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Modernism Week 2022

Feb 17, 2022 to Feb 27, 2022
Event Schedule / Activities

Thu, Feb 17, 2022
An Insider’s Perspective: Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour
Krisel, Kaptur, Wexler, and more. Experience a unique take on the desert’s first modernist neighborhood on this guided tour led by a Twin Palms resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder. $35 (2 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $75 (40 min)
21 times from 09:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown 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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Inns, Architecture and Glamour
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 of history. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Modernism Week Opening Night Party - Love, Modernism Style
Join Modernism Week for a festive Opening Night Party with cocktails and dancing at the 1962 Wexler and Harrison designed Indian Canyons Country Clubhouse. $250 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
Fri, Feb 18, 2022
An Insider’s Perspective: Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour
Krisel, Kaptur, Wexler, and more. Experience a unique take on the desert’s first modernist neighborhood on this guided tour led by a Twin Palms resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder. $35 (2 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Behind Those Gateways and Getaways: Hidden Gems of Indian Wells
This one-of-a-kind tour provides special guided access to private country clubs in Indian Wells highlighting distinguished architectural clubhouses and picturesque residential properties. $250 (5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Indian Wells, Lunch, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
8 times from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $75 (40 min)
21 times from 09:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody
The authors present and discuss Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody the first, long overdue book on this key Palm Springs architect, abundantly illustrated and detailed. $18 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown 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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Royal Hawaiian Estates Neighborhood Home Tour
Come tour the iconic homes of this desert-tropical community! Built in 1961 by Wexler-Harrison, the newly restored Royal Hawaiian Estates embodies a perfect mix of beatnik modernism and tiki charm. $85 (2 hrs)
2 times from 09:30 AM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Temple Isaiah - The Evolution of Classical to Extreme Modernism
A guided media presentation and walking tour of two sanctuaries. The E. Stewart Williams modernist-designed 1950s Liberman Chapel and the 1980s Bochner brutalist style by Architect David Christian.
$45 (75 min)
2 times from 09:30 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
The Jack, King & Queen of SHAPE: Ben SEIBEL, Russel WRIGHT & Eva ZEISEL: An Exhibit of Rare Dinnerware
Modern tablescapes of the 30s, 40s and 50s were mainly dominated by designers BEN SEIBEL, RUSSEL WRIGHT & EVA ZEISEL. See examples of their designs, including whole lines and rare patterns. $10 (6 hour open window)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound. $50 (45 min)
5 times from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Envisioning Landscapes: A New Definition of Modern Gardens
Noted landscape architect James Burnett envisions how landscape can be both beautiful and perform as an essential infrastructure for a healthy and sustainable public life. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
Silvertop: A Vision for the Future
Barbara Bestor, FAIA of Bestor Architecture, will debut a short film, narrated by a surprise guest host, on the history and revitalization of Silvertop, John Lautner’s masterpiece in Los Angeles. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Film, Presentation, Talk
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.
$65 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
The Creative Process and The Ego
Architects design homes, schools, skyscrapers, entire cities. Who has given architects this role and influence in society? Anthony Poon examines ego and legacy within the creative process. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
East Coast vs.West Coast Modernist House Design at Midcentury
Modern houses of New England are often seen in the shadow of Southern California’s iconic modern houses. We compare and contrast the East and West Coasts in terms of house and community design. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk
Royal Hawaiian Estates “Tiki Tête-à-Tête” Cocktail Party
In celebration of the Royal Hawaiian Estates’ summer facelift, join our community for a “Tiki Tête-à-Tête” Cocktail Party and Home Tour under the pre-dusk sky! $90 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Vintage Cars
Love and Buildings: Alfred Hitchcock’s Architectural Infatuations
Uncover the backstory of Alfred Hitchcock’s most iconic characters: a Villainous Modernist House, a Maternal Victorian Mansion, and a Naughty Roadside Motel on this tour of his buildings in film. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $60 (70 min)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Preview Party for Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale
