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Next up for #PrideMonth is #JulieMehretu’s “Diffraction” (2005)!Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1970, Mehretu and...
06/24/2019

Next up for #PrideMonth is #JulieMehretu’s “Diffraction” (2005)!

Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1970, Mehretu and her family immigrated to the United States in 1977 to escape the political chaos in their native country. Mehretu’s abstractions incorporate distinct, map-like markings that revolve around themes of the built environment, colonialism, migration, identity, and social activism, particularly in connection to her own experiences as an immigrant and a lesbian.

“Diffraction" is part of a series of three prints Mehretu made at Crown Point Press in San Francisco in 2005. The other two works are titled “Local Calm” and “Circulation,” and together they seem to represent weather patterns of clouds, wind currents, or rays of light, while speaking abstractly to time’s passage and movement across an imaginary space.

Image: Julie Mehretu, Diffraction, 2005, color sugar lift aquatint with aquatint, spit bit aquatint, and hard ground etching on Gampi paper chine colle, edition 31/35, Gift of Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr.

#sundayfunday at the museum ✨
06/23/2019

#sundayfunday at the museum ✨

Just two weeks remain to experience “Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture” at the A+D Center. 📷: @_natalia87
06/22/2019

Just two weeks remain to experience “Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture” at the A+D Center.
📷: @_natalia87

This summer, the museum presents a selection of outstanding masterworks on loan from a private collection of Post-Impres...
06/21/2019

This summer, the museum presents a selection of outstanding masterworks on loan from a private collection of Post-Impressionist and Abstract Expressionist paintings. “Shaping Vision: Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism,” on view now through October 13, 2019, highlights some of the world’s most influential modern and pre-modern artists, including Vincent van Gogh, Willem de Kooning, Édouard Manet, Joan Mitchell and Mark Rothko. These paintings are accompanied by an exhibition of key works from the museum’s foundational collection of modern abstract artists in Europe and the Americas. Photography by Lance Gerber for PSAM.

The Palm Springs Art Museum honors artist Robert Therrien, who passed away Monday, June 17, 2019. A quintessential Los A...
06/21/2019

The Palm Springs Art Museum honors artist Robert Therrien, who passed away Monday, June 17, 2019. A quintessential Los Angeles artist, his downtown studio was a gathering place for Southern California artists and arguably one of the places that nurtured the city’s thriving art scene.

The museum is fortunate to have a major sculpture by Therrien currently on view that is inspired by 1950s Franciscan dinnerware and enlarged to monumental scale. Working within the Surrealist tradition of the found object recontextualized, Therrien asks viewers to reconsider their assumptions about the nature of art and its relation to their everyday world. His brilliance was to celebrate the commonplace even as he questions the conventions of art history on its own terms. His death leaves the art world without one of its most important voices at a time when we need his ability to address the issues of our day in a manner that is serious yet mischievous and light-hearted.

Image: Robert Therrien, No Title (stacked plates, butter), 2007, plastic, museum purchase with funds provided by the Contemporary Art Council, Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr., and funds derived from a previous gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Maslon.

“Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space” invites you to enter the creative universes of five contemporary artists t...
06/20/2019

“Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space” invites you to enter the creative universes of five contemporary artists through sculpturally immersive installations. Experience the exhibition today with F R E E admission from 4-8pm! Photography by Lance Gerber for PSAM.

Our Summer Film Series, Summer of ‘69, presented in collaboration with the Palm Springs International Film Society, ki...
06/19/2019

Our Summer Film Series, Summer of ‘69, presented in collaboration with the Palm Springs International Film Society, kicks off next week! Starting at 6pm on Thursday, June 27, “Hats Off to Hollywood” (short film) and “Word is Out” (feature film) will be presented in the Annenberg Theater, with a special introduction and Q&A with “Hats Off to Hollywood” director Penelope Spheeris. Prior to the film screenings, cocktails will be available for purchase at Persimmon Bistro from 4-6pm, including the “Kissed by the Sun” drink inspired by the films (prosecco, limoncello syrup, lemon bitters with lemon slice and mint sprig). The film screenings are free and seating is first come, first served.

