Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center

Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center The Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion is the hub of the museum's exploration of architecture and design.

The Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion is the hub of the museum's exploration of architecture and design. Located in downtown Palm Springs the Architecture and Design Center houses related exhibitions, educational, and community programs, as well as research space and vaults for the museum's growing architecture, design collections and archives. Visitors can also explore and shop the Bradford W. Bates Vault: The Museum Design Store. The building, designed by renowned mid-century modern architect E. Stewart Williams, is located at 300 South Palm Canyon Drive and was originally designed to house the Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan. A prime example of mid-century modern design.

The work of architect Hugh M. Kaptur (b. 1931) will be the subject of the "Hugh Kaptur: Desert Organic Architecture" exh...
01/31/2019

The work of architect Hugh M. Kaptur (b. 1931) will be the subject of the "Hugh Kaptur: Desert Organic Architecture" exhibition opening this Saturday, Feb. 2, at the A+D Center.

Kaptur is a visionary designer who practiced in Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley area from the late 1950s through the early 2000s. With more than 200 built projects in the area—residential, commercial, and institutional—he played a significant role in the architectural development of Palm Springs.

Many of his designs are considered among the most creative and innovative of the era. Somewhat less well known, at least beyond the Coachella Valley, than the generation of Desert Modern architects that preceded him (Wexler, Cody, Williams, Frey, Krisel and others), this will be the first museum exhibition of Kaptur’s body of work and reinforces the museum’s commitment to telling the story of Palm Springs architecture and design. In 2015, Kaptur gifted his archive of architectural drawings, models, slides and other materials to the Palm Springs Art Museum and many of the archival materials will be included in the exhibition.

Shown: View of pool area of William Holden Residence in the Southridge neighborhood, Palm Springs, ca. 1976. Photo by Erven Jourdan, from the personal collection of Hugh Kaptur.

Palm Springs Art Museum
12/27/2018

Palm Springs Art Museum

As 2018 comes to an end, we invite you to consider an end-of-year gift to help us close out the calendar. As a bit of extra incentive, if you donate by December 31, we have a special thank-you gift for you that can be picked up on your next visit to the Museum Store (Palm Springs Art Museum) or The Bradford W. Bate Vault: The Museum Design Store (A+D Center)!

CLICK TO DONATE! https://www.psmuseum.org/end-of-the-year-landing

Wallpaper* magazine on architect Albert Frey.
12/09/2018
The architects who built Palm Springs: Albert Frey

Wallpaper* magazine on architect Albert Frey.

When you look at the low, long and linear forms of Albert Frey’s buildings, which appear modern, but also instantly at one with the arid landscape of the USA’s Coachella Valley, it is hard to believe that this founding father of Desert Modernism in fac...

Palm Springs Art Museum
10/01/2018

Palm Springs Art Museum

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse is now open at Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center!

The exhibition, organized by Cooper Hewitt, Matilda McQuaid and Susan Brown, features the work of Reiko Sudo, Luisa Cevese and Christina Kim and shows how each woman addresses the issue of textile waste in her practice. Christina Kim designed new pieces inspired by Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs for our presentation.

Photos 1 and 4 by Brooke Hodge
Photos 2 and 3 by Matilda McQuaid
Photo 5 by Janelle Pietrzak

Frey Fans and Modernists, put this one on your Saturday to-do list. See you there!
02/22/2018
Palm Springs Art Museum

Frey Fans and Modernists, put this one on your Saturday to-do list. See you there!

Be sure to get your tickets for Saturday's Modernism Week Lecture at Palm Springs Art Museum with Dutch Photographer Iwan Baan, as he discusses his photographs of Albert Frey's iconic midcentury architecture! Click below for tickets.
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Iwan Baan: Shadow of the Sun
February 24, 2018 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | $25

Ticket Giveaway! See below for details and be sure to email as soon as you can. Limited space available!
02/13/2018
Palm Springs Art Museum

Ticket Giveaway! See below for details and be sure to email as soon as you can. Limited space available!

