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It's our biggest fundraiser of the year! Art Party 2024 will honor the legacy of iconic desert architect Albert Frey wit...
01/06/2024

It's our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Art Party 2024 will honor the legacy of iconic desert architect Albert Frey with a cocktail reception, dinner, and dancing—all in the museum's galleries! You can either sponsor a table or purchase an individual ticket.

Proceeds go towards funding the museum's exhibitions, programs, and operations.

More info: https://www.psmuseum.org/events/art-party-2024

Get a panoramic view of the oversized "Art of Viola Frey" at a special lecture on Saturday, January 20. Frey (no relatio...
01/05/2024

Get a panoramic view of the oversized "Art of Viola Frey" at a special lecture on Saturday, January 20.

Frey (no relation to Albert!) was a California artist celebrated for her monolithic ceramic sculptures of men and women. Our panel includes renowned ceramicist and professor at Cal State Long Beach Tony Marsh and the Artists' Legacy Foundation's Director of Collections and Archives Cynthia de Bos.

The lecture is from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and will be followed by a special viewing of Frey's work in the museum's permanent collection.

Free for members, $16 for non-members.

https://www.psmuseum.org/events/viola-frey-lecture?date=2024-01-20

Viola Frey, (American, 1933-2004), "Man with World at Feet," 2003, ceramic. Museum purchase with funds provided by David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard.

Join us at Ace Hotel & Swim Club this Thursday for Mixed Feelings. An unforgettable evening of Back-to-Back Lectures on ...
01/02/2024

Join us at Ace Hotel & Swim Club this Thursday for Mixed Feelings. An unforgettable evening of Back-to-Back Lectures on Unrelated Topics (That Are Somehow Connected).

Step into the ring of creativity and diversity as we explore the captivating worlds of Boxing Culture and Q***r Photography.

Immerse yourself in an evening of enlightenment as Rudy Mondragón and Jonathan Carver Moore take the stage inside the Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s Commune.

Discover the hidden stories behind these two subjects and engage in a stimulating Q&A session afterwards. Don’t forget to arrive early for the cocktail hour at 5:00PM!

Grab your tickets now and bring a friend along for an unforgettable evening.

Join us at Ace Hotel & Swim Club this Thursday for Mixed Feelings. An unforgettable evening of Back-to-Back Lectures on ...
01/02/2024

Join us at Ace Hotel & Swim Club this Thursday for Mixed Feelings. An unforgettable evening of Back-to-Back Lectures on Unrelated Topics (That Are Somehow Connected).

Step into the ring of creativity and diversity as we explore the captivating worlds of Boxing Culture and Q***r Photography.

Immerse yourself in an evening of enlightenment as Rudy Mondragon and Jonathan Carver Moore take the stage inside the Ace Hotel & Swim Club's Commune.

Discover the hidden stories behind these two subjects and engage in a stimulating Q&A session afterwards. Don't forget to arrive early for the cocktail hour at 5:00PM!

Grab your tickets now and bring a friend along for an unforgettable evening.

From our permanent collection: Marc Chagall's "The Village" is one of his most expressive ceramic murals, freely associa...
12/29/2023

From our permanent collection: Marc Chagall's "The Village" is one of his most expressive ceramic murals, freely associating motifs that recur in his art and illustrate his life-long love of poetic, folkloric fantasy. The composition is loosely painted in soft blues and grays against a muted background that allows the warm highlights of the terracotta ground to emerge. The overall mood is dreamlike, mystical, and full of nostalgia.

Influenced by poets like Guillaume Apollinaire and by painters like Chaim Soutine, Robert Delaunay, and Fernand Léger, Chagall synthesized various approaches to art such as Expressionism, Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism to become a member of the first generation of European modernists.

Marc Chagall (Russian, 1887-1985), "The Village," 1952, paint on ceramic tiles, 48 x 52 inches. Gift of Gwendolyn Weiner, 156-2009.

There's only a short time left to catch our exhibition "Mythopoetica: Symbols and Stories" featuring the work of ten ama...
12/26/2023

There's only a short time left to catch our exhibition "Mythopoetica: Symbols and Stories" featuring the work of ten amazing artists in the Southern California inland region whose work incorporates mythologies, iconographies, and cultural codes.

