Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

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!

Free Thursday night admission is courtesy of City of Palm Springs Public Arts Commission.

March 29

Western Art Council Presentation - Bill Schenck: Western Pop Art
Annenberg Theater
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Artist Bill Schenck focuses on pulp Westerns and movie stills, as well as his own photography of ranch life and rodeos. Influenced by Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement, his work combines myth, truth, and legend with humor and irony. A special ticketed-reception follows the lecture(see page 20 for details).

Presented by the Western Art Council (WAC), this program is underwritten by Cheryl & Robert Fey, Stephen H. Field, Janet & Daril Hahn, Elaine Hill & John Schoettler, Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad, Dr. Walter Krengel and Myrn Ellen Barrett, Janet & Hugh Langford, and Diane & Sam Stewart.

April 5

Contemporary Art Council and Photography Collection Council Presentation Andy Warhol: A Panel Discussion
Annenberg Theater
4:00-6:00 p.m.

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 ofFrom 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.

Presented by CAC and PCC, this program is in Memory of Howard Marguleas and underwritten by Barbara & Bernie Cain, Jessica & Gary Grace, Donna Macmillan, John Renner, Terri & Timothy Childs, Lenora Hume, Candice & Dr. Barry Morse, Marlene & Bill O'Sullivan, Sue Rappaport & David Suss, and Roswitha Kima Smale.

April 26

Desert Conversation with Desert Oracle
Annenberg Theater
6:00-7:00 p.m.

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

Special Thursday Night Event!
Factory Line with Coachella Valley Art Scene
May 17, 6:30 p.m.
Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space

Experience a Warhol-esque assembly line of Polaroids, video art, and button making. Activators from CVAS will add extra Factory flare!