Curated Modernist Tours and Events

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October 8-11, Architecture Weekend in Palm Springs CA!

November 6-7, The Frank Lloyd Wright / Auldbrass Tour in South Carolina!

November 13, Trickle Tour featuring the Pierson-Choi House in Carrboro NC!

February 22-28, Spend Modernism Week with USModernist in Palm Springs CA!
USModernist's program includes two special benefit events open to the public:


Sunday, February 20, The Kirk and Douglas Estate Tour, Palm Springs CA!  Join USModernist on a tour of the former Kirk and Anne Douglas estate, a beautiful Modernist 1954 house designed by architect Donald Wexler in the tony Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. You’ll tour the iconic property and meet fellow architecture fans and preservationists who love what you love. This is a self-guided tour with a USModernist staff member sharing information about Donald Wexler, Kirk and Anne Douglas, and the house. 

Wednesday, February 23, A Magical Evening at the Kirk and Anne Douglas Estate, Palm Springs CA!   Join USModernist for a fabulous evening fundraiser under the stars at the famed Kirk and Anne Douglas House designed by architect Donald Wexler.  Turn back time for a night of celebration and relaxation at one of the most famous – and beautiful – midcentury homes in Palm Springs!  Under the palms, we will enjoy wonderful architecture and design, sparkling conversation, and delicious drinks and appetizers – as a benefit for nonprofit USModernist.org, documenting hundreds of midcentury Modernist houses in Palm Springs and thousands more across the country. You’ll tour the iconic property and meet architecture fans and preservationists who love what you love.  There is an open living/dining room, fireplace, and a wet bar; a newly renovated kitchen, and five bedrooms - plus a tennis court and pavilion built in 1976 and lined with Douglas movie posters. The property backs up to Leonardo DiCaprio's house, which used to be owned by Dinah Shore.

To get on the early notice list (tickets will be available in November) email george@usmodernist.org with the event name, number of people, their names, and a phone number.

 

European Modernist Architecture Tours Curated by USModernist (tours resume in December 2021)

  In 2016, USModernist created wildly popular specialty European tours - exclusive to Modernist architecture - but they were only offered once a year. Now through an alliance with Firebird Tours, one of Europe's largest specialty tour agencies, you can experience these unique USModernist-curated architecture itineraries all year long!  You will see - and visit - incredible architecture, art, design, and furniture -- truly thrilling opportunities to see  Modernist architecture in amazing cities such as London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, Copenhagen, and Oslo. 


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Have you wanted to visit amazing Modernist architecture across the United States, Europe, and North Carolina? Our educational Modernist architecture tours are organized and curated for the general public. You don't have to be an architect or even in the design field. You just have to love it! And if your spouse/partner isn't as into Modernist design as you are, no problem! Our itineraries give couples ample time to explore other interests.





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