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Albert Frey: Innovative Thinker of the Modern Movement

Brad Dunning, curator of the upcoming 2024 Frey exhibition, will present Albert Frey: Innovative Thinker of the Modern Movement, a sneak preview of his research and findings.

Free (1 hr)

Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education


The Swiss-born architect Albert Frey is synonymous with desert modernism. Practicing almost his entire life in Palm Springs his visionary brand of European-influenced modern architecture helped shaped the town’s identity and is now recognized internationally as innovative, contextually sensitive and supremely artistic. 

Brad Dunning, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board member and curator of the upcoming 2024 Palm Springs Art Museum exhibition on Frey, will present a sneak preview of his research and findings including previously unseen drawings and photographs celebrating this revered and influential architect who was one of the first to bring modern architecture to the United States.

The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to educate and promote public awareness of the importance of preserving the historical resources and architecture of the city of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area.”  PSPF offers free membership as a public benefit.  To learn more about the work of the foundation see Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

This event qualifies for 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit (LU).

Free, Ticketed Event

Things to Know

No children or pets and no smoking please.
This is a popular event so if your plans change and you need to cancel please notify us at [email protected] so that we may make the space available to someone else.
Free parking available.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
This event is for ages 18 and older.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.

Event Check-in Location

The Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 
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Photo Credits: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10), Brad Dunning, Stephen H. Willard, Brad Dunning

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