In-Person Modernism Week Announced For April 2021 In Palm Springs, California

by Publisher CoachellaValley | November 29, 2020 2:48 am

Modernism Week has been celebrated in Palm Springs since 2006, and had drawn guests from around the world.

Organizers say they are “optimistic” that they will be able to provide in-person tours and programs in April 2021.

The Famed Pink Door, Palm Springs, Ca

PALM SPRINGS, CA — Monday it was announced that in-person Modernism Week events traditionally scheduled for February in Palm Springs will move to April in 2021.

“We realize that it will not be possible to provide in-person events during our annual February dates, however we are optimistic that we will be able to provide safer and more enjoyable in-person tours and programs in April as conditions improve,” said William Kopelk, Modernism Week chairman.

Modernism Week by[1]

Local events are now scheduled April 8-18, 2021. Tickets go on sale at 12 p.m. January 1st online at Participants can view the schedule and summaries of all April programs at the website during the last week of December.

Modernism Show & Sale by Craige Campbell /[2]

The April in-person activities should feature more than 20 tours and events in the Palm Springs area, including two designer featured homes that will be open for timed, ticketed, socially distanced tours. Plus the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, allows for social distancing and timed entry, according to event organizers.

Christopher Kennedy Compound by Craige Campbell /

Other April events will include a variety of outdoor walking tours; tours of Sunnylands, Frank Sinatra’s former estate, and the Lautner Compound; narrated self-driving tours of Palm Springs architecture; self-guided modern landscape and outdoor neighborhood tours in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells; fashion events; vintage car exhibitions; and tours of newly constructed “architecturally significant” private homes in Desert Palisades.

Christopher Kennedy Compound by Craige Campbell /[3]

For those craving the annual February event, there will be a Modernism Week – Online Experience that includes a curated lineup of more than 20 new video programs created specifically for Modernism Week, and encore presentations of past programs available for purchase and on-demand streaming February 1-28 at[4].

Also available in February, Modernism Week will offer an online auction February 1-14 featuring “one-of-a-kind architectural experiences and unique, limited specialty items not normally available to the public.

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