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July 30th, 2016 12:00 AM – June 18th, 2018 11:59 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum, Denney Western American Art Wing

Modern America can be understood through the rich visual cultures that emerged from two co-existing perspectives. In the 1950s and 1960s many Americans yearned for a simpler time and looked to the ideals and traditions of the American West, following the hardships of World War II. At the same time others gazed toward a future buoyed by technology and economic growth.

September 10th, 2016 12:00 AM – June 18th, 2018 11:59 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum, Denney Western American Art Wing
Dreams of the West are anchored to the distinctive landscapes of the region, spanning from vast plains and desert dunes in Arizona to verdant hills and wondrous mountain ranges in California. The potential promise and peril of the West created a wealth of stories featuring the adventurers and dreamers who populate the landscape and cross its borders. Their experiences, as depicted in the artwork on view here . . .

September 15th, 2016 12:00 AM – June 18th, 2018 11:59 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum, Denney Western American Art Wing
For centuries Native Americans have cultivated and harvested various native plants and roots, from the arid deserts of the Southwest to the wooded forests of the Northwest, weaving them into magnificent baskets.

February 25th, 2017 12:00 AM – May 1st, 2018 11:59 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum

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Jeffrey Gibson, born in 1972 in Colorado, is a featured artist in the inaugural presentation of Desert X, the international art biennial in the Coachella Valley. He is repurposing a decommissioned turbine blade from a windmill that will be installed to rise out of the museum’s lower-level sculpture garden. The blade will be 52 feet tall and painted to contain the phrases “We are living!” “I am alive,” “You are alive,” and “They are alive.”

December 14th, 2017 12:00 AM – April 2nd, 2018 11:59 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum, Jorgensen Gallery


Striking portraits and nude studies of leading international athletes form the basis of Champions, an eighty-print photography project created by the British artists Anderson & Low to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. 

January 20th, 2018 12:00 AM – May 28th, 2018 11:59 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum, Clayes III Wing
In tandem with the exhibition Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, the museum will present a new exhibition of work by Michael Childers. During the 1970s, Childers was a photographer for Andy Warhols’ Interview Magazine, giving him access to the artist and his famous New York studio, The Factory. Childers’ photographs of Warhol from the 1970s use subtle strategies of gesture, props, and doubling devises to go beyond the inscrutable icon that the artist cultivated, bringing to light his complicated personality below the surface persona. 

February 3rd, 2018 12:00 AM – June 4th, 2018 11:59 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center

In Conversation: Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk stages an encounter between two people who never met but whose work shares a deep affinity. The work of Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk blurs the line between design and sculpture, with both men creating evocative organic work from natural materials.  

March 17th, 2018 12:00 AM – July 29th, 2018 11:59 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen
Journey Through The Desert – The Road Less Traveled features work by approximately 20 American photographers – beginning with an expansive presentation on the photographic archive of Stephen H. Willard who captured the spiritual and natural beauty of the desert in the early part of the 20th century. 

March 24th, 2018 12:00 AM – September 3rd, 2018 11:59 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum, Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Center


People have used depictions of the human form or parts of it, from the hand stencils found in cave paintings to the selfies of today, to tell stories, to communicate, and/or share a narrative.  Likewise, many artists working in glass have used the human form to share their individual story telling.