Modernism Week Event Giveaway // Home as Art, Art as Home: A panel discussion on J.B. Blunk’s hand-built Residence
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The FIRST 25 people to email [email protected] with the password #inverness will gain complimentary admission to the FEB 18th presentation for them and a guest. Seating is limited and first come first served.
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Click below for full event details! And be sure to view the current exhibition Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center // In Conversation: Alma Allen & J.B. Blunk
February 3rd – June 4th, 2018

01/29/2018

Please note the A+D Center will be closed to the public today through Thursday (1/29 - 2/1). We'll look forward to seeing you soon, and apologize for any inconvenience!

Palm Springs Art Museum
01/23/2018

Palm Springs Art Museum

UPCOMING at A+D Center:⠀⠀
February 3 - June 4th, 2018⠀⠀
‘In Conversation: Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk’ stages an encounter between two people who never met, but whose work shares a deep affinity; both men creating evocative organic work from natural materials. Click the link for more details: http://www.psmuseum.org/calendar-2/482-in-conversation-alma-allen-j-b-blunk

12/24/2017

Happy Christmas Eve! ✨ All three museum locations are closed today and tomorrow, with regular hours resuming on Tuesday, Dec. 26, and we will also be closed on New Year’s Day.

TODAY! We're already dancing. Looking forward to Sound Sessions starting at 3PM!
12/10/2017

TODAY! We're already dancing. Looking forward to Sound Sessions starting at 3PM!

Put a little extra GROOVE in your Sunday! Don't miss Sound Sessions today at A+D Center, 3-6PM. Full details below!

Have you seen The Vault? The Bradford W. Bates Vault: The Museum Design Store sells architecture and design books and un...
09/30/2017

Have you seen The Vault? The Bradford W. Bates Vault: The Museum Design Store sells architecture and design books and unique products that showcase the best directions in contemporary design. Come check it out!

The A + D Center is proud to present Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture, as part of the Get...
09/27/2017

The A + D Center is proud to present Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture, as part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Learn how these two visionaries embraced technology while responding to the climate and terrain of their respective environments to transform the modern home. The exhibition continues through January 2018.

The Modern Tour takes you inside legendary Palm Springs homes, including some the most impressive examples of midcentury...
09/25/2017

The Modern Tour takes you inside legendary Palm Springs homes, including some the most impressive examples of midcentury modern architecture and design. Get all the info at http://bit.ly/2iiGbTd

Head to Annenberg Theater tonight and join us for “Tracks,” the final installment of the FREE Hot is Cool: Sizzling ...
09/21/2017

Head to Annenberg Theater tonight and join us for “Tracks,” the final installment of the FREE Hot is Cool: Sizzling Summer Film Series. The film starts at 6 p.m. so be sure to get there early for a prime seat.

Can you feel the seasons changing? Along with cooler temps, Fall signals the return of the Architectural Icons Walking T...
09/19/2017
TOURS/EVENTS - Palm Springs Art Museum

Can you feel the seasons changing? Along with cooler temps, Fall signals the return of the Architectural Icons Walking Tour, which resume in October. Get all the info at http://bit.ly/2iiGbTd

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.

Come see our "Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture" exhibition then head over to the main mus...
09/18/2017

Come see our "Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture" exhibition then head over to the main museum to see the amazing "Kinesthesia"!

Presented as part of the Getty Museum Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, Kinesthesia focuses on a little known art movement that began in 1954 and continued through 1969 in the Latin American hubs of Buenos Aires, Caracas and Rio de Janiero. Discover this visually dazzling exhibition today, and tell a friend. #Kinesthesia

Installation view of Gyula Kosice's La ciudad hidroespacial.

Today is FREE Admission at all Palm Springs Art Museum locations as part of PST:LA/LA Free Day!!!#sundayfunday #pstlala
09/17/2017
PST: LA/LA Free Day

Today is FREE Admission at all Palm Springs Art Museum locations as part of PST:LA/LA Free Day!!!
#sundayfunday #pstlala

Enjoy complimentary admission at 50 museums across Southern California in celebration of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’s launch weekend, thanks to Bank of America! "Bring yourself, not your wallet"—Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times.Participating Museums:WEST LA & VALLEY18th Street Arts Center Fowler Mu...