Join us for the best modernist design event of the season! Beat the crowds and enjoy a festive cocktail reception and early-buying opportunity at the Modernism Show & Sale. $110 (3 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Exhibition, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception
Sat, Feb 19, 2022
An Insider’s Perspective: Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour
Krisel, Kaptur, Wexler, and more. Experience a unique take on the desert’s first modernist neighborhood on this guided tour led by a Twin Palms resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder. $35 (2 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Country Club Estates, 1965- A Celebration of Famed Architect "A. Quincy Jones"
Country Club Estates is a celebratory tour of Palm Springs only residential housing enclave by famed architect A. Quincy Jones, along with a Classic Car Show. $85 (1 hr)
6 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $75 (40 min)
21 times from 09:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Hidden Cody Tennis Club Villas
"What's behind the gates", you ask? Come see these beautifully renovated William F. Cody midcentury villas, nestled next to the historic Palm Springs Tennis Club, with spectacular mountain views. $60 (1 hr)
5 times from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Park Imperial South: Experience the Original Concept for Palm Springs Resort Living
Get a glimpse into Barry Berkus designed Park South, Palm Springs first luxury resort community living concept. $65 (Home Tour), $125 (Home Tour + Cocktail Event) (1.5 hrs)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Culinary Demonstration, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Self-guided, Vintage Cars
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown 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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Canyon View Estates - The Finale
FIRST TIME ON TOUR DURING MODERNISM WEEK! Built in 1967, this separate and enclosed private enclave of 14 over-sized homes with iconic umbrella rooflines is William Krisel’s final phase at Canyon View Estates. $60 (1 hr)
4 times from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Charles Phoenix: FABULOUS FLORIDA in the 50s
Hold on to your space age sunglasses, midcentury style and design expert, Charles Phoenix, is celebrating Florida in the 1950s & 60s. $45, $60 (90 min)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
From Vista Las Palmas with Love!
To Modernism fans From Vista Las Palmas with Love! Join us in a unique tour of Vista Las Palmas houses. Peek into a blend of midcentury and contemporary homes of distinctive architectural styles. $90 (3 hrs)
2 times from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Little Tuscany Neighborhood Home Tour
Little Tuscany, with its dramatic boulder-strewn hillside and expansive views, is hosting a tour of architecturally significant homes, ranging from iconic midcentury to stunning contemporary designs. 8 Homes - $140 (1.75 hrs)
7 times from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Palm Springs Modern Design Expo
45 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge contemporary design and technology in a satellite fair adjacent to the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. $30
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition
Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale
90 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting vintage furniture, decor, art and jewelry reflecting all design movements of the 20th century. $30
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Retail
The Jack, King & Queen of SHAPE: Ben SEIBEL, Russel WRIGHT & Eva ZEISEL: An Exhibit of Rare Dinnerware
Modern tablescapes of the 30s, 40s and 50s were mainly dominated by designers BEN SEIBEL, RUSSEL WRIGHT & EVA ZEISEL. See examples of their designs, including whole lines and rare patterns. $10 (6 hour open window)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound. $50 (45 min)
5 times from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Where Rancho Mirage Began: a Self-Guided Tour of Eclectic Midcentury Homes in Magnesia Falls Cove
Where Rancho Mirage Began is a self-guided driving tour of an intriguing array of homes from the 1940s-1960s in the city's original locale: Magnesia Falls Cove. Interiors and gardens are included. $75 (1.5 hrs)
13 times from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Self-guided, Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Regenerative Landscapes and Climate Adaptation
This presentation draws upon Nature’s processes to highlight the growing climate crisis, bringing solutions to the surface and empowering communities to protect natural, living systems. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
Kings Point: A Blueprint for Modern Living
Explore Kings Point one of the most distinctive and polished Midcentury Modern residential communities in Palm Springs designed by William Krisel. The tour includes access to several interiors featuring near-original furnishings. $95 (1.5 hrs)
8 times from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, DJ, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.
