Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs

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. Before you visit Palm Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • The current exhibit of Latin American Kinetic Art was unusual and fascinating. Exhibits are varied and engaging on so many different levels. Everyone in the family felt artistically fed, I noted to my...  more »
  • Great place to spend a warm afternoon! Great kinesthetic art exhibits! The most striking exhibit is on the fourth floor, where we encountered an elderly couple quietly fixated on a modern art piece. I...  more »
  • This gallery ('PSAM') has a wide assortment of art and mediums on display. As befits a communtiy with some generous (and wealthy) benefactors, there have been many donations that have helped make this...  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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