In its new location at the Palm Springs Air Museum, the show will feature 40 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting their wares to thousands of collectors and design enthusiasts who flock to the event in search of the best treasures. Making their first appearance at the Modernism Show & Sale will be Space 20th Century Modern from Oklahoma City, as well as California merchants Archive Laguna Hills, Funkis Inc. from Venice, and Beverly Hills-based Silk Road Modern & Vintage Rugs.
Also new to the Show and Sale and introducing 21st century items are contemporary art dealers Pergamena Fine Art from Fort Collins, CO, AHRRS Inc. Contemporary of Paris and Los Angeles, and The Blue Azul Collection from San Diego. Returning favorites include Casa Navarro Gallery from Santa Fe, PCH Modern from Palos Verdes Estates, and local retailers Route 66 West and Christopher Anthony Ltd. – who relocated their homes and businesses to Palm Springs from other states thanks to their affiliation with the show.
Produced by Dolphin Promotions, whose shows are among the leading venues for antiques and 20th century decorative and fine arts in North America, the Show and Sale continues to be one of Modernism Week’s most highly-anticipated and well-attended events.
“The success of our shows in October and February is not a mystery,” explained Rosemary Krieger, President of Dolphin Promotions. “As Modernism Week attendees tour classic midcentury homes filled with cool vintage furnishings, it’s natural for them to want to bring a bit of that nostalgic style into their own dwellings. Our dealers are dedicated to showcasing the best selections from all design movements. Their collections are amazing!”
The show opens on Friday, October 9 at 6 p.m. with a festive Opening Night Party and Early Buying Preview Reception to benefit Modernism Week. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and an exclusive opportunity to be among the first to see and shop the world-class collection of furniture, home décor, vintage accessories, and decorative and fine arts before it opens to the general public. Tickets for the Preview Reception are $75 per person (includes return entry all weekend), and may be purchased at
Additional activities during the three-day Modernism Show & Sale include a free Vintage Car Show with classic cars from the 1920s through 1980s on Saturday, October 10 from noon – 3 p.m., and opportunities to meet the authors of two books featuring amazing Palm Springs photography: “Palm Springs Modern Living” – Book Signing with Author and Photographer James Schnepf on Friday, October 9 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m. – Noon; and “Palm Springs Paradise” – Vintage Photographs from America’s Desert Playground with historian and best-selling author Peter Moruzzi on Saturday, October 10 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The book signings will take place at Hennessey + Ingalls’ booth #400A.
The Palm Springs Air Museum is located at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, just ten minutes from downtown Palm Springs. Admission is $15 per person and includes return entry all weekend: Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.