$65 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Home Movie Day, Palm Springs
Bring your home movies (8mm, Super 8, 16mm) and experts will inspect, repair, and screen them in a fun, participatory setting. Fun for the entire family and you don’t need to bring films to enjoy! Free (3 hour open window)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Exhibition, Film, Presentation
Keynote Presentation: Jeanne Gang, FAIA, 'Making Architecture'
Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding principal of Studio Gang, an international architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago. $45, $60, $125 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Reception
Palm Springs Modern Dogs at Home
A slide show and discussion of Baron’s latest Palm Springs photography book of the same name, depicting the beloved pups of Palm Springs in their architecturally significant midcentury modern homes. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Atomic Ranch + H3K: Sip, Talk & Tour at Old Las Palmas
LA to Palm Springs? Join Atomic Ranch and tour a house designed by architect Edward Fickett and steeped in California modernist history that’s been newly revived with the vibrant style of H3K. $55 (2 hrs)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Framing the Desert
Judith Chafee became celebrated for finely tuned buildings. Situated in iconic desert landscapes these houses bring form to priorities that are now widely embodied by mindful designers worldwide. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $60 (70 min)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
75th Anniversary of The Lautner Compound Twilight Champagne and Nibbles Reception and Tour
Let’s raise a glass and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of John Lautner’s iconic desert hideaway in this rare opportunity to view “The Lautner” at night. $80 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $175 (2 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Self-guided
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, Free
The Jet Set – PS Modcom Gala Benefit
The golden age of jet setter glamour when Palm Springs was a destination for the globe trotting elite. $175
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance
Sun, Feb 20, 2022
An Insider’s Perspective: Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour
Krisel, Kaptur, Wexler, and more. Experience a unique take on the desert’s first modernist neighborhood on this guided tour led by a Twin Palms resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder. $35 (2 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
A Visit To S. Charles Lee's Tamarisk West
A tour of seven homes and the accompanying lush landscaped grounds and spa-like pools in the visionary residential community of 22 homes designed by noted architect S. Charles Lee. Built in 1964. $95 (1.5 hrs)
5 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Barry Berkus’ Chalet Palms - A Vision for Community Resort Living
Come tour Barry Berkus’ midcentury modern gem, Chalet Palms. Explore the condo interiors and stroll the terraced, park-like 3 acres featuring flat-roofs, shadow-block walls and A-frame courtyards. $60 (4-hour window)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Book Signing, Self-guided, Tour (Interior)
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $75 (40 min)
21 times from 09:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
MAD Architects in the U.S.
MAD Architects’ new work in the U.S. is unlike any other. For MAD’s future in the U.S., they want to be not only an architecture firm but as a driver for human wellbeing and reconnection to nature. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour: Morning Tour
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (3 to 3.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature
Star Trek Modern: The Midcentury Designers Who Furnished the Final Frontier
A tribute to notable midcentury designers, whose furniture and decorative arts were employed in the original Star Trek TV series to portray the 23rd century.
$12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown 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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Exploring the Kirk and Anne Douglas House!
Join USModernist to tour the Kirk and Anne Douglas House designed by architect Donald Wexler. $65 (30 min)
12 times from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Krisel & Fey: The Design/Build Duo of Canyon View Estates
Tour nine modernist homes by architect William Krisel & developer Roy Fey, who joined forces to become pioneers of the “leisure lifestyle of desert carefree” condominium living: Canyon View Estates. $95 (1 hr)
3 times from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Modern Ranches on the River Home Tour
A walking tour of Paul W. Trousdale’s pioneering 1947 Tahquitz River Estates residential tract featuring six modern ranch style houses by architects Allen Siple, Stephen Stepanian, and builder Sam Pascal. $60 (1.5 hrs)
3 times from 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Palm Springs Modern Design Expo
45 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge contemporary design and technology in a satellite fair adjacent to the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. $30
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition
Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale
90 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting vintage furniture, decor, art and jewelry reflecting all design movements of the 20th century. $30
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Retail
The Jack, King & Queen of SHAPE: Ben SEIBEL, Russel WRIGHT & Eva ZEISEL: An Exhibit of Rare Dinnerware
Modern tablescapes of the 30s, 40s and 50s were mainly dominated by designers BEN SEIBEL, RUSSEL WRIGHT & EVA ZEISEL. See examples of their designs, including whole lines and rare patterns. $10 (6 hour open window)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
The Lautner Compound Tour
Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound. $50 (45 min)
5 times from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Desert Hot Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Material Landscape: Surfacedesign
Surfacedesign elaborates on its approach to landscape architecture and modernism: a fusing of place and materials, beauty, ecology and culture. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
Explore A Modernist Time Capsule From Another Millennium
Explore a rare Modernist, Roman Revival designated Class-One Historical District in the historic Old Las Palmas neighborhood. $40 (1 hr)
4 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Preservation of Modernism in Havana, Cuba
An overview of modern architecture in Havana from before and after the 1959 socialist revolution and the shifting—and highly politicized—attitudes toward its preservation. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, 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)
10 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Jock Peters: A Forgotten Early Modernist in Los Angeles
This presentation will survey the life and career of the German-born architect and designer Jock Peters (1889–1934), who was one of the pioneer modernists in Los Angeles. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.
