Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, who was scheduled to appear at the Palm Springs Photo Festival (postponed to Sept. 20–25), shot a series called “Palm Springs” to reveal the “cracks in the perfect world.” Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York COVID-19 $50K in grants available to local artists, arts organizations (Cactus Hugs)The fund, established by CDAC and…

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Learn about midcentury modern buildings and their architects on a walking tour along the main thoroughfare in Palm Springs, every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Photo courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society/Palm Springs Life   Start the New Year with a festival. January serves them up big: the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Rancho Mirage Writers Festival,…

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Towering sculptures created by Francis Kéré for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival are being installed in Indio’s Dr. Carreon Park. Photograph by Lance Gerber/courtesy City of Indio   ART Ed Ruscha, Neville Wakefield on Desert X in Saudi Arabia (KCRW) As Desert X prepares to mount an exhibition in AlUla, in the northwestern…

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The 14th annual fall edition of the Joshua Tree Music Festival runs Oct. 10–13 and features the North Mississippi All Stars, The California Honeydrops, Ocho Ojos, Desert Rhythm Project, and many others. Photograph courtesy Joshua Tree Music Festival.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN 50 ways to celebrate modernism (CV Independent) The schedule for Modernism Week Fall…

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Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs offers tours and educational programs to teach the public about its namesake, the desert pioneer, adventurer, and artist Cabot Yerxa.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Art, architecture distinguished midcentury bank (The Desert Sun) The Security First National Bank, which opened in Palm Springs in 1959, devoted considerable resources to making an…

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Palm Springs Art Museum transformed the E. Stewart Williams–designed  Santa Fe Federal Savings & Loan into its new Architecture and Design Center, an especially popular venue during Modernism Week in February and the event’s fall preview October 17–20. Photo: Julius Shulman/Courtesy J. Paul Getty Trust   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Get ready to mod (Palm Springs Life)…

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ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Palm Springs hosts preservation conference (Palm Springs Life) Cindy Heitzman, executive director of the California Preservation Foundation, discuss the organization’s high-priority issues as well as the popularity of Modernism Week in Palm Springs. 10 things to notice while touring the Walker Guest House (Palm Springs Life) In 1952, Paul Rudolph designed a…

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