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Modernism Week Offers Exciting Events That You Don’t Want to Miss

Modernism Week’s signature February festival will take place Feb. 15-25, 2018, highlighting midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. For the 13th year, the annual 11-day festival will feature a wide array of events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes in more than 23 neighborhoods (including the Signature Home Tour on both weekends), architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, classic cars, garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, nightly parties and a special series of talks about Frank Lloyd Wright, Preservation and Legendary Women of Design.

Newly added events include a panel and home tour produced by Atomic Ranch magazine, a tour of the rarely-seen Raymond Loewy House, a fashion show, tours of the first-ever Modernism Week Showcase Home, a Palm Desert home tour, film screenings, talks, tours and many other events. All events are open to the public and tickets are now on sale at modernismweek.com. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit Modernism Week (a non-profit organization) and other local preservation, neighborhood and community groups. As additional events are finalized they will be added for sale on the website on the first of each month. Modernism Week 2018

New this year is the opportunity to tour the first-ever Modernism Week Showcase Home: Moroccan Modern. This one-of-a-kind custom built home from 1975 was designed by architect Hal Lacy and recently renovated to modern luxury by Thomboy Properties. This house represents a wonderful blend of design elements known as Moroccan Modern. Modernism Week Showcase Home tours will be held on Feb. 16,17,18, 23 and 24 at various times per day. Tickets are $40.

Modernism Week has teamed up with the American Documentary Film Festival (Am Docs) to host its first-ever Architecture Design Art Film series. Held over three days (Feb. 23-25) at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs, the series will feature 26 films, documentaries and short films that cross 14 Modernism Week programs. A full list of the films and run times is available on the Modernism Week website.

To receive updates, visit modernismweek.com and sign up for Modernism Weekly, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Hilton Palm Springs Resort, Modernism Week’s official host hotel, is offering a special room rate for a limited time only. Contact them directly at 760.320.6868. Modernism Week 2018