Upcoming Events

February 15, 2019 11am

Modernism Week 2019

Talk at the Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum

Followed by a book signing

Melissa Riche, author of Mod Mirage, the first book to detail the midcentury architecture of Rancho Mirage, shows how the city was transformed into an oasis of influence and important architecture. $12 (1 hr)


February 23, 2019

Modernism Week 2019

Book signing at our house on this tour

The resort-style community features 16 homes gathered around a central pool and lush landscaping dotted with citrus trees and 100 year-old date palm trees. $65 (1.5 hrs)


Tours and Talks

Mod Mirage Walking Tours

Tours begin January 4, 2019

Private walking, biking, and driving tours of midcentury Rancho Mirage are available to individuals and groups upon request. Walking tours are two hours on quiet public streets and include exterior visits to some of the best midcentury modern architecture in the desert including 1950s and 60s homes and resort communities by Cody, Kaptur, Krisel, Wexler, Powelson, and more. Tours can be customized to accommodate individual or group requirements.  Prices range from $30 per person according to group size.


Melissa Riche is available for talks on Rancho Mirage history – architectural and social – for groups large or small.  

For tours or talks, contact Melissa Riche directly:

t: 323 632 9482

e: melissa@modmirage.com

Jim Riche Photography

Limited edition prints of greater Palm Springs architecture and Urban Abstracts are available online at the JimRiche.com website or at Coda Gallery, El Paseo, Palm Desert.  Open edition prints are sold on the JimRiche.com website and at Destination PSP in downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive.

Jim Riche Photography