$65 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Behind the Velvet Ropes of Studio 54 Fashion Show
The fashionable days of New York City. Dressed to the nines. Shopped the day, dinner, then a club. You will see fashions from that era. Iconic designers will be featured. You’ll have to buy a ticket to get your fashion fix for this show! $60
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, DJ, Exhibition, Fashion Show, Presentation, Reception
Little Island - An Invitation to Dream in New York City
Have you heard? Manhattan recently grew by 2.4 acres. Rising above NYC’s Hudson River where a derelict pier once stood, Little Island is making headlines and receiving accolades from around the world. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
Motel Americana
Drive up to your room, take the key fob out of your pocket, and get ready to step back into the golden age of the American Motel with Heather David, author of Motel California. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour: Afternoon Tour
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (3 to 3.5 hrs)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature
A Very Cool Shag Experience with Josh Agle
Lithe ladies in beehives, cool-cat men lounging on egg chairs, tropical drinks in bars next to zombies and skeletons, maybe even a leering tiki or alligators in the pool. This is Shag’s world! $18 (1 hr)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Modernism-by-the-Sea: Midcentury Architecture on the Monterey Bay
The midcentury heritage in the Monterey Bay is largely unaccounted for. This presentation delves into its rich architectural history through the works of some of its protagonists. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $60 (70 min)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Film: ALUMINATION - The Story of Airstream, an American Icon
A deep dive into how Airstream became a legendary American brand, with extensive archival footage, interwoven with modern-day Airstream events and narrated by Kate Pierson of rock band The B-52s. $15 (90 min)
1 time at 05:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Film, Talk, Vintage Trailers
"A Night at the Chi-Chi"
Enjoy a four-course dinner and a fantastic show that recreates the elegance and lively performances of this fabled Chi-Chi club. $165 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Mon, Feb 21, 2022
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. $130 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Seven Lakes Golf and Country Club Home Tour
Christened "The Gem of the Desert" , Seven Lakes Golf and Country Club is revered for its distinctive midcentury designed homes, iconic Clubhouse and 18-hole executive golf course. $80 (2 hrs)
7 times from 08:45 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Bakersfield Built: an Unlikely Modernism 1930-1970
Bakersfield? There’s a reason they call it “the echo city.” Yet, when it comes to modern architecture it boasts residences by Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright and Cliff May. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Presentation, Talk
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $75 (40 min)
21 times from 09:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Iconic Fins and Tails of Classic Midcentury Autos
The tour offers the opportunity to view a large collection of restored classic American and European collectable cars that are now in private ownership. $25 (30 min)
6 times from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided, Vintage Cars
MAD Architects: Global Works
Dixon Lu will discuss the wide range of extraordinary projects MAD has designed across the world and demonstrate how their philosophy of “Shansui City” drives MAD’s approach in architecture. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
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. $70 (1 hr)
5 times from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown 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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Temple Isaiah - The Evolution of Classical to Extreme Modernism
A guided media presentation and walking tour of two sanctuaries. The E. Stewart Williams modernist-designed 1950s Liberman Chapel and the 1980s Bochner brutalist style by Architect David Christian.
$45 (75 min)
2 times from 09:30 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs
Palm Springs Modern Design Expo
45 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge contemporary design and technology in a satellite fair adjacent to the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. $30
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition
Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale
90 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting vintage furniture, decor, art and jewelry reflecting all design movements of the 20th century. $30
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Retail
The Jack, King & Queen of SHAPE: Ben SEIBEL, Russel WRIGHT & Eva ZEISEL: An Exhibit of Rare Dinnerware
Modern tablescapes of the 30s, 40s and 50s were mainly dominated by designers BEN SEIBEL, RUSSEL WRIGHT & EVA ZEISEL. See examples of their designs, including whole lines and rare patterns. $10 (6 hour open window)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
Twin Palms—It Started Here!