Artists included are Edie Fake, John Flores, Daniel Gibson, Sky Hopinka, Armando Lerma, Fay Ray, Carlos Ramirez, Cara Romero, Chris Sanchez, and Lily Stockman.

Closes Monday, January 15!


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There's only a short time left to catch our exhibition "Mythopoetica: Symbols and Stories" featuring the work of ten ama...
12/26/2023

There's only a short time left to catch our exhibition "Mythopoetica: Symbols and Stories" featuring the work of ten amazing artists in the Southern California inland region whose work incorporates mythologies, iconographies, and cultural codes.

Artists included are Edie Fake, John Flores, Daniel Gibson, Sky Hopinka, Armando Lerma, Fay Ray, Carlos Ramirez, Cara Romero, Chris Sanchez, and Lily Stockman.

Closes Monday, January 15!

Bring your friends, family, and out-of-town visitors to Palm Springs Art Museum this holiday season! They'll find inspir...
12/22/2023

Bring your friends, family, and out-of-town visitors to Palm Springs Art Museum this holiday season! They'll find inspiring art on all four floors, great gifts in our Museum Store, and activities for the kids in our galleries. Our holiday hours are:

Sunday, December 24 - OPEN
Monday, December 25 - CLOSED
Sunday, December 31 - OPEN
Monday, January 1, 2024 - CLOSED

Looking for a unique and thought-provoking Thursday night? Join us for Mixed Feelings-Back-to-Back Lectures on Unrelated...
12/18/2023

Looking for a unique and thought-provoking Thursday night? Join us for Mixed Feelings-Back-to-Back Lectures on Unrelated Topics (That Are Somehow Connected).

Delve into Susan Sontag and the Salton Sea with guest speakers Robert Atkins and Olivia Rodriguez. Then, participate in a Q&A session to unravel intriguing connections.

Don’t forget to treat yourself to a cocktail and bites from Little Livs before the lectures kick off at 6:00 p.m. in the Annenberg theater.

Tickets and the complete schedule in our bio.

One of the museum's newest acquisitions is the work "Hot Summer" from Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey who works i...
12/16/2023

One of the museum's newest acquisitions is the work "Hot Summer" from Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey who works in a variety of disciplines including installation, performance, photography, and sculpture, and often utilizes everyday objects. For "Hot Summer," Clottey uses a cork board foundation upon which he applies small overlapping pieces of brightly patterned or painted duct tape to frame and clothe his realistically rendered figure.

On view now as part of our "Contemporary African Artists" exhibition.

Serge Attukwei Clottey, Hot Summer," 2021, oil paint, duct tape and electrical tape on cork board, 59 3/4 × 48 3/4 inches. Gift of Stefan Simchowitz, 2022.18

Tomorrow night! Don't miss the annual downtown Walk of the Inns with the museum as your starting point! A number of bout...
12/13/2023

Tomorrow night! Don't miss the annual downtown Walk of the Inns with the museum as your starting point!

A number of boutique hotels in the neighborhoods between Ramon Road and Tahquitz Canyon Way welcome visitors to check out their properties, and many provide music and refreshments. We supply a map to the participating inns as well as flashlights so you can navigate the winter dark!

The Walk of the Inns is free and takes place between 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 14. After the walk, come back to the museum and enjoy our Free Thursday Nights with music and food from Little Livs.

Download the map in advance here:
https://www.psmuseum.org/events/walk-of-the-inns-2023

Join us this Thursday in the Elrod Garden for Night Sessions featuring the phenomenal Danni Stefanetti!Prepare to be blo...
12/12/2023

Join us this Thursday in the Elrod Garden for Night Sessions featuring the phenomenal Danni Stefanetti!

Prepare to be blown away by the incredible talent of an award-winning singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist. Drawing inspiration from icons like Sheryl Crow, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, she combines soulful melodies and electrifying guitar skills.

With her captivating storytelling and the rock & roll swagger that echoes through her music, this is a show you simply can't afford to miss!

