Palm Springs Modernism Week
By Lynn Lieu
Thru Sun, Feb. 26
It’s only fitting that retro Palm Springs host this 11-day modernism event. Packed with architectural tours, films, lectures, parties and more, Modernism Week hits the desert city today! The Week kicks off at 9 a.m. with Sunnylands Tours taking you through the historic 1966 Annenberg estate and grounds designed by A. Quincy Jones and restored over the last two years, and it’s the first public access to Sunnylands. The tour is followed by a walking tour featuring Modernism in Banking, the second annual lighting of mid-modern building facades along Palm Canyon Drive—which announces the official starting of Modernism Week—and a virtual tour of Sunnylands Golf Course. The first day ends with a cocktail reception at scenic Arthur Elrod House, which was built in 1968 and designed by John Lauter. The Elrod House, overlooking the San Jacinto mountains, is only one of Palm Springs architectural significant buildings. And if all this isn’t enough, there are 10 more days to get your fill!
Modernism Week throughout Palm Springs, (760) 333-9169; www.modernismweek.com.