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Today’s Films and Lectures – Saturday, Feb. 16


Good morning, Palm Springs Modernism Week guests!  What are you planning to do today?  Want to catch a lecture or a film?  Good news.  Tickets for lectures and films are still available at the Hospitality Desk at the Hilton Hotel, and at the door at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum.  All tickets cost $10/person.  Here’s a handy round-up of what’s happening today, Saturday, Feb. 16.



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Lecture Highlight: Marimekko Behind the Scenes


Marimekko‘s bold, colorful, and effusive designs are unmistakable.   Founded in 1951, Marimekko is a company made by women for women.  CEO Armi Ratia was responsible for making the avant garde mid-century designs of female artists like Maija Isola a part of the Marimekko identity.  In the 1960s, the company’s bold prints and boxy fashions became the height of fashion in Finland and abroad, launching Marimekko into the international limelight.  Today, Marimekko is a leading textile company, producing fabrics and readymade items for stores all over the world. Continue reading

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