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Struggling to choose between Modernism Week events? When it comes to tours, exhibits, seminars—and, let’s be real, parties—the seemingly endless options can make decisions difficult.
Not to fear! We’ve rounded up 8 must-see Modernism Week events that are too good to miss. We’ll see you there!Courtesy of Modernism Week
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All proceeds from this tour benefit The Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of Desert Modern architecture and design. This is accomplished through education, advocacy for threatened buildings, promotion of heritage tourism, and the celebration of successes in preservation and adaptive reuse.
Event dates: Open February 14th – 24thCourtesy of Modernism Week
3 of 9Join Atomic Ranch for a thought-provoking discussion moderated by real estate specialist TJ Pierce on the preservation, impact and long-term importance of Midcentury Modern architecture.
Event dates: February 16th
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Melissa Riche, author of Mod Mirage, the first book to detail the midcentury architecture of Rancho Mirage, shows how the city was transformed into an oasis of influence and important architecture.
Event date: February 15thCourtesy of Modernism Week
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Celebrate Modernism poolside with the world-famous Aqualillies, performing their signature blend of dance, synchronized swimming and breathtaking water ballet set to a soundtrack of 1950s remixes.
Event dates: February 15th – 19thCourtesy of Modernism Week
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Atomic Ranch is bringing it back by popular demand—and it’s even better! Come dip your toes in the pool and enjoy a refreshing cocktail—all while being let in on the design secrets behind one of Palm Springs’ most stylish pads.
Event dates: February 16thCourtesy of H3K
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Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a overview of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.
Event dates: Limited availability remaining,February 18th – 24thCourtesy of Modernism Week
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Explore the private oasis of classic, midcentury “desert modernism” style established by architect William F. Cody.
In 2013, the Villas received the prestigious Palm Springs Historic District Designation. Today, the Villas retain their appearance and footprints, with the 54 Cottages reimagined as 37 private homes. With mountain views at each turn, enjoy wandering along pathways and streams through lush ground designed by noted landscape architect Phil Shipley. As you arrive at each open home, we hope you appreciate Cody’s masterful use of proportion and deft combination of exposed beams and glass. Distinct interpretations of midcentury modern styles are found inside.
Proceeds from Modernism Week 2019 will return the Villas to their original color, and restore the common area windows, pergola and signature Racquet Club “tennis net” shadow blocks. We thank you for your support and welcome your visit.
Event date: February 17thCourtesy of Atomic Ranch
9 of 9Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert Frey.
Event dates: February 14th – 24thCourtesy of Modernism Week