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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  • After visiting Palm Springs for many years, I finally made it to the Art Museum and was blown away! It's immense and took us two visits to see it all. Loved everything we saw and how things were prese...  more »
  • I had gotten to the end of my visit to Palm Springs and had still not seen the Palm Springs Art Museum, so I squeezed in a 45-minute visit on a Monday afternoon. There were less than a dozen other vis...  more »
  • We enjoyed the visit. Friendly staff, beautiful rooms large and well lit, adapted to a fine permanent collection very interesting well explained in the wall comments. A part of the works is outside. There are three temporary expo and more including one on the glass and women very well. Nice for lunch (bar work but open and the staff is friendly). Well-positioned in the heart of Palm Springs. Strongly recommended.
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  • Really nice building. They had the kinetic sculpture exhibit when I went which was great. I can get a little bored of too much standard 2D art. There was plenty to see to fill a couple hours here. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Small museum but the exhibits were amazing. They had some special rotation exhibits we really enjoyed like the woman glass artists and the kinetic displays. Sharing a few pictures too.
  • My experience was memorable because of the thoughtful display of the art and sculpture. The eclectic mix of the art was amazing. The displays were interesting and your ability to observe the different art pieces was up close and became personal. This is one of the best art museums in the country because the art is so varied and the space is utilized so you can appreciate most of the art from many angles.
  • Great curation of art and really interesting space! I was surprised and delighted to see Yoshitomo Nara’s dog at the entrance. We caught the Kinetic Latin American exhibit and it was fantastic. The rest of the contemporary art on the top floor was also very good.
  • Small collection. The contemporary art is interactive and interesting. The American art is unique. Took 30 minutes to walk through. Few masterpieces.

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