Escape to sunny California with 2022 Palm Springs Modernism Week’s preview
The traditional autumn preview of the annual Palm Springs Modernism Week is upon us, with some 50 events that offer a taster of what’s to come when the real thing hits, in February 2022
Has the weather turned grey, making you long for summer? The Palm Springs Modernism Week Fall Preview (running 14 – 17 October 2021 with some 50 events) is here to remedy that, offering a glimpse of what might be on offer during the annual architectural festival in the West Coast of America. Desert Modernism? Check. Lush poolside parties? Check. City-wide tours, exhibitions and house visits? Check, check, check. This is the ultimate way to get to know the architects who built Palm Springs. Get ready for the autumn preview – a slice of what’s to come during the 2022 Palm Springs Modernism Week in February’s full-blown extravaganza (scheduled for 17 – 27 February 2022), which celebrates desert building, modernist architecture, Californian lifestyle, and good old-fashioned Palm Springs glamour.
A taster of the 2022 Palm Springs Modernism Week Preview
Twin Palms guided walking tour
Take this walking tour for an insider’s look into one of Palm Springs’ most coveted and older neighbourhoods for midcentury architecture. Peek into homes and stroll around blocks to admire the works of Hugh Kaptur, William Krisel, Donald Wexler, and more, accompanied by juicy information from the tour’s knowledgeable guides.
Frank Sinatra’s neighbourhood
This tour takes you through the old stomping grounds of one of the most famous American stars of all time. Frank Sinatra’s modernist home by renowned architect E Stewart Williams is, of course, part of the package, but there’s more, from midcentury gems to Spanish revival abodes.
Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F Cody
This lecture offers everything you need to know about one of Palm Springs’ most iconic architects. Open and free for all, the one-hour event ‘chronicles modernist architect William F Cody’s significant contributions to Palm Springs’ built environment’.
Frey House II Tour
Another Palm Springs classic, the Frey House II comes with an arid, rocky location, amazing views of the city and the finest, experimental midcentury architecture. This house tour is complemented by a Palm Springs Art Museum tour (a fine architectural jewel in itself, designed in 1974, by E Stewart Williams). Don’t let this rare opportunity to visit this house by modernist Albert Frey pass you by.