Modernism Week 2019 Tickets on Sale Now

Feb. 14 – 24, 2019

Posted By: Friday, November 02, 2018

This 10 day signature event focuses on mid-century modern design and architecture that makes Palm Springs so unique. Over 75 events including Palm Springs Modernism Show at the Convention Center; Frey II House Tours, Double Decker Bus Tours, films, lectures, interior design tours, swanky parties and other special events. 

Here is a quick look at some of the events. Go to Modernism Week for a full listing.

Double Decker Bus Tour

Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
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.

Modernism Week Featured Home - Green Gables
Designed by Palmer-Krisel & built in 1958, this original 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home has been completely renovated by H3K Design. The house sits at the gateway to the Twin Palms development.

The Forgotten Frey: The Cree House
Be among the first to experience this meticulously preserved hillside home, one of the two most intact residences by architect Albert.

Forgotten Frey House

Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood the Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek Midcentury Modern designs by the renowned E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler and William Cody. 

Celebrity Haven the Tennis Club Neighborhood
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.


Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood the Movie Colony
This tour affords a visual feast blending classic Spanish Colonial Revival with the sleek Midcentury Modern designs by the renowned E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler and William Cody. 

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. 

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Desert X Modernism Week Tour
The Desert X tours offered during Modernism Week are special. They will highlight those art works inspired by architecture and modernism and will end with a drink at sunset at one of the sites. 

NOD TO MOD a dinner event by PS UNDERGROUND
NOD TO MOD is back with a brand-new show! This popular dinner event will feature the diverse food, music, movies, TV shows and commercials from the era with a fun and unique twist. 

Mod With A TWIST - CULTURE
Mod With a TWIST is the perfect blend of Modernism Week social and learning events. Grab a Happy Hour beverage from the bar and settle in for an entirely different take on mid-mod madness.

Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour
The Illuminated Modern Bus Tour provides guests with a 1 hour evening view of the most significant midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs.

Preview Party at the 19th Annual Modernism Show & Sale
Celebrate the opening of the 19th Annual Modernism Show & Sale at the biggest party of Modernism Week.

Modernism Show

Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
The inspiration returns! Named by The Hollywood Reporter as the “#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week”!

Christopher Kennedy Compound

Sacred Spaces - Architecture BUS Tour of Midcentury Modern Sacred Spaces
Bus tour of inspiring architectural works from midcentury masters Albert Frey, William Cody, Hal Whittemore, Lawrence Lapham, Michael Black, Laszlo Sandor & others

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Charles Phoenix: ALOHALAND
Live Slide Show Performance Celebrating Hawaii in the 1950s & 60s.

Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale
85 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting vintage furniture, decor, art and jewelry reflecting all design movements of the 20th century. Ticket includes entry into the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo.

Everything You Don't Know about Modern California Architecture Presented by Alan Hess
Alan Hess will discuss unheralded architects, a surprising range of innovations, and hidden creative trends that tell a new story about the California’s enormous contributions to Modern architecture.

Red Carpet Gala: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
Be among the first to experience Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound as you join television stars and design leaders for an exclusive Red Carpet Gala. 

Christopher Kennedy Compound
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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. 

Modernism Week Featured Home - La Vie en Rose
Interior designer Christopher Kennedy debuts a spectacular renovation of a quintessential midcentury property. This 1958 home is in posh Vista Las Palmas and backs up to the San Jacinto mountains. 

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