Albert Frey: Innovative Modernist

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Where

Main Museum

When

January – June 2024

Where

Main Museum

When

January – June 2024

In celebration of Albert Frey (1903-1998), Palm Springs Art Museum is proud to announce the development of a comprehensive exhibition and publication on the architect’s life and work.

Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Frey had early career successes in Paris and New York before moving to Palm Springs where he realized most of his life work. His unique “simple but severe” style of Desert Modernism cemented his legacy as one of the most influential architects, not only in the Coachella Valley, but also in the United States and the world.

This large-scale retrospective, curated and designed by Brad Dunning, will present rare and many previously unexhibited architectural models, drawings, films, photographs, and furniture.

A lavishly illustrated hardbound book, published by Radius Books, will accompany the exhibition and offer contributions from writers, historians, and critics.


Lead sponsorship for this exhibition provided by James Gaudineer & Tony Padilla, and Elizabeth Edwards Harris.

Additional funding provided by Mimi & Steve Fisher, Joan & Gary Gand, Douglas Moreland, Julie Rogers, Bonnie Serkin & Will Emery, and Jim & Kathy Simpson.

<em>Job 31: Hatton (Raymond) House (Palm Springs, Calif.)</em>, 1947
Job 31: Hatton (Raymond) House (Palm Springs, Calif.), 1947
<em>Job 2519: Palm Springs City Hall (Palm Springs, Calif.)</em>, 1958
Job 2519: Palm Springs City Hall (Palm Springs, Calif.), 1958
<em>Job 2726: Premiere Apartments (Palm Springs, Calif.)</em>, 1958
Job 2726: Premiere Apartments (Palm Springs, Calif.), 1958

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