Fall Preview: Palm Springs Modernism


Finally, some of the most exciting events are returning post-pandemic including the highly-anticipated Palm Springs Modernism Week fall preview, opening tomorrow and running through the weekend. From guided tours of the desert’s most significant homes, to in-depth talks on mid-century design and the annual Modernism Sale, it’s a great reason to head to the desert for a little fun and sun. Here are a few of our must-attend events:

Palm Springs Modernism Show and Sale
The 7th annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale—Fall Edition, held during Modernism Week’s Fall Preview, will feature two new events for attendees. Presenting Sponsor Engaged Media, LLC will offer a book signing of their newest book, Atomic Ranch: Remodeled Marvels and exhibitor George Billis Gallery will offer a chance to meet artist Danny Heller, whose works will be on display in the galley’s booth. The Show & Sale, which runs October 15-17, will be held in Oasis 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, located at 277 North Avenida Caballeros in Palm Springs, California, and is a more intimate version of the annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale held in February.

The Frey House. Photo courtesy of Modernism Week.

Frey House II Tour + Museum Day Pass – Hosted by Palm Springs Art Museum, these 30-minute self-guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey.

Heart of the City – Women Built this Town – Walk through the heart of downtown in a new light as you learn about the forward thinking women who built this town and the midcentury architects whose Modernist vision launched this alluring oasis.

Twin Palms Estate. Photo courtesy of Modernism Week.

Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” Estate Tour – The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation will host a tour of Frank Sinatra’s storied “Twin Palms” estate, designed by modernist architect E. Stewart Williams in 1947.

For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit: modernismweek.com

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