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Palm Springs Art Museum, designed by E. Stewart Williams, 1976. Drawing © Danny Heller, 2020

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E. Stewart Williams (1909-2005) is the architect of both the Palm Springs Art Museum and the museum’s Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion. A longtime resident of Palm Springs, he became known for merging natural materials of the local setting with the precision of International Style Modernism in numerous projects that include houses, schools, hotels, banks, religious buildings, and educational and cultural institutions.

These drawings of the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion were created by Danny Heller, a Coachella Valley artist who creates art that focuses on midcentury American imagery, specifically the architecture, design, and car culture. His own work has been inspired by the architecture of E. Stewart Williams.

Supplies: 

  • white paper
  • crayons, colored pencils, markers, and/or watercolors

Follow the instructions below.

Instructions


Step 1

Click on either or both images below to download high-resolution versions of the drawings, then print out.

If you don’t have a printer, you can draw your own images of these two iconic buildings yourself.

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Palm Springs Art Museum, Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, originally designed by E. Stewart Williams, 1960 and restored by Marmol Radziner in 2014. Drawing © Danny Heller, 2020

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Palm Springs Art Museum, designed by E. Stewart Williams, 1976. Drawing © Danny Heller, 2020

Click the image or here to download

Step 2

Add color using color pencil, crayon, marker, paint or other media.

Coloring by Tom Johnson

Step 3

Submit a photograph of your final work. We'll be sharing a selection of submissions in the weeks to come!

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