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Palm Springs Modernism Week Guide 2023

Modernism Week

February 16 – 26

Modernism Week’s annual 11-day festival will feature more than 350 events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show, CAMP, tours of iconic homes in more than 30 neighborhoods, and the popular Signature Home Tour on both weekends.

Here’s a listing of the events by category with links to discover more and purchase tickets. Many events are already sold out, so don’t delay and book your stay. Sold Out events are not included in this guide as of publish date.

Free Modernism Week Events

Boots on Arenas — The Ultimate Street Party Celebration honoring Nancy Sinatra – Dance in the street to These Boots Were Made For Walkin’ honoring Nancy Sinatra.

Professional Color Consultation at CAMP – Stop by the Dunn-Edwards CAMP display for free color consultations or to meet with a representative.

Moved by Modern – Midcentury Modern Photography Exhibit – Architectural photographer, Deb Smith, will be showing photos in her Moved by Modern exhibit at the Palm Springs Library. Photos include buildings in Palm Springs and from around the country.

St. Theresa Catholic School Modernism Projects

Red Tile Romance – Historian Steve Vaught presents how Spanish architecture became the signature style of Southern California in the 1920s with a look at some of Palm Springs’ greatest Spanish landmarks.

Festive Celebration of Permanent Nighttime Lighting of Palm Springs Visitor Center – Join PS ModCom, Mayor Garner and Modernism Week to celebrate the new permanent nighttime lighting of Albert Frey’s modern sculptural masterpiece.

visitor center

‘The Alexanders’ Book Signing with Author James Harlan – James Harlan, author of The Alexanders, will give a talk about the famous Palm Springs developers and will sign copies of his book.

Hot Purple Energy Architectural Bike Ride – Join us as we pedal our way through architecturally significant neighborhoods in South Palm Springs and highlight midcentury homes!

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.

Opening Reception with Gary Wexler and the deRoy Gruber Foundation – View the modernist screenprints and sculptures of visionary female artist Aaronel deRoy Gruber in a special exhibition presented in collaboration with artist Gary Wexler in his Palm Springs studio.

Modernism Week Vintage Car Show – More than 50 vintage cars from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s will be on display at this free event.

modernism week vintage car show

A Preservation Plan Case Study: Owen Coffman American Legion Post 519 – Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board advisor Susan Secoy Jensen will present A Preservation Plan Case Study: Owen Coffman American Legion Post 519.

Tom O’Donnell: Generous Spirit of Palm Springs – Local authors Steve Vaught, Steven Keylon, and Tracy Conrad join forces to introduce Tom O’Donnell, one of the most extraordinary and transformative figures in Palm Springs history.

Revealed, Reviled & Reborn: 100 years of California’s Spanish Colonial/Mediterranean Revival – “Save The Plaza Theatre” update With J.R. Roberts and Katie Horak, followed by a history of the Spanish Colonial/Mediterranean Revival style in Southern California by noted architect, Michael Burch.

Modernism Yard Sale – The 10th anniversary of the Modernism Yard Sale! Brought to you by Chris Bale Homes, and hosted b

Modernism Week Parties

Modernism Week Opening Night Party – Studio 74 – A legendary nightclub atmosphere during a seventies disco explosion with a spectacular band, flowing libations and all-night dining and dancing. Velvet ropes and celebrity sightings are guaranteed.

modernism week opening party

Shag House Exclusive First Look – Get the exclusive first look and meet Shag while you enjoy a stylish poolside reception at the Shag House with delightful hors d’oeuvres and handcrafted cocktails.

Big Reveal Party at The Shag House – Step into the sights and sounds of the Shag House during the big reveal house party with world-renowned artist SHAG.

Atomic Ranch + Shag: Inside the Making of The Shag House – Imagine the Shag universe come to life! Join us for a groovy talk and tour at the newly unveiled Shag House, a collaboration of art and design with interior designer John Patrick and artist Shag.

