The world famous “Modernism Week” signature February festival will take place February 12-22, 2015, celebrating ten years of events highlighting midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture in the Coachella Valley.
The annual 11-day festival features more than 180 exciting events including Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, the Modernism Show & Sale, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, the popular “Lost, Saved and Endangered” lecture, tours of Sunnylands and Palm Springs Art Museum’s new Architecture and Design Center, vintage fashion, classic cars, garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.
The February schedule will include tours and a gala at the new Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion. Housed in the historic 1961 Santa Fe Federal Savings & Loan building designed by renowned midcentury modern architect E. Stewart Williams, the iconic building is a classic midcentury international pavilion structure and was recently designated as a protected Class I Historic Site. The A+D Center is the country’s first historic structure to be transformed into a freestanding architecture and design museum housed in a modern building.
One of last year’s most sought-after events, the Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound will return for a second year. Named for local designer and tastemaker Christopher Kennedy who spearheaded the inaugural Modernism Week Show House in 2014, a midcentury modern residence in Palm Springs will be re-imagined by Kennedy and fellow designers, and open to the public for tours.
“Modernism Week After Dark,” a series of special nightly events at stylish hotels, music clubs, and unique venues will also be back by popular demand. Introduced in 2014, the entertainment line-up will feature celebrity-chef curated private dinners in iconic homes, live bands at swanky venues, and festive martini mixers and cocktail parties throughout the week.
All events are open to the public and tickets are on sale now at http://www.modernismweek.com.