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Frame of Mind

Modernism Week Fall Preview’s Framed Spaces Tour provides architectural, artistic, and aesthetic views everywhere you look.

Lydia Kremer Modernism

There is no such thing as a single view on this tour. It’s multiple views. With seven homes mapped for a self-driving tour through Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, a new event added to the Modernism Week Fall Preview lineup promises to fill your camera roll with unusual views and Instagram-worthy snapshots exuding all things mod. The Framed Spaces Home

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Into the Frey

Inseparable from its architects, a historic home blushes pink and turns heads.

Lisa Marie Hart Modernism, Valley

There is little remarkable about an established interior designer buying an architecturally significant home. It happens all the time. In this case, however, we’re talking about Atlanta-based Bill Stewart, who in 2016 purchased a Old Las Palmas estate and teed up a seven-month renovation. He added subtle, modern updates to the 1964 structure. Original plans by Albert Frey and Robson

kirk douglas

The Home of Spartacus

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to peek inside one of Palm Springs’ most famed celebrity digs — the Kirk Douglas House — during Modernism Week Fall Preview.

Lydia Kremer Modernism

Joel Douglas remembers the gate behind his parents’ home in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. It connected to the home of Dinah Shore. “It was a terrific place to live; we had so many friends who were neighbors — Dean Martin, Sidney Sheldon lived next door, and Dinah Shore’s house was behind us,” Douglas says. “We had

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Step Back to 1964

A new Modernism Week Fall Preview event celebrates a cul-de-sac of Krisel homes, plus vintage cars.

Lydia Kremer Modernism

Modernism Week is all about nostalgia, so it’s no surprise that one of its new counterpart events during Modernism Week Fall Preview in October aims to take its audience back to 1964. Newly expanded this year, Fall Preview offers four days of teaser events (Oct. 19-22) to whet the modernist appetite before the 11-day international architectural festival hits town in

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Nearly 100,000 Attend Modernism Week 2017

Modernism Show & Sale also enjoys attendance increase from last year.

Site Staff Modernism

Attendance at February’s Modernism Week increased by 25 percent over a year ago with an estimated 97,000 attendees, according to event officials. Celebrating midcentury modern design, architecture, art, and culture in Palm Springs, the 11-day festival generated an estimated $35.5 million in revenue for area hotels, shops, restaurants, and other local businesses from Palm Springs to Indian Wells and beyond. In addition, $1.3 million of the


House of Tomorrow

Modernism Week tour helps raise funds to restore George Fred Keck’s design from the early 1930s.

Site Staff Modernism

The Chicago connection is alive and well in Greater Palm Springs. A Modernism Week tour of two midcentury homes will help fundraise the restoration of the House of Tomorrow, which was designed by George Fred Keck and constructed for the 1933-34 Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago. The restoration is a partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation

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Architectural Match

Ned Sawyer's favorite styles of architecture turned out to be exactly what Al Beadle designed. Their 35-year work history came into play in bringing one of his late friend's designs alive at Chino Canyon Project.

Site Staff Modernism

Ned Sawyer carried very specific ideas when it came to what styles of architecture he favored. “There are three houses that describe my aesthetic,” Sawyer recalls a conversation from his freshman year in the 1960s at Arizona State University in Tempe. “A steel house over a wash, a triad that is similar, and another that I don’t know why I

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Modernism Forms Youthful Roots

St. Theresa School students in Palm Springs share their architectural enthusiasm through models, art, and glazed tiles.

Site Staff Modernism

Students at St. Theresa School in Palm Springs recognize they are part of the city’s rich architectural history. Each year, students make the city’s architectural heritage come alive through artful interpretations of famous architectural buildings and homes in Palm Springs. They will be on display during a free event open to the public from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb,.

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Spotlight on Midcentury

"Modern on the Market" spotlights midcentury architecture that defines the Greater Palm Springs real estate market with an Open House weekend of homes.

Site Staff Modernism, Real Estate

“Modern on the Market,” set for Feb. 18-19, puts the spotlight on midcentury architecture that defines the Greater Palm Springs real estate market with an Open House weekend of homes. Open house hours are 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Feb. 18 in Palm Springs, and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La

Palm Springs Modernists Exhibition

Growing Up Midcentury

Three artists raised in Palm Springs discuss the influence of midcentury architecture on their artworks.

Julie Pendray Arts & Entertainment, Modernism

Rock ’n’ roll album covers and fantastical scenes with photorealistic people. Photographic impressions of the stark isolation of abandoned drive-in movie theaters amid tumbleweeds. Canvases of serene hues of desert canyons before dusk. What do they have in common? They are the work of three very different internationally acclaimed Palm Springs artists who will unite to pay homage to their