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There are many ways to become involved with the museum beyond the invaluable support provided by basic membership. The museum has nine councils that each focus on a different discipline—from curatorship to architecture to theater—and all provide a sense of community and camaraderie to its like-minded members. Additionally, there are a number of membership levels that allow for greater financial contribution, and increased member participation and benefits.

JOIN A COUNCIL

Councils are the most active and dynamic part of our membership, with more than 1,200 museum members electing to join. Participation in a council is the best way to meet other members with similar interests and become involved with activities and events that support the museum's exhibitions and programming.

PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE

$2,000 ($1,750 tax deductible)

Two membership cards, 10 guest passes, unlimited admission, invitations to member-only events, 20% discounts at museum stores and the cafe, recognition in the Hall of Donors, and more!

FRIENDS OF

THE MUSEUM

$5,000 ($4,750 tax deductible)

The highest level of membership support is the Friends of the Museum option which includes the listing of your name on a plaque at the facility of your choice.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

All membership levels help support the museum’s mission of being the cultural center of the Coachella Valley. But the benefits of membership increase with any upgrade you choose, and each succeeding level contributes that much more to helping the museum achieve its strategic goals. You can also choose the level of participation that most interests you: from being an occasional visitor to an active council member to upper level patron!

We create transformative experiences that expand our understanding of ourselves and the world. Our collections, exhibitions, and programs connect people to the art and culture of our community and time. We foster and inspire reaction and renewal for local, national, and global audiences.

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Palm Springs Art Museum holds a variety of informative and stimulating lectures and symposia throughout the year, highlighting various aspects of the museum's collection and other topics of interest. Most of these are free and open to the public, however some require a nominal admission fee. Tickets can be purchased at the Annenberg Theater Box Office by calling 760-325-4490. Locations Vary.

MONDAY'S @ THE MUSEUM

New schedule coming Fall 2018.

FREE THURSDAY NIGHTS

From 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights, admission to Palm Springs Art Museum is FREE! And in addition to the current exhibitions, you'll find a schedule of lectures, panels and conversations. So make Thursdays the night you toss the TV remote and come check out this stimulating series!

Desert Conversation with Desert Oracle

Thursday, April 26 | 6 - 7pm

Ken Layne, editor and publisher of Desert Oracle a field guide to American deserts-leads to special guests in a discussion about desert conservation.

We create transformative experiences that expand our understanding of ourselves and the world. Our collections, exhibitions, and programs connect people to the art and culture of our community and time. We foster and inspire reaction and renewal for local, national, and global audiences.

Become a member today and enjoy free admission, expansive art galleries, special and permanent collection exhibitions, fun children's programs, exclusive events, discounts at the Museum Store, Persimmon Bistro, select Annenberg Theater performances, InSight members' magazine, and so much more!

MEMBERSHIP

ART

The Museum has developed a unique identity by focusing on international modern and contemporary art to include objects in all media; architecture and design; and traditional art of the Americas, including classical western American art, Native American art, Mesoamerican art, and Mexican Art.

THEATER

Enjoy an eclectic calendar of performances including ballet, modern dance, opera, jazz, Broadway cabaret, classical music, comedy and drama.

EVENTS

Participate in workshops for adults, art classes and summer camps for young people, free family activities, lectures, and films.

SPECIAL PRIVILEGES

  • Unlimited museum admission year round to our three locations: the Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, and the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition openings
  • Subscription to InSight, our quarterly members magazine
  • Discounts at the Museum Store and the Persimmon Bistro
  • Discounts on art classes, lectures, and art camp
  • Opportunity to join nine special interest councils
  • Invitations to the annual Art event gala and other exclusive events
  • Use of the museum library by appointment

RECIPROCAL BENEFITS AT 850 MUSEUMS

If you join Palm Springs Art Museum at the Supporting ($150) level or above, you're entitled to reciprocal admission and store discounts at over 850 other museums throughout the United States and Canada.

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Your contribution to the Palm Springs Art Museum extends its reach as the cultural hub of the Coachella Valley.

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We create transformative experiences that expand our understanding of ourselves and the world. Our collections, exhibitions, and programs connect people to the art and culture of our community and time. We foster and inspire reaction and renewal for local, national, and global audiences.

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A pop superstar arrives in Palm Springs.

Andy Warhol harnessed the power of celebrity, consumer goods, sex, and disaster to create his iconic Pop Art—and in doing so became a seminal media figure. This retrospective of more than 250 works explores how Warhol elevated printmaking from its previous status as a commercial format to that of fine art

Warhol’s career is traced from his earliest work as a commercial illustrator in the 1950s, to the collaborative silkscreens made in The Factory during the 1960s, and the commissioned portfolios of his final years.

