Must-See Shows + Exhibitions

Dive deep into midcentury modern history during this year’s featured shows + exhibitions.

Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe

It’s the year of Alexander Girard.  Don’t miss your chance to catch the West Coast debut of “Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe” at the Palm Springs Art Museum.  This beautiful exhibition, organized by the Vitra Design Museum, will only be in Palm Springs through March 2020. Learn more here.

Dive deeper into the exhibition with Brooke Hodge, the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Director of Architecture and Design, as she gives a conversation and guided tour on February 18. Learn more here.

While you’re at it, don’t miss a special exhibition by Jim Isermann: Copy. Pattern. Repeat. at Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center! Learn more here.


Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955

1955 was the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production, and this exhibit documents the best offerings from that time. Place-settings and significant pieces from each will be displayed, along with brief histories. To enhance context, mood & texture, 1955 advertising ephemera and other appropriate home décor from the era will be combined in a fabulous display. Learn more here.


20th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale and 3rd Annual Modern Design Expo

We love a two-for-one deal, and ticketholders to the 20th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale or 3rd Annual Modern Design Expo will be able to attend both shows for the price of one ticket. Whether you fancy rare midcentury pieces or modern home technology, make your way to the Palm Springs Convention Center on February 15-17 and dare to be inspired. Learn more here.

These vintage and contemporary pieces go quickly, so make your way to the Preview Party on February 14 to call dibs before the shows open to the public!

Modernism Week Vintage Car Show

View more than 50 vintage American and European automobiles on display at the front entrance of the Palm Springs Convention Center on the last day of the Modernism Show & Sale. Enjoy classic cars from the 1930s through 1980s at this casual and entertaining afternoon event. Chat with the car owners and share your passion for vintage automobiles with other enthusiasts. Learn more here.

St. Theresa Catholic School Modernism Projects

One of our favorite annual exhibitions returns with artful interpretations of noted midcentury homes and buildings in Greater Palm Springs, as presented by the students of St. Theresa Catholic School. Architectural historian Robert Imber will be available to answer questions about the church which was designed by architect William Cody and completed in 1968. The projects are supported by a partnership with the Palm Springs Modern Committee. Learn more here.

A Curated Collection

Join us on February 22 and 23 for A Curated Collection, a twice-yearly pop up event highlighting exceptional vintage clothing and accessories. Inspirational retailers and private dealers from all over the country will be offering their very best clothing, textiles, jewelry and accessories. Learn more here.

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