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February 2020

Modernism Week – Celebrating Midcentury Modern Design & Architecture

February 13 - February 23
Eisenhower Medical Center., 39000 Bob Hope Dr, CA
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Modernism Week’s cool, iconic, modern February festival is an exciting 11-day celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. Events include the Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes, architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, a world-class lecture and film series, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, a Palm Springs Walk of Starsdedication for architect Richard Harrison, vintage fashion, classic cars, garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and Modern Giants – a celebration of the area’s largest collection of midcentury modern commercial buildings…

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California Modern: Albert Frey’s The Cree House Modernism Week 2020

February 13 - February 24
BMW dealer in Palm Springs CA, 3737 E Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs,, 92264 United States
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$45

Other than his own home, this is Albert Frey’s most intact residential work. It was commissioned by a prominent desert family at a time when little if anything had been built nearby. Since the early 1970s, it has been owned by a single family and thus, has quietly existed on its hilltop perch overlooking the desert floor, largely forgotten and rarely seen by the public. Throughout the past 24 months, the owner has meticulously preserved and restored the house to…

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Nod to Mod

February 13 @ 8:00 am - February 22 @ 5:00 pm PST
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$195

Nod to Mod Modernism Week 2020 NOD TO MOD - A midcentury, interactive culinary experience. $195 (3 hrs)   Don’t miss NOD TO MOD – a fantastic immersive midcentury modern dining experience produced by PS UNDERGROUND. NOD TO MOD combines a sumptuous five-course retro-inspired dinner accompanied by an interactive midcentury musical extravaganza that infuses classic music with a contemporary twist.   Bubbles will flow at a Champagne reception on the patio as guests from around the world mingle in anticipation…

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Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955

February 13 @ 10:00 am - February 23 @ 4:00 pm PST
Welwood Murray Memorial Library, Cornelia White Community Room, 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$10

1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time featuring a dozen different patterns of Midcentury Modern dinnerware. $10 (Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) 1 time at 10:00 AM

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Walker Guest House Replica Tour

February 13 @ 10:00 am - February 23 @ 4:00 pm PST
The Pit west of The Rowan Hotel, 100 W Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$10

A full-scale replica of architect Paul Rudolph's 1952 Walker Guest House has been relocated and reconstructed by Palm Springs Modern Committee, and is on loan from Sarasota Architectural Foundation. $10 (15 min)

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Palm Springs Modernism Show & 20 Year Jubilee in February

February 14 @ 8:00 am - February 17 @ 5:00 pm PST
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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All Facts About The Palm Springs Modernism Show & 20 Year Jubilee in February Time To Celebrate. Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale 2020. Show & Sale will offer Important 20th and 21st Century Furniture and Art Objects and Design Expo will offer Cutting-edge Modern Design and Technology at the most during Modernism Week. Modernism Week. The 20th annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale is coming to the Palm Springs Convention Center February 14-17, 2020. Held in conjunction with Modernism Week,…

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Modernism Week Showcase Home Tour: Gillman Residence Modernism Week 2020

February 14 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 3:00 pm PST
$40

  Described as one of Herbert Burns’ “more lavish homes,” this Late Moderne-style 1948 home of Dr. and Mrs. Gillman in Little Tuscany has been expertly restored for Modernism Week 2020. $40 (30 min)   Architectural aficionados of Herbert Burns’ trademark work in several apartment hotels including the Hideaway (originally the Town & Desert), Holiday House, and the Orbit In won’t want to miss this year’s Modernism Week Showcase Home: The Gillman Residence. This 1948 home of Dr. and Mrs.…

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The Chalet Palms Experience, Barry Berkus’ Vision for Community Living Home Tour Modernism Week 2020 On tour for the first time, a time capsule of midcentury architecture, Chalet Palms in Rancho Mirage invites you to send a Valentine to Barry Berkus! $50 (1 hr)

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
71653 Sahara Rd, Rancho Mirage, 71553 Sahara Rd.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States
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$50

This striking experiment in seasonal desert living has never before been open to the public. Architect Barry Berkus envisioned a small condo community that guarded privacy while celebrating communal living.   Guests of this special "Valentine to Barry Barkus" tour will have the opportunity to select a vintage Valentine which they can then enter it into a raffle drawing for a romantic dinner for two at Acqua California Bistro nearby at The River. Also, each guest receives a 60s retro…

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Renaissance of Urban Public Space: Halprin’s Portland Open Space Sequence Modernism Week 2020

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST
Modernism Week CAMP Theater, 575 N Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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$12

The Halprin Landscape Conservancy’s recently celebrated restoration of the Portland Open Space Sequence and its impact on the emerging Fountain District is the subject of this presentation. $12 (1 hr) As the first park conservancy focused on the stewardship of a collection of Modernist landscapes, the Halprin Landscape Conservancy (HLC) recently celebrated the transformation of the Portland Open Space Sequence to its original glory. The Conservancy made its presence known with the memorable and enormously successful, City Dance of Lawrence and Anna Halprin, a NEA American…

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The Legacy of the Alexander Construction Company in Palm Springs

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST
Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Modernism Week 2020     he Alexander Construction Company, founded by George Alexander and his son, Robert Alexander, had an enormous impact on the residential development of Palm Springs from 1956 to 1965. After proving to his father, with the success of a small development in Los Angeles, that there was an untapped market for moderately priced modern homes, the Alexander Construction Company began to purchase empty desert land in Palm Springs. They hired talented architects versed in the modern…

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