Film details:
“Hats Off To Hollywood” (1972) (short)
Director: Penelope Spheeris
A brazen mix of reality and staged episodes about a couple challenging homonormativity.
“Word is Out” (1977) (feature)
Directors: Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein
This landmark documentary, released eight years after the 1969 Stonewall uprising, brings together various stories surrounding LGBTQ sexuality and identity.

Images:
“Hats Off To Hollywood” courtesy of Spheeris Films
“Word is Out” courtesy of Milliarium Zero, A Milestone Film & Video Company
“Kissed by the Sun” cocktail at Persimmon Bistro

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Father figures we look up to! We hope you’re all doing something you enjoy. #...
06/16/2019

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Father figures we look up to! We hope you’re all doing something you enjoy. #palmspringsartmuseum

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Did you know Frey House ll was at the highest elevation of any residence in the city at the time it was built?Albert Fre...
06/14/2019

Did you know Frey House ll was at the highest elevation of any residence in the city at the time it was built?

Albert Frey took five years to select this site and then measured the movement of sun for one year thereafter. #FreyDay everyday!

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Here’s another artwork from our collection celebrating #PrideMonth: #MillieWilson’s White Girl (1995).Wilson creates...
06/13/2019

Here’s another artwork from our collection celebrating #PrideMonth: #MillieWilson’s White Girl (1995).

Wilson creates visual and text-based artworks that aim to disrupt art history and museum display through a deft deployment of queer humor, play, and parody. Wilson has produced numerous artworks that form hair into sculptures that are both sensual and uncanny. Many evoke the female body, vulvic imagery, and the exaggerated silhouette of eighteenth century European wigs.

White Girl is one of three monumentally scaled wigs by Wilson. She’s “synthetic” in every sense of the word, from the hair fibers that make up her form to the items decorating her hat that Wilson sources from tourist and craft shops in Santa Fe, New Mexico (where she was first displayed). White Girl’s artificiality points to the constructedness of cultural forms and identities.

Image: Millie Wilson, White Girl, 1995, mixed media construction (synthetic hair, fabric and wood stand), Gift of the artist

#pride #LGBTQart #queerart #pridemonth @ Palm Springs Art Museum

Here’s another artwork from our collection celebrating #PrideMonth: #MillieWilson’s White Girl (1995).Wilson creates...
06/13/2019

Here’s another artwork from our collection celebrating #PrideMonth: #MillieWilson’s White Girl (1995).

Wilson creates visual and text-based artworks that aim to disrupt art history and museum display through a deft deployment of queer humor, play, and parody. Wilson has produced numerous artworks that form hair into sculptures that are both sensual and uncanny. Many evoke the female body, vulvic imagery, and the exaggerated silhouette of eighteenth century European wigs.

White Girl is one of three monumentally scaled wigs by Wilson. She’s “synthetic” in every sense of the word, from the hair fibers that make up her form to the items decorating her hat that Wilson sources from tourist and craft shops in Santa Fe, New Mexico (where she was first displayed). White Girl’s artificiality points to the constructedness of cultural forms and identities.

Image: Millie Wilson, White Girl, 1995, mixed media construction (synthetic hair, fabric and wood stand), Gift of the artist
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#pride #LGBTQart #queerart

If you haven’t yet viewed this exhibition, you’ll want to put it on your calendar soon!Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert A...
06/12/2019

If you haven’t yet viewed this exhibition, you’ll want to put it on your calendar soon!

Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecure
on exhibition through July 7th

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So many ways to stay cool at Palm Springs Art Museum! Explore 'Contrasts': Promised Gifts from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Gla...
06/11/2019
Palm Springs Art Museum | Contrasts: Promised Gifts from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Collection

So many ways to stay cool at Palm Springs Art Museum! Explore 'Contrasts': Promised Gifts from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Collection

Contrasts brings together a selection of promised gifts from the collection of David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard that exemplify glass as an artistic form. On exhibition through September 15, 2019.

As a cultural and educational leader in the greater desert community, the Palm Springs Art Museum provides extraordinary creative encounters based on its collections of modern and contemporary art and traditional art of the Americas.

Today is Free 2nd Sunday at Palm Springs Art Museum — come explore the just-opened Brave New Worlds: Explorations of S...
06/09/2019

Today is Free 2nd Sunday at Palm Springs Art Museum — come explore the just-opened Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space exhibition, and enjoy the sounds of Carlo Cortezz and live painting and art displays by Abe Alvarez-Tostado that will inspire you to create your own artwork. @ Palm Springs Art Museum

Happy Pride! 🌈 This #PrideMonth, the Palm Springs Art Museum will be sharing works from the collection that honor our...
06/08/2019

Happy Pride! 🌈 This #PrideMonth, the Palm Springs Art Museum will be sharing works from the collection that honor our LGBTQ community. This cruisy scene was produced by French artist, writer, and filmmaker #JeanCocteau. A pillar of the Parisian avant-garde during the early 20th century, Cocteau’s work across multiple genres was consistently steeped with queerness decades before the modern LGBT rights movement.

This work will on view in the upcoming exhibition “Shaping Vision: Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism,” opening on June 15. Keep an eye out for more pride posts to come this month!

Image: Jean Cocteau, Two Young Men, 1963, ink and gouache on paper, Gift of the Family of Shirley Barasch, photo by PSAM art preparator @dominipaulmiller

There's still time to register for Summer Art Camp at Palm Springs Art Museum! Children ages 7 through 16 will explore m...
06/06/2019
Palm Springs Art Museum | Kids

There's still time to register for Summer Art Camp at Palm Springs Art Museum! Children ages 7 through 16 will explore many exciting artistic journeys with creative hands-on projects and adventurous gallery experiences with a team of experienced museum educators and visiting artists.
Details + registration: https://www.psmuseum.org/learn/kids

As a cultural and educational leader in the greater desert community, the Palm Springs Art Museum provides extraordinary creative encounters based on its collections of modern and contemporary art and traditional art of the Americas.

Join us this evening at Palm Springs Art Museum — admission is free from 4-8pm! From 5:30 to 7:30pm there will be a cl...
06/06/2019

Join us this evening at Palm Springs Art Museum — admission is free from 4-8pm! From 5:30 to 7:30pm there will be a closing reception for the 30x30 Public Art Show in the Scheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space, and from 5-7pm there will be a cocktail soirée in Persimmon Bistro to celebrate the new partnership between Arthur Vasquez and Tristan Gittens; Mayor Moon will head up a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5pm, followed by wine and light bites in the Meyerman sculpture garden with sounds by DJ Minus.

This summer, Palm Springs Art Museum and The Living Desert have partnered to offer free admission to members of each org...
06/05/2019

This summer, Palm Springs Art Museum and The Living Desert have partnered to offer free admission to members of each organization. Now through September 30, members of PSAM will receive free entry to The Living Desert and vice versa — just show your membership card at admissions!

Persimmon Bistro is hosting a grand opening party June 6 at its location inside Palm Springs Art Museum, and you're invi...
06/03/2019
The Art of the Bistro

Persimmon Bistro is hosting a grand opening party June 6 at its location inside Palm Springs Art Museum, and you're invited!

Learn more about 'The Art of the Bistro' below. Thank you Palm Springs Life Magazine, Palm Springs California!

Desert restaurant veteran Art Vasquez takes over Persimmon Bistro, the restaurant inside the Palm Springs Art Museum featuring a new menu and look…

Brave New Worlds: Explorations of SpaceNow on exhibit at Palm Springs Art Museum!
06/02/2019

Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space

Now on exhibit at Palm Springs Art Museum!

