Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

UPCOMING


Upcoming Exhibitions

Still Life: Capturing the Moment

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

Drawing on the Palm Springs Art Museum's permanent collection and selective loans, the exhibition looks beyond the classical definition of a still life and explores why the still life continues to be a significant vehicle of expression. Through paintings, sculptures, photography, prints, and objects, the exhibition identifies the powerful associational value of time, place, or occurrence to encourage meaningful encounters with everyday objects and transpiring visual images.

view details >>


Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe
09/05/15 – 12/13/15
Palm Springs Art Museum

Merging fashion, film, and material culture, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe explores the fashion world?s most coveted object, its rich cultural history, and its complex relationships to fantasy, functionality, identity, and power. The exhibition presents more than 110 contemporary high heels and 50 historical designs drawn from designer archives and the Brooklyn Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art?s renowned costume collections.

view details >>


A Passionate Eye: The Weiner Family Collection

A Passionate Eye: The Weiner Family Collection
10/03/15 – 01/31/16 - Annenberg Wing
Palm Springs Art Museum

For four decades, the Weiner family collection of sculpture, paintings, and drawings has provided a powerful foundation for the Palm Springs Art Museum's collection of modern art. With multiple works by such masters of modern sculpture as Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Jacques Lipchitz, and Marino Marini, and stellar individual works by Amadeo Modigliani, Alexander Calder, Jean Arp, Isamu Noguchi, and many others, this assemblage represents one of the most important collections of modern sculpture ever formed in the Southwest United States, and is basic to the museum's identity. Since 1976, the museum has been the privileged custodian of this great collection, through both long-term loans and the donation of significant works.

view details >>


Seeing the Light: Illuminating Objects

Seeing the Light: Illuminating Objects
10/10/15 – 01/03/16
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Trina Turk Gallery

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." (Anton Chekhov) How do we perceive light on objects? As reflection, illumination, glow, radiance, shimmer, shine, or luster? For designers and artists the luminosity of materials is endlessly fascinating. The inherent transparency or reflectivity of surfaces heightens our experience and attracts us with their seductive quality. Frank Gehry's Fish Lamp glows from within, Beatrice Wood?s pottery has lustrous surfaces, and the shiny stainless steel of Sebastian Errazuriz's Chaise acts like a mirror. Diverse objects selected from the museum's permanent collection and from private collections demonstrate the boundless fascination of the expressive power of light.

view details >>


Artists Council Exhibition 2015

Artists Council Exhibition 2015
10/20/15 – 12/06/15 - Marks Graphics Center And Jorgensen Gallery
Palm Springs Art Museum

Artists Council Exhibition 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. This year's juror is Christian Hohmann, a second-generation art dealer, local and international gallerist, private and public curator, and well-known lecturer.

view details >>


Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy - Photographs by Gordon Watkinson

Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy - Photographs by Gordon Watkinson
01/21/16 – 05/01/16
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Trina Turk Gallery

Bauhaus twenty-21 illustrates the enduring philosophies of the Bauhaus in twenty-first century architecture. By creating a visual as well as theoretical dialogue between the timeless modernism of Bauhaus architecture and the visions of contemporary practitioners, the exhibition offers a unique perspective on Bauhaus design philosophy and its relevance in today's society ? from the use of prefabricated housing techniques to create affordable housing, to early ideas in what is today sustainable architecture.

view details >>