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Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs

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Art Museum Museum
Located in a building that itself is a work of art, Palm Springs Art Museum boasts a collection by prominent modern and contemporary artists. Hidden in this desert oasis are the works of Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and many others. Contemporary design, painting, sculpture, and photography reside with Native American and Mesoamerican art. The two styles seamlessly blend and bring out the essence of the American Southwest as the meeting point of the two worlds, ancient and modern. Temporary exhibits boost the rich permanent collection. The museum offers very popular, expert guided tours. If you’re interested in taking part, you should make a telephone reservation ahead of time. Plan to see Palm Springs Art Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Palm Springs trip itinerary maker.
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  • I bet this is the only museum that allows baby screaming. When a visitor complained to the staff, he was told there is no policy to remove screaming baby. Really? Something is very wrong with the mana...  more »
  • We have been members for several years. This museum enjoys a very healthy endowment and philanthropic support. The permanent collections range from modern to western art and glass. Always something ne...  more »
  • We drove out to Palm Springs from the Inland Valley specifically to see Dale Chihuly's stunning glass sculpture which is part of the Contemporary Glass Exhibit. We were given a free tour by a museum v...  more »
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  • Excellent example of E. Stewart William's mid-century architecture, which includes lovely sculpture gardens. Nice collection of plein air paintings and Southwestern art. Definitely worth a visit! Also check out the Architecture and Design museum a few blocks south that is administered by the art museum.
  • This is a very special place. Much more of a world-class art museum than you would expect from PS. Beautiful space and architecture in itself. Exhibits are very well curated. Must visit when in PS.
  • Love it here! It had been around 8 years since our last visit, and it was nice seeing some of the same exhibits. The American Southwestern Art exhibit was awesome, and new to me. I recommend this to anyone visiting Palm Springs.
  • A surprising variety of different types of art. My favorite was the modern art on the top floor.
  • A beautiful museum! It's especially nice that admission is free on Thursdays!

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