A Tribute to Steve Chase | In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Steve Chase Humanitarian AwardsIn collaboration with ...
05/31/2019

A Tribute to Steve Chase | In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

In collaboration with the Desert AIDS Project and the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, the museum is highlighting a selection of artworks gifted by Steve Chase in our Milano and DeGiorgio Galleries. Now on exhibition, through August 27, 2019.

Steve Chase’s contribution of 132 modern and contemporary works by artists such as John Chamberlain, Sam Francis, and Helen Frankenthaler marked a pivotal point of growth for the museum’s collection. Further, his gift of $1.5 million dollars in 1994 launched a campaign that literally raised the roof of the museum with the addition of the third floor.

Learn More > https://www.psmuseum.org/art/exhibitions/a-tribute-to-steve-chase

Caption this adorable photo. 🕷And don’t forget admission is FREE tonight from 4-8pm, thank to funding from @pspubli...
05/30/2019

Caption this adorable photo. 🕷
And don’t forget admission is FREE tonight from 4-8pm, thank to funding from @pspublicart! #artforall #freethursdaynights

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Summer Art Camp registration is open! Click below and learn all there is to know about this hands-on artistic journey fo...
05/28/2019

Summer Art Camp registration is open! Click below and learn all there is to know about this hands-on artistic journey for children ages 7 - 16 years old. We look forward to another fantastic summer with your budding creatives!

Dates, Classes and Registration:
https://store-psmuseum.org/artcamp/

For questions, please contact:
ZACH FLEMING-BOYLES
email: [email protected]
call: (760) 322-4852

Happy Memorial Day 🇺🇸We will be open today from 10am-5pm.📷: @clay.blank
05/27/2019

Happy Memorial Day 🇺🇸
We will be open today from 10am-5pm.
📷: @clay.blank

Celebrating the museum’s 80th anniversary and the legacy of figurative sculpture in PSAM’s permanent collection, “...
05/26/2019

Celebrating the museum’s 80th anniversary and the legacy of figurative sculpture in PSAM’s permanent collection, “Shoulder to Shoulder: Depicting the Figure” surveys how artists have represented the body across cultural contexts and artistic movements. The exhibition continues at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert through October 8, 2019. Photo by Lance Gerber.

Frey House II captured by @acenterforants
05/25/2019

Frey House II captured by @acenterforants

Happy birthday to architect Hugh Kaptur!“Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture” is on view through July 7 at the ...
05/23/2019

Happy birthday to architect Hugh Kaptur!
“Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture” is on view through July 7 at the Architecture and Design Center.
📷: @bradhudsonthomas

Join us this Thursday for a screening of Jeff Frost’s video and sound artwork “California on Fire.” To create “C...
05/21/2019

Join us this Thursday for a screening of Jeff Frost’s video and sound artwork “California on Fire.” To create “California on Fire,” Frost trained as a firefighter, gained full access to more than 70 wildfires, and shot 350,000 photos over five years. A panel discussion will follow the film screening.

Thursday, May 23 at 6pm in the Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum. Admission is free.

Coming June 1st at Palm Springs Art Museum! Brave New Worlds: Explorations of SpaceThis exhibition invites you to enter ...
05/20/2019
Palm Springs Art Museum | Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space

Coming June 1st at Palm Springs Art Museum!

Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space
This exhibition invites you to enter the creative universes of five contemporary artists through sculpturally immersive installations. #palmspringsartmuseum

Shown; Gisela Colon, Meta Trapezoid (Gold Green), 2019

Celebrating architecture daily! #desertmodernism #estewartwilliamsp | @annajurgas
05/18/2019

Celebrating architecture daily! #desertmodernism #estewartwilliams

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Let the wind blow you right this way to enjoy Free Thursday Nights at Palm Springs Art Museum from 4-8PM. #artforall
05/16/2019

Let the wind blow you right this way to enjoy Free Thursday Nights at Palm Springs Art Museum from 4-8PM. #artforall

FILM SCREENING IN ONE WEEK FROM TODAY:California on Fire is a groundbreaking video and sound artwork by southern Califor...
05/16/2019
Palm Springs Art Museum | Jeff Frost: California on Fire

FILM SCREENING IN ONE WEEK FROM TODAY:

California on Fire is a groundbreaking video and sound artwork by southern Californian artist Jeff Frost who utilizes time and sound as mediums to reveal an undeniable reality: we are already in a state of climate crisis. A panel discussion will follow the film screening.

Thursday, May 23, 6:00 p.m.
Annenberg Theater
Free

As a cultural and educational leader in the greater desert community, the Palm Springs Art Museum provides extraordinary creative encounters based on its collections of modern and contemporary art and traditional art of the Americas.

In planning ahead for the weekend, Saturday, May 18 marks the opening of Contemporary Sublime: The Photographic Collecti...
05/14/2019
Palm Springs Art Museum | Contemporary Sublime: The Photographic Collecting of William G. Butler

In planning ahead for the weekend, Saturday, May 18 marks the opening of Contemporary Sublime: The Photographic Collecting of William G. Butler.

A generous member of the museum’s Legacy Circle, William G. Butler has promised his art collection to the museum, as well as support for its ongoing preservation.

Butler’s gifts augment the museum’s photography collection in several key ways, including a focus on architecture and the built environment, scientific phenomena and conceptual uses of photography, and how photography captures identity through portraits.

Contemporary Sublime: The Photographic Collecting of William G. Butler is organized by Daniell Cornell, Artistic Director.

As a cultural and educational leader in the greater desert community, the Palm Springs Art Museum provides extraordinary creative encounters based on its collections of modern and contemporary art and traditional art of the Americas.

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s free second Sunday, with no admission fee at all three PSAM locations! 📷: @brandontwilli...
05/12/2019

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s free second Sunday, with no admission fee at all three PSAM locations! 📷: @brandontwilliamson

Architecture appreciation at the A+D Center // via @orangebourbon“Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture” is on vi...
05/11/2019

Architecture appreciation at the A+D Center // via @orangebourbon
“Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture” is on view through July 7.

The Lines in the Sand exhibition, on view at Palm Springs Art Museum through August 11, 2019, highlights the museum’s ...
05/11/2019

The Lines in the Sand exhibition, on view at Palm Springs Art Museum through August 11, 2019, highlights the museum’s founding collections of historical Indigenous art, depictions of the California desert, and contemporary art inspired by the physical and cultural environment of the state. Focusing on the practices of artists, Lines in the Sand juxtaposes the historical with the contemporary, revealing continued affinities and shared perspectives across time.
Installation photo by Lance Gerber.

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MUSEUM ADMISSION: -Free to members, and youths 12 and under -$12.50 adults -$10.50 seniors 62 and over -$5.00 for students and active duty military personnel with I.D. -Free public admission every Thursday from 4 - 8 pm during downtown Villagefest. -Free admission to AAM, NARM, and WMA members with I.D. -Group tours available. CONTACT INFO: 760.322.4800 or email: [email protected] DIRECTIONS: Located in downtown Palm Springs on Museum Drive at Tahquitz Canyon Way, just west of N. Palm Canyon Drive 101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659 Social Media Disclaimer: Palm Springs Art Museum strives to maintain the currency and accuracy of information published on Facebook. However, all posted events and schedules are subject to change. Palm Springs Art Museum disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of this information. Links to external websites and user accounts are provided as a convenience to users and such sites and associated content are not under the control of the Palm Springs Art Museum. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of that website, service, art or person by the Palm Springs Art Museum. The museum reserves the right to remove any posted material deemed inappropriate.

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