We look forward to seeing you at the ADC Welcome Back Party!
09/15/2017
A+D Council - The FOLD

We look forward to seeing you at the ADC Welcome Back Party!

It's been a long, fun summer, but you're missing your old friends, right? The ADC Welcome Back Party, "Road to Rio," is right around the corner, and tickets are now on sale! Reserve your spot now for the most exciting reunion ever! This event is open to past, current, and future ADC members who want to party "Brazil style" in Palm Springs.

http://www.psmuseum.org/council-events/504-adc-welcome-back-road-to-rio

Two architects on parallel odysseys, separated by more than 6,000 miles. Presented as part of the Getty Foundation’s P...
09/15/2017

Two architects on parallel odysseys, separated by more than 6,000 miles. Presented as part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture uses 3-D models, drawings, design objects and photographs to explore Southern California and Sao Paulo as architectural laboratories of the mid-20th century. To find out more: http://www.psmuseum.org/calendar-2/352-albert-frey-and-lina-bo-bardi-a-search-for-living-architecture

Living Architecture celebrates the parallel odysseys of Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi. Director of Art Daniell Cornell a...
09/13/2017

Living Architecture celebrates the parallel odysseys of Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi. Director of Art Daniell Cornell answers your questions about this innovative exhibition today between noon and 2 p.m. Submit your questions on Twitter @PSArtMuseum (https://twitter.com/PSArtMuseum).

#AlbertFrey #LinaBoBardi #PacificStandardTime #LALA #Architecture #ArchitecturalIcons

Frey II is one of the most impressive examples of mid-century modern architecture. Call (760) 904-0904 or send an email ...
09/12/2017

Frey II is one of the most impressive examples of mid-century modern architecture. Call (760) 904-0904 or send an email to [email protected] to schedule a private tour. Note: A minimum of 72 hours notice is required. Find out more by visiting http://bit.ly/2g7jbcQ #FallinlovewithFrey

Our new exhibition, Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture, opens today as part of Pacific Stan...
09/09/2017

Our new exhibition, Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture, opens today as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Learn about these two visionaries’ shared belief in architecture as a way to connect people, nature, building, and living. Admission is $5 or free with same-day admission to the main museum and free. http://bit.ly/2vB3jGF
#PST #LivingArchitecture

Starting Saturday, we return to regular hours. Join us Friday - Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday noon to 8 p....
09/07/2017

Starting Saturday, we return to regular hours. Join us Friday - Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday noon to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 or free with same-day admission to the main museum and free Thursdays from 4 - 8 p.m.

#Repost from Bestor Architecture :: Albert Frey & Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture ... Part of Pacific St...
09/05/2017
Bestor Architecture

#Repost from Bestor Architecture :: Albert Frey & Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture ... Part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA this exhibit, designed by @bestorarchitecture is an unprecedented exploration of two visionary architects who critically expanded the meaning & practice of modern architecture.

Opening 9/9 at the Palm Springs Art Museum: Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture, exhibition design by Bestor Architecture

Celebrating Labor Day today with limited hours.  The Vault is open today from Noon - 5 p.m.
09/04/2017

Celebrating Labor Day today with limited hours. The Vault is open today from Noon - 5 p.m.

09/03/2017

Stop by our main museum and see the fascinating new exhibition, Kinesthesia. Presented as part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, it features more than 50 works by 9 artists who helped shape the Latin American Kinetic Art movement of the 1950s and ’60s, including Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gyula Kosice and Julio Le Parc (pictured). To learn more: http://www.psmuseum.org/calendar-2/457-kinesthesia-latin-american-kinetic-art-1954-1969
Photo: Lance Gerber

Opening September 9 as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architec...
08/27/2017

Opening September 9 as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture, uses 3-D models, drawings and design objects to explore Southern California and San Paulo as architectural laboratories of the mid-20th century.

Did you know the A+D Center’s vast archive includes thousands of drawings, photographs and objects documenting the car...
08/23/2017

Did you know the A+D Center’s vast archive includes thousands of drawings, photographs and objects documenting the careers of modernist masters Arthur Elrod, E. Stewart William and Hugh Kaptur. Make an appointment to explore our collection today.

