Tickets Still Available for Modernism Week Events

From PreFab Showcase to Marrakesh Country Club, there is still much to be seen

Eva Zeisel became one of the most famous industrial designers of the modern era. Her impact will be examined during a Modernism Week event.

Tickets are still available for several Palm Springs Modernism Week events as the eighth annual event hits full stride Monday.

Modernism Week events will take place in various locations throughout Palm Springs and other desert cities through Feb. 24.

For a complete list of events and to purchase tickets, visit

The following is a glimpse of some of the events still available for purchase:

Modernism Week PreFab Showcase & Modern Living Expo
10 a.m to 5 p.m. all days: Parking lot on N. Calle El Segundo between Tahquitz Canyon Way and E. Andreas Road, Palm Springs
The Modernism Week PreFab Showcase will be expanded to include several prefab structures that combine world-class architecture with green, eco-friendly, and sustainable construction. A new component of the PreFab Showcase is the Modern Living Expo, which will feature exhibitors displaying smart living ideas in a thoroughly unique environment.

The Modern Living Expo is closing out its first weekend run Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 18-19), and opens again Feb. 22-24, presenting the best in cutting-edge modern home design and everyday living. The Expo will include smart home technology, green living with a focus on the modern home.

Marrakesh Country Club Designer Showcase
Tour begins at the parking structure at the Gardens on El Paseo. Buses leave for Marrakesh Country Club every 15 minutes beginning at 10:45 a.m. The tour includes four Hollywood Regency homes with distinctive features including Pullman entries, mansard roofs, private courtyards, and back terraces. Experience the ultimate marriage of midcentury architecture and modern creativity, as some of California’s top interior designers reinterpret these classic homes.

Throwing Curves – Eva Zeisel
3 p.m. Feb. 19, Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Drive, Palm Springs. Throwing Curves explores the life and art of a brave and willful woman, who became one of the most famous industrial designers of the modern era. Working primarily in porcelain and ceramic tableware, Eva Zeisel's pioneering work introduced her trademark sensuous curves to mass-production. With more than 60-plus years in the field, Zeisel is one of the best-selling tableware designers of all time and her highly collectable designs literally changed the face of modern design.

The Bad and the Beautiful: Film Costumes of the Silver Screen Fashion Show
11 a.m. Feb. 20, Temple Isaiah, 332 W. Alejo Road, Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Historical Society presents a fashion show featuring a rare and unique look into the world of film costume design of the Golden Age of Hollywood, from the late 1920s through the early 1960s. A light brunch, champagne, coffee, and tea will be served. As a special treat, Bill Marx, son of the legendary Harpo Marx, will provide piano accompaniment.

Temple Isaiah is also offering tours of E. Stewart Williams’ 1952 hidden gem – their original sanctuary – plus a striking art display of the work of renowned Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, and a rare collection of photos and memorabilia.

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