Twin Palms—the desert's first completed Modernist neighborhood—was designed by William Krisel and built by the Alexander Construction Company. $75 (2 hrs)
7 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
William F. Cody’s Santa Elena Residence - PS ModCom Iconic Home Tour
A rare opportunity to explore this unique residential estate. $40 (30 min)
8 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Selection: Art, Architecture and Design from the Collection of Ronnie Sassoon
A personal visit with Ronnie Sassoon to her three important modernist homes - a Neutra in L.A., a Breuer in Connecticut, a Soho/NYC loft, and the unparalleled art and design collections they hold. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Sandfuture
Artist and writer Justin Beal will discuss his book Sandfuture, about the life of World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki, and the enormous influence of his work on American architecture. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
From Bauhaus to Passive House: Reinventing Marcel Breuer's Pirelli Building as Hotel Marcel
Transforming Marcel Breuer’s Brutalist masterpiece, the Armstrong Rubber Company Building (aka Pirelli Building), into Hotel Marcel, as a model for sustainable hospitality. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
Stories Untold: Black Modernists in Southern California
Black designers, builders and developers helped shape Palm Springs and the Southern California for over a century. Modernism Week hosts a three-part symposium on this legacy. $15 (3.5 hrs)
1 time at 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
Breuer’s Bohemia
Marcel Breuer, was a prolific designer of residential architecture. Breuer's Bohemia surveys his work in the suburbs of NYC, Connecticut and Massachusetts, 1950s-70s. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Film: Breuer's Bohemia
A feature-length documentary that surveys the private homes designed by iconic architect-designer Marcel Breuer for his most politically progressive clients and friends between the 1950s and 1970s. $15 (90 min)
1 time at 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Film
Wheels and Reels
Join us for a very special car show reception and film screening! $95 (4.5 hrs)
1 time at 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Dinner, Film, Vintage Cars
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $60 (70 min)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
"A Night at the Chi-Chi"
Enjoy a four-course dinner and a fantastic show that recreates the elegance and lively performances of this fabled Chi-Chi club. $165 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Tue, Feb 22, 2022
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. $130 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $75 (40 min)
21 times from 09:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown 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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
50th Anniversary Celebration of Donald Wexler's Sagewood
Join in the festivities as Modernism Week celebrates legendary desert modernist architect Donald Wexler's serenely splendid Sagewood complex on its 50th Anniversary. $50 (2 hrs)
2 times from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling
Rod Serling is best known for The Twilight Zone, but life-lessons he taught his daughters are no less profound. Anne Serling provides new context and fresh appreciation of her dad’s work. $20 (90 min)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
James Logan Abernathy Residence Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the stunning James Logan Abernathy Residence, designed by modernist architect William F. Cody in 1962. $45 (30 min)
10 times from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Designed for Dancing: How Midcentury Records Taught America to Dance
A talk on visually vibrant midcentury dance albums from a golden age of cover design and their contribution to the story of American identity, including fashion, popular music and dance parties. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 12:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Jones Studio Houses: Sensual Modernism
From the start, Jones Studio has created unique and memorable architecture that is a direct expression of the values and culture of those who occupy it and of the community in which it stands. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
What Can We Still Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright
No architect embodies American design more than Frank Lloyd Wright. In a new book, photographer Andrew Pielage and author Aaron Betsky look beyond the myth to frame views of what FLW actually did. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $60 (70 min)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
"A Night at the Chi-Chi"
Enjoy a four-course dinner and a fantastic show that recreates the elegance and lively performances of this fabled Chi-Chi club. $165 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Wed, Feb 23, 2022
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. $130 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $75 (40 min)
21 times from 09:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board president Gary Johns will present his popular slide lecture, Lost, Saved & Endangered: Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Presentation, Talk
Modern Garden Tour
The twelfth annual Modern Garden Tour. $75 (3 hrs)
11 times from 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
5 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
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. $70 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown 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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
House Tour: Crank-Garland House, an Indian Wells Landmark Designed by William F. Cody
Known as “The Lost Cody” this home was originally designed for Filmore Crank and actress Beverly Garland by William F. Cody in the early 1960s and has been fully restored. $40 (30 min)
8 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Indian Wells, Self-guided, Tour (Interior)
The Architecture of Desert Leisure
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member Erik Rosenow chronicles how modernist architects brought the leisure lifestyle to Palm Springs’ middle class. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk
The Palm Springs School of Architecture—What Makes it Relevant Today?
Join Alan Hess, Janice Lyle and Sidney Williams, for a new look at the story of talented Palm Springs architects who responded to a common set of midcentury architectural challenges. $15 (1 hr)
1 time at 11:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk
Ron Hicklin: The Most Famous Voice You’ve Never Heard Of
Meet Ron Hicklin. You don’t know his name, but if you listened to radio, watched television, or played records in midcentury America, you’ve heard his voice. Thousands of times! $18 (1.5 hr)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Film, Presentation, Talk
Tom O’Donnell: Generous Spirit of Palm Springs
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board advisor Steve Vaught invites you to meet Tom O’Donnell, one of the most extraordinary and transformative figures in Palm Springs history. Free (1 hr)
1 time at 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk
Mother Nellie Coffman and Her Beloved Desert Inn
Former mayor Will Kleindienst will present the fascinating history of pioneer and philanthropist Nellie Coffman, founder of Palm Springs' storied and internationally-famous Desert Inn. Free (2 hrs)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
A Magical Evening at the Kirk and Anne Douglas House!