Need a reason to go out tonight? Join us for a FREE screening of “Paris, Texas”, part of our Hot is Cool: Sizzling S...
08/17/2017

Need a reason to go out tonight? Join us for a FREE screening of “Paris, Texas”, part of our Hot is Cool: Sizzling Summer Film Series. The film starts at 6 p.m. at the Annenberg Theater. Get there early, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to exhibitions and our vast archive, the A+D Center’s collection includes iconic Frey House II (pictured),...
08/14/2017

In addition to exhibitions and our vast archive, the A+D Center’s collection includes iconic Frey House II (pictured), the iconic Palm Springs residence designed by Albert Frey for himself in 1963 and beqeauthed to the Museum upon his death in 1998.

Sign up for our newsletter and stay in the know about your favorite upcoming events. Never miss a beat! Just visit psmus...
08/12/2017
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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.

Enter our vault full of mid century books! Only at the A+Design Center in Palm Springs.(pc: brigvanosten)
08/08/2017

Enter our vault full of mid century books! Only at the A+Design Center in Palm Springs.

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Designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1961 as a Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan, the building that now houses the A+D Cen...
08/06/2017

Designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1961 as a Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan, the building that now houses the A+D Center was rehabilitated in 2011 by preeminent architect Marmol Radziner, known for the restoration of the famed Kaufmann House (pictured) and Ship of the Desert residence.

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On display as part of our Summer Lab ( S/LAB) program is this painting of the Arctic Cathedral (1965 by Jan Inge Hovig) ...
08/04/2017

On display as part of our Summer Lab ( S/LAB) program is this painting of the Arctic Cathedral (1965 by Jan Inge Hovig) by a 7th-grade student in Troms, Norway. This is just one of the many spectacular works of art on display through August 6.
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07/31/2017

Craving a little modernism? Head over to the main museum for Making It Modern and enjoy a reinstallation of the museum’s foundational collection of works by international modern artists in Europe and the Americas.

Photo: William A. Baziotes, Desert Animal, 1947, oil on canvas, gift of Marion and Francis Lederer in honor of Marisa Shea’s appointment as a Trustee of Palm Springs Desert Museum, © Estate of William Baziotes

We are open today from Noon to 8 pm and admission is free. Join us at 6 pm for a “Ask Me” Docent tour and learn all ...
07/27/2017

We are open today from Noon to 8 pm and admission is free. Join us at 6 pm for a “Ask Me” Docent tour and learn all about the A+D Center.
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You have until August 6 to take part in workshops and design exercises related to the new park in downtown Palm Springs....
07/24/2017

You have until August 6 to take part in workshops and design exercises related to the new park in downtown Palm Springs. It’s all part of our Summer Lab S/LAB program.
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Subscribe to our e-newsletter and stay up to date on the exciting happenings at the A+D Center and all Palm Springs Art ...
07/20/2017
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Subscribe to our e-newsletter and stay up to date on the exciting happenings at the A+D Center and all Palm Springs Art Museum locations. Just visit psmuseum.org and look for the sign up form on the right.

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.

It's #freesummerthursdays at Palm Springs Art Museum today! After you visit our main facility be sure to stop by the A+D...
07/20/2017
Architecture and Design Center Engages Participants

It's #freesummerthursdays at Palm Springs Art Museum today! After you visit our main facility be sure to stop by the A+D Center to check out S/LAB. Thanks for the great story Palm Springs Life!
#hotiscool #summerlab

The Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center's Summer Lab engages the public in issues related to architecture and design in the community.

Planning your week? Plan on heading to the Annenberg Theater on Thursday, July 20 for the free Hot is Cool: Sizzling Sum...
07/16/2017

Planning your week? Plan on heading to the Annenberg Theater on Thursday, July 20 for the free Hot is Cool: Sizzling Summer Film Series. This week features the 1985 Donna Deitch film “Desert Hearts.” Movie starts at 6 pm. Get there early -- Tickets available first-come, first-served basis.

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Palm Springs, CA
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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
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