Palm Springs Modernism Week – Feb 14-24, 2013

Palm Springs Modernism Week


Palm Springs California, one of the most attractive destinations for celebrities during Hollywood’s Golden Age, now hosts Palm Springs Modernism Week. Palm Springs is home to the Horizon Hotel, which was a popular lodging choice for Frank Sinatra and the members of the Rat Pack and Marilyn Monroe. The hotel has recently been restored to give guests the feel of timeless luxury, with state-of-the-art materials that make amenities like the saline pools and Jacuzzis even more inviting.

A number of homes in the Palm Springs area still have touches of modern mid-century architecture, and some Palm Spring residents are even having their homes built or remodeled in this style as an ode to one of the classiest eras in architectural history. Those with an affinity for the construction associated with this period in history are encouraged to attend Modernism Week.

Modernism Week is an 11-day celebration of modern architecture in the mid-century, as well of the culture of Palm Springs. Mid-century modern design was originates in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and was characterized by aesthetically pleasing traits like simple, clean lines, which are also the mark of desert modernism.

Those who attend Modernism Week can take advantage of a variety of activities and events, including architectural tours through some of Palm Springs’ most impressive buildings. Guests can also attend architectural lectures and films; Modernism Week also features an architectural symposium and a number of other educational events. And of course, there are a number of chic, fun parties for attendees to enjoy—in mid-century modern homes.

Tickets for Modernism Week 2013 will be on sale in September. Modernism Week is made possible by a host of volunteers, media professionals and sponsors. The money that is raised for the event goes toward the Modernism Week Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is for Palm Springs high school students who want to pursue a college education in the design field. This year, the Modernism Week committee will offer four renewable scholarships, as well as a double-decker architectural bus tour for the students and faculty.  The staff for Modernism Week will also provide a four-year donation to go toward the developmental phase the of the Palm Springs Art Museum Edwards Harris Center, and will continue to lend its support to like-minded architectural and preservation committees.

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