Palm Springs Modernism Week: is a celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture. This design aesthetic originated in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and became know as desert modernism. Many modern architects, from Europe and across the United States, came to Palm Springs during the eruption of modern architecture. Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Donald Wexler, Albert Frey, William “Bill” Krisel from Palmer and Krisel, Inc., William F. Cody, John Porter Clark, George and Robert Alexander and E. Stewart Williams just to name a few. Some of the most iconic mid-century landmarks live in Palm Springs and the Modernism Week gives us a chance to open the doors and step inside. The week is filled with a variety of events including architectural tours, films, lectures, an architectural symposium, educational events, and parties in some of the mid-century modern homes.