Set for Oct. 17-20, Modernism Week Fall Preview features a curated experience of more than 50 tours, lectures, parties and more spread over 4 days. Look for new and unique activities, returning favorites, and events that will also be offered during the annual 11-day Modernism Week festival in February 2020.

According to an article from Palm Springs Life Magazine, highlights of Modernism Week Fall Preview 2019 include:

• Tours of the newly revitalized Cree House, the Modernism Week Featured Home: Axiom Desert House, The Essentials of Palm Springs ONE-PS Home Tour, the popular Cul-de-Sac Experience neighborhood tour, and the Give Me Shelter home tour across six neighborhoods

• Opening Night Party and Early Buying Preview Reception at the Modernism Show & Sale at the Palm Springs Convention Center

• Tours of the iconic desert hideaway Hotel Lautner

• Nod to Mod, a nightly evening music and dining experience produced by PS Underground, a talk by Atomic Ranch called “Smart Remodeling + How to be a Good Modernist Neighbor,” and the Best of Mod with a Twist

• Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, including the Charles Phoenix Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour, architectural walking tours of the city, and tours of Sunnylands Historic House, Frey House II, and Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” Estate.

In addition, midcentury modern architect Hugh Kaptur will be honored with four events during Fall Preview, including “Recognizing Modernist Architect Hugh Michael Kaptur” at Kaptur Plaza,; a free tour of the newly refurbished Kaptur-designed Palm Springs Fire Station No. 4 in South Palm Springs; tours of the John & Bessie Macy Residence, designed by Kaptur in 1961, and a talk called “The Architecture of Hugh Michael Kaptur.” These events are produced by the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, one of the founding partners of Modernism Week.

Modernism Week’s signature 11-day festival will take place Feb. 13-23, 2020. Tickets for this event will be available Nov. 1 at noon PST. To receive updates, and purchase tickets, please visit: 

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