Art destinations: Modernism where palm trees and cacti flourish

Calder exhibit during Modernism Week at Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert (J Jacobs photo)
Calder exhibit during Modernism Week at Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert (J Jacobs photo)

 

First in a travel series where art and architecture are the raison d’etre

Some folk travel to play a golf course or see a golf tournament. Some people search for great down-hill skiing experiences. Others are attracted to historic places. Beyond visiting family and friends, there can be a myriad of reasons from Art to Zoos to plan a vacation around a particular place.

Here is another reason: add art experience to your travel destination choices.

Modernism Week, an annual architectural festival that celebrates and tours mid-last century homes and styles in the Palm Springs-Palm Desert area, end this weekend on Feb. 27, 2022.

But the art and architecture of the area is worth putting on the destination do list any time of year. For tours and more information visit Modernism Week — the epicenter for midcentury architecture and design. To experience the mini version go Oct. 13-16, 2022.

Bus tour during Modernism week. (Photo by David A. Lee)
Bus tour during Modernism week. (Photo by David A. Lee)

But no matter when you go, stop in at the Heather James Gallery to see museum quality works that co-owners James Carona and wife Heather Sacre, are currently displaying. A visit here is as good as going to a small, fine art museum.

Among the spring-summer exhibits are “Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley: Modern Minds” and “Abstract Expressionsm: Transcending the Radical,” that are up thru July 31, 2022. Also on exhibit is “Andy Warhol Polaroids: Wicked Wonders,” up through June 30, 2022.

To find out more about the gallery see the HeatherJames/celebrating 25 years video.

Heather James Fine Art is at 45188 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (Other HJ galleries in Jackson Hole, Montecito, CA, NY and San Francisco.)

 

 

Author: Jodie

Longtime Chicago Tribune contributor for news and features. Travel writer for What's Happening, Lakeland Boating and A&E for CBS

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