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Palm Springs Modernism Week Part 5

Museums, artwork, lectures oh my! Palm Springs Modernism week is almost halfway through so go while you still have the chance. 
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Tuesday February 21st Schedule 

Frey House II Tours

These 45-minute guided tours are a rare opportunity to see the residence of modernist architect Albert Frey. A limited number will enjoy this unique experience and gain insight into this modern master’s architectural sensibility. A shuttle van will transport participants from the Museum to Frey II.

Cost: $50 (last tour of the day, $100, includes cocktail party) 
 8:30 am - 5 pm
Palm Springs Art Museum (Van shuttle from North Parking Lot)

101 Museum Drive
, Palm Springs, CA
, For tickets call (760) 325-4490.
(Museum box office open 10-5, closed Monday)

Photo Credit: Frey House II, Palm Springs, California, Albert Frey architect. 1963-64. 
Photograph by Dan Chavkin.

Palm Springs Historical Society Museums Free Day

Palm Springs Historical Society Museums, the McCallum Adobe and the Cornelia White House, located in The Village Green, will be open for a “free day" to welcome attendees of Modernism Week and the general public.

Cost: Free
When: 10 am-4 pm
Where: McCallum Adobe, 221 S. Palm Canyon Drive

Design Lecture Series: War and Peace: 
The California Design Dividend 
Lecture by Bill Stern, Executive Director, Museum of California Design

California’s designers confronted the material shortages of the post-World War ll period by developing a pared-down aesthetic which drew on locally available materials and required minimal investment. The result was many start-up companies producing distinctive household products in what we now call Mid-Century Modern style. Illustrated with examples by Charles and Ray Eames, Luther Conover, Dorothy Schindele, Greta Magnusson Grossman and Van Keppel and Green.

Cost: $10 - unlimited seating available
When: 10:30 am
Where: Riviera Palm Springs,1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., 
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Charles and Ray Eames working on a model for the exhibition Mathematica, 1960; 
Photo courtesy: The Eames Office

Lecture by Bill Butler on Albert Frey

The focus of the lecture is on Frey’s life and work before his arrival in Palm Springs. Looking at his experiences in New York and in Europe provides a new perspective from which to view his projects here in the desert.

Cost: $10 per person includes admission to the Museum (lectures are NOT included with Frey II Tour admission, limited seating)
When: 2 pm 
Where: Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive , Palm Springs, CA 92262, (760) 325-4490 (Museum box office open 10-5, closed Monday)

The Architecture and Design Film Series in Partnership with Design Onscreen: Desert Holiday

Desert Holiday, (2008, 52 minutes) This is the story of Palm Springs in its golden years, a city that had it all, including fabulous fly-in hotels, marvellous mid-century Modern architecture, Hollywood stars, and a swinging nightlife. Through vintage photographs and postcards, this humorous and informative film recalls this famous resort from the beginning of the 20th century through the 1960s. Director Peter Moruzzi in person for Q&A after "Desert Holiday" screening.

Visit Design Onscreen, a non-profit foundation dedicated to producing, distributing and preserving high-quality films on architecture and design.

Cost: $10 - unlimited seating available
When: 2:30 pm
Where: Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

The Architecture and Design Film Series in Partnership with Design On screen: Space Land and Time: 
Underground Adventures with ANT FARM

Most recognized for the iconic Texas land-art piece, Cadillac Ranch, the 1970s art/architecture collective Ant Farm questioned the boundaries of architecture and everything else in the process. This is the first film, (2010, Directors Laura Harrison and Elizabeth Federici, 78 minutes) to delve into the work of these renegade explorers in both architecture and performance art. Radical architects, video pioneers, and mordantly funny cultural commentators, the Ant Farmers created a body of deeply subversive work that presaged today’s cultural landscape. Director Beth Federici in-person for Q&A after the film!
Visit Design Onscreen, a non-profit foundation dedicated to producing, distributing and preserving high-quality films on architecture and design.

Cost: $10 - unlimited seating available
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262


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