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Feb 23 2018
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The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighb...
Feb 23 2018
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Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum's Architecture and Design Council, these 45-minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. A limited number will enjoy this...
Feb 23 2018
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Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the "#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week"!Traditional HomeandCalifornia Home + Designmagazines present The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House 2018. For the fif...
Feb 23 2018
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In groups of seven, visitors on the Historic House Tour are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece...
Feb 23 2018
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All Access Pass Only Available On-Line in AdvanceThe All Access Film Series Pass for February 23, February 24 and February 25, is admission for all 26 films (14 programs) and provides first access into the theater....
Feb 23 2018
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Nestled against Eisenhower Mountain in Indian Wells, Casa Dorado is an undiscovered 1964 midcentury jewel. The striking Club House at the entrance gate is of a style that was experimented with by architects like E....
Feb 23 2018
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Sunrise Lanai is a cross between a Polynesian Tiki hut and a Swiss chalet. Open for the first time during Modernism Week 2018, the crazy-but-cute condos at Sunrise Lanai are a prime example of Palm Springs Swiss Mis...
Feb 23 2018
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A SPA. ARCHITECTURE OF ZAWODZIERuntime: 30 minutesDirected By: Ewa TrzcionkaCountry: PolandMODERN RUIN: A WORLD'S FAIR PAVILIONRuntime: 78 minutesDirected By: Matthew SilvaCountry: USA...
Feb 23 2018
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Raymond Loewy (1893-1986), a prolific industrial designer, became a design legend in his own lifetime, having designed everything from automobile bodies (Studebaker Avanti), logos (Shell Oil, Exxon, Nabisco) to the...
Feb 23 2018
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Over 200 homes designed by Poon Design Inc. have been built and sold in Palm Springs in the past few years, igniting an entirely new movement of architecture and demographics. Though the architect acknowledges the l...
Feb 23 2018
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KOOLHAAS HOUSELIFERuntime: 54 minutesDirected By: Beka & LemoineCountry: Italy/France
Feb 23 2018
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Mod With a Twist has become one of the most sought-after tickets during Modernism Week. Five informative, amusing and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernists, and guest presenters, on an...
Feb 23 2018
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The is the one! The Palm Springs Preservation Foundations Retro Martini Party fundraiser checks all the boxes: timeless architecture, perfect ambience and great company. This years special venue is the George & Marc...
Feb 23 2018
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Now in its seventh year, the Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour highlights architecturally significant midcentury and modern building facades along Palm Canyon Drive and surrounding neighborhoods. The buildings will...
Feb 23 2018
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Feature debut by Writer/ Director Kogonada, starring John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson and Parker Posey.When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himsel...
Feb 23 2018
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Attend this Only in Palm Springs cocktail party and architectural tour at Sunrise Lanai where youll enjoy tasty craft cocktails from Sailor Jerrys Rum, tour multiple homes in the 22 unit midcentury complex built in...
Feb 23 2018
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In a secret location, behind a secret door revealed only to those who purchase seats, lies NOD TO MOD. A midcentury inspired dining space created exclusively for Modernism Week. NOD TO MOD is an interactive, multi-s...
Feb 24 2018
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INFINITE HAPPINESSRuntime: 85 minutesDirected By: Beka & LemoineCountry: France, Italy
Feb 24 2018
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See Palm Springs with the Ambassador of Americana! Humorist and tour guide extraordinaire, Charles Phoenix, will lead you on an entertaining adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus. With his unbridled enthusia...
Feb 24 2018
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Explore the sacred side of midcentury architecture in the Palm Springs area on this self-guided tour of at least 7 holy houses from the 50s, 60s and early 70s. See how iconic architects Frey, Cody, Whittemore and ot...
Feb 24 2018
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The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighb...
Feb 24 2018
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Da Vaal Estates is the Desert-X of midcentury resorts. Five X-shape, single-story buildings, each with four condos, are clustered around a central pool and gardens. Designed by architect Val Powelson in 1960, built...
Feb 24 2018
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Join us for a fascinating tour of home interiors in tastefully restored modernist homes built by Jack Meiselman (pronounced MY-zill-min") from the mid 1950s through the early 1960s. Meiselman built around 300 afford...
Feb 24 2018
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Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the "#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week"!Traditional HomeandCalifornia Home + Designmagazines present The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House 2018. For the fif...
Feb 24 2018
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Tour Modernism Week's first Showcase Home by Thomboy Properties. This is a one of a kind custom-built home from 1975 by architect Hal Lacy recently renovated to modern luxury. Once you enter this stunning private pr...
Feb 24 2018
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In groups of seven, visitors on the Historic House Tour are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece...
Feb 24 2018
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The residents of Sunmor Estates welcome you to step back in time to a remarkably intact collection of midcentury modern homes constructed in the late '50s and early 60s. The Sunmor neighborhood is a unique showcase...
Feb 24 2018
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How did a tiny agricultural settlement become a world renowned getaway for the rich and famous and a playground of the stars? Palm Springs is unique in that many of its founding fathers were women. Pioneer John McCa...