Join USModernist for a magical evening fundraiser with drinks, appetizers, and music at the Kirk and Anne Douglas House designed by architect Donald Wexler. $200 (2 hrs)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Live Music Performance, Tour (Interior)
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $60 (70 min)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Palm Springs Polynesia - A Modern Tropical Paradise in the Desert
Palm Springs Polynesia. It Sounds like a Crazy Concept: South Sea Islands in the Desert! $45 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Presentation, Talk
"A Night at the Chi-Chi"
Enjoy a four-course dinner and a fantastic show that recreates the elegance and lively performances of this fabled Chi-Chi club. $165 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Thu, Feb 24, 2022
An Insider’s Perspective: Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour
Krisel, Kaptur, Wexler, and more. Experience a unique take on the desert’s first modernist neighborhood on this guided tour led by a Twin Palms resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder. $35 (2 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $130 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $75 (40 min)
21 times from 09:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Sculptura Botanica
Join artist and landscape designer Dustin Gimbel for a visual tour of Sculptura Botanica, his 2020 solo show at Sherman Library and Gardens. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
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. $70 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
The Mystique of Shadow Mountain: A Palm Desert Walking Tour
Experience the golden age of midcentury architecture on a docent-led walk of Palm Desert’s Shadow Mtn. area featuring homes by Frey, Krisel, and White and ending with refreshments at Shadow Mtn. Resort. $55 (3 hrs)
3 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Guided, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown 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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Inns, Architecture and Glamour
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 of history. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Temple Isaiah - The Evolution of Classical to Extreme Modernism
A guided media presentation and walking tour of two sanctuaries. The E. Stewart Williams modernist-designed 1950s Liberman Chapel and the 1980s Bochner brutalist style by Architect David Christian.
$45 (75 min)
2 times from 09:30 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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)
10 times from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Glamour Road—Color, Fashion, Style and the Midcentury Automobile
Glamour Road, the new book by Tom Dolle and Jeff Stork, explores the seldom-told story of how glamour, fashion, design, and styling became the focus of auto marketing from the 1940s through the 60s. $18 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, Vintage Cars
The Jack, King & Queen of SHAPE: Ben SEIBEL, Russel WRIGHT & Eva ZEISEL: An Exhibit of Rare Dinnerware
Modern tablescapes of the 30s, 40s and 50s were mainly dominated by designers BEN SEIBEL, RUSSEL WRIGHT & EVA ZEISEL. See examples of their designs, including whole lines and rare patterns. $10 (6 hour open window)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
Vera - The Art and Life of an Icon, with Susan Seid and Trina Turk
Vera is a celebration of the lifework of famed artist, tastemaker, entrepreneur, and American fashion industry icon Vera Neumann. Susan Seid and Trina Turk discuss her legacy. $20 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Presentation, Talk
Exclusive Sunset Cocktail Reception Honoring The Legacy of Vera with Susan Seid and Trina Turk
An Exclusive Sunset Cocktail Reception. Susan Seid and Trina Turk Celebrate the Legacy of Vera Neumann at ‘Ship of the Desert’, Trina’s Historic Palm Springs Home. $225 (2 hrs)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
The Les Pool House Party – At the Digs of Legendary Musician Brian Ray
An amazing opportunity to meet Brian Ray in person while enjoying cocktails and appetizers. $150 (2 hours)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception
"Unexpected Modernism: The Wiener Brothers Story"
Join us for an exclusive screening of Unexpected Modernism: The Wiener Brothers Story. $35 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Film
"A Night at the Chi-Chi"
Enjoy a four-course dinner and a fantastic show that recreates the elegance and lively performances of this fabled Chi-Chi club. $165 (3 hrs)
1 time at 07:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Dinner, Live Music Performance
Fri, Feb 25, 2022
An Insider’s Perspective: Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour
Krisel, Kaptur, Wexler, and more. Experience a unique take on the desert’s first modernist neighborhood on this guided tour led by a Twin Palms resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder. $35 (2 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $130 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $75 (40 min)
21 times from 09:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
Preservation Mirage: Tamarisk Neighborhood Walking Tour
Preservation Mirage Tamarisk walking tour in Rancho Mirage features midcentury architectural gems by Cody, Kaptur, Palmer & Krisel, Powelson and more on a two-hour tour, led by local preservationists. $40 (2 hrs)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Tour (Walking)
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. $70 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
The Architecture of Whimsy: Mid-Twentieth Century Modern Architecture in South Florida
Whimsy is defined as playfully odd behavior; impulsive or illogical or capricious character; and to make fantastic. All describe this subset of mid-20th century modern architecture in South Florida. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
The Mystique of Shadow Mountain: A Palm Desert Walking Tour
Experience the golden age of midcentury architecture on a docent-led walk of Palm Desert’s Shadow Mtn. area featuring homes by Frey, Krisel, and White and ending with refreshments at Shadow Mtn. Resort. $55 (3 hrs)
3 times from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Category: @Palm Desert, Guided, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking)
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown 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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Temple Isaiah - The Evolution of Classical to Extreme Modernism
A guided media presentation and walking tour of two sanctuaries. The E. Stewart Williams modernist-designed 1950s Liberman Chapel and the 1980s Bochner brutalist style by Architect David Christian.
