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08 September 2018 – 11 August 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum

Lines in the Sand explores the history of the desert through our relationship to the land, environment, and community.

Drawn from the permanent collection, this exhibition highlights the museum’s founding collections of historical Indigenous art, depictions of the California desert, and contemporary art inspired by the physical and cultural environment of the state.

Focusing on the practices of artists, Lines in the Sand  juxtaposes the historical with the contemporary, revealing continued affinities and shared perspectives across time.

27 October 2018 – 30 April 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. This provocative exhibition looks to the future while also honoring the past and those who created cultures and places millennia before it was declared ‘unsettled.’

01 November 2018 – 27 February 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum

Guatemalan artist Luis González Palma is known for his stunning photographs of the Indigenous peoples of his country.

Crafted in traditional photographic processes, his portraits appear as though they were made decades ago, but his subjects are of the present.

17 November 2018 – 31 March 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum

This exhibition is the first public showing in California of selections from Arlene and Harold Schnitzers’s extensive glass collection. Well known for their distinctive collections of painting and sculpture by Northwest artists, Chinese funerary arts, Native American arts, and American silver, Arlene and her late husband, Harold, also assembled an astute and personal glass collection.

08 December 2018 – 15 September 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Celebrating the museum’s 80th anniversary and the legacy of figurative sculpture in the permanent collection, Shoulder to Shoulder: Depicting the Figure surveys how artists have represented the body across cultural contexts and artistic movements.

15 December 2018 – 07 April 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum

Using pictures made when he was Michael Jackson’s personal photographer in the 1980s, along with those of verdant flora, local friends, and galactic imagery,

Todd Gray’s wall collages portray the multiplicity of experience and memory across space and time.

02 February – 17 June 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center

The work of architect Hugh M. Kaptur (b. 1931) will be the subject of an exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center in Spring 2019.

Kaptur is a visionary designer who practiced in Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley area from the late 1950s through the early 2000s. With more than 200 built projects in the area—residential, commercial, and institutional—he played a significant role in the architectural development of Palm Springs.

09 February – 02 June 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards and in collaboration with the Desert AIDS Project and the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, the museum will highlight a selection of artworks gifted by Steve Chase in our Milano and DeGiorgio Galleries. Steve Chase’s contribution of 132 modern and contemporary works by artists such as John Chamberlain, Sam Francis, and Helen Frankenthaler marked a pivotal point of growth for the museum’s collection. Further, his gift of $1.5 million dollars in 1994 launched a campaign that literally raised the roof of the museum with the addition of the third floor.