Design lovers will find a lot of eye candy


An 18-hole golf course, a lecturer whose work shattered the glass ceiling of women architects, an exclusive tour of strange eye Interior designer Bobby Berk’s Palm Desert Estate and the lineup that celebrates Black History Month are among the new events joining the robust Modernism Week 2022 schedule from February 17-27.

For the first time during the event, visitors can tour the Shadow Mountain region of Palm Desert (with homes of Albert Frey Frey, William Krisel and Walter White), eclectic mid-century homes in Magnesia Falls Cove in Rancho Mirage, the 1960s boutique community Calypso Palms in Palm Springs, and the “Hidden Gems” of Indian Wells including the fully restored Crank-Garland House aka “The Lost Cody” originally designed for Filmore Crank and actress Beverly Garland by William F. Cody. Finally, the storefront home visit features the Spanish-style Casa Tierra in Palm Desert.

Returning favorites include Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, Modernism Show & Sale (First Weekend), Vintage Travel Trailer Show (Second Weekend), and Tours of Sunnylands, Frey House II and Iconic Homes owned by Frank Sinatra, William Holden, Kirk Douglas and Magda Gabor. The program also includes a vintage car show, garden tours, fashion-related events, walking and cycling tours, as well as a series of lectures, including a presentation on February 19 by architect Jeanne Gang. , whose new 101-story St. Regis Tower in Chicago is the tallest building in the world designed by a woman.

Modernism Week 2022 marks Black History Month on February 21 with “Stories Untold: Black Modernists in Southern California,” a three-part panel discussion on historic Palm Springs landmarks, played by Paul R. Williams by inspiring other black designers, and an outdoor art gallery and park project in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Other lectures feature Charles Phoenix (February 19), MAD Architects (February 20-21), Josh Agle, aka SHAG (February 20) and Alan Hess (February 26).

The holidays are also back. Some of the most popular include the “Love, Modernism Style” opening night (February 17) at the Indian Canyons Golf Resort clubhouse; the Modernism Show & Sale preview night (February 18) at the Palm Springs Convention Center and “Saturday Night at the Sinatra Estate” (February 19). The estate, designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1947, also hosts “A Party at Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate Celebrating Gene Kelly Through Dance” (February 26), in partnership with Nickerson-Rossi Dance and Palm Springs International Dance Festival . There will be more fun at the Retro Martini Party (February 25) at Ware Estate and The Jet Set Benefit Gala for the Palm Springs Modern Committee (February 19) at the Abernathy Residence designed by William Cody.

Modernism Week 2022 CAMP (“Community And Meeting Place”), located at the Hyatt Palm Canyon in downtown Palm Springs, offers a hub with an information desk, ticketing, theater merchandise and activations by Modernism Week sponsors. The CAMP will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free entry. modernismweek.com

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