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Palm Springs Art Museum

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Address: 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659
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+1 760-322-4800
12:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Located in downtown Palm Springs (with a branch location in Palm Desert,...

Located in downtown Palm Springs (with a branch location in Palm Desert, CA), the Palm Springs Art Museum offers compelling art exhibitions from national and international artists. The museum's extensive permanent collection includes significant works by modern and contemporary artists, western, contemporary and glass artists, and features several temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The museum is open free every Thursday night and the second Sunday of every month. It also offers a range of theatrical and musical performances in its Annenberg Theater. Throughout all these programs, the museum is dedicated to creating memorable and inspiring interactions through educational and cultural opportunities.

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Quite the collection!

Definitely worth spending some time in this beautiful museum, with its open spaces and spectacular collection.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 March 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Definitely worth spending some time in this beautiful museum, with its open spaces and spectacular collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

The Palm Springs Art Museum is a real treasure, and a must-see activity for any visitor to Palm Springs. Steps off the main drag, you can enjoy this museum in 30 minutes or three hours. There's a cafe downstairs and it is fun to eat in the sculpture garden. Check out the box office for the many special events in... More 

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

This art museum is free on Thursday after 4 pm as that is the day of the Village Fest. If you go early enough you can have a docent explain the art to you, which I found very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Worth a visit if you are in Palm Springs. Very different art and not too big. Easy P are driving. On Thursday's the museum is free after 4 because of the Streetfest. So go and enjoy!

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

We went on Thursday night when the gallery is free to the public. It was very interesting. I've never seen such a large collection of modern art before. Some of it was incredible, and some of it fell into the "I don't get it" category. I really enjoyed see it all, and would recommend that you check it out!

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

We visit each time we are in Palm Springs. The museum itself is open, airy, and inviting. A new architecture and design center is a couple blocks away and also worth a visit. Main museum has lovely glass, Western art, and modern art exhibits and fine rotating exhibits. There is also a lovely sculpture garden.

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Fort Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

It was all quite interesting - the Jennifer Karady - In Country display was very moving - the font for the personal stories could have been larger to read from while standing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Pleasantly surprised by the wide range of paintings, statues, etc. in indoor and outdoor exhibits. Thus, most everyone should find items of interest. We were further pleased with the Thursday evening free passes.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We spent over two hours one afternoon at the museum during Modernism week. Really enjoyed the quality and caliber of the artists' work shown. Quite impressed that a town the size of Palm Springs could sustain a museum of this quality. They are fortunate to have some very generous donors. Well worth a visit!

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Too bad that a compromise was not reached between the Annnberg Theatre and Coyote Stageworks. In this era of conflict and demands, both these operations are the losers and more so the patrons who support both organizations. Anyways, life goes on but not as well as previous.

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