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Admission to the A+D Center is FREE.

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert has free admission to the public all the time, thanks to the generosity of
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Free admission every Thursday at Palm Springs Art Museum from 4-9 p.m. and the extended hours at the A+D Center 8 p.m., thanks to the City of Palm Springs.

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Join artists Niki Livingston and Yusuke Tsukamoto in an exploration of the nature of personal reality through an examination of the self, experiential evolution and the concept of collective consciousness. Create your personal flag through cutting and pasting color and symbols to communicate your individual story, as well as the larger story of our shared experience. Learn to make and manipulate color with botanical based dyes and evaluate the effect each color has on your senses.

Experience the peace of communing with tea and the language of silence.

Saturday, March 4th, 2017
11 am – 3pm
Personal flag making

Sunday, March 12, 2107 (Free 2nd Sunday)
11 am – 3pm
Personal Flag Making

Friday, March 17, 2017
Screening of Harry Smith films in the Lecture Hall

Saturday, March 18, 2017
11 am – 3pm
Dye Demo/Interaction

Sunday, March 26, 2017
11 am – 3pm
Shared Experience Banner and Tea Ceremony

Thank you to our Community Partners for their continued support:


Title Sponsor of the Architecture and Design Center

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Art As Play - Liberate Your Innocent Eye

Come reclaim your innate joy in creativity. In this fresh and fun Friday night series daydream believin’ artist Mellissae Lucia will share a variety of projects favoring the process over the product, liberating your innocent delight in expressing yourself. When we can release our agendas and just ‘mess around’ allowing our sense of wonder to lead us marvelous things occur. Curiosity is the Muse inviting us to reawaken our inherent imaginative natures. Attend as many classes as you wish, all materials supplied and remember to never underestimate the power of play.

Mellissae Lucia is an artist and an adventurer whose greatest super power is finding the hidden magical places (and doing art there). She was raised in a family of professional artists in Seattle, WA and is currently exploring surreal mobile photography collages and street art.

Enchanted Maps - Friday January 27, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum Thinking outside of the box with mixed media materials we will chart the real and imaginary domains that inhabit the landscape of your psyche in interesting and novel ways. These beloved locations are the realm of reveries offering clues to our earliest senses of enchantment.

Wildstyle Words - Friday February 10, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum Language is essentially pictographs assigned a collective meaning. Let’s play with the abstract potentials of these fascinating symbols in unorthodox ways to reveal the secret messages hidden in the poetics of play.

Little Altars Everywhere - Friday March 17, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum Altars are a physical representation of what we value and cherish. As children we honored rocks, bugs and marbles as the precious talismans of our world. Let’s embrace our innocent eye now and craft amusing and playful dioramas devoted to our essential sense of delight and play.

Instinctive Expression - Friday April 14, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum Our bodies are our greatest artistic compasses and invaluable instrument of play allowing us full emersion in the joy of creation.This class may get a little messy using paints and other substances so wear your grubbiest outfit and come experience art as a fully embodied endeavor.

Dreambody Collage - Friday April 28, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum Dreams come from both our waking and sleeping selves and their unusual visions can lead us down new pathways. During this class we will mine the riches of this creative treasure chest through intuitively collaging our dream figures revealing the gifts concealed in our subconscious.

iSpy Treasure Hunt - Friday May 12, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Palm Springs Art Museum The world is alive with great beauty and inspiration if we open to seeing it. Using the museum as our enchanted playground either taking digital photographs or sketching impressions we will go on an adventure to reveal the objects and motifs reaching out to inspire our creative souls now.



As we enter the second season of the museum's Take Your Seat Campaign, we are delighted to report that more than one third of the theater’s 400 seats now bear the name of a generous donor. These names will be etched into handsome plaques affixed to the back of a theater seat, to be admired by every person who attends a performance at the Annenberg Theater.

The money raised has already funded many critical upgrades to the theater’s sound system and lighting equipment. With your help we will fulfill our wish-list and bring our beautiful 20th Century auditorium up to 21st Century production standards.

Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of history in the making. Download the brochure and
take your seat today!

To participate in this campaign and take advantage of this rare philanthropic opportunity, simply complete the contribution form (see brochure). Refer to the seating chart to select your preferred row(s) and seat(s). If you would like to name additional seats please list on a separate sheet and include with your form. Mail your completed form (with credit card payment information completed, or enclose a check) to: Take Your Seat Palm Springs Art Museum, PO Box 2310, Palm Springs, CA 92263

You may also process your order as a credit card payment over the phone at 760-322-4848 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or, visit the Annenberg Theater Box office during regular Box office hours for assistance.