Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

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Current Exhibitions

Contemporary Glass

Contemporary Glass
09/01/15 – 07/03/16 - Margaret & Michael W. McCarthy Mezzanine
Palm Springs Art Museum

The Kaplan/Ostergaard Glass Center presents a variety of glass sculptures and techniques ranging from casting to glass blowing and other creative methods. In content and meaning, diverse styles and subjects range from the narrative and figurative to the natural world and the exploration of color in space. Brought together are works by renowned international artists who have had an impact on the development of the contemporary glass movement in major art centers throughout the world.

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Both Sides Now: Robert Heinecken Photograms

Both Sides Now: Robert Heinecken Photograms
09/01/15 – 10/11/15 - Jorgensen Gallery
Palm Springs Art Museum

Robert Heinecken (American, 1931-2006) was a pioneer in the exploration of media iconography as cultural critique. The Recto/Verso photograms (1989) are made without the use of camera or film. A single page is appropriated from a mass-circulation magazine, placed in direct contact with color photographic paper, and exposed to light. The resulting image superimposes the visual and verbal information from the front (recto) and back (verso) of the magazine page. No collage, manipulation, or other handwork is employed.

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Modern Masters

Modern Masters
09/01/15 – 09/06/15 - Annenberg Wing
Palm Springs Art Museum

Again this summer, the museum presents a selection of outstanding masterworks on loan from an anonymous private collection. From Edouard Manet to Edward Ruscha, these works explore the potential of oil painting in the hands of some of the world's most influential artists. Additional artists represented include Vincent Van Gogh, Auguste Renoir, Joan Mitchell, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning.

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Reflections on Water

Reflections on Water
09/01/15 – 05/01/16 - Denney Western American Art Wing
Palm Springs Art Museum

"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Still Life: Capturing the Moment

Still Life: Capturing the Moment
08/07/15 – 02/21/16
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

In a creative mix of art works from the museum's holdings and on loan from private collections, the exhibition looks beyond the classical definition of a "still life" to explore why this esteemed genre continues to compel artists today. Throughout time, visual artists have delighted in the excitement of transforming commonplace objects into symbolic encounters with the world and self. Bringing together paintings, sculptures, photographs, and a surprising variety of other media, this exhibition studies the powerful psychological and associational value of altering time, place, and imagery into an artistic still life.

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