Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center
May 20th, 2017 – February 19th, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum, Clayes Wing
Enjoy a reinstallation of the museum’s foundational collection of works by international modern artists in Europe and the Americas. In the 1960s, a group of renowned collectors with winter residences in the Palm Springs area initiated a gifting program to establish the museum’s holdings.
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May 22nd – September 25th, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum, Jorgensen Gallery
John McLaughlin (1898-1976) is acknowledged as one of the most important artists of the post-war period. Working in southern California, by 1948 he had pioneered a distinctive style of “geometric Western abstraction” which a decade later was identified as “minimal art” or Minimalism. 
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August 26th, 2017 – January 15th, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Wing
This exhibition is the first in-depth examination of the pioneering roleplayed by South American artists in the international Kinetic Art movement of the 1950s and 1960sGrounded by scholarly research into experimental art movements of the late 1940s and early 1950s in Buenos Aires, Caracas, and Rio de Janeiro . . .
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September 9th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center
As part of the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,  Latin American & Latino Art in LA the Museum’s contribution is an unprecedented exploration of two visionary architects who critically expanded the meaning and practice of modern architecture. Bo Bardi emigrated from Italy to Brazil in 1946 and Frey from Switzerland to the United States in 1930. Though the two did not meet . . .
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November 3rd, 2017 – March 11th, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen
Bob Van Breda’s Lost and Found is an immersive exhibition featuring discarded industrial and natural objects that have been transformed into aesthetic forms by the artist’s eye and hand.
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February 3rd – June 4th, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center


Alma Allen (b. 1970) is a Joshua Tree-based designer and sculptor who creates objects, furniture, and sculpture from wood, bronze, and stone. Pairing Allen’s work with that of J.B. Blunk, the Northern Californian artist and designer who seems an obvious precursor and inspiration to Allen, will create a conversation between two creative and sympathetic voices. Blunk began making work in 1962—mainly furniture and installations in redwood and cypress, some of them monumental in scale, and also worked in clay, stone, and cast bronze. Like Allen, his work blurs the line between furniture and functional objects and non-functional sculpture.

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