Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

TOURS


Tours and Talks

Guided Tours  

Guided Tours 

The Palm Springs Art Museum's Docent Council is made up of generous volunteers. Docents are critical to the appreciation of our museum by the viewing public.

Public Tours
The Palm Springs Art Museum offers a variety of Docent guided tours highlighting the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

General tours at the Palm Springs Art Museum
One hour tours of the Permanent Collection are offered free with museum admission. Visitors will have a general tour of the collection excluding special exhibitions. Please meet at the Admission Desk to begin your tour.
      Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 2 p.m.
      Thursday – 5 p.m.

Special exhibition tours at the Palm Springs Art Museum
One hour tours of the special exhibition are offered free with museum admission. Visitors will have an in-depth tour of the exhibition. Please meet at the Admission Desk to begin your tour.
LINKS: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest
      Wednesday – 11 a.m.
      Thursday – 4 p.m.
      Friday – 11 a.m.
      Sunday – 1 p.m.
Jennifer Karady: In Country: Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan
      Wednesday – 11 a.m.
      Thursday – 4 p.m.
      Friday – 11 a.m.
      Sunday – 1 p.m.
Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu
      Tuesday – 1 p.m.
      Friday – 11 a.m.
      Sunday – 1 p.m.

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
One hour tours and admission to the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert are free. Visitors will have an in-depth tour of the current exhibition on display in The Galen. Please meet at the Admission Desk to begin your tour.
A Grand Adventure: American Art of the West
      Wednesday – 11 a.m.
Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media
      Wednesday – 2 p.m.

Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion
One hour tours of the current exhibition are offered free with museum admission. Visitors will have an in-depth tour of the exhibition. Please meet at the Admission Desk to begin your tour.
An Eloquent Modernist: E. Stewart Williams, Architect
      Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 11 a.m.
      Thursday – 1 and 6 p.m.
Eye on Design: Andrea Zittel’s Aggregated Stacks and the Collection of the Palm Springs Art Museum
      Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 11 a.m.
      Thursday – 1 and 6 p.m.

Group Tours
Group tours, either self-guided or docent-led, may be arranged by completing the online reservation. Due to the heavy demand for docent-led tours and the limitations of space and docents, we encourage you to schedule your tours as early as possible. Please give at least a two week advance notice. Group rates are available for groups with12 or more.

Contact Zach Fleming-Boyles, Art Educator, at 760-322-4852 to arrange a tour.

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Frey House II tours
Tours of the Frey House II are offered by special request only. Please contact Bill Ransom, Special Events Manager, at 760-322-4878 or to make arrangements. Please note this tour is $75 per person.