Feb 24 2018
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Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth T...
Feb 24 2018
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In this trendy midcentury tract development of Vista Las Palmas, the classic homes are affectionately nicknamed The Alexanders (in honor of the developers George and Robert Alexander). The talented team of Daniel Pa...
Feb 24 2018
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Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with elegant Modernist homes, some designed by the deserts most renowned architects, including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, Hugh Kaptur, and many others. I...
Feb 24 2018
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With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. In this tranquil neighborhood lived some of Hollywoods biggest stars such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van John...
Feb 24 2018
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This beautiful, secluded neighborhood has long been home to the Hollywood elite (Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Cher, Joseph Cotten, among many others). Many have been celebrities from the world of musicsingers, compo...
Feb 24 2018
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BRASILIA: LIFE AFTER DESIGNRuntime: 88 minutesDirected By: Bart SimpsonCountry: Brazil, U.K., Canada
Feb 24 2018
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Join Modernism Week for the Vintage Trailer Show - one of the most celebrated and exciting events of the second weekend. This years show promises to be bigger and better than ever!This thoughtfully curated collectio...
Feb 24 2018
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A modern-day classic post and beam, this newly constructed home is based on the original plans of a noted midcentury modern Palm Springs architect. Built entirely from steel, the home fuses contemporary architectura...
Feb 24 2018
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Among the pantheon of iconic architects working in Palm Springs during the midcentury period is Hugh M. Kaptur. Alongside other star designers, such as E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler and Albert Frey, Kaptur is k...
Feb 24 2018
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In celebration of Modernism Week, West Elm, a branch of Williams Sonoma, has created their second Living Showroom a reinterpretation of a classic Palm Springs home for the way we live today.West Elmhas partnered wi...
Feb 24 2018
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Dutch photographer Iwan Baan will discuss his photographs of Albert Freys iconic midcentury architecture. Baan, known primarily for images that narrate the life and interactions that occur within architecture, will...
Feb 24 2018
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Come meet Palm Springs authors that have immortalized modernism in print. Scheduled to attend are Christopher Kennedy (Making Midcentury Modern), Jim Schnepf (Palm Springs Modern Living), Chris Menrad (William Krise...
Feb 24 2018
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CINECITTA ON WHEELSRuntime: 4 minutesDirected By: Inti CaraboniCountry: ItalyHUMAN FACERuntime: 14 minutesDirected By: Aline PimentalCountry: BrazilNO FURTHER INSTRUCTIONSRuntime: 69 minutesDirected By: Francisco Go...
Feb 24 2018
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This is the first home tour produced by the Little Tuscany Neighborhood Organization that will include both interior and exterior tours of nine residences located among the boulder fields in one of the most dramatic...
Feb 24 2018
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In a secret location, behind a secret door revealed only to those who purchase seats, lies NOD TO MOD. A midcentury inspired dining space created exclusively for Modernism Week. NOD TO MOD is an interactive, multi-s...
Feb 24 2018
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Here is your opportunity to own a unique piece of Modernism history, when the extraordinary Miles C. Bates House (1954-55) in Palm Desert is sold at auction. Designed by famed mid-century architect Walter S. White,...
Feb 24 2018
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Join F10's Beverage Director and co-owner of Seymour's, Steen Bojsen-Moller, for an interactive session where you'll learn how to shake, stir and enjoy authentic libations that started the cocktail craze. Using prem...
Feb 24 2018
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THE ORIGIN OF STRIPESRuntime: 3 minutesDirected By: Claire DubCountry: USAHOUDINI OF DESIGN: PATRICK JOUINRuntime: 11 minutesDirected By: Cindy AllenCountry: USAFISH OUT OF WATER: PAOLA NAVONERuntime: 10 minutesDire...
Feb 24 2018
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Mod with a Twist has become one of the most sought-after tickets during Modernism Week. Five informative, amusing and captivating 10-minute talks will be presented by leading Modernists, and guest presenters, on an...
Feb 24 2018
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Get Smart and join the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Council for a fabulous spy-themed cocktail party in one of Palm Springs's most treasured, architecturally significant, midcentury modern homes....
Feb 24 2018
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Now in its seventh year, the Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour highlights architecturally significant midcentury and modern building facades along Palm Canyon Drive and surrounding neighborhoods. The buildings will...
Feb 24 2018
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Join Modernism Week and our friends atAlfa Romeoin celebrating a taste of the good life at Frank Sinatras Twin Palms Estate. Enjoy private access for the evening to the beautiful estate that Frank Sinatra called hom...
Feb 24 2018
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In a secret location, behind a secret door revealed only to those who purchase seats, lies NOD TO MOD. A midcentury inspired dining space created exclusively for Modernism Week. NOD TO MOD is an interactive, multi-s...
Feb 24 2018
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BIG TIMERuntime: 90 minutesDirected By: Kaspar Astrup SchroderCountry: Denmark
Feb 25 2018
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See Palm Springs with the Ambassador of Americana! Humorist and tour guide extraordinaire, Charles Phoenix, will lead you on an entertaining adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus. With his unbridled enthusia...
