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Upcoming Exhibitions

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 Frederic Remington and Charles Russell were drawn to the promise of adventure that the American frontier provided, and by the turn-of-the-century, a new genre of Western art had developed.

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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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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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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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Contemporary Glass

Contemporary Glass
11/22/14 – 11/01/15 - Denney Western American Art Wing
Palm Springs Art Museum

This exhibition presents a wide 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.

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Jennifer Karady: In Country, Soldiers' Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan

Jennifer Karady: In Country, Soldiers' Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan
12/13/14 – 03/29/15 - Marks Graphics Center And Jorgensen Gallery
Palm Springs Art Museum

Artist Jennifer Karady has developed a series of photographs that relate the experiences of U.S. veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while making evident the human cost of their service to the country. Her narrative photographs begin with personal histories gleaned through an extensive interview process with the soldiers and their families. Her images capture the conditions of warfare that fighting an insurgency has created through dramatic portraits that reveal the psychological moments when combat memories and everyday civilian life collide.

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Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold

Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold
12/19/14 – 09/01/15 - Marilyn and Bruce Throckmorton Mezzanine
Palm Springs Art Museum

Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, 2010, bronze with a gold patina (c) AW Asia and Tom Powel 2014

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Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media

Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media
01/17/15 – 04/19/15
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Using the diverse aesthetic traditions of portraiture as points of departure, this exhibition explores the representational power of photography from its origins in the nineteenth century to its digital forms in the present. Drawing from the museum?s permanent collection as well as from loans, Personalities emphasizes the unique characteristics of the photographic image to shape both the identity of a photographed sitter and a viewer?s sense of a subject?s persona. This exhibition examines how the careful art of the portrait can dive deep into an individual?s soul, but can also be manipulated to create personalities that exist beyond the realms of the real.

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ARTrageous Exhibition and Auction 2015

ARTrageous Exhibition and Auction 2015
01/24/15 – 02/23/15 - Joeseph Clayes III Wing
Palm Springs Art Museum

The 5th acquisition fundraising auction, produced by the Contemporary Art Council, a biennial art auction and exhibition of museum quality works.

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Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu

Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu
02/25/15 – 05/24/15 - Annenberg Wing
Palm Springs Art Museum

Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu is the first comprehensive survey of the artwork of Hung Liu?one of the most prominent Chinese painters working in the United States today. Featuring more than 65 works, including 34 large-scale paintings as well as personal ephemera such as photographs, sketch books, and informal painting studies from private and public collections around the world, the exhibition celebrates Liu's career accomplishments and includes work completed in China before the artist arrived in the U.S.

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Eye on Design: Andrea Zittel's Aggregated Stacks and the Collection of the  Palm Springs Art Museum

Eye on Design: Andrea Zittel's Aggregated Stacks and the Collection of the Palm Springs Art Museum
03/14/15 – 07/12/15
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion

With an eye to considering the role of design in our lives, this exhibition combines commissioned original works by internationally known high desert artist and Joshua Tree resident Andrea Zittel and objects from the museum's permanent collection. Working in collaboration with the museum's curators, Zittel selects items from the museum's holdings and integrates them into an installation environment that she has fabricated. Zittel describes her practice as rooted in everyday life. As she writes, "home furniture, clothing, food all become sites of investigation in an ongoing endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs."

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Modern Works from the Collection

Modern Works from the Collection
03/28/15 – 10/03/15 - McCormick Gallery
Palm Springs Art Museum

This new installation of modern works presents the museum's foundational art collection, giving the history of international modern art equal weight to the museum's impressive contemporary collection in the Steve Chase Wing galleries. By dedicating one of the museum's principal exhibition wings to works by some of the most recognizable and influential twentieth-century artists in Europe and the Americas, this installation provides visitors with an introduction to the finest representations of modernist aesthetics. In addition, it affords a larger cultural context within which to assess of the region's well-known history of mid-century architecture and design. The museum's art collection began with a group of famous and significant national collectors who had winter residences in the Palm Springs area, including Joseph H. Hirshhorn, Lenore and Walter Annenberg, Walter N. Marks, Lionel Bauman, Seymour Oppenheimer, and Ted Weiner. Under the leadership of director Frederick W. Sleight in the 1960s, these collectors solicited friends and artists for significant donations of modern art in reponse to the museum's newly-focused interest in fine art. During this period, they donated work by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Loren Feitelson, and Hans Burkhardt, providing a core of important works by recognizable masters.

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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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