Starlight Cocktail Party at The Shag House Hosted by The Artist Shag – Celebrate modernism with artist Josh Agle (aka Shag) and friends as he opens up The Shag House for this exclusive 1950s style cocktail party set to the swank tunes of the Rat Pack.

Caftan & Cabana Suit Fete at The Shag House – Pull out the shades and the SPF because it’s time to party poolside at The Shag House with fashion designer Monica Mahoney and friends.

shag home

The Right to Rock – Trini Lopez Tribute Show and Cocktail Party – A new immersive musical multimedia concert based on the life of 1960s rock legend, “Rat Pack” member and long-time Palm Springs resident Trini Lopez.

The Lautner Compound Twilight Champagne and Nibbles Reception and Tour – This is a rare opportunity to view “The Lautner” at night while you sip on some bubbly and enjoy light nibbles with owners Tracy Beckmann and Ryan Trowbridge.

Phat Cat Swinger Retro Prom Night – Dust off your tux and poodle skirt and get ready to drink, dine and dance the night away with Hollywood’s hottest little big band, Phat Cat Swinger, at the iconic Albert Frey designed American Legion Post 519.

House of Grace: Midnight at the Yoasis – Join an evening of fun and meet designer Michael Ostrow at the aptly named “Yoasis”, Grace Home Furnishings’ latest desert project.

Samara Joy – Jazz at the Annenberg – Two-time Grammy® nominated Samara Joy arrives in Palm Springs with hypersonic momentum, her star ascending, and with her renowned trio of jazz musicians.

Park Imperial South: An Experiment in Form, Function and Folded Plates – Sip on twilight cocktails and experience a special VIP poolside performance while touring the iconic Barry Berkus-designed residences of Park Imperial South.

…After Dark – PS ModCom Gala Benefit – After Dark, PS ModCom’s Gala Benefit, will be a sensuous desert evening with a nod to the hip swinging parties of the desert’s glamorous past.

A Moonlight “Mad Men” Soirée – A fun-spirited Mad Men Themed Cocktail Party on the rooftop party terrace under the stars.

moonlight mad men party modernism week

Midcentury Mixology Cocktail Clinic at Mr. Lyons – Join our spirited midcentury cocktail-making clinic at the historic restaurant Mr. Lyons.

Hi-Sun After Dark Cocktail Party – A festive Saturday night cocktail party at the Modernism Week Featured Home, Hi-Sun, in an exclusive, dramatic setting at the foot of Mt. San Jacinto designed in 1963 by Charles Du Bois.

An Elegant Evening at the Historic O’Donnell House Estate ‘Ojo del Desierto’ – Set high above Palm Springs, this elegant 1925 estate is the romantic setting to celebrate the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture of Palm Springs, sumptuously catered by Le Vallauris Restaurant.

Cocktails for a Cause – Enjoy a rare combination of art and architecture reimagined to today’s desert lifestyle. Featuring live music, curated cocktails and appetizers while supporting a nonprofit’s bicycle safety program.

Royal Hawaiian Estates presents “Po’alima Pau Hana Luau” or Friday Happy Hour Luau! – Join the Royal Hawaiian Estates as they present “Po’alima Pau Hana Luau” or Friday Happy Hour Luau!!

Royal Hawaiian Estates party modernism week.

Modernism Week Dinners

PLAZA – Created by PS UNDERGROUND exclusively for Modernism Week, this immersive dining extravaganza pays homage to the jewel of our Palm Springs crown: the Plaza Theatre.

Samara Joy at Smoke Tree Ranch – Elegant Jazz Dinner Under the Stars – Elegant jazz supper club evening under the stars at Smoke Tree Ranch with two-time Grammy® nominated jazz world sensation Samara Joy and her renown trio.

modernism smoke tree ranch dinner

Modernism Week Fashion Shows & Sales

Welcome to Fashion at the 1969 Academy Awards – Don’t miss this lively, annual runway fashion show highlighting the finest vintage apparel for men and women in Palm Springs. This year’s theme celebrates Old Hollywood glamour and the fashion of the1968 Academy Awards.