Feb 25 2018
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The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighb...
Feb 25 2018
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Start your Sunday morning to the north of downtown Palm Springs, with a fascinating tour of homes at Desert Park Estates part of the original Ranch Club developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s.. Desert modern a...
Feb 25 2018
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Palm Springs has always been a haven for architects and residents who have been attracted to the unique qualities of the desert landscape and lifestyle. This self-driven home tour will take visitors inside a myriad...
Feb 25 2018
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Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the "#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week"!Traditional HomeandCalifornia Home + Designmagazines present The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House 2018. For the fif...
Feb 25 2018
Sold Out
In groups of seven, visitors on the Historic House Tour are taken on electric shuttles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens to the former winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. A midcentury masterpiece...
Feb 25 2018
Sold Out
How did a tiny agricultural settlement become a world renowned getaway for the rich and famous and a playground of the stars? Palm Springs is unique in that many of its founding fathers were women. Pioneer John McCa...
Feb 25 2018
Sold Out
Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth T...
Feb 25 2018
Sold Out
In this trendy midcentury tract development of Vista Las Palmas, the classic homes are affectionately nicknamed The Alexanders (in honor of the developers George and Robert Alexander). The talented team of Daniel Pa...
Feb 25 2018
Sold Out
Stroll through this pristine midcentury neighborhood with elegant Modernist homes, some designed by the deserts most renowned architects, including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, Hugh Kaptur, and many others. I...
Feb 25 2018
Sold Out
With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. In this tranquil neighborhood lived some of Hollywoods biggest stars such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van John...
Feb 25 2018
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Follow the footsteps of desert dreamers from 1925 to the present. Along the way learn about three boom periods: pre-WWII, postwar, and today.Originally called the Las Palmas Business District, currently the area is...
Feb 25 2018
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Visit the famed Palm Springs Tennis Club neighborhood nestled into the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains. Heres where stars like Errol Flynn, Lucille Ball, and Frank Sinatra stayed and played in the spectacular...
Feb 25 2018
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This beautiful, secluded neighborhood has long been home to the Hollywood elite (Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Cher, Joseph Cotten, among many others). Many have been celebrities from the world of musicsingers, compo...
Feb 25 2018
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SINATRA IN PALM SPRINGS A PLACE HE CALLED HOMERuntime: 92 minutesDirected By: Leo ZahnCountry: USA
Feb 25 2018
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Join Modernism Week for the Vintage Trailer Show - one of the most celebrated and exciting events of the second weekend. This years show promises to be bigger and better than ever!This thoughtfully curated collectio...
Feb 25 2018
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A modern-day classic post and beam, this newly constructed home is based on the original plans of a noted midcentury modern Palm Springs architect. Built entirely from steel, the home fuses contemporary architectura...
Feb 25 2018
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In celebration of Modernism Week, West Elm, a branch of Williams Sonoma, has created their second Living Showroom a reinterpretation of a classic Palm Springs home for the way we live today.West Elmhas partnered wi...
Feb 25 2018
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Come explore the colorful and unique doors of the Indian Canyons neighborhood during the Palm Springs Door Tour, presented by Dunn-Edwards Paints and curated by Palm Springs Style. This self-guided bike tour be...
Feb 25 2018
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PAINTED CITYRuntime: 27 minutesDirected By: Caitlan CarrollCountry: USAKOBUTORuntime: 38 minutesDirected By: Peter BehrbohmCountry: Germany...
Feb 25 2018
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Palm Springs has always been a haven for architects and residents who have been attracted to the unique qualities of the desert landscape and lifestyle. This self-driven home tour will take visitors inside a myriad...
Feb 25 2018
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Join author, humorist and tour guide Charles Phoenix shares stories from his latest book, Addicted to Americana, gives insightful Palm Springs' best kept secrets, and reveals the backstory of his unapologetic obsess...
Feb 25 2018
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The creators of the award-winning Hotel Lautner would like to introduce you to The Lautner Compound.Owners, Tracy Beckmann and Ryan Trowbridge, completed a 3 year renovation of the Hotel Lautner and now have expande...
Feb 25 2018
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BIG TIMERuntime: 90 minutesDirected By: Kaspar Astrup SchroderCountry: Denmark
Feb 25 2018
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"Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler" is a full-length feature documentary produced by Design on Screen and directed by Jake Gorst, celebrating the work of one of Palm Springs most innovative, p...
Feb 25 2018
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Acclaimed Canadian jazz cellist Kye Marshall will perform an afternoon of jazz in a historic modernist setting to benefit Temple Isaiah. An eclectic musician, Ms. Marshall has composed and performed in nearly every...
Feb 25 2018
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EXPERIMENTING ARCHITECTURE: HAGY BELZBERGRuntime: 11 minutesDirected By: Cindy AllenCountry: USAGLENN MURCUTT SPIRIT OF PLACERuntime: 58 minutesDirected By: Catherine HunterCountry: Australia...