$12 (1 hr)
The stories of Ray & Charles Eames, Joan Didion, Frank Zappa, Sam Maloof and others come together in this off-beat introduction by to the Maloof Historic Home, a California Modernist treasure. A Smithsonian Affiliate and part of the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios consortium established by the National Trust, The Maloof Foundation holds the world’s largest collection of Sam Maloof design drawings and furniture and a remarkable collection of mid-20th century California art and craft.
With mentors and friends including artist Millard Sheets, industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss, Navajo potter Maria Martinez and others, Sam and Alfreda Maloof lived for half a century in a lemon grove located midway between Palm Springs and Los Angeles, on property that is now listed in the National Register and open to the public. The Maloof’s extraordinary furniture would be acquired by major museums, private collectors and two U.S. presidents. Today, the Maloof’s extraordinary home and workshop welcomes visitors from around the world for home tours, exhibitions, woodworking, a six-acre drought-tolerant Discovery Garden and a Certified Wildlife Habitat. This is a story of artful mid-20th century living and two artists’ lasting impact on California design, craft and culture.
Jim Rawitsch is the Executive Director of the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
The Maloof is currently hosting the exhibition Larry White | Equilibrium, featuring selections of furniture, drawings, paintings, sculpture and more from six decades of work by a remarkable California artist who got his start in Sam Maloof’s workshop. In 2024, The Maloof will host the exhibition Jack Rogers Hopkins: California Design Maverick, featuring sketchbooks, drawings, jewelry and furniture. malooffoundation.org
Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Ample free public parking is available. Enter at Hyatt on Palm Canyon Drive or in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
CAMP Theater, Hyatt Palm Springs, 285 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: All images courtesy of the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts
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