$45 (75 min)
2 times from 09:30 AM to 02:45 PM
Category: @Palm Springs
Calypso Palms Maiden Tour
Calypso Palms, A 60s time capsule being shared for the very first time. This is a unique opportunity to see this small boutique 1960s midcentury community is an old Palm Springs classic. $45 (1.5 hrs)
3 times from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs
The Jack, King & Queen of SHAPE: Ben SEIBEL, Russel WRIGHT & Eva ZEISEL: An Exhibit of Rare Dinnerware
Modern tablescapes of the 30s, 40s and 50s were mainly dominated by designers BEN SEIBEL, RUSSEL WRIGHT & EVA ZEISEL. See examples of their designs, including whole lines and rare patterns. $10 (6 hour open window)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
The Stonehedge Residence - PS ModCom Iconic Home Tour
The very first time the house has been available for public viewing.
$40 (30 min)
8 times from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.
$65 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Wexler's Hidden Gem: Twin Springs Home Tour and Cocktail Party
Tour six homes in a unique, Donald Wexler-designed condo community and join us for a vintage fashion show and poolside cocktails. $50 (home tour), $120 (home tour + cocktail party)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Fashion Show, Hors d'oeuvres, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Santa Fe Modern – Where the Ancient and the up-to-the-Minute Define Place
Writer Helen Thompson discusses how the proliferation of modernist homes has changed both the shape and intention of Santa Fe’s buildings as well as their relationship to the landscape. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Retro Martini Party
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will present its annual Retro Martini Party fundraiser at the stunning Ware Estate. $250 (3 hrs)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres
Sat, Feb 26, 2022
An Insider’s Perspective: Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour
Krisel, Kaptur, Wexler, and more. Experience a unique take on the desert’s first modernist neighborhood on this guided tour led by a Twin Palms resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder. $35 (2 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $130 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Capturing the Spirit of the Modern Garden
David Hocker, FASLA and Millicent Harvey will discuss how their individual processes intertwine to successfully capture the spirit of the modern garden through design and photography. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 09:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Landscape + Outdoor Living, Presentation, Talk
Curated Vintage Event
Retailers and private dealers showcase their finest vintage apparel, luxury items, textiles, jewelry, and accessories in one venue. If fashion is your passion, this event is not to be missed. $15 First Dibs (9-10am), $10 General Admission (10am-4pm)
2 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Retail, Self-guided, Exhibition, Reception
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $75 (40 min)
21 times from 09:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Modernism Week’s signature bus tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
7 times from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
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. $70 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown 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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Mesquite Canyon Estates-A Late Midcentury Modern Enclave
Mesquite Canyon Estates is a Palm Springs gem comprised of 40 homes representing late midcentury modern architecture based on Palmer-Krisel designs, situated on 17 landscaped acres. $50 (1.5 hrs)
3 times from 09:30 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood), Vintage Cars
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 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Indian Canyons Neighborhood Home Tour
Tour the magnificent custom homes of Indian Canyons Neighborhood known for its distinctive midcentury modern architects such as Dan Palmer, William Krisel, Stan Sackley, Charles DuBois and others. $120 (3 hrs)
2 times from 09:45 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
2022 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
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. $75 (1 hr)
4 times from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
Historic Tennis Club Tour of Homes
The Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood Organization welcomes you to our first Tour of Homes! The tour will consist of 5 homes and 3 condos of Midcentury or Modern Architecture. $110 (1.5 hours)
5 times from 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Neighborhood)
The Jack, King & Queen of SHAPE: Ben SEIBEL, Russel WRIGHT & Eva ZEISEL: An Exhibit of Rare Dinnerware
Modern tablescapes of the 30s, 40s and 50s were mainly dominated by designers BEN SEIBEL, RUSSEL WRIGHT & EVA ZEISEL. See examples of their designs, including whole lines and rare patterns. $10 (6 hour open window)
1 time at 10:00 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Exhibition, Self-guided
Where Today Meets Tomorrow – Eero Saarinen and the General Motors Technical Center
Join author and longtime GM design Susan Skarsgard as she weaves a detailed insider’s account of the early days of General Motors and the technical center project. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 10:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.
