Today at Modernism Week – 02.20.18

Good day, modernistas.  Read on for info on what’s happening today and coming up next.

Hidden Frey interiors with furnishings by Room & Board, photo: Monica Orozco
Hidden Frey interiors with furnishings by Room & Board, photo: Monica Orozco


The fun continues at CAMP! Follow your nose to the Ferguson Kitchen, where Thermador chefs will be offering cooking demos and tastings today. Book a free, personalized consultation with a Dunn-Edwards Paints color specialist. Don a pair of Virtual Reality glasses to try your hand a designing your own Corian® kitchen. Head to the theater to learn more about Style Wars: How Magazines Shaped Taste and Sold the Postwar Modern House ($10) and Midcentury Modern Garden Tour: A Revolution in West Coast Garden Design ($10). Stay through happy hour for another serving of Mod with a Twist: Mod Dreams ($45).  Don’t forget to sign up to test drive an Alfa Romeo, where every ride results in a $20 donation to the Modernism Week scholarship fund.


It’s the last day to tour the Modernism Week Featured Home: Hidden Frey. Get tickets at the door to see this newly restored 1966 tennis estate designed by renowned Albert Frey, and restored by Thomboy Properties. Be inspired by the home’s modern Room & Board furnishings, fixtures by Ferguson, exterior refresh by Dunn-Edwards Paints, and more. As a special addition, Tees + Jeans of Abbot Kinney will host a Levi’s vintage denim and custom t-shirts pop-up shop with artist Shawn Savage until 2pm today.


Visit St Theresa School to view student projects (2/20 and 2/22). Meet the authors of The California Garden Tourand Tastemaker, and get copies of your books signed as well. Learn about the design & social impact of midcentury country clubs. Visit the Walter S White exhibit in Palm Desert or the Donald Wexler exhibit at the Palm Springs Central Library. Pick up an Illuminated Modern Map at CAMP and drive your own route among the lit commercial mcm buildings on Palm Canyon Drive.


Make your way to the Palm Springs Art Museum‘s Annenberg Theater to discover the Dymaxion House, a futuristic dwelling machine designed by Buckminster Fuller in the mid-1940’s as a prototype tension structure. You can also join Anne Rowe, Sunnylands Director of Collections & Exhibitions, and celebrity architect, artist, and designer, Harry Newman, for a lively presentation exploring Newman’s many career, artwork, and Palm Springs Home.


Get the scoop on the upcoming events you don’t want to miss. See the full list of talks and presentations here.

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