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Hugh M. Kaptur was a visionary designer who practiced in Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley area from the late 1950s through the early 2000s.  With more than 200 built projects in the area—residential, commercial, and institutional—he played a significant role in the architectural development of Palm Springs.  Many of his designs are considered among the most creative and innovative of the era.  Somewhat less well known, at least beyond the Coachella Valley, than the generation of Desert Modern architects that preceded him (Wexler, Cody, Williams, Frey, Krisel, and others), this is the first museum exhibition of Kaptur’s body of work.  In 2015, Kaptur gifted his archive of architectural drawings, models, slides, and other materials to the Palm Springs Art Museum and many of the archival materials will be included in the exhibition.  The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is proud to be the Lead Sponsor of the exhibition.

Free Unticketed Event (complimentary admission courtesy Palm Springs Preservation Foundation)

Palm Springs Art Museum, Architecture and Design Center hours:

Thur, Feb 14, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri, Feb 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat, Feb 16, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun, Feb 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mon, Feb 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tue, Feb 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed, Feb 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thu, Feb 21, 12p.m. - 8p.m.
Fri, Feb 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat, Feb 23, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun, Feb 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.

 

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Palm Springs Art Museum, Architecture and Design Center, 300 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Photo of Hugh credit "Courtesy Hugh Kaptur", Collage credit "Patrick McGrew Collection, Palm Springs Art Museum", Photo of Golf Clubhouse credit "Dan Chavkin", Image of Kaptur book cover "Courtesy Palm Springs Preservation Foundation". 

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