Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy - Photographs by Gordon Watkinson
01/24/16 – 05/01/16
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Trina Turk Gallery
The exhibition showcases twelve of the most iconic achievements of Bauhaus architecture built before 1933. Each of the buildings is featured in conjunction with a project built in this century by a group of up-and-coming as well as internationally prominent practitioners. 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.
Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks
02/20/16 – 05/29/16 - Annenberg Wing
Palm Springs Art Museum
Beginning in 1900, Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) set out on a monumental quest to create an unprecedented, comprehensive record of the Indians of North American. The culmination of his 30-year project led to his magnum opus, The North American Indian, a twenty-volume, twenty-portfolio set of handmade books containing a selection of over 2,200 original photographs. Today this work stands as a landmark in the history of photography, book publishing, ethnography, and the history of the American West, producing an art historical record of enormous and irreplaceable importance.