Albert Frey: Inventive Modernist

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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.

Albert Frey: Inventive Modernist is presented by the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.

Lead sponsorship provided by James Gaudineer & Tony Padilla, Brent R. Harris & Lisa K. Meulbroek & The Harris Charitable Trust, Elizabeth Edwards Harris, Roland Lewis & Michael Noll, The Sam & Diane Stewart Family Foundation, Trina Turk, and Stephen Winters & Don Curtis.

Additional funding provided by L.J Cella, Geoffrey De Sousa & José Manuel Alorda, Mimi & Steve Fisher, Joan & Gary Gand, Eric Kranzler, Tobias Meyer & Mark Fletcher, Douglas Moreland, Julie Rogers, Bonnie Serkin & Will Emery, and Jim & Kathy Simpson.

Title sponsor of the book provided by Roland Lewis & Michael Noll.

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

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