Curated Vintage Event – Retailers and private dealers showcase their finest vintage apparel, luxury items, textiles, jewelry, and accessories. If fashion is your passion, this event is not to be missed

An Evening of Wit, Wisdom and a Whisper of Gossip with Edith Head – An evening of wit, wisdom, and a whisper of gossip with Edith Head, hosted by Stuart Moulton and Paramount Pictures archivist, Randall Thropp.

Live Music Performances

The Fabulous Lynda Kay and Her Band Live at the Annenberg Theater – The fabulous Lynda Kay performs live with her full band at the Annenberg Theater for an evening of classic midcentury songs. You don’t want to miss this.

linda kay singer modernism week

LOOKOUT! Vintage Soul and RnB Revue – Lookout! is a showcase if soulful music featuring an all star 7-piece band backing up different powerful singers.

Desert Hipster Ranch Party with Legendary Musician, Brian Ray – An amazing opportunity to meet Brian Ray in person while enjoying cocktails and appetizers.

Dexter Gordon 100th Birthday Tribute: Chuck Johnson Quintet – Jazzville brings the Chuck Johnson Quintet to Modernism Week. Celebrate the jazz legend, Dexter Gordon, on what would have been his 100th birthday.

‘Lizzy And The Triggermen’ at the Annenberg – Presented by Modernism Week and Jazzville -Dubbed “10-piece jazz sensations” (LA Weekly) and “one of the hottest swing bands in LA” (Good Day LA) Lizzy & the Triggermen has been making waves since they burst onto the SoCal scene. Not to miss!

lizzy and the triggermen modernism week band

An Afternoon of Jazz at a Spectacular Midcentury Retreat – Jazz cellist Kye Marshall returns to Modernism Week after sold out performances.

An Afternoon of Broadway in the Indian Canyons Neighborhood – Musical Theatre University students and Lucie Arnaz Awards winners will perform popular songs from Broadway musicals in a stunning midcentury designed home.

Modernism Week Tours

Bus Tours

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.

Bella da Ball’s Celebrity Homes Bus Tour – Bella da Ball, Palm Springs’ own drag emcee, guides this special sunset tour of Palm Springs celebrity haunts, clubs and homes.

Twilight Architectural Bus Tour – The Twilight Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with an evening view of some of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

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Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Hi-Sun – Welcome to a tour of the latest Featured Home by H3K Home + Design, a 1963 Charles Du Bois design by the Alexander Construction Company in the Palm Springs’ beautiful Vista Las Palmas neighborhood.

1963 Charles Du Bois design by the Alexander Construction Company
1963 Charles Du Bois design by the Alexander Construction Company

Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: Yoasis – Enjoy midcentury design with uniquely Bohemian and Hollywood Regency style while touring the stunning “Yoasis” Featured Home by Grace Home Furnishings in Palm Springs’ Indian Canyon neighborhood.

modernism week home yoasis

The Chambers Residence: An Architect’s Home – The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of the Robson & Helen Chambers Residence (1946) a sublime early example of residential modernist design.

A Case Study in Authentic Restoration of a Spanish Colonial Revival Home Tour – Step back in time to an authentically restored Spanish Colonial Revival.

Modernism Week Featured Home Tour: The Shag House – The artist Shag has reimagined this midcentury modern home, creating a fully immersive tour experience that will make visitors feel as though they have climbed into a life-size Shag painting.

Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Passes – Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

albert frey house II palm springs

The Ocotillo Lodge – Palmer & Krisel’s Vision of Midcentury Vacation Glamour – Immerse yourself in the Alexander Company, Palmer and Krisel’s magnificent hotel turned private community, the iconic Ocotillo Lodge!

Exploring The Kirk and Anne Douglas Estate – A Masterpiece by Donald Wexler – Kirk Douglas Estate Tour by USModernist.org

At Home with Innovation – Visit Turkel Design’s Axiom Desert House for a special presentation on innovation and sustainability, followed by a tour with designers Joel and Meelena Turkel.