Don't forget to grab a bite and a drink from our Little Livs pop up and check out our stories for this weeks menu!

5:00-8:00PM | All Ages Welcome | 21+ to Drink

Have you entered the world of Kali yet? She was a 1960s Long Island housewife who fled to the west coast where she reinv...
12/08/2023

Have you entered the world of Kali yet?

She was a 1960s Long Island housewife who fled to the west coast where she reinvented herself as an experimental photographer. Kali used the classic tools of analog photography but manipulated her images in strikingly original ways suggestive of the psychedelic aesthetics of the time. She toiled in private and it was only in 2019 when an astonishing trove of images hidden in her home were discovered that Kali became recognized as a significant innovator in alternative photography.

Check out her dazzling portraits and the eerie shots of what she was convinced were UFO encounters in our exhibition "Kali, Artographer, 1932-2019."

https://www.psmuseum.org/art/exhibitions/kali

image: Kali, "Pink Sleeping Beauty, Palm Springs, CA," 1968, vintage hand-
colored gelatin silver print in custom frame, 20 ½ x 24 ½ inches framed, estate of the artist, L2023.42.2.

Sit back, relax, and let the musical vibes take over! December brings a fresh wave of excitement with our new Night Sess...
12/06/2023

Sit back, relax, and let the musical vibes take over!

December brings a fresh wave of excitement with our new Night Sessions lineup. This Thursday, join us for an unforgettable acoustic set by Dylan Carbone. While you enjoy the soulful tunes, treat yourself to some delectable food and drinks from Little LIVS. Let's make this night one to remember! 🎶🛋️

5:00-8:00PM | Meyerman Garden | All Ages Welcome | 21+ to Drink

Join us this Thursday for our quirky series Mixed Feelings—Back-to-Back Lectures on Unrelated Topics (That Are Somehow C...
12/04/2023

Join us this Thursday for our quirky series Mixed Feelings—Back-to-Back Lectures on Unrelated Topics (That Are Somehow Connected)!

This week, we're exploring Exoplanets (planets outside of our solar system) and Contemporary Native Art. Our special speakers—professor of astronomy Stephen Kane and local Cahuilla artist Gerald Clarke—share their expertise and then YOU get to uncover the connections between these topics during a Q&A.

Come early and grab a cocktail and some bites from Little Livs in the Meyerman Garden at 5:00 p.m. The lectures then begin in the Annenberg theater at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets here: https://www.psmuseum.org/events/mf-23_24-4?date=2023-12-07

JOIN US SUNDAY, December 17th for Family+, where the museum is transformed into a creative hub as artists, makers, and m...
12/02/2023

JOIN US SUNDAY, December 17th for Family+, where the museum is transformed into a creative hub as artists, makers, and musicians come together to offer a variety of exciting activities and workshops for kids, teens, and families of all kinds!

This upcoming Family+ features:

* A storytelling workshop hosted by ¡Que Madre! Media Collective

* A Custom notebook workshop

* A holiday-themed children’s storytelling corner led by Esperanza Mendez, community leader and storyteller.

* Family polaroid portraits taken by Parkside.

* Face painting by G’z Modern Creations

* Custom holiday postcards with Jillian Sandell that the museum will mail for you!

With Food and drinks available for purchase from Little Livs.

12:00PM-4:00PM | ALL AGES WELCOME | Click link in bio to register

2023 has been a remarkable year of growth and revitalization at Palm Springs Art Museum. We are grateful for the ongoing...
12/01/2023

2023 has been a remarkable year of growth and revitalization at Palm Springs Art Museum. We are grateful for the ongoing support which enabled the museum to mount eight special exhibitions this past year, as well as an impressive array of educational and public programs.

To continue on this ambitious path, we humbly request your support for our end-of-year annual appeal. Please give today!

https://secure.psmuseum.org/donate/contribute2?ct=27&amount=0.00

The annual Member Sale at The Museum Store in the main building and The Vault at the Architecture and Design Center goes...
11/30/2023

The annual Member Sale at The Museum Store in the main building and The Vault at the Architecture and Design Center goes from Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3. Members receive an additional 10% off their member discount and FREE gift wrapping!

