Palm Springs is well known as a treasure trove of “Mid Century” architecture. Some of the most stunning examples are sprinkled throughout the valley with the biggest concentration being right here in Palm Springs proper. There is even a famous coffee table book called Palm Springs Weekend that celebrates these architectural treasures in our Desert.
Two Upcoming events will celebrate this important part of the History of Palm Springs. With everything from an exhibition/sale at the convention center to movies about the architects and their creations to home tours. Certainly not to be missed for those interested in this unique bit of architectural history.
The first event is the Donald Wexler Weekend. This will take place January 22-24th and celebrate the work of this singular architect. His local contributions include The Palm Springs Airport and Larson Justice center in Indio. This event will be part of the famed architects 84th birthday celebration.
Films, home tours, lectures and parties will make for an exciting weekend. For tickets adn more information on this event be sure to visit www.pspreservationfoundation.org.
The second not to be missed Modernism Event is called Modernism Week. This week long celebration of of Mid Century style and architecture takes place February 12-21, 2010. Tickets and info can be found at www.modernismweek.com
This is the 5th year for Modernism Week and it is reported to be bigger and better than ever!
There are 25 events scheduled with a mixture of shows, tours, films, lectures and auctions .
The activities will be held in various venues throughout the City of Palm Springs.
This year the popular architecture tours which, in the past, have been sell-outs will be offered on additional days in response to the demand.