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Culture in Palm Springs: Modernism Week 2019

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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Modernism Week 2019 is here! Running from February 14th through February 24th, this annual event celebrates midcentury architecture, design, art, and culture while also educating and preserving the time period. With a variety of events planned, there is something for everyone, from walking and biking tours to shows, lectures, and parties. Take a look at some of the events that will be featured during this elite week. 

The Princes of Kings Road 

Held in the Annenberg Theater from February 16th through February 18th, this play tells the true story of two architects who lived and worked together in the 1920s. A conflict separated the two but they reunited by coincidence over 20 years later. "The Princes of Kings Road" is part Hollywood story, part educational presentation and will give you a look at what life and art was like almost a century ago. Written by award winning playwright Tom Lazarus, this play is a must see for anyone who enjoys old Hollywood. Tickets are $45 and $65. 

Vintage Trailer Show 

Available February 23rd and 24th, this Modernism Week tradition features vintage trailers, RVs, campers, and buses. Attendees are invited to walk through the Vintage Trailer Spot to view and tour the collection on display while trailer owners and restoration specialists look forward to sharing information and stories. If you're in the mood to bring home a souvenir, vendors will be on site as well selling a variety of goods. Camping and automobile enthusiasts will love this event that proves to be popular every single year! Tickets are $25 per person. 

The Christopher Kennedy Compound 

In this event, rated #1 must-see event of Modernism week, guests will have the opportunity to tour a 1960s, 3600 square foot private home, completely renovated to celebrate midcentury architecture while incorporated modern design elements. This 55 minute tour is sure to delight anyone interested in architecture and interior design. Tickets are $40 per person and the event runs from February 16th through February 24th. Hurry if you are interested in this uber popular event though because February 16th is already sold out! 

With over 350 events scheduled across a span of 10 days, residents and visitors alike look forward to this spectacular event every year. Not only does Modernism Week offer an opportunity to explore history, art, and culture, but the non-profit organization provides scholarships and supports historical preservation agencies both locally and nationally. Contact ModMansions today to book your vacation rental and come enjoy a taste of art and history in beautiful Palm Springs! 

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