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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Presentations 9:00am–12:00pm; Box lunch 12:00–1:00pm; Tours 1:00–4:00pm

ALBERT FREY:

A SYMPOSIUM

Palm Springs Art Museum in partnership with Palm Springs Architectural Alliance, presents a symposium in celebration of Albert Frey’s work and legacy. Paul Goldberger, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic, will provide the keynote address, with presentations by Brad Dunning, Frey exhibition curator; Barbara Lamprecht, architectural historian; and Joseph Rosa, architect and Frey biographer. 

Following the morning presentations, a box lunch will be provided in the sculpture garden, and the Frey exhibition book will be offered for sale with a book signing by the presenting authors.

 

After lunch there will be a self-driving tour of Frey sites, featuring an architecture specialist at each site to provide insightful historical information. Symposium participants will be provided a map of the tour sites including several Frey structure exteriors that can easily be viewed from the street. 

 

Tickets are available through the Modernism Week website link below.

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Modernism Week, February 17–23, 2024

Mod with a Twist

After a few years hiatus, the ever popular Mod With a TWIST is back! Join us for an hour of rollicking, irreverent, witty and surprising presentations about unexpected topics from the Midcentury. You will laugh and guaranteed, you will walk away with a new factoids about something you did not know you needed to know. Great for all the cocktail parties around town… It’s all in fun and a great way to spend an hour with fellow midmod aficionados.

 

Program for February 17, 19, 22 

Stephen Drucker–“Champagne Music”

The Bubbly history of a Midcentury TV phenomenon -The Lawrence Welk Show.

 

Richard Hovel–“Plywood & Midcentury Modern…Made for Each Other”

The surprising history of one of Midcentury Modern’s most important materials.

 

Greg Hough–“Come Swim With Me”

This Palm Springs native will surprise and delight with crazy stories of his pool hopping days as a kid.

 

Laura J. Hein–”The Hula-Hoop: A Mighty Midcentury Fad”

WHAMO- the Midcentury Power Brand created some of the nations biggest toy sensations!

 

Program for February 18, 20, 23

Stephen Drucker–“Champagne Music”

The Bubbly history of a Midcentury TV phenomenon -The Lawrence Welk Show

 

Richard Hovel–“Plywood & Midcentury Modern…Made for Each Other"

The surprising history of one of Midcentury Modern’s most important materials.

 

Jacques Caussin–“America: Land of Opportunity”

How European-born talents super charged modern American Architecture & Design.

 

Greg Hough–“Come Swim With Me”

This Palm Springs native will surprise and delight with crazy stories of his pool hopping days as a kid.

 

Presented by Palm Springs Center for Creativity, a 5013c non profit, with proceeds benefiting the Palm Springs Architectural Alliance dedicated to stewarding the legacy of Palm Springs architectural excellence into the future.

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