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Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

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Address: 72567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
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+1 760-346-5600
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 12:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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The modern art, for the most part - meh. (Honestly, a board leaning against a wall is not art. Neither is a pile of trash bags. I wish I could get paid for some of the junk I've... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rosemary W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The modern art, for the most part - meh. (Honestly, a board leaning against a wall is not art. Neither is a pile of trash bags. I wish I could get paid for some of the junk I've got lying around the house.) They have a fabulous, gigantic glass installation by Dale Chihuly. The large collection of western art is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great exhibit of glass art as well as a walk in the private park to see art treasures for the outdoors!

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small, stylishly designed museum offers a quiet, aesthetic experience just off busy Highway 111. We saw a wonderful exhibit of artistic glass with a broad representation of artists. The sculpture garden and grounds are beautiful. No admission charge..

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable, how-did-they-do-it, pieces of glass art. Some of them have secrets. Ask the museum personnel about them. Then when the glass collection has taken your breath away, you can go outside and see the stunning stone, art & water garden.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a relatively small art museum that we had not visited before. The exhibit featured glass sculptures that showed a variety of techniques. The docent that led a tour was excellent and very open to thoughts and comments. Don't know what the overall annual program is but we sure enjoyed this visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a wonderful glass exhibition by contemporary artists. The museum staff is friendly and helpful. The exhibition was free. It's not very large and can be done in an hours time.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a wonderful selection of art in the desert. Totally unexpected and totally worth a visit! Definitely a must see in the area

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Oswego, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a big gallery, with little or no permanent indoor exhibits. The special exhibitions we have seen there are excellent and the sculpture garden has some really interesting pieces. It's free, so you don't have to invest anything to take a look and stay a while if you like it. I thought the Glass Exhibition in 2017 was great.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The current glass exhibit nd the permanent sculpture garden at the PS Art Museum in Palm Desert are not to be missed. Beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Am an art museum buff and love this place -- perfect size, variety and the docent tours are the sprinkles to engage and understanding a bit more about the artist and collections. Free Thursday date nights. And don't forget the Palm Desert location.

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