Offered as part of Modernism Week, the focus of this lecture is Albert Frey's life and work before his arrival in Palm Springs in the 1930s. Lecturer, Bill Butler, will look at Frey’s experiences in New York and in Europe that provide a new perspective from which to view his projects here in the desert. Known for his designs of the Tramway Gas Station (now the Palm Springs Visitors’ Center), Palm Springs City Hall, and the Lower Tram Station, Frey used a modern architectural vocabulary that was formed when he worked in Le Corbusier’s office in Paris.
Bill Butler is an avid researcher, student of architecture, and former chair of the museum’s Architecture and Design Council. He has done extensive research on Albert Frey in the University of California, Santa Barbara, architecture archives and the Palm Springs Art Museum’s collection.
Tickets are $10 and include admission to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Tickets may be purchased via the Modernism Week web site at www.modernismweek.com.