Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

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Current Exhibitions

An Eloquent Modernist: E. Stewart Williams, Architect

An Eloquent Modernist: E. Stewart Williams, Architect
11/09/14 – 02/22/15
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion

The inaugural exhibition at the Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion is scheduled to open with a preview on November 8, 2014. Since Williams was the design architect for both the museum and the new A+D Center, it is appropriate that the first exhibition highlight and honor his long career and significant contributions to mid-century modernist architecture. The exhibition, An Eloquent Modernist, E. Stewart Williams, Architect, will include models, photographs, film clips, original renderings, and drawings to provide a complete view of his fifty-year career.

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LINKS: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest

LINKS: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest
10/18/14 – 01/25/15 - Annenberg Wing
Palm Springs Art Museum

For over forty years, connections between Australia and the Pacific Northwest have been forged through the relationships of artists, educational institutions, and entrepreneurs through the medium of glass. Brought together by a shared passion for glass, artists from both countries have developed long lasting and deeply influential relationships. These connections have made significant impacts on both continents forming unique ?links? between Australian and American studio glass movements.

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ACE: Artists Council Exhibition

ACE: Artists Council Exhibition
10/11/14 – 12/07/14 - Marks Graphics Center And Jorgensen Gallery
Palm Springs Art Museum

ACE: 2014, produced by the Artists Council, will be the annual juried exhibition and sale of artworks created by Artists Council members. Art works are for sale valued between $500 and $6,000, with 50% of the proceeds going to the museum?s educational programs and 50% going to the artist.

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A Grand Adventure: American Art of the West

A Grand Adventure: American Art of the West
09/27/14 – 01/04/15
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

The epic nineteenth-century landscape paintings of Yosemite and Yellowstone by Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran introduced the American public to the grandeur of the West. As the western territories opened up to development, increasing numbers of artists including Charles Russell, Henry F. Farny, and William R. Leigh were drawn to the promise of adventure that the American frontier provided, and by the turn of the 20th century, a new genre of Western art had developed. As populations in the Southwest and Southern California grew -- made possible in large part due to the completion of the railroads to Santa Fe and Los Angeles -- so did the demand for art. Artists found both financial support and refuge from the hectic urban centers of New York and Chicago within the small communities of Taos, Santa Fe, Laguna Beach, and Pasadena. Forming colonies, clubs, and associations, these groups organized exhibitions to help promote their new western subjects and styles. As the West became synonymous with the American ideals of freedom and individuality, many of these artists believed that the future of American art was in Western art: ?Out there in the West,? declared Kansas artist Birger Sandzen, ?a painter could develop a style of his own to fit the country.?

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Out of the Fire:Mesoamerican and Pueblo Ceramics

Out of the Fire:Mesoamerican and Pueblo Ceramics
04/12/13 – 12/14/15 - Marilyn and Bruce Throckmorton Mezzanine
Palm Springs Art Museum

This exhibition features a selection of ceramics from the museum?s permanent collection representing more than 2000 years of ceramic tradition from ancient Mesoamerican to the Pueblo Indians of the North American Southwest. Made for a variety of purposes from utilitarian to sacred practices, ceramics are one of the most enduring artistic traditions of the Americas. Modeled by hand from pliable clay material and transformed by fire into hardened vessels or figures, these objects represent a long history that expresses both cultural identity and values individual creativity.

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