Modernism Week Palm Springs - FALL PREVIEW 2018
The Paul Kaplan Group Welcomes Modernism Week fans back to Palm Springs this weekend.
October 18-21, 2018
Events for Fall Preview are now on sale.
Modernism Week Fall Preview kicks off in Palm Springs, October 18, offering attendees a three-day taste of the annual 11-day festival held in Palm Springs each February. The preview weekend features a number of great activities and events, including double decker bus architectural tours; walking neighborhood tours; lectures and film screenings; cocktail parties; and the weekend-long Modernism Show & Sale held at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Order early for the best available tickets. We’ve rounded up some picks for you to check out! Just click on each for a direct link to the event details and tickets, but don’t wait too long because events do tend to sell out. Be sure to also check back at ModernismWeek.com when the tickets for February’s main event go on sale!
The Modern Heritage Home Tour
Seven properties, seven unique examples of Desert Modernism and one incredible tour. Hop in your car and join us as we explore the midcentury masters and beyond. $150 (240 min)
4 times from Oct 20, 2018, 12:30 pm to Oct 20, 2018, 2:00 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Reception, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
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. $110
4 times from Oct 18, 2018, 8:30 am to Oct 21, 2018, 8:30 am
Category: Guided, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior)
Golden Era of Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas
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. $35 (150 min)
4 times from Oct 18, 2018, 9:00 am to Oct 21, 2018, 9:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Neighborhood), Tour (Walking), Palm Springs Historical Society
Indian Wells Celebrates Moroccan Midcentury Modern
Learn about the beautiful renovation of the Sands Hotel & Spa in Indian Wells and tour this architectural gem from the 1950’s, reimagined in 2018 by famed interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
1 times from Oct 19, 2018, 2:00 pm to Oct 19, 2018, 2:00 pm
Category: @Indian Wells, Hors d'oeuvres, Presentation, Reception, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Frey House II Tours
Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Council, these 40 -minute docent-led tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. $60 (40 min)
33 times from Oct 19, 2018, 9:00 am to Oct 21, 2018, 4:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Bus), Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Art Museum
Steel x Three Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of three of the iconic Steel Development Houses (Steel #1, #2 & #4) designed by the architectural firm of Wexler & Harrison in 1962. $55
6 times from Oct 20, 2018, 10:00 am to Oct 20, 2018, 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)
Fall Preview Architectural Bike Ride
Come celebrate the architecture of Palm Springs by participating in Hot Purple Energy’s annual “architectural tour,” a group bike excursion through several neighborhoods that contain midcentury homes.
1 times from Oct 20, 2018, 10:00 am to Oct 20, 2018, 10:00 am
Category: @Palm Springs, Guided, Self-guided, Tour (Bike), Free
Frank Sinatra's “Twin Palms” Estate Tour
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of Frank Sinatra's beautiful "Twin Palms" estate, designed by modernist architect E. Stewart Williams in 1947. $40 (30 min)
6 times from Oct 18, 2018, 10:00 am to Oct 18, 2018, 12:30 pm
Category: @Palm Springs, Self-guided, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
From their new book Concrete Screen Block: The Power of Pattern, authors Ron & Barbara Marshall will present an informative lecture on a fascinating, yet under-appreciated, building material.
1 times from Oct 21, 2018, 11:00 am to Oct 21, 2018, 11:00 am
Category: Talk, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Free
Tour iconic mid-century houses currently available for sale on Saturday and Sunday, hosted by The Paul Kaplan Group, local architectural real estate specialists. The week before Modernism Week Fall Preview, CLICK HERE for schedules and addresses.