Modernism Week 2021 - Visit Palm Springs

Modernism Week 2021

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Modernism Week includes Live, Streaming, and Self-Guided Experiences

The Desert Modernist Architects taught us to adapt to the natural environment in innovative, intentional, and beautiful ways. Modernism Week has applied the same principles to their 2021 program, being mindful of our current environment while making it possible to experience Modernism Week in new ways. Modernism Week has always strived to provide a safe place to inspire and be inspired by midcentury and modern design, in Palm Springs and beyond. This year they are offering a variety of online and socially-distanced in-person events over the next few month.

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Modernism Week’s signature festival, normally held in February, has been moved to April 8-18, 2021 and highlights midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. Now in its 16th year, the annual 11-day festival will feature many in-person events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of Featured Homes, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, a garden tour, and many more events on both weekends. All events are open to the public, and many events are free or low cost. In addition to in-person events, Modernism Week will also offer select online events in April as well.

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Modernism Week will offer an all-online array of more than 20 video programs that will be available for purchase and on-demand streaming February 1-28, 2021. The February Online Experience will feature newly created programs specifically for Modernism Week, available for on-demand streaming starting February 1, 2021 and available for viewing for the entire month. The video programs will be events similar to programs and tours that would typically be available during Modernism Week as in-person events, including the popular Modernism Week
Signature Home Tour Video Series. Ticket prices will range from $15 to $75 per event. Pricing allows for one household with one viewing device to participate. In addition to these programs, Modernism Week will offer an online auction during the February festival that will feature unique architectural experiences and specialty items not normally available to the public.

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Modernism Week begins April 8th and tickets are on sale now. Purchase Tickets. The April in-person activities will feature more than 20 tours and events in the Palm Springs area, including two designer Featured Homes that will be open for timed, ticketed, socially distanced tours, and the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, which will be organized to allow for social distancing and timed entry. Other April events will include a variety of outdoor walking tours; tours of Sunnylands, Frank Sinatra’s former estate, and the Lautner Compound; narrated self-driving tours of Palm Springs architecture; self-guided modern landscape and outdoor neighborhood tours in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells; fashion events; vintage car exhibitions; and tours of newly-constructed architecturally significant private homes in Desert Palisades.

Modernism Week Gift Cards are the perfect stocking stuffer for the modernist on your holiday list. These gift cards have no expiration date and can be used to purchase tickets for any current or future Modernism Week event. All proceeds support our mission to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury and modern architecture and design.

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