$65 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Marfa Modern - Houses as Site Specific Art
Writer Helen Thompson discussed how Marfa has become a mecca for artists, art pilgrims and design aficionados who have chosen to live in concert with the austerely beautiful high desert landscape. $12 (1 hr)
1 time at 01:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk
Golf Par-Tee and Tournament at Seven Lakes Golf & Country Club
First-time Modernism Week Golf Tournament and martini party at Seven Lakes Golf & Country Club and Pre-Party at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort. All levels of play are welcome. $320 (Golf + Pre and Post Party), $65 (Pre-party only) $55 (Post party only)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Golf, Cocktail Party
Lecture: Mojave Modern, Sonoran Style with Alan Hess
Architect and historian Alan Hess tells the story of Mojave and Sonoran desert architecture and how America’s desert southwest has contributed to modern architectural trends and major innovations. $25 (1.5 hrs)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Presentation, Talk
A Party at Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate Celebrating Gene Kelly Through Dance
A special twilight reception at Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate in tribute to the dance legacy of the legendary Gene Kelly, with special guest, Mrs. Gene Kelly. $200 (2 hrs)
1 time at 04:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, Self-guided
Twilight Architectural Bus Tour
The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $60 (70 min)
1 time at 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
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, Free
Sun, Feb 27, 2022
An Insider’s Perspective: Twin Palms Guided Walking Tour
Krisel, Kaptur, Wexler, and more. Experience a unique take on the desert’s first modernist neighborhood on this guided tour led by a Twin Palms resident, local author, and neighborhood organization founder. $35 (2 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Walking)
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. $130 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 08:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $75 (40 min)
21 times from 09:00 AM to 04:20 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Featured Design Project Tour: Limón
Tour Limón, a colorful seven-bedroom private escape in South Palm Springs inspired by the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. $35 (30 min)
8 times from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour: Morning Tour
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (3 to 3.5 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 bus tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs. $110 (2.5 hrs)
3 times from 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), AIA Continuing Education
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. $70 (1.5 hrs)
18 times from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Category: @Rancho Mirage, Guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)
Boomtown – Revel in the Revivals
Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present era. This uptown 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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood - The Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek midcentury Modern designs, including Frank Sinatra's avant-garde modernist jewel by renowned E. Stewart Williams. $40 (2.75 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Heart of the City – Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their Playground. $40 (2 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Hidden Paradise - Show Biz Legends' Hideaways
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
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 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Shangri-La of the Stars - Midcentury Showcase
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, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
Twin Palms Estates Exteriors Walking Tour - Krisel with the Alexanders Ushered in a New Design Era
View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring "butterfly" rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. $40 (2.5 hrs)
1 time at 09:30 AM
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society, Outdoors
2022 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
Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons
Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.
$65 (2 hrs)
2 times from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Making Clinic, Presentation
Golf Par-Tee and Tournament at Seven Lakes Golf & Country Club
First-time Modernism Week Golf Tournament and martini party at Seven Lakes Golf & Country Club and Pre-Party at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort. All levels of play are welcome. $320 (Golf + Pre and Post Party), $65 (Pre-party only) $55 (Post party only)
2 times from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Golf, Cocktail Party
Modernism Week Signature Home Tour: Afternoon Tour
Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects. $135 (3 to 3.5 hrs)
1 time at 02:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Signature
An Afternoon of Jazz at a Modernist-Inspired Old Las Palmas Estate
Jazz cellist Kye Marshall returns to Modernism Week after sold-out performances. $125 (3 hrs)
1 time at 03:00 PM
Category: @Palm Springs, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Music Performance, Reception
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