Our History: Celebrating 25 Years of the Fine Arts Creativity Awards Program
05/08/15 – 07/26/15
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.
Both Sides Now: Robert Heinecken Photograms
05/23/15 – 09/11/15 - Marks Graphics Center And Jorgensen Gallery
Palm Springs Art Museum
Robert Heinecken (American, 1931-2006) was a pioneer in the exploration of media iconography as cultural critique. The Recto/Verso photograms (1989) are made without the use of camera or film. A single page is appropriated from a mass-circulation magazine, placed in direct contact with color photographic paper, and exposed to light. The resulting image superimposes the visual and verbal information from the front (recto) and back (verso) of the magazine page. No collage, manipulation, or other handwork is employed.
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.
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.