House of Tomorrow Home Tour – Experience the newly renovated Alexander Estate, known as the House of Tomorrow, where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned in 1967.

elvis honeymoon hideaway

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.

The Lautner Compound Tour – Experience the spectacular architecture of John Lautner and tour The Lautner Compound.

The Fallows House – PS ModCom Iconic Home Tour – PS ModCom Iconic home tour of the restoration of The Fallows House by architect Tom Jakway.

The Stonehedge Residence – PS ModCom Iconic Home Tour – Iconic tour of the Stonehedge Residence by architect John Walling with interior design by Sean Gaston.

Alger Shelden House Tour – Tour the oldest existing home in the prestigious Deepwell neighborhood by John Porter Clark and Albert Frey.

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.

james abernathy residence modernism week

Docomomo US and Cocaine Decor: Considering the Cultural Impact of 1980s Design – Support Docomomo and the preservation of 1980s architecture and design. Learn about the challenges faced, then step up and become a VIP Supporter of the fundraising reception, includes membership.

Tom O’Donnell: Generous Spirit of Palm Springs – Local authors Steve Vaught, Steven Keylon, and Tracy Conrad join forces to introduce Tom O’Donnell, one of the most extraordinary and transformative figures in Palm Springs history.

Modernism Week Neighborhood Walking Tours

Giants of Architecture – See how desert Modern design was applied to commercial buildings in the heart of the fashion and finance district in Palm Springs.

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.

Preservation Mirage — Tamarisk Neighborhood Walking Tour – Preservation Mirage presents the Tamarisk neighborhood walking tour of midcentury architecture.

tamerisk neighborhood tour modernism week

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.

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.

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.

Modernism Week Self-Guided Tours

Ukulele Love – 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.

Park Imperial North designed by Barry Berkus in 1961, Modernism at its Best – Park Imperial North Community Association is a community of 51 modernist condominiums designed by celebrated architect, Barry Berkus and developed by noted Palm Springs developer, Jack Meiselman.

Royal Hawaiian Estates
Royal Hawaiian Estates

Indian Trail Tour: Tres Casas Españolas – The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of three stunning 1930s Spanish Colonial Revival homes in the city’s historic Warm Sands neighborhood.

Villa Alejo, a Striking Condominium Complex Behind the Impressive Pipe Brise Soleil Screen – New to Modernism Week, the Villa Alejo Condominium Complex’s sleek midcentury profile anchors Alejo Road’s intersection with downtown Palm Springs. Come see what’s behind the concrete brise soleil!

Racquet Club Cottages West – William Cody’s 1960 Gemstone – After a 3-year hiatus, William F. Cody’s 1960 Racquet Club Cottages West has been newly restored to its original splendor.

Desert Lanai 4, A Charles Du Bois Community – Come tour Desert Lanai, an intimate condominium community designed by famed midcentury architect Charles Du Bois featuring his famous “Swiss Miss” roofline.

Sunrise Park Neighborhood Tour: Close to Everything, but Far from Ordinary – Close to everything, but far from ordinary, Sunrise Park is an eclectic collection of architectural styles that evolved over time from Atomic Ranch to late 60s mod.

sunrise park modernism week

Beyond the Gates of Seven Lakes Golf and Country Club Walking 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.

Canyon Estates Home Tour – All the homes in Canyon Estates were designed by noted architect Charles Du Bois in the late 60s, tour six of the gorgeous homes in this sprawling community, including the private clubhouse.

Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood Tour of Homes – The Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood Tour of Homes will consist of 7 homes demonstrating historical homes, midcentury & modern architecture, and midcentury interior design.

tennis neighborhood modernism week

Calypso Palms – Mardi Gras Home Tour – Celebrate Mardi Gras the Calypso Palms way while touring 10 midcentury modern unique condos.

Indian Canyons Neighborhood Home Tour – Tour the magnificent custom homes of Indian Canyons Resort designed by famous midcentury architects set among the lush fairways of the championship William Bell designed golf course.

