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“A Gem In The Desert”

Palm Springs Art Museum
Ranked #5 of 120 things to do in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The Palm Springs Art Museum is a must see for anyone visiting Palm Springs. It has an amazing permanent collection that is quite varied and generally has two exhibitions running at any given time. The building alone is worth it- a mid-century gem designed by renowned architect E. Stewart Williams. My personal fav piece is the Pianist’s Dress Impression by Karen LaMonte. My personal tip is- the gallery is free every Thursday after 4:30pm and the first Sunday of each month. Enjoy!

Thank Lio-and-Ben
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

The Palm Springs Art Museum has a great collection of contemporary art. Really well displayed and curated with a good cross-section of "names" from Picasso to Warhol to Early Native American Pottery, (which is not contemporary is it)? to southwestern themed art by well-knows artists. It is not an enormous museum but one that requires at least a couple of hours especially if you include the great cafe for lunch which has a lovely outdoor area (with necessary shade)!

Thank Hank F
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

A fantastic building in the desert that can combine the design with the natural light. The exhibits are absolutely fantastic, ranging from painting to the sculpture and some amazing glass works.
The staff is an amazing kindness, making this museum a must for anyone who loves modern art.

Thank Jorge G
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We went to this museum numerous times (Second Sundays are free and Thursdays are free), the exhibits were well executed and interesting - it has three floors, so better to visit a couple times. Also took in a couple plays at the Annenberg Theater there which were extremely well done.

Thank smt123
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Free museum entrance on Thursdays.

So glad I convinced boyfriend to go, both of us enjoyed many of the sculptures, paintings, and the Chihuly glass sculpture most of all.

Thank Kevin L
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