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The Modern Tour

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Join Michael Stern, The Modern Tour owner and author of the Rizzoli publication “Julius Shulman: Palm Springs”, as he escorts you on a private tour of Palm Springs’ amazing collection of midcentury modern architecture. His new book, “Hollywood Modern” was recently released and focuses on the relationship between celebrities and works of an extremely high architectural caliber, all done in the modern style. It is the oldest architectural tour in Palm Springs.

View the work of Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Donald Wexler, Albert Frey and William Cody. Celebrity homes include Frank Sinatra, William Holden, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford and numerous others.

Private, residential interiors of some of Palm Springs most fabulous homes are featured on the tours. Tour parties will be in separate vehicles (guests’ own vehicles, or we can arrange luxury transportation for an additional fee) with two-way audio communication between the tour guide, who will lead the tours, to all parties.

Corporate and group tours are a specialty of The Modern Tour.  Tours have been done for as many as 150 guests, as well as groups of 10.  Some of the corporate clients include Nike, Amazon, NBC, Cadillac, The Getty, YPO, Louis Vuitton, Volkswagen, Dior, Buick, Ligne Roset, Loro Piana and many others.  Many group tours are done in coordination with conferences in the area for both participants and spouses.

The Modern Tour is the official tour of the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture + Design Center! A portion of all fees supports the mission of the Center. To date, over $200,000 has been donated to the Architecture + Design Center.

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