El Rancho Vista Estates Home Tour – This Wexler and Harrison designed community with bright colors, modernist roof lines and decorative concrete block walls will transport you to sunny California of yesteryear.

Modernism Week Self-Driving Tours

Las Casas Romanticas, a Home Tour of Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture in Old Las Palmas

Encore: Sustainable Homes Tour – Tour some of the High Desert’s most sustainable homes. Learn about homes that not only generate their own power, but are doing it in style.

The 12th annual Modern Garden Tour

Signature Home Tour: Morning Tour – Modernism Week – Self-driven home tour through various neighborhoods in Palm Springs featuring several iconic architectural homes by some of the areas most noted architects.

modernism week home tour

Modernism Week Presentations

Keynote Presentation: Thom Mayne, FAIA – Modernism Week is honored to welcome architect Thom Mayne, FAIA, founding partner of Morphosis, as keynote presenter for 2023.

Charles Phoenix Supermarket SuperstarsA BIG RETRO slide show extravaganza roasting and toasting iconic brand name products that put KITSCH in your cabinet…FUN for your fridge…POP in your pantry…and SUPER in your supermarket!

Architecture Unbound: A Century of the Disruptive Avant-Garde – Joseph Giovannini coined the term Deconstructivism in the 1980s to describe the explosively complex buildings by such architecture “disruptors” as Gehry, Hadid, Eisenman, Koolhaas and Libeskind.

William Charles Tanner, the Man Who Designed Palm Springs in the 1920s – An entertaining and informative talk on William Charles Tanner.

Hollywood Cool – The John R. Hamilton Lost Photography Archive Exposed – The John R. Hamilton Lost Archive of rarely or never-seen photographs is one of the greatest collections of Hollywood photography – 100,000 photos of the most iconic celebrities from the 1940s to 1990s.

The Myth of Midcentury Modernism – Why the obsession with Midcentury Modernism? Is this 20th century design movement just another passing style? Let’s not embalm Midcentury Modernism. Instead, honor the past and move forward.
Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-75 – Michelangelo Sabatino and Susan Benjamin present Modern in the Middle, the first survey of the classic twentieth-century houses in the Chicago area that defined American Midwestern Modernism.
Modern Eclecticism: Carlo Mollino: Architect & Storyteller – With Carlo Mollino: Architect and Storyteller, Michelangelo Sabatino presents the first carefully researched and comprehensive study of Mollino’s distinctive Italian Modern Movement architecture.
The Architecture of Suspense: The Built World in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock – Christine Madrid French’s cross-over exploration of film and architecture is the first to look at buildings as a character in Hitchcock’s most popular movies and the director as an architect himself.
Donald Judd’s Architecture – in Context of 2023 – Urs Peter Flueckigerwill examines why the architectural ideas of Judd are still significant and why the context, as seen in Marfa, Texas, is fundamental for the desert climate of the American southwest.
Jack Rogers Hopkins: California Design Maverick – The world premiere of the documentary Jack Rogers Hopkins: California Design Maverick and an expert panel of design historians explore Hopkins role in the California Design Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
ISOKON and the BAUHAUS: A Century of Modernist Design – Authors Daybelge and Englund reveal the story of the Isokon, from its beginnings to the present day, and examine the work, artistic networks and legacy of the Bauhaus artists while in Britain.
A Dark, A Light, A Bright: The Designs of Dorothy Liebes – Few people wielded as much influence over the texture and color of post-war modern interiors in the United States as California designer and weaver Dorothy Liebes.
The Home of Swedish Modern – Svenskt Tenn – The incredible story of the creation of a design partnership between a young, single Swedish woman and a Viennese architect, nearly 10 years her senior, that came to epitomize Swedish Modern.
‘Showbiz Comes To The Desert’ – PS Modcom is delighted to present “ShowBiz Comes To The Desert“ featuring local luminary, historian, co-founder of PS Modcom, co-owner of Modernway with his wife Joy Ryan and preservationist extraordinaire: Courtney Newman.
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope share the NBC microphone stationed at the American Legion Post No. 519 in Palm Springs used to broadcast the Kraft Music Hall variety show. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 519
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Emergence of Global Modernism – Stuart Graff and Dr. Jennifer Gray of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation examines FLW’s pivotal role in the development of modern architectural design in the 20th century, and its relevance today.
Raymond Loewy: What a Life! – A presentation by Jacques Caussin on French-born Raymond Loewy, one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century.
raymond loewy modernism week
Nancy Sinatra – Sound & Vision – A special presentation not to miss featuring Nancy Sinatra’s music, videos, and photos from her personal archives, followed by a discussion of her impact as a trailblazer in music and fashion.
Southridge – Beyond the Gates -Susan Secoy Jensen and Steven Price show us beyond the guarded gates of Southridge, an exclusive community known for its seclusion, panoramic views, and concentration of architectural excellence.
Bob Hope residence, designed by John Lautner. 2466 Southridge Dr, Palm Springts, CA 92264. Photographed for Ann Eysenring, Partners Trust.
The Historic Burnham Artist Colony and its Future as Soho House Palm Springs – For Soho House, Architectural Resources Group’s Katie Horak and designer Tim Gleason explore the history and future of one of Palm Springs’ most culturally rich early twentieth century properties.
Beauty, Neglect, Opportunity: The Challenge of Conserving Cuba’s Modernist Heritage – Learn about Cuba’s modernist architecture, threats posed in recent decades, practical challenges of conservation, and current efforts, including US support, to preserve modernist architecture.
Retro Style on Film: Designing the Costume and Sets for “Don’t Worry Darling” – Palm Springs sets the stylish scene of the Warner Brothers psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling. The film’s Oscar and Emmy nominated designers offer an up-close look at costume and set design.

