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Please join us for a spectacular evening benefiting Palm Springs Art Museum and honoring Albert Frey.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7:30 p.m. Dinner
8:30 p.m. Entertainment & Dancing


The Life & Legacy of ALBERT FREY

Palm Springs Art Museum’s most significant fundraiser, Art Party 2024 gala, is dedicated to celebrating the life and work of the renowned architect Albert Frey (1903-1998). Frey’s architectural practice is characterized by his distinctive “simple but severe” style of desert modernism, which has had a lasting impact on the Coachella Valley, the United States, and the world.

Frey’s architectural legacy is rooted in his innovative approach to design, particularly in the context of desert landscapes. His desert modernism style embraces clean lines, minimalism, and a seamless integration with the natural environment. Through this design philosophy, Frey not only pays homage to the unique beauty of the desert but also demonstrates a profound understanding of the region’s challenging climate and environmental conditions.

As one of the most influential architects, not just within the Coachella Valley but globally, Frey’s contributions have inspired countless architects and continues to shape the field of modern architecture.

At Art Party 2024, we honor Albert Frey’s enduring legacy and his significant impact on the architectural community. The event will coincide with a large-scale retrospective “Albert Frey: Inventive Modernist” curated and designed by Brad Dunning, presenting the most comprehensive exhibition of Frey’s architectural practice. This exhibit will open at the Architecture & Design Center in January 2024, offering visitors a chance to explore and appreciate the depth of Frey’s contributions to the world of architecture.


Albert Frey (in red shirt, crouching) at Frey House I, circa 1953. Photo by Julius Shulman, © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

Photo: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

Photo: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10). B

Gala Co-Chairs:

Richard Cain
Linda Killinger
Pame Schmider
Linda Singh

Presenting Sponsor

Jane Emison & Mike Tierney

Double Platinum

Craig Hartzman & James John
Linda & Kerry Killinger

Thank you to our sponsors:

Helen & Amjad Bangash & Matt Felton
Richard M. Cain & Steven A. Brown
L.J. Cella
City of Palm Springs
Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad
Fenner Milton & Kathleen Laczina
Pamela (Pame) Schmider
Linda & Jesse Singh

Jessica & Gary Grace
Vicki Hood
Diane Rubin & Larry Eber
Christine & Jim Scott

Carol Adney
Pamela & James Muzzy
Stephen Simoni & John Sacchi

as of 11.27.23

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