Modernism Week Today – 02.25.17

Modernism Week’s daily dispatch announcing available tickets and last minute news.

Happy Saturday! Tickets are no longer available online for today’s events but they are available at CAMP or at the door. Remember, cash is preferred. Here’s what you need to know about Modernism Week today.


Have you missed out on a Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour or do you need a refresher? There are usually a few spaces available for walk-ups – come see us at CAMP and try your luck for a last minute spot on this signature Modernism Week experience! Swing by the Ferguson Kitchen with Thermador for free tastings with Chef Drew Davis of Catalan Mediterranean (11:15 a.m.), Chef Daniel Villanueva of Beyond Balisage (2:15 p.m.), and more. Ride a new Giulia in the Alfa Romeo Ride Along Experience and Desert Alfa Romeo will donate to Modernism Week’s scholarship program. Join SHAG for “SHAG’s Modern Exuberance” ($10) and a book signing in the Dunn-Edwards Paints booth. Finally, happy hour gets even happier at Modernism With A Twist ($45).


St. Theresa Catholic Church (1968, William F. Cody) is considered one of the architect’s “masterworks.” Get up close and personal with the master in a tour of the St. Theresa Catholic Church Main Sanctuary (free), or the iconic Historic Cody Homes (five of which are designated Historic Sites) in Rancho Mirage ($50). Hop on a bike and discover the work of William Krisel with Hot Purple Energy’s Architectural Bike Ride (free). Tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs’ last hillside development, the Chino Canyon Project ($50-$65). Other must-see residences you can tour today include The Christopher Kennedy Compound ($40), the Koerner House ($35, at 1275 Calle De Maria, Palm Springs), and Sunrise Park ($65, start at 2155 E. McManus Drive, Palm Springs).


Join Professor Jon Michael Schwarting and architect Frances Campani in a discussion about efforts to save Lawrence Kocher and Albert Frey’s 1931 Aluminaire House ($12, 1:30pm at the Annenberg Theater). Learn about George Fred Keck’s House of Tomorrow – America’s first glass house, and widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential houses in modern architectural design – in a conversation ($12, 11:30am at the Annenberg Theater) with Indiana Landmarks director Todd Zeiger. Don’t forget to swing by the Ace Hotel for a free design symposium with Studio VV6.


Hear Daniell Cornell, PhD, The Donna and Cargill MacMillan Jr., Director of Art at Palm Springs Art Museum, share a sneak peek of the Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey” ($12). Discover a diverse collection of trailers, buses, motorhomes and vintage tow vehicles at the Vintage Travel Trailer Show ($10-$20). Celebrate the legacy of Desert Modernists at the “FAST FORWARD: Architecture of William F. Cody” ($10) and “E. Stewart Williams, Architect : A Palm Springs Modern Master” (free) exhibitions.


SHAG The Store will be opening up their gallery with SHAG’s Early Evening Architectural Themed Print Party (free). Then hang with SHAG himself at the Pinball Fever Party ($125), unlimited free play on 700+ vintage pinball machines, along with food and drink featuring Sailor Jerry Rum cocktails. Another Modernism Week celebrity, Charles Phoenix will be cutting the cake at Palm Springs Modern Committee’s party, Cake & Cocktails at The Monkey Tree Hotel ($50). Enjoy an enchanted evening under the stars and moon (Moon River that is!) during Cocktails at Tiffany’s ($150). Tickets for each of these events will be available at the door.

Photo credit: Jake Holt