Modernism Week Films

FILM: Matt Tyrnauer’s Documentary, STUDIO 54, Takes On the Rise, Fall, and Last Days of Disco – Director Matt Tyrnauer presents this one-of-a-kind story using never-before-seen footage, period music, commentary by Ian Schrager, and recollections from regulars and staff. Q+A follows.
FILM – Back to the House of Tomorrow: A Retake on the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway – As this house undergoes restoration to its former beauty, the filmmaker restores its soul. A film by Simcha Shtull.
FILM – Our Town: The Lost TV Musical with Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint – Frank Sinatra, Eva Marie Saint, Paul Newman – released for the first time, see the newly restored film of this one-time TV event, the 1955 NBC Live Musical Telecast of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.
film out town frank sinatra modernism

Book Signing

Rational Simplicity and Rudolph de Harak: The Life and Work of a Midcentury Modernist Designer – Join Richard Poulin, author of the first major publication on Rudolph de Harak, as he gives an in-depth and definitive account of this influential midcentury modernist designer’s life and work.
Walter Gropius: Between the Bauhaus and Harvard – Walter Gropius architect, designer, and visionary founder of the Bauhaus School was one of the most influential pioneers of International Modernism.

Vintage Trailer Show

2023 Modernism Week Vintage Trailer Show – Celebrating the vintage trailer lifestyle while inspiring those who dream of channeling their inner Wanderlust spirit.

vintage trailer show modernism week

Modernism Week CAMP

CAMP is the central community and meeting place for all things Modernism Week and it’s FREE and open to the public inside the Hyatt Palm Springs. Discover new events and activities to attend, dine and sip at Cheeky’s To-Go, shop at the Destination PSP store, meet authors at book signings, explore design elements for your home, and relax and commune with fellow modernists.

If Palm Springs is the epicenter of modernism, CAMP is the epicenter of Modernism Week. Open 9 am – 5 pm

Palm Springs Modernism Show

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Preview Party for Palm Springs Modernism Show – 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.

Palm Springs Modernism Show – 125 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting vintage furniture, decor, art and jewelry reflecting all design movements of the 20th century.

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