16-26 February 2023 | Palm Springs, CA, US
Held every February, Modernism Week is an 11-day festival held in the desert city of Palm Springs. A celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture, hundreds of events, activities and private properties are open to the public, from tours of iconic homes to fashion-related events and landscape talks. Some events are free and don’t require a ticket, while others must be booked in advance for a fee. Highlights from this year’s programme include a keynote presentation from architect Thom Mayne, and The Architecture of Suspense: Built World in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock, charged at 15 USD per person. Based on the recent book of the same name, it looks at buildings as a character in Hitchcock’s most popular movies, and investigates the director as an architect. There’s also the ever-popular ‘Signature Home Tours’ – a self-guided tour of some of the area’s most notable residences.