THE MODERN TOUR is the luxury architectural tour of Palm Springs. We are the oldest architectural tour in Palm Springs. We limit the tours to small groups so there is intimacy and back-and-forth between the guide and the guests. When we started the company, we knew we wanted to feature residential interiors to give our tour guests an inkling of what it is actually like to live in the desert paradise. They get that -- and much more. The historical (including Hollywood) and geological context provide a perspective on the tours in which to view Palm Springs' astonishing collection of high-caliber Mid-Century Modern architecture and design, and we will have a lot of fun doing it.
Michael Stern is the author of the best-selling Rizzoli publication "Julius Shulman: Palm Springs, and the Director and Producer of the film "Julius Shulman: Desert Modern" which has aired on PBS. He curated the exhibition "Julius Shulman: Palm Springs" which is the largest exhibition of Shulman's work that has ever been done, and the largest exhibition exploring Palm Springs' amazing collection of MidCentury Modern architecture and design. He has lectured extensively, has appeared on "The Today Show" and has made numerous film and television appearances discussing the joys of modernism and the Palm Springs modern style. His new book, "Hollywood Modern" was recently released on October 9, 2018.