Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

UPCOMING


Upcoming Exhibitions

Modern Masters

Modern Masters
06/27/15 – 09/08/15 - 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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Still Life: Capturing the Moment

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

Featuring art works from the Permanent Collection.

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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.

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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.

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Seeing the Light: Illuminating Objects

Seeing the Light: Illuminating Objects
10/10/15 – 01/03/16
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion

?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 Errasuriz?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.

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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.

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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, Edwards Harris Pavilion

Bauhaus twenty-21 features Gordon Watkinson's photographs of twelve of the most iconic achievements of Bauhaus architecture. These are placed in dialogue with twelve contemporary building projects by emerging as well as internationally renowned contemporary architects. The exhibition, which bridges the fields of architecture, design and photography, places the heritage of Bauhaus architecture in the context of current architectural thinking and visualizes its ongoing influence on twenty-first century architecture.

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