A constant throughout his life was a fascination with Pop culture, as seen in his use of famous figures like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Muhammad Ali, events like the Birmingham civil rights protests, and the myriad commercial advertising images over the decades.

Like all the greatest stars, Andy Warhol rejoiced in fame above all else. His celebration continues.

EXHIBITION-RELATED
EXPERIENCES

LECTURES &
DISCUSSIONS

March 12, 10:00am–12:00pm.
Mondays at the Museum, Annenberg Theater

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Behind the Veil: Andy Warhol in Context
Lecturer: Richard Axsom, Senior Curator, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

Richard H. Axsom, noted curator and print scholar, takes a closer look at Andy Warhol’s art. Beneath the glitter and glamour of his public persona, Warhol was a sensitive and deeply introspective artist—attuned to the political realities of his time and to the enduring themes in art history of life and mortality. Axsom also places Warhol in a broader context of modern and contemporary art during the 1960s and 1970s.

April 5, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Free to the public, Annenberg Theater

Contemporary Art Council and Photography Collection Council Presentation Andy Warhol: A Panel Discussion

Panelists: Chad Alligood, Chief Curator of American Art, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, author of Warhol’s Nature; Jose Carlos Diez, Chief Curator, The Andy Warhol Museum; Catherine Zuromskis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, author of From the Factory to the World: Photography and the Warhol Community

A stimulating and lively presentation as noted scholars reveal how Warhol harnessed the allure of media images of celebrity, consumer goods, sex, death, and disaster to create his iconic pop art. Attendees are invited to later participate in a moderated discussion with the panelists and Donald Osborne, Vice Co-Chair of Programs, CAC

PERFORMANCES

15's
Select Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.
Hibbert Orientation Center, Free
In the spirit of Warhol’s iconic quote, these compact programs are designed to give attendees their own fifteen minutes of fame.

March 8
15's
Fifteen Minutes of Electric Sound Bath, Ang Wilson and Brian Griffith

April 19
15's
Fifteen Minutes of Spoken Word, Poet AP Jackson

March 22
15's
Fifteen Minutes of Meditation Mindful, Way co-founder Hugh McNeill

May 3
15's
Fifteen Minutes of Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus

POP-UP STUDIO:
WARHOL PRINT LAB

FAMILY-FRIENDLY
WORKSHOPS

March 11–April 30, select Sundays
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space
Create your own silkscreen prints in the Warhol style!

Anyone can come up with an iconic creation—Andy did it with a Campbell’s soup can! You can, too!

Here’s how: The Warhol Print Lab features artists Dewey Tafoya, Windmill City Screen Printing, and Marnie Navarro as they guide attendees in creating interactive displays and facilitate printmaking and silk screening workshops that focus on print culture, including posters, textiles, and zines.

March 11
Warhol Print Lab Weekend 1
Free
Join artist Dewey Tafoya in creating on-the-spot stencil print posters inspired by Andy Warhol’s unique Pop Art; upon completion, the posters will decorate the museum’s print studio.
April 8
Warhol Print Lab Weekend 3
Free
Windmill City Screen Printing will instruct on how to print one-color posters with artwork supplied by local Coachella Valley designers.
March 18
Warhol Print Lab Weekend 2
Free with museum admission
Windmill City Screen Printing demonstrates how to print on textiles and leads attendees through the process of creating their own unique tote bag.
April 29
Warhol Print Lab Weekend 4
Free with museum admission
Learn two screen printing techniques—stencil making and graphic printing—and create Stencil Print Mash-Ups! Attendees will create colorful one-of-a-kind stencil-print backgrounds inspired by Pop Art onto posters, which will then go through a mashup with designs created by artist Dewey Tafoya.

GENEROUSLY
BROUGHT TO YOU BY

Support for the exhibition and related educational and outreach programs has been made possible by a grant from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

Generous support is also provided by Harold B. Matzner, Marguerite & David M. Wilson, Palm Springs Art Museum Contemporary Art Council, and Renova Energy.

Additional funding is provided by Joann Gray & Sheldon Harmatz.

Exhibition Season Sponsors: Carol & Jim Egan, David Kaplan & Glenn Ostergaard, Dorothy C. Meyerman, Marion & Bob Rosenthal, and the Herman & Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation. The Desert Sun is the exhibition media sponsor.

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn), (II.23), AP edition C/Z, 1967, screenprint, Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2001.51b © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol, Mao (II.94), edition 212/250, 1972, screenprint, Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2000.123e © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

We create transformative experiences that expand our understanding of ourselves and the world. Our collections, exhibitions, and programs connect people to the art and culture of our community and time. We foster and inspire reaction and renewal for local, national, and global audiences.