An exciting 11-day celebration in Palm Springs, California of the culture and architecture from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, that was known for clean; simple lines, which became desert modernism. The city of Palm Springs and others sponsor this event. The collected funds from this celebration are going towards the Modernism Week Scholarship Fund for local high school students continuing their college education in a design field. Also a four-year donation goes toward the development phase of the Palm Springs Art Museum Edwards Harris Center, as well as support of likeminded architectural and preservation groups that also will be benefiting from the funds collected during this 11-day event that started February 14 and will end February 24, 2013.
Modernism week has many facets and complexity allowing those who attend to pick and choose what will appease their appetite towards this art form. Some of the events include Palm Springs Art Museum films, lectures and a symposium, gallery openings and art events, double-decker bus tours to mid-century architectural classics, and other tours. For information about tickets and times go to https://www.modernismweek.com/
Donald Wexler's architecture will be one of the featured homes highlighted at the event. For those who want to capture great architectural designs, Donald Wexler was a big influence on the architectural makeup of Palm Springs by bringing in prefabricated steel homes to its neighborhoods.
Another aspect for all who attend this event in Palm Springs, California will be that in the times we live in right now we may not only witness history, but because of the economics and changing styles of the world, we may be witnessing a beginning of some of the new ideal styles of architecture.