Palm Springs Modernism Week To Offer 4-Days Of Enticing Events In Participation Of DOCOMOMO National Tour Day October 5 - 8, 2012

For the second year in a row, Palm Springs Modernism Week organizers are giving modernism aficionados an early taste of what the annual February 11-day event will provide as they participate in DOCOMOMO National Tour Day on October 8

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“Modernism Week is excited to participate in DOCOMOMO’s National Tour Day once again to offer Valley residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a preview of the exciting events that will be featured during the 2013 Modernism Week in February."

Palm Springs, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2012

For the second year in a row, Palm Springs Modernism Week organizers are giving modernism aficionados an early taste of what the annual February 11-day event will provide as they participate in DOCOMOMO National Tour Day on October 8. But in typical fashion, Modernism Week officials have built in even more fun beyond the single tour day and expanded the celebration with four days of events October 5 -8, 2012.

DOCOMOMO is an acronym for the international organization devoted to the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement. DOCOMOMO promotes the study, interpretation and protection of the architecture, landscape and urban design of the Modern Movement.

As it did last year to celebrate the DOCOMOMO National Tour, Palm Springs Modernism Week will again offer its most popular event, the Modernism Week Double Decker Architecture Bus Tour as well as 4-days of other fun options. DOCOMOMO’s National Tour Day is held over the Columbus Day holiday weekend October 5 - 8, 2012. Tickets will be able to be purchased after Labor Day to all of Modernism Week DOCOMOMO events. The 2013 Modernism Week Schedule of Events will also go live on the website immediately after Labor Day at http://www.modernismweek.com

The event schedule that is being presented by Palm Springs Modernism Week for the DOCOMOMO National Tour Day is as follows:
DATE    EVENT
Friday, October 5, 1:00 p.m.    Double Decker Architecture Bus Tour
Cost: $75    Departs from Palm Springs Hilton Hotel

Saturday, October 6, 9:00 a.m.    Double Decker Architecture Bus Tour
Cost: $75    Departs from Palm Springs Hilton Hotel

Saturday, October 6, 12-2 p.m.    Annual Preservation Awards Luncheon
Cost: $75    Hosted by: PSModCom
    Palm Springs Hilton Hotel
    Purchase tickets at: psmodcom.org

Saturday, October 6, 1:00 p.m.    Double Decker Architecture Bus Tour
Cost: $75    Departs from Palm Springs Hilton Hotel

Saturday, October 6, 5-8:00 p.m.     Modernism Week Cocktail Party
Cost: $50    Private Home
    (location address sent with ticket confirmation)

Sunday, October 7, 9:00 a.m.     Double Decker Architecture Bus Tour
Cost: $75    Departs from Palm Springs Hilton Hotel

Sunday, October 7, 10:00 a.m.    Lecture: “Lost, Saved and Endangered:
    Modernist Architecture in Palm Springs”
Cost: Free    Presented by: Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
Reservations required at:    Palm Springs Women’s Club
    http://www.pspreservationfoundation.org/lost_saved_lecture_2012.html

Sunday, October 7, 1:00 p.m.    Double Decker Architecture Bus Tour
Cost: $75    Departs from Palm Springs Hilton Hotel

Sunday, October 7, 3:00 p.m.    Class 1 Historic Site Recognition Reception
    Hosted by: Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
    Del Marcos Hotel

Monday, October 8, 9:00 a.m.     Double Decker Architecture Bus Tour
Cost: $75    Departs from Palm Springs Hilton Hotel

In addition to Palm Springs Modernism Week’s events, the 6th Annual DOCOMOMO features a variety of tours throughout the country; for a full listing of national tours, visit http://www.docomomo-us.org/tour_day_2012

“Modernism Week is excited to participate in DOCOMOMO’s National Tour Day once again to offer Valley residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a preview of the exciting events that will be featured during the 2013 Modernism Week in February,” said chairman Jacques Caussin.

About Palm Springs Modernism Week:

Palm Springs Modernism Week, a non-profit organization that produces the annual 10-day festival, is a celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture, and features over 75 events including home tours, film, lectures, fashion, and swank receptions at locations rarely-seen by the public.

As the only such event in the country when it was launched in 2006, Palm Springs Modernism Week has helped fuel a robust national interest in the preservation and appreciation of modernism. Modernism was a popular design aesthetic, originated in the 1950s and 60s, which was typified by clean, simple lines and celebrated elegant informality which came to define desert modernism as a sought-after architectural genre. For more information, visit: http://www.modernismweek.com.
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