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Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture

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The answer to the question is WHY NOT COME HERE? It’s an amazing repurposing of common household... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
John E
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Noah Purifoy has been on my art radar list since 2013. I was more than thrilled to take my family... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The answer to the question is WHY NOT COME HERE? It’s an amazing repurposing of common household and construction items into art. Who defines the meaning of art? You do for you. It’s easy to get to. ITS FREE. It’s different and it’s fun! Oh...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Noah Purifoy has been on my art radar list since 2013. I was more than thrilled to take my family to see his work. The main entrance to Joshua Tree was closed on the day we visited so I suggested a side track to this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank edenrox10
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Such a nice, tranquil location. Some thought provoking art structures, odd, beautiful and everything in between. Google maps gets you there. Donation is the fee. It can get hot, so I had an umbrella to shield me from the sun. A lot of dirt, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

If you're in Joshua Tree you have to pass this Museum. It's an easy hour but you can get lost in it for more! They have a site map and I recommend donating at least $5 person

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Miguel E
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Noah Purifoy's creations are just wonderful- amusing, disturbing, insightful, tongue-in-cheek, opinionated, crafty, harsh, inviting, off-putting, weird. His assemblages are strewn throughout an open area outside of Joshua Tree and it was the non-nature highlight of our trip to Joshua Tree. Walking through this display of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bob_ontheroad
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This sprawling collection is worth a visit. There are sculptures and structures that make for an engaging experience as you can walk up to, in and around these large pieces.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Alex J
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We were in Joshua Tree for 4 nights, so we had plenty of time to see the Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum. It was a 5 minute drive from where we stayed, so that made it easy to go. We went in the late afternoon...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I think one of the things this is suffering from is that it is falling apart from a lack of up keep and degrading from the weather. It could be considered folk art or it might be considered junk piled together. Art is, after all,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pitayaqueen
Reviewed 13 March 2018

When we first arrived at Noah Purifoy's site we were alone. We wandered through his sprawling acres of seemingly endless assemblage art on the desert, mouths agape, with brilliant blue sky as background. It's a crazy, intriguing, impressive collection of work, and everyone will respond...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank georgia h
Reviewed 15 February 2018

At first glance it looks like piles of junk arranged into bizarre sculptures but take the time to wander around and you start to see things. Get the pamphlet at the entrance to the exhibit and you'll have an understanding of this man and the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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travelplanner77
11 January 2018|
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Response from John E | Reviewed this property |
As much or as little as you want. The area covers 10 acres. The exhibit is probably on an acre or two. An hour would be plenty of time.
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mendezbrenda52
26 January 2017|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Since this is an unattended, open air exhibit I would imagine one can visit as long as there is enough light to see. I think I remember something like a gate, but nothing that you could be locked out of. Brochures are... More
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ecotraveller204
26 January 2016|
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Response from John E | Reviewed this property |
It’s often the beaten path and ends on a dirt road. It’s at least 4 miles off the main drag. No easy way to get here. No mass transit. No Uber.
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