The 19th annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale will take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center February 15-18, 2019. Held in conjunction with Modernism Week, the highly-regarded Modernism Show & Sale will feature more than 90 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers with items representing all design movements of the 20th Century and select 21st century items. This is a new record for the number of dealers for this popular event. The Show & Sale will be once again joined by the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo, a showcase of 40 dealers featuring contemporary cutting-edge home design products and technology. Weekend admission is $20 for both shows and includes return entry all weekend and a catalog. Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at winter.palmspringsmodernism.com. Tickets are also available at the door. The Palm Springs Convention Center is located at 277 N. Avenida Caballeros in Palm Springs.
This year, two free exhibitions will be available to Modernism Week attendees in the Convention Center lobby outside the Show & Sale and Modern Design Expo. The Museum of California Design will present “California Pottery: From Missions To Modernism,” which features a collection of 20th Century California pottery, curated by museum director Bill Stern. He will also offer a book signing of his new book on the topic. The other exhibition is called “The Future is History: the Rise and Fall of Space Age Culture and Design” and focuses on America’s 1960s-era love affair with space exploration and the futuristic pop culture that accompanied it. Organized by Martin McGee, the exhibition is particularly timely as 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public.
About the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale
The Show & Sale is one of the premier events of Modernism Week, an 11-day celebration of midcentury modern architecture, design, and lifestyle. It features 90 exhibitors from across North America and Europe who present vintage modern furniture, decorative and fine arts.
Among the many popular returning dealers are 20CDesign.com of Dallas, Archive 20th Century of Costa Mesa, The Atomic Bazaar of San Diego, Converso of Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, Gallery 925 of San Francisco, Hunt Modern of Santa Fe, Lisa Cliff Collection of Pasadena, Reform of Los Angeles, Please Do Not Enter of Los Angeles, Red Modern Furniture of Phoenix, and Sputnik of Dallas.
New featured national dealers include Art Link International of Lake Worth, Florida, Iron Garden Collection of Los Angeles, Kelleher Fine Art of Turlock, California, Rago Auctions or Lambertville, New Jersey, Swanky LLC or Kansas City, and Nicholas Wolfe of Chicago.
Returning Palm Springs dealers include a La MOD, Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, Bridges over Time at Palm Springs Art & Design Gallery, and Route 66 West.
The Modernism Show & Sale is the most well-attended event of Modernism Week drawing more than 12,500 attendees last year. Celebrating its 19th year in February, the event is produced by Dolphin Promotions, which organizes antiques, art and design shows across the nation including Chicago, Houston, Miami, Sarasota, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
About the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo
The Palm Springs Modern Design Expo will showcase contemporary cutting-edge home design products and technology from more than 40 exhibitors, presenting the newest and hippest elements for modern living including dynamic and energy-efficient building concepts, cutting-edge home appliances, smart home technology and security, hand-crafted furniture and design accessories, contemporary art and photography, and much more.
Returning Modern Design Expo exhibitors include Amara Rugs or Torrance, Architectural Grille of Brooklyn, Aaron Eskridge of Lakewood, California, Moya Living of Fountain Valley, California, and Eugene Stoltzfus Furniture Design of Harrisonburg, Virginia. New dealers include Interior Orbit of Santa Monica, Light in Art of Los Angeles, Modern Christmas Trees of Los Angeles and Rhodium Floors of Los Angeles. Palm Springs dealers include Haya Modern Art Gallery and Paul Kaufmann Master European Craftsman.
“Last year we introduced the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo to the already fantastic schedule of Modernism Week events,” stated Rosemary Krieger, President of Dolphin Promotions. “Our attendees were thrilled by this addition, so we have brought it back, along with a record number of dealers for our Show & Sale. We are honored to be the most popular event of Modernism Week.”
Both shows open on Friday, February 15 at 6 p.m. with a festive Preview Reception to benefit Modernism Week. At this biggest party of Modernism Week, attendees will enjoy full open bar and hors d’oeuvres, live music and an exclusive opportunity to be among the first to see and shop the world-class collections before the show opens to the general public. Tickets for the Preview Reception are $110 in advance (until Feb. 13, 2019) or $125 at the door. The ticket includes complimentary valet parking, Modernism Week catalog, and unlimited return entry to the Modernism Show & Sale and Modern Design Expo for the remainder of the weekend. Proceeds benefit Modernism Week’s scholarship, educational and community programs. To purchase tickets for this event, visit modernismweek.com.