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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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The exciting 2017 season's line-up
features well-known performers & a little something for everyone.

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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.

Spiritual America

Spiritual America debuts at the Annenberg Theater with world premiere works performed by a hand-picked group of top post-genre multi-instrumentalists. Curated by Infinite Palette (Kate Nordstrum of Liquid Music, William Brittelle of New Amsterdam Records, and LA-based composer Daniel Wohl) Spiritual America represents an exciting new direction in programming for the Palm Springs Art Museum.

 

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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

PRE-CONCERT RECEPTION
7pm, Elrod Sculpture Garden

CONCERT: SPIRITUAL AMERICA
New electro-acoustic art songs by William Brittelle, Missy Mazzoli and Daniel Wohl
8pm, Annenberg Theatre

“William Brittelle is creating a body of work that has no precedent... one of the most promising heirs of the vital American maverick tradition.” —Classical TV

 “Aggressive and gorgeous.” —NPR on the music of Daniel Wohl

 “One of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York." —The New York Times on Missy Mazzoli  

Developed in partnership with Infinite Palette, this program includes a fluid, integrated set of music that is both boundary-less and overtly emotional. Spiritual America explores diverse notions of transcendence against the backdrop of the stunning California desert. Focusing on the intersection of experimentalism, meditation, land art and sacred music, the project seeks to move beyond genre constrictions into a world of unique and highly personal musical visions reflective of our complex age. The presentation will feature world premiere pieces and arrangements performed by acclaimed multi-instrumentalists, as well as new video installations and sight-specific auxiliary events.

With Michi Wiancko (violin), Paul Wiancko (cello), Eliza Bagg (vocals), Missy Mazzoli (electronics, keyboard), Aaron Roche (guitar, vocals), Daniel Wohl (electronics), William Brittelle (electronics, keyboard), Matt Cook (percussion) and Scott Worthington (bass).

SPIRITUAL AMERICA AFTER PARTY WITH GUEST DJ HELADO NEGRO
10pm, Ace Hotel Palm Springs

Join Infinite Palette, the Palm Springs Art Museum and special guests for an after party sponsored by Ace Hotel Palm Springs.

Click here to purchase tickets: $35 General Admission ($30 for Palm Springs Art Museum Member)

$55 Premium Seating ($50 Palm Springs Art Museum Member)

$250 VIP (March 1-3 events) *

* VIP/SPECIAL EVENT PACKAGE INCLUDES:

SPIRITUAL AMERICA ARCHITECTURE + MUSIC
March 1, 5:30-7:30pm, Chino Canyon

Special Event ticket holders are invited to a private event in collaboration with Infinite Palette featuring new chamber music by Spiritual America composers William Brittelle, Missy Mazzoli and Daniel Wohl, intimately performed against the San Jacinto Mountains. Prior to the performance guests will have the unique opportunity to tour two new architectural masterpieces in Palm Springs' last hillside development, The Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades, including Al Beadle House 1 and the O'Donnell House.

Presented in partnership with Palm Springs Life, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres courtesy of F10 Creative.

DESERT WALK
March 3, 10am

The museum will partner with Desert X to offer an immersive outdoor component to the Spiritual America program. Participate in an artist-guided walk at one of the Desert X sites. Meeting location to be communicated via individual invitations

VIP package also includes pre-performance reception, special seating for the Annenberg Theater Spiritual America performance, and Ace Hotel after party with guest DJ Helado Negro.

This February join us at the Palm Springs Art Museum for “Intertwining the Fabric of Generations” an exhibition about identity, community, and storytelling.  “Intertwining the Fabric of Generations” will present artwork by Faith Ringgold, a 93 year old internationally renowned artist alongside narrative quilts by local Palm Springs Unified School District students. The exhibition will be celebrated with a reception on Thursday, February 2, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. On Sunday, February 12, there will be a live Skype discussion between Faith Ringgold and the PSUSD student artist apprentices. For Free 2nd Sunday on February 12, we invite the public to make their own quilt patterns incorporating traditional designs and universal symbols.

The exhibition will be on-view in the Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space at the Museum from February 2 until February 28. “Intertwining the Fabric of Generations” was organized by the Palm Springs Art Museum in collaboration with the Palm Springs Black History Committee at the James O. Jesse Community Center.

In our Lecture Hall on Friday, February 17 at 7 pm award-winning poet Douglas Kearney will present a multimedia performance entitled, The Teeth Are Sheet Music. Kearney’s work incorporates techniques ranging from hip-hop to concrete poetry, investigating tropes of masculinity, Afrofuturism, and clamorous silences with darkly comic results. 
This is a free ticketed event with limited seating so reserve your tickets today.

 

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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.