening
Pierre Cardin founded his fashion house in 1950, introduced the bubble dress in 1954, future fashion in the 1960s and on Time Magazine’s cover in 1974. A dazzling documentary on the legendary icon. $15, $25, $65 (2 hrs)
2 times from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Fashion Show, Film, Reception, ADAFF
Illuminated Modern Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (70 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
Lecture: Hollywood Modern: Houses of the Stars with Alan Hess and Michael Stern
Exploring the intersection between celebrity and high design, authors Alan Hess and Michael Stern will discuss their book Hollywood Modern: Houses of the Stars. $25 (90 min)
1 time at 06:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Book Signing, Presentation
Nod to Mod
NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Feb 22, 2020
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 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
A Curated Collection
Yearly Pop Up event. Inspirational retailers and private dealers from around the country showcase their finest clothing, textiles, jewelry and accessories. Find rare and iconic pieces at this event. $10,$15
2 times from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Presentation, Self-guided
California Modern: Albert Frey's The Cree House
Albert Frey’s The Cree House Presented by Modern Hacienda in Partnership with Herman Miller. $45 (30 min)
16 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Green Fairway Estates
One of Palm Springs’ best kept secrets, built by the Alexanders and designed by Donald Wexler, tour this eclectic neighborhood and see the space-age floating fireplaces for yourself. $75 (3 hrs)
2 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Mesquite Canyon Estates Home Tour: A Post Midcentury Enclave
Hidden in plain sight and adjacent to Mesquite Golf & Country Club is Mesquite Canyon Estates, Palm Springs’ ultimate post-midcentury modern enclave. $60, $75 (1 hr)
4 times from 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Mesa Modern
Come to the Mesa neighborhood to explore an extraordinary newly-constructed indoor|outdoor masterpiece with a global perspective on art, architecture, and interior and landscape design. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Homes
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Miles Bates "Wave" House
Welcome, Walter White fans, to the expertly restored Miles Bates “Wave” House, known for its curving roof and the first Palm Desert Landmark to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Homes
SOLD OUT
Modernism Week Showcase Home Tour: Gillman Residence
Described as one of Herbert Burns’ “more lavish homes,” this Late Moderne-style 1948 home of Dr. and Mrs. Gillman in Little Tuscany has been expertly restored for Modernism Week 2020. $40 (30 min)
13 times from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Showcase
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
SOLD OUT
Tour of the Newly Rediscovered Lawrence Welk Estate
Enjoy a tour of American band leader Lawrence Welk’s 1952 midcentury modern home in the historic El Mirador neighborhood. $40 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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)
16 times from 09:15 AM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Golden Era - Hollywood Homes
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends Hideaway
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Midcentury Showcase - Shangri-La of the Stars
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Twin Palms Estates Walking Exterior Tour
Walk through Palm Springs' first midcentury neighborhood developed by the Alexander Construction Company and view the stunning modern architecture and desert landscaping of Twin Palms Estates. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
2020 Modernism Week Vintage Trailer Show
Celebrating the vintage trailer lifestyle while inspiring those who dream of channeling their inner Wanderlust spirit. $25, Free (ages 12 and under)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Vintage Trailers
Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955
1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
Hot Purple Energy's Architectural Bike Ride
This "architectural tour" bike ride, hosted by Hot Purple Energy, will consist of riding through several Palm Springs neighborhoods that contain midcentury homes. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Bike)
How Sunset Magazine Shaped California and the West
Hear the story about how the Sunset archive was nearly lost to the landfill and about the magazine’s impact on the lifestyle of the American West in the latter half of the 20th century. $20 (1.5 hr)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
Iconic Twin Palms Tour of Two Private Residences
Iconic Twin Palms Double Tour - Palm Springs Modern Committee. $35 (30 min)
6 times from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Indian Canyons Neighborhood 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. $100 (2 hrs)
2 times from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Ms. Modernism's Design Master Class - Material Madness
Join Annalisa Capurro, interior design and educator, and Mark Davis, of Modern Home Design Showroom, for a master class on selecting materials for your next interior design project. $12 (1.5 hr)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound. $65 (1 hr)
2 times from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-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)
24 times from 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Greetings from Autopia: Architecture, Urbanism & the Roadside Metropolis
This talk by author and educator Gabrielle Esperdy will traverse the American Autopia to discover modernism on the road and across the country. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 5
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 5 $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 12:30 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Film, ADAFF
Lautner Lecture Series - The Restoration of Silvertop
Renowned architect Barbara Bestor’s 3-year restoration of one of Lautner’s most masterful works. $75 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 6
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 6 $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Film, ADAFF
Birth of the Cool: A Symposium on California Architecture, Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury
Birth of the Cool: A Symposium on California Architecture, Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury. $35 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
Desertscaping: Past, Present and the Future
A panel on the history and practice of sustainable horticulture in the Coachella Valley and California’s desert regions. $15 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
"Artist Series" Happy Hour Preview Party at the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar
Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar Artist Series Happy Hour preview party – shop our exclusive Artist Series collection of limited-edition camp shirts while enjoying drinks and snacks from the Marlin Bar. Free (2 hrs)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Free, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
Lautner Lecture Series - The Restoration of The Salkin House
Famed designer Trina Turk shares her story of finding a ‘lost’ Lautner and then restoring it. $75 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
50th Anniversary of "Poolside Gossip"
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Slim Aarons photograph “Poolside Gossip” with one of the original subjects, Nelda Linsk, while enjoying cocktails, light bites and a special photo op. $50 (3 hrs)
1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Exhibition, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception
A tour experience at The Gala House - Modern Home for Modern Dance
Enjoy a fabulous home tour and reception with Modern Dance incorporated into a lovely twilight evening experience. $125 (1 hr)
2 times from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Exhibition, Guided, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Presentation, Reception, Self-guided, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Happy Hour with the Dreamboats
