Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. This exciting “festival” takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. It features more than 100 events including the Modernism Show, home tours, films, lectures, double decker bus tours, parties, walking and bike tours, a pre-fab showcase, vintage fashion, live music events, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.
In addition to the events in February, Modernism Week hosts the “Fall Season Kick-Off” over Columbus Day weekend in mid-October. Partner organizations collaborate to produce a “mini-Modernism Week” to commence the active social and recreational season in Palm Springs.
Modernism Week is also a charitable organization, providing scholarships to local students pursuing college educations in the fields of architecture and design, as well as supporting local and state preservation organizations in their efforts to preserve modernist architecture throughout the state of California.
Event Blog Posts
Let’s face it: Most ladies and quite a few gentlemen in Rancho Mirage—and I’m talking both residents and visitors—are of the well-heeled, well-dressed variety. That’s why so many of us look so forward to the largest fashion show on the West Coast, AKA The El Paseo Jewelers Fashion Week El Paseo presented by Franklin Loan…Details
I had such a fantastic time at this past January’s Rancho Mirage Writers Festival (held at our gorgeous Rancho Mirage Public Library) that I’m still talking about it weeks later. If the idea of 1200 readers and some 50 writers gathering for a weekend of illustrious literature (talks, panels, Q&As) is your cup of tea,…Details
For more than 15 years, what has become known as Modernism Week has grown annually by leaps and bounds, now bringing more than 75,000 people to our beautiful desert to revel in all things “modern.” Begun as a call to arms to preserve midcentury modern architecture—loosely defined as structures designed and built from the forties…Details