Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs

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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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  • A very small place with lots of attitude. This place it's run by retired wealthy people living in the desert. The majority of them displayed an LA/NY attitude. I haven't seen an exhibition there that actually have wow! me. You like museums, go and check it out, its worth the time. I DO like the museum, I just don't like how "stuffy" the place could get. It's very well maintained and immaculate
  • I took an out of town friend to the museum and we had a great time. The Andy Warhol exhibit was there and my friend is a fan. When we made plans I didn't know the Warhol exhibit was there so that made it even more fun for us.
  • An absolute must if you're in town. It's like an escape from reality when you get consumed by the pieces. One of a kind experience. Warhol collection is out and it's exciting.
  • The best Andy Warhol exhibit my wife and I have ever seen! Palm Springs Art Museum is becoming a major art venue in Southern California... So lucky to have it right here in our backyard.
  • Loved this museum. It is conveniently located in the heart of palm springs and next to a hiking trail. Perfect to combine a museum visit with a hike. They have nice events going on where you can practice your painting skills. Staff is very friendly.
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