Museum admission is not required to visit the stores. Stop by!

This Saturday, don't miss author/filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer's lecture on Kali, the enigmatic Palm Springs-based photographe...
11/29/2023

This Saturday, don't miss author/filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer's lecture on Kali, the enigmatic Palm Springs-based photographer!

Matt co-authored the book "Kali, Artographer," and will be joined by museum CEO Adam Lerner for a discussion which will include a Q&A with the audience. Matt has written for Vanity Fair, where he was editor-at-large and special correspondent, and his work has appeared in GQ, The New York Times, and Architectural Digest. After the lecture, he will sign copies of his book and there will be a cash bar reception by Little Livs.

Saturday, December 2, 2023
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Lecture and Discussion
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Book Signing and Reception
Free for museum members, $16 for nonmembers
Annenberg Theater

https://www.psmuseum.org/events/kali-lecture?date=2023-12-02

Photo of Matt Tyrnauer by David Needleman
Kali, "Photo Booth Self-Portrait," 1964, pigment print on rag board over Dibond aluminum, 30 x 40 inches framed, estate of the artist, L2023.42.39.

The month might be ending, but the party is just beginning & our November Night Sessions lineup is going out with a bang...
11/28/2023

The month might be ending, but the party is just beginning & our November Night Sessions lineup is going out with a bang! 🎉

Join us at Night Sessions this Thursday as DJ Gracy D brings the ultimate party experience to the Meyerman Garden. Alongside infectious beats & the incredible skills of our resident DJ Tina Turntables, this night is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Get ready to feast on delectable treats from Little Livs while you groove & enjoy the enchanting ambiance under the night sky. The party is just getting started, so let's make it a night to remember! 🌙✨

5:00-8:00PM | 21+ to Indulge | FREE ADMISSION | ALL AGES WELCOME

Join us this Thursday for an evening filled with curiosity and wonder at our quirky lecture series Mixed Feelings! This ...
11/27/2023

Join us this Thursday for an evening filled with curiosity and wonder at our quirky lecture series Mixed Feelings!

This week, we're diving into the captivating worlds of professional Mermaiding and Steve Chase Designs. Our notable speakers, Jalondra Davis & Katherine Hough, will share their expertise on these fascinating subjects, followed by a thrilling Q&A session where YOU get to uncover the connections between these seemingly unrelated topics.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to witness the unexpected! Grab a cocktail, some bites, and join us in the Meyerman Garden at 5:00PM, then head to the Annenberg theater from 6:00-7:30PM.

Tickets and complete schedule available in our bio. See you there!

Our current exhibition at the Architecture and Design Center, "Eso es la vida/This is life: Graphic Design from Mexico,"...
11/25/2023

Our current exhibition at the Architecture and Design Center, "Eso es la vida/This is life: Graphic Design from Mexico," closes this Monday, November 27. Don't miss this fascinating look at graphic design from Mexico's past and present that examines the field's development over the past century and its role in popular culture.

https://www.psmuseum.org/art/exhibitions/eso-es-la-vida

This Weekend! Museum Store Trunk Show: Meredith Strauss Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26Main MuseumMeredith Str...
11/22/2023

This Weekend! Museum Store Trunk Show: Meredith Strauss

Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26
Main Museum
Meredith Strauss presents hand-crocheted Turkish “oya” jewelry and handwoven or embroidered garments from Uzbekistan.

Museum admission is not necessary to visit the store. Stop in and check out the wonderful merchandise--perfect for holiday gifts!

Both Palm Springs Art Museum and the Architecture and Design Center will be closed Thursday, November 23. But we will be...
11/21/2023

Both Palm Springs Art Museum and the Architecture and Design Center will be closed Thursday, November 23.

But we will be open regular hours 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday - Sunday.
Bring your visiting friends and family!

Our Fall exhibition Party took us on a journey through the psychedelic era. The vibes were unreal as guests embraced the...
11/20/2023

Our Fall exhibition Party took us on a journey through the psychedelic era. The vibes were unreal as guests embraced the theme and showcased their grooviest outfits.

