Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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, which she integrates into an installation environment of her own design. 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.? Recognized for her innovative use of textiles over the past thirty years, and having set up a weaving workshop in her Joshua Tree studio, the artist has selected textiles and weavings from the modern and Native American collections, organizing them on the floor to create a layered pattern that collages their strong geometries. Drawing inspiration from their visual and structural elements, she orchestrates these works into room-like groupings. This arrangement allows their overlapping positions to interrupt the formal symmetry of individual pieces, both emphasizing and disrupting the formal grids that underlie their ordered designs.

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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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Our History: Celebrating 25 Years of the Fine Arts Creativity Awards Program

Our History: Celebrating 25 Years of the Fine Arts Creativity Awards Program
05/08/15 – 08/23/15
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Beginning in 1990, the museum has worked with public and private high schools throughout the Coachella Valley and College of the Desert to present a juried exhibition called the Fine Arts Creativity Awards. Each year, students submit artworks that address an exhibition theme and entries are juried by museum professionals and practicing artists.

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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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