Enjoy a free live musical performance of the Dreamboats band during Happy Hour at Modernism Week CAMP headquarters. Free (75 min)
1 time at 04:15 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Free, Live Music Performance
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 7
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 7 $10 (75 min)
1 time at 04:30 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Film, ADAFF
Birth of the Cool Symposium After-Party
Birth of the Cool Symposium After-Party with author Liza Armstrong and guest panelists at Alto Cielo. $100 (2 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres
Mod With A TWIST - Selling the Lifestyle
Mod with a Twist is a series of five 10 minute presentations highlighting the fun, craziness and whimsy of the ModCentury. One of the most popular events during Modernism Week. $55 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
Illuminated Modern Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $50 (70 min)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
Saturday Night at the Sinatra Estate
Guests are invited to an exclusive and festive cocktail party at Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs. $150 (3 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Self-guided
SOLD OUT
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 8
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 8 $10 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Film, ADAFF
Nod to Mod
NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Shag's Modernism Week Tiki & Architectural Prints Party
Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails, live music by the Martini Kings and other surprises at SHAG the store’s tiki & architectural print party in the Uptown Design District. Free (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Live Music Performance, Reception
Late Night Poolside Cocktail Party at The Mesa Modern
Enjoy an island-themed poolside after-party with tropical late-night bites and cocktails at the Mesa Modern Featured Home. $75 (3 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Feb 23, 2020
Modernism Yard Sale
Brought to you by Modern Bear, and hosted by H3K Home, this annual vintage flea market sale has become one of Modernism Week’s most popular free events!
Free (8:00 a.m to noon)

1 time at 08:00 AM
Category: @Added Dec 1, @Palm Springs, Free
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 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
SOLD OUT
California Modern: Albert Frey's The Cree House
Albert Frey’s The Cree House Presented by Modern Hacienda in Partnership with Herman Miller. $45 (30 min)
16 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Mesa Modern
Come to the Mesa neighborhood to explore an extraordinary newly-constructed indoor|outdoor masterpiece with a global perspective on art, architecture, and interior and landscape design. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Homes
Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Miles Bates "Wave" House
Welcome, Walter White fans, to the expertly restored Miles Bates “Wave” House, known for its curving roof and the first Palm Desert Landmark to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. $30 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Featured Homes
Modernism Week Showcase Home Tour: Gillman Residence
Described as one of Herbert Burns’ “more lavish homes,” this Late Moderne-style 1948 home of Dr. and Mrs. Gillman in Little Tuscany has been expertly restored for Modernism Week 2020. $40 (30 min)
13 times from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Showcase
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour II - Morning 2/23/20
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (4 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $95 (2.5 hrs)
3 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
SOLD OUT
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 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Celebrity Haven - Unique Boutique Resorts
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Golden Era - Hollywood Homes
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. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Heart of the City - Women Built this Town
Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis. $40 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends Hideaway
The Mesa is a beautiful secluded neighborhood with a fascinating assortment of eclectic architecture. It boasts one of Palm Springs’ most stunning architectural anomalies, the Santorini House. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Midcentury Showcase - Shangri-La of the Stars
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with its collection of elegant Modernist homes, designed by the desert’s most revered architects. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Modernist Treasures - Lush Living on the Links
On ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is an attractive collection of luxurious Modernist residences with impressive landscapes lining the historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Rat Pack Playground - Modernist Homes
Discover the trendy midcentury neighborhood Vista Las Palmas, once nicknamed the “Beverly Hills of Palm Springs” and view the homes now called “Alexanders” developed by George and Robert Alexander. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
SOLD OUT
Uptown Design District - Three Eras of Revival
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This design district is one of the most historic and colorful in the city. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
2020 Modernism Week Vintage Trailer Show
Celebrating the vintage trailer lifestyle while inspiring those who dream of channeling their inner Wanderlust spirit. $25, Free (ages 12 and under)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Vintage Trailers
Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955
1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
El Rancho Vista Estates Home Tour
Compact homes with brightly colored doorways, striking desert landscaping and breeze-block carports transport you to sunny California of yesteryear. $65 (2 hrs)
3 times from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
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)
24 times from 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
A Curated Collection
Yearly Pop Up event. Inspirational retailers and private dealers from around the country showcase their finest clothing, textiles, jewelry and accessories. Find rare and iconic pieces at this event. $10,$15
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Presentation, Self-guided
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound. $65 (1 hr)
3 times from 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 9
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 9 $10 (75 min)
1 time at 11:30 AM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Film, ADAFF
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour II - Afternoon 2/23/20
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (4 hrs)
1 time at 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 10
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 10 $10 (1.75 hrs)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Film, ADAFF
An Afternoon of Jazz at a Modernist Old Las Palmas Estate
Acclaimed Canadian jazz cellist Kye Marshall returns to Modernism Week 2020 by popular demand! $125 (3 hrs)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Reception
SOLD OUT
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 11
Architecture Design Art Film Festival: Program 11 $10 (1 hr)
1 time at 04:30 PM
Category: @Added Jan 1, @Palm Springs, Film, ADAFF
Mod With A TWIST - Living the Dream
Mod with a Twist is a series of five 10 minute presentations highlighting the fun, craziness and whimsy of the ModCentury. One of the most popular events during Modernism Week. $55 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP, Presentation, Talk
SOLD OUT
Nod to Mod
NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
SOLD OUT
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