We were blown away by the incredible outfits and the energy that filled the air. With mystical readings, interactive dancers, and mind-altering bites by Chef Gabe Woo, it was truly a night to remember.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our talented musical performers , @ , and . To our Design team . Our wonderful chef & fam. Caroline for the photography . Our dancers brought to you by , our photo booth , our staff and to everyone else who made this event a spectacular success!

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death, we join hundreds of museums worldwide currently presenting exhibi...
11/18/2023

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death, we join hundreds of museums worldwide currently presenting exhibitions of his work. Don't miss our installation of approximately 40 prints and ceramics celebrates the legacy of one of the most influential and renowned artists of the 20th century.

"So Picasso" is on view through April 15, 2024.

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), "Owl (Hibou or Gros Oiseau visage noir)," 1951, glazed and incised earthenware, edition 7/25, 21 ¼ × 18 inches. Gift of Gwendolyn Weiner for the contribution of Board and staff toward the success of the 75th Anniversary Gala, 2014.74.

This Saturday night! Don't miss our Fall Exhibition Party with a psychedelic theme to celebrate our new exhibition, "Kal...
11/16/2023

This Saturday night!

Don't miss our Fall Exhibition Party with a psychedelic theme to celebrate our new exhibition, "Kali, Artographer, 1932-2019," and ongoing exhibitions including "Mythopoetica," "So Picasso," and "Thomas Michael Johnson: Compositions."

Saturday, November 18th
MEMBERS: 6:00 - 7:00PM | $20
NON-MEMBERS: 7:00-11:00 p.m. | $25

Embrace the psychedelic spirit of the 60s and 70s, channeling the era with bold colors, patterns, hypnotic visuals, and free-spirited vibes. Think chic interpretations that pay homage to this iconic era and make you stand out from the crowd.

You'll enjoy:

🌀 Mystical readings with Jeremy the Medium
🌀 Interactive entertainment by the Desert Starlets
🌀 Psychedelic hand painting
🌀 Polaroid portraits by Caroline Gomez
🌀 Snacks by our new restaurant Livs Palm Springs from Chef Gabe Woo
🌀 Signature cocktails by Bar One
🌀 Photobooth hosted by Party Life Photobooth
🌀 Musical performances by B3ggar, the band Host Family, and DJ Al Lover

Get tickets now: https://www.psmuseum.org/events/fall-exhibition-party-2023?date=2023-11-18

21+ to Attend

image (detail) Kali, "Pink Sleeping Beauty, Palm Springs, CA," 1968, vintage hand-
colored gelatin silver print in custom frame, 20 ½ x 24 ½ inches framed, estate of the artist, L2023.42.2.

This November has been nothing short of electrifying with DJ Tina Turntables on the decks! 🎶🤘 Don't miss out on the epic...
11/15/2023

This November has been nothing short of electrifying with DJ Tina Turntables on the decks! 🎶🤘

Don't miss out on the epic collaboration with Bobby Orellano this Thursday, plus, satisfy your cravings with delicious bites from our Little Livs pop-up! 🍔🍟

Meyerman Garden | 5:00-8:00PM | ALL AGES WELCOME | 21+ To Indulge

Opening Saturday for museum members! "Kali, Artographer, 1932-2019" presents the work of a former Long Island housewife ...
11/12/2023

Opening Saturday for museum members!

"Kali, Artographer, 1932-2019" presents the work of a former Long Island housewife named Joan Archibald who abandoned her previous life in 1962 to reinvent herself as a photographer in Southern California. Taking the name “Kali,” she soon moved to Palm Springs and spent the following decades experimenting with photography—while becoming increasingly withdrawn and eccentric. It was only after her death in 2019 that an astonishing trove of extraordinary images was found hidden in her home.

Museum members get exclusive access to the exhibition on Saturday, November 18. It opens to the general public on Sunday, November 19.

Learn more: https://www.psmuseum.org/art/exhibitions/kali

image: Kail, "Blue Stripe Face, Palm Springs, CA," 1967. Pigment print on ragboard over Dibon aluminum, 40 inches x 50 inches. Estate of the artist.

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