From the Past to the Future

Take a deep dive into the days of yesteryear, or look forward to the future with us.

It’s the last week of the Modernism Week Online Experience! From Palm Springs and Hollywood to The Happiest Place on Earth, we’re taking a retrospective and prospective look at modernism.

Charles Phoenix: Retro Disneyland | $45 | 40 min.

With unbridled enthusiasm and keen expertise, midcentury pop culture expert Charles Phoenix lavishes commentary on spectacular Kodachrome slides taken at the granddaddy of Amusement Parks in the 50s and 60s. Get the backstories and glories of Main Street USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland and Tomorrowland. 

Charles Phoenix Virtual Tour of “Palm Springsland” | $35 | 40 min.

Fasten your seat belts! Charles Phoenix returns for an encore presentation, as he takes us on a show and tell tour of historic local Palm Springs landmarks and epic architecture. This fun-filled experience reveals the legendary midcentury modern homes, retro resorts, classic neighborhoods, commercial and civic buildings, and spectacular style that has made Palm Springs a world-famous destination.

Hollywood Revisited: Original Classic Hollywood Costumes and Musical Extravaganza | $25 | 45 min.

One of the perks of this year’s virtual program is that everyone can now experience events that are typically sold out, like the the musical theater extravaganza Hollywood Revisited.  Discover a stunning collection of original costumes along with acclaimed performers and entertaining anecdotes. 

Fast Forward Part 2: Designing The Future of Palm Springs (2021) | $35 | 4.5 hrs

Fast Forward 2 is a conference designed to bring together architects, designers, educators, community members, preservationists, and architecture buffs to discuss the future of architecture and urban planning in the greater Palm Springs area. Part 2 of this special event continues the conversation surrounding new technology, innovative solutions to low cost housing and density of cities will be discussed and explored along with other interesting and timely topics.

Fast Forward Part 1: Designing The Future of Palm Springs (2020) | $25 | 3 sessions, 2 hours each

Watch an encore presentation of Fast Forward Part 1. Hear more than 25 notable speakers discuss the important issues impacting the future of Palm Springs’ architectural landscape. This conference is organized and sponsored by the Palm Springs Architectural Alliance.


Click here to view the full Modernism Week Online Experience program, streaming February 1-28, 2021.

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