Modernism Week Considers Virtual Fall Preview: Palm Springs

Emilee Geist

PALM SPRINGS, CA — Modernism Week has announced that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and state and city regulations, it has decided to not offer in-person events for the upcoming Fall Preview, scheduled for October 15-18.

Instead, online virtual programming that would be accessed from the Modernism Week website is under consideration.

“As we continue to review current health guidelines and make plans for the Fall Preview, it has become clear that it will not be possible for us to present live events in the fall,” said J. Chris Mobley, Modernism Week chief executive officer. “Instead, we hope to create a sampling of online virtual programs that will be educational, engaging and entertaining.”

Mobley said providing a safe environment for participants, volunteers, partners and staff is priority.

“Offering virtual architectural experiences, which may include home tours and design presentations, allows us to continue to provide a quality experience in the safest way possible,” Mobley continued. “It is unfortunate that we won’t be able to enjoy the Modernism Show & Sale Fall Edition and the signature Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours in October, but with the latest technology available we aim to present the flavor and fun of Modernism Week Fall Preview, highlighting midcentury modern architecture, art, design and vintage culture in a new and compelling way.”

Tickets are planned to be released by October 1, and the organization will provide updates on its new plans and potential programs via social media, email newsletters and the Modernism Week blog, MWeekly, available on the Modernism Week website at

This article originally appeared on the Palm Desert Patch

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