Modernism Week Arrives
Celebrate Past Genius and Futuristic Design
At the north end of Palm Springs resides seven all-steel Alexander homes by architect Donald Wexler, including the 1962 folded-roofed model shown here.
The 1940s through 1960s marked a defining era in American style and architecture. During this time, midcentury modern, known for its sleek lines and minimalist aesthetic, became a staple in design that remains popular to this day. Modernism Week (Feb. 14-24) celebrates the works of visionaries like Richard Neutra, Paul Williams, and Albert Frey to name a few. Participate in lectures, educational events, and parties that will be held within Palm Springs. Enjoy tours of private residences in places such as William Cody Glass House, commercial buildings, and architectural gems favored by those who admire the midcentury modern movement.
Can’t-Miss Events of Modernism Week 2013
Can’t decide which Modernism Week event you want to experience first? Check out some of our favorites:
1 - Illuminated Modern Official Opening Ceremony and Reception
Check in at Birba Restaurant to attend the official opening ceremony and reception for Modernism Week. The event kicks off Feb. 14. at 4 p.m. 622 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. Pre-registration is required. www.modernismweek.com
2 - Modernism Show Preview Reception
Get your sneak peek at the 13th annual Modernism Show before the rest of the enthusiasts do. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. The event kicks off Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. Palm Springs Convention Center, 277, N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs. www.modernismweek.com
3 - Marrakesh Country Club Designer Showcase
Marrakesh Country Club is known as “The Jewel of the Desert.” Experience its beauty for yourself from Feb. 15-24. Please note: no pets or children under 16 are permitted. 45374 Larkspur Lane, Palm Desert. www.modernismweek.com
Marrakesh Country Club