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Wishing Our Museum Family
the Happiest of Holidays
and Good Fortune in the New Year



Glass for the New Millennium:
Masterworks from the
Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection

Through March 7, 2017

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen

Inspired by its ability to absorb, transmit, and reflect light, an array of global makers use glass to express concept and content as never before. Drawn from the Southern California collection of David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard, this exhibition celebrates and showcases objects by the most dynamic artists in the field today. With artists from more than ten countries, the exhibition traces the history of studio glass and heralds its future as a major sculptural medium. A 127-page illustrated hardcover exhibition catalogue available. $45. Click here for more information.
Tobias Mohl, Oval Glass Weaver, 2014, blown glass with cane work, David Kaplan-Glenn Ostergaard Glass Collection, © Tobias Mohl

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from
the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
 Through Monday, February 20, 2017
 Clayes III Wing, Palm Springs Art Museum  
Featuring 90 works by artist-explorers and Plains Indian tribes, it chronicles a pivotal period from 1830-1930 in which cultures were merging, clashing, and finding fortune or hardship in a changing American landscape. Paintings and sculptures by George Catlin, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and N.C. Wyeth document the journeys that would solidify our popular understanding of the American West. Objects made by Sioux, Cheyenne, and other Native American tribes reflect the rich cultural heritage of the Native peoples who struggled against encroachment into their lands. A 175-page illustrated hard-cover exhibition catalogue available. $65. Click here for more information.
Albert Bierstadt (American, born Germany, 1830-1902). The Last of the Buffalo, ca. 1888. Oil on canvas, 60.25 x 96.5 inches. Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Trust Fund Purchase. 2.60

Through Sunday, February 26, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center
Modernist design-that once-radical break with the past-is now itself a thing of history. Indeed, contemporary artists often view modern designs as icons and incorporate them into their own work. The result is meta-modernism, in which the original source is changed and abstracted, and the outcome is self-referential. Using classic elements in new configurations, artists explore the concept of modernism as a style in the playful spirit of critique and homage. A 132-page illustrated hard-cover exhibition catalogue available. $35. Click here for more information.

Edgar Orlaineta, Narcissus, 2002, Two LCW chairs (Charles and Ray Eames, 1946, for Herman Miller, reproduction), steel cables, courtesy Sara Meltzer, New York © Edgar Orlaineta

Also Enjoy These Ongoing Exhibitions
at Palm Springs Art Museum

Grass Roots: Native American Basketry of the West

Western Stories

Montgomery Meets Modernism: Two Americas

Contemporary Glass

Click here for more information.


From Rodin to Picasso: Modern European Sculpture
Monday, January 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Annenberg Theater
Steve Nash, PhD, former director Palm Springs Art Museum
Click here to learn more

Exploration, Inquiry, and Inspiration
Engage in the hands-on making process and reflect on our
shared connections through the transformative power of the arts.

 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.,  Free Second Sundays, January 8 and Saturdays, January 14, 21, 28.
Workshops on Saturday are free with museum admission.
For more information and to RSVP email:

Join Juliette Bellocq & Yuju Yeo of Handbuilt Studio in creating a collective calendar inspired by the work
and teachings of 60’s Pop artist, Corita Kent. Reservations required.

New Art Classes at Palm Springs Art Museum!
Watercolor Your Sunday
2-4 p.m. on select Sunday afternoons.

Popular watercolor artists and instructor Maria Hunt will
guide you through the process of creating a lovely painting
on pages from antique encyclopedias.

3-Day Encaustic Printmaking Class, January 31 – February 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5-Day Creative Painting #1 Class, February 6-10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4-Day The Art Of The Figure Class, March 7-10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4-Day Develop a New Way of Seeing Class, March 13-16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5-Day Creative Painting #2 Class, April 3-7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4-Day Acrylic & Mixed Media Class Approaches to Painting and Beyond!
April 18-21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To learn more click here.

Certified Farmers’ Market and Free Yoga

Every Wednesday in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden,
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

From 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. shop at the Certified Farmers’ Market for the freshest produce from participating California farms which have been registered and inspected by their county Agriculture Departments.

From 9 – 10 a.m. In collaboration with lululemon athletica, we offer FREE one-hour outdoor yoga classes to rejuvenate your soul in the serene setting of the museum’s Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. Each month will feature a new yoga studio. All skill levels are welcome. Some yoga mats will be available on first come basis, and participants are advised to wear comfortable clothes.

At 10 a.m. enjoy a tour of the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden.

New A+D Center Architectural Icons Walking Tour

In partnership with the Palm Springs Historical Society see the architectural midcentury icons built for fashion and finance along Palm Canyon Way in downtown Palm Springs. Hear about the early history of Palm Springs and the movers and shakers who were instrumental in shaping its future as a desert resort oasis.

Tours will operate on Saturdays through April 29, 2017 (excluding holidays and Modernism Week). Tour cost is $25.00 per person and is limited to 20 people. Click here for more information.


Live music, craft beer, entertainment

Friday, January 6
Electro-acoustic music performance

Wednesday, March 1 &
Friday, March 3
A benefit for Palm Springs Art Museum

Sunday, March 5
Shop until you drop!
Monday, March 6 & Tuesday, March 7
The event of the season

Saturday, March 25

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Coachella Valley Symphony Piano Forte II
The Coachella Valley Symphony and the Steinway Society of Riverside County Concerto Winners
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3 p.m. 

The Coachella Valley Symphony and the Steinway Society of Riverside County present the winners from the 2016 Concerto Competition. Three pianists from the Junior and Senior level will perform their winning concerto selected from the standard repertoire. Click here for more information. 

Pasquale Esposito – IL TEMPO Tour

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 7 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito returns to the Annenberg for his 4th appearance with an all new dynamic musical program. Click here for more information.

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

By Richard Alfieri and starring Loretta Swit and David Engel

8 Performances ONLY – February 3-12, 2017!

Click here for more information

Membership Update

As a member, you are an important part of Palm Springs Art Museum family. We deeply appreciate your enthusiasm and continued support for the museum’s exhibitions, programs, and outreach efforts. Should you have comments or questions, please e-mail or call the Membership department at 760-322-4825.

Palm Springs Art Museum
With 4 locations – Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, and the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs and Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden, discover a wealth of opportunities to escape, reflect, learn, create, and become inspired when you join Palm Springs Art Museum. Your membership is valid in all museum locations and we offer a wide range of art exhibitions, programming events, family activities, theatrical programs, and much more. To join the museum and its nine support councils, click here.
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