Just in from Palm Springs Modernism Week -- A Stunning Lecture Series

Posted By: Barbara Beckley Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hey modernism fans, I’ve got exciting news about the upcoming 2012 Palm Springs Modernism Week, February 16 – 26, 2012. In addition to fabulous tours of Palm Springs’ legendary mid-century homes (Palm Springs is the world capital of mid-century modern architecture), you can learn the insider info about Palm Springs’ modernism movement and history during Modernism Week’s stunning Architecture, Preservation and Design Lecture Series.  

 

Here’s a sampling of the just-released line-up of enlightening topics and experts who will be participating. (Be sure to check www.modernismweek.com for dates, times and details for these exciting lectures and be sure to get your tickets early before they sell-out.)

 

Thursday, February 16

 

SUNNYLANDS GOLF:  

PLAYING THROUGH THE YEARS                 

Tim Jackson and David Kahn

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Rancho Mirage City Library  

 

Saturday, February 18

 

POOLS, PATIOS, AND BBQS RETRO SLIDE SHOW

Charles Phoenix

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Theater  

  

ALEXANDER GIRARD, WHEN MODERN EXPLODED WITH COLOR, PATTERN, PRIMITIVE, AND POP

Brad Dunning

2:30 p.m.
Hilton Hotel  

  

LIVE, LOVE, & DECORATE

Martyn Lawrence Bullard

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Lecture
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.   

No-host cocktail reception and book signing
Hilton Hotel  

  

Sunday, February 19

  

CALIFORNIA DESIGN, 1930-1965:

LIVING IN A MODERN WAY   

Wendy Kaplan

10:30 a.m.
Hilton Hotel  

  

Monday, February 20

 

WILLIAM HAINES: A LEGACY OF TASTE & STYLE,

THE SUNNYLANDS YEARS

Jean Mathison & Patrick Dragonette

2:30 p.m.
Hilton Hotel    

  

Tuesday, February 21

  

Lecture & Lunch

PAUL REVERE WILLIAMS:  

ARCHITECT TO THE STARS

Leslie Luebbers

Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Spencer's Restaurant, Bougainvillea Room  

 

ALBERT FREY

Bill Butler

2:00 p.m.
Palm Springs Art Museum, Lecture Hall  

 

PRESERVING EICHLER HOUSES

Alan Hess and Susan Secoy Jensen

2:30 p.m.
Hilton Hotel  

 

Wednesday, February 22

  

LOST, SAVED AND ENDANGERED

Gary Johns

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Palm Springs Women's Club   

 

COLOR + MODERNISM

Paul Aferiat and Peter Stamberg

10:30 a.m.
Hilton Hotel 

  

ALBERT FREY

Bill Butler

2:00 p.m.

Palm Springs Art Museum, Lecture Hall   

  

Thursday, February 23

  

A SPECIFIC MODERNISM FOR  

THE 21ST CENTURY

Patrick Tighe, AIA

Spencer's Restaurant, Bougainvillea Room

2:30 p.m.  

  

Saturday, February 25

  

Symposium, Lunch, Tour and Reception

CONSERVING MODERNISM: CELEBRATING

SUNNYLANDS AND A. QUINCY JONES

Panel of Lecturers   

Symposium + Lunch 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

Tour + Reception: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

Comments:

  • Robert Macon Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:38 AM

    Really looking forward to modernism week.

  • eddiejag@aol.com Sunday, January 15, 2012 15:30 PM

    Could you plesse tell me when the tours of the homes will be? I read that there is an event in which you can tour the former homes of Frank Sinatra & other famous people during a particular week. I don't know where to find the information. Thanks

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