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March 17th – November 25th, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen
Journey Through The Desert – The Road Less Traveled features work by approximately 20 American photographers – beginning with an expansive presentation on the photographic archive of Stephen H. Willard who captured the spiritual and natural beauty of the desert in the early part of the 20th century. 

March 24th – November 4th, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum, Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Center


People have used depictions of the human form or parts of it, from the hand stencils found in cave paintings to the selfies of today, to tell stories, to communicate, and/or share a narrative.  Likewise, many artists working in glass have used the human form to share their individual story telling.

May 26th – October 14th, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum, Marks Graphics Center
Ralph Gibson (American, born 1939 in Los Angeles) first became interested in photography while serving in the United States Navy from 1956-1960. Afterwards, he was an assistant to Dorothea Lange and eventually worked under Robert Frank at Magnum Photos, where he realized photojournalism wasn’t the right fit for him.

May 26th – October 14th, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum, Jorgensen Gallery
Lee Jaffe (American, born 1950) is an artist, photographer, filmmaker, musician, and producer. He first came to international prominence in the 1980s with his large-scale, multimedia historical assemblage works. This boxed portfolio of fifteen photographs demonstrates Jaffe’s access to one of the most important figures in contemporary art – Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988).

September 8th, 2018 – August 11th, 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum

 Lines in the Sand explores the history of the desert through our relationship to the land,Lines in the Sand explores the history of the desert through our relationship to the land,environment, and community. Drawn from the permanent collection of the Palm Springs Art Museum, the exhibition highlights the museum’s founding collections of historicalindigenous art, depictions of the California desert through painting and photography, and contemporary art inspired by the physical and cultural environment of the state.

October 27th, 2018 – April 30th, 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Wing and Clayes III Wing
Unsettled is a sweeping presentation of contemporary art by more than 75 artists living or working in the Greater West. The exhibition’s fertile terrain is a “super region” that runs from the top of Alaska, through the North American West, and all the way down to Central America, and the work created here explores the geography of vast frontiers, rich natural resources, diverse indigenous peoples, and the inevitable conflicts that arise when these factors coexist.