Modernism Week 2020
Feb. 13 – 23
Modernism Week is a 10 day signature event that 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 to buy tickets and for a full listing.
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 mid-century architectural treasures of Palm Springs.
Neighborhood Tours - Many Coachella Valley neighborhoods organize tours of their homes that showcase significant or iconic architecture. These self-driving or walkable tours typically feature 5 – 8 homes and are produced by neighborhood organizations. Tours feature home interiors and landscapes.
Featured Home - Each year Modernism Week offers exclusive tours of Featured Homes. Chosen for their architecture, interiors, gardens and grounds, these Featured Homes feature significant architecture and have been recently remodeled, restored, or newly-constructed by partner companies.
Signature Homes - Each year Modernism Week carefully curates between 5-7 homes that represent a myriad of iconic architectural homes by some of the area’s most noted architects. Chosen for their architecture, interiors, gardens and grounds, the homes epitomize what makes life and architecture in Palm Springs and the desert so unique. This tour explores different neighborhoods and features a variety of architectural styles, including midcentury modern, Desert Contemporary, and “New-Century” Modern.
Showcase Home - Modernism Week profiles one chosen significant home, over the course of our event and presents it as a Showcase House. These beautifully decorated homes are selected because they also represent some of the best restorations in Palm Springs.
Walking Tours - Palm Springs Historical Society has several docent guided walking tours available during Fall Preview and Modernism Week. Stroll through pristine midcentury neighborhoods and business districts and learn about a collection of elegant modernist homes or significant commercial buildings, designed by the desert’s most revered architects.
Biking Tours - These self-guided bike tours take you through some of Palm Springs significant mid-century neighborhoods. This is a great family event.
Modernism Show & Sale
Celebrate the opening of the 19th Annual Modernism Show & Sale at the biggest party of Modernism Week.