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Hello from Palm Springs Art Museum! News and Events, May 10 – 23, 2017

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MAY 10 – 23, 2017


The Labyrinth Experience
May 11, 5:00 p.m. FREE
Palm Springs Art Museum
Part of our free Thursday evenings, join us for the Labyrinth Experience!
The Palm Springs Art Museum will host St. Paul’s canvas floor labyrinth to serve as a tool for meditation and reflection in our Orientation Center.  This is a transcendent spiritual event that will be kicked-off by a meditative dance performance accompanied by the sound of crystal bowls.
Dancer Simeon Den and musician Nalani Hernandez will perform.



Still looking for something special for mom? 
Visit the Museum Store (Palm Springs Art Museum),  the Bradford W. Bates Vault: The Museum Design Store (A+D Center), or the Pop Up Store (Palm Desert) for unique items and special gifts that show the moms in your life how much you care about them.
Members receive at least a 10% discount on purchases made at both stores.
For more information call 760-322-4800


I was born to love not to hate (5), 2014, mixed media on paper backed with fabric, 116″ x 72″. Permanent collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Lecture: The World of Alexandra Grant
May 16, 2:00 p.m. FREE (space is limited)
Rancho Mirage Public Library  
Artist Alexandra Grant will share her painting and social practice in relationship to the Palm Spring Art Museum’s Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibition. Alexandra Grant is a Los Angeles-based artist who uses language, literature and exchanges with writers as the basis for her work in painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. Grant’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), among other museums and galleries. Grant is also recognized for her philanthropic grantLOVE project, which produces and sells original artworks and editions to benefit artist projects and arts non-profits.
Moderated by Leonardo Bravo, Director of Education and Public Programs, Palm Springs Art Museum. More info here


Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959, oil paint on canvas, Denver Art Museum: Vance H. Kirkland Acquisition Fund, 2012.300. © Estate of Elaine de Kooning.

Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Wing
Through May 28th
This exhibition presents the work of twelve American women artists active in New York City and the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1940s and 1950s. As part of a circle of painters known as Abstract Expressionists, they helped forge the first fully American modern art movement.  Catalog for sale.

EXTENDED Through May 15th, 2017!
Jeffrey Gibson, born in 1972 in Colorado, is a featured artist in the inaugural presentation of Desert X, the international art biennial in the Coachella Valley. He is repurposing a decommissioned blade from a windmill that will be installed to rise out of the museum’s lower-level sculpture garden. The blade is 52 feet tall and painted to contain the phrases “We are living!” “I am alive,” “You are alive,” and “They are alive.”
Desert X focuses attention on and creates aconversation about 21st-century environmental, social, and cultural conditions as reflected in the greater Palm Springs area.


 Andrea Zittel, Prototype For Billboard at A-Z West: Body in Space with Object #3, 2011, AC Plywood, Polyurethane, matte acrylic paint. Image courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.
On the Grid: A Look at Settlement Patterns in the High Desert
Architecture and Design Center, Trina Turk Gallery
Exhibition extended! Through June 26th

Coinciding with the inaugural presentation of Desert X, the international art biennial in the Coachella Valley, the museum presents On the Grid: a look at settlement patterns in the high desert, an exhibition focused around

Lay of My Land, a major sculptural work by the Joshua Tree-based artist Andrea Zittel.


Pat Lasch: Journeys of the Heart
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen
Pat Lasch, arrangement of pastry sculptures, 2012-2017, photograph by David Plakke
The artist’s first major museum exhibition, Journeys of the Heart surveys 43 years of work
by Pat Lasch. Driven by personal stories and influenced by feminist practices, Lasch’s
oeuvre incorporates a range of media, from ceramic, bronze, and cut paper to wood
sculpture and lace-making.  Catalog and cards available for sale in Palm Desert.


AmDocs Film Series 
Select Saturdays through May, FREE (space is limited)

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, Fogelson Classroom

In partnership with the American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert will feature a variety of films in the month of May.

The American Documentary Film Festival (commonly referred to as AmDocs) is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, operating as part of the Palm Springs Cultural Center.  Founder Teddy Grouya desired to create a forum to celebrate and promote documentary film – and the independent filmmakers around the world who bring knowledge and awareness through their stories about real people and issues.

Elmyr The Forger (Elmyr de Hory, le faussaire du siècle) – 52 min.
May 13, 3:00 p.m.
Elmyr was living in Paris, learning to paint with Fernand Leger. When he had no success selling his own paintings, and desperate for money, he started to paint some fake Picassos, Matisses and Derains to survive. With the help of Fernand Legros, a famous art dealer, he sold more than 2,000 forgeries around the world. He ended up in Ibiza, where he became a personality on the island until the FBI showed up. This is the rise and fall of Elmyr de Hory.

More info here.

Robin’s Road Trip – 53 min.
May 20, 3:00 p.m.
With just two cameras as luggage, Dutchwoman Robin de Puy gets on a motorbike and sets off on a 10,000-mile road trip. Despite her rocketing career, she wants to reignite her initial fascination with photography. Once in the US, fear grips her, but she overcomes her insecurities to find the people she really wants to photograph, using her unique, sometimes unrelenting, but always open and honest style.

More info here



Non-Instructed Life Drawing
Select Saturdays through July, 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m./$25 AC/$50 Guests
The Artists Council hosts non-instructed life drawing sessions on select Saturdays throughout the year in the Sidonia Milano Artists Council Center on the lower level of the museum. These sessions are meant for intermediate to experienced artists, who are looking for a creative atmosphere in which to paint or draw the live undraped models provided. A facilitator is on hand to help artists set up and to time the poses.
Click here for more information or call the museum’s box office 760-325-4490

Jun 26 – Jul 28, Palm Springs & Palm Desert
Children ages 5 through 12 will explore many exciting artistic journeys with creative hands-on projects and adventurous museum gallery experiences with a team of experienced museum educators and visiting artists. Enroll your children in our hands-on interactive classes to make connections and personal discoveries through the arts.
For more information call: 760-322-4852

With 3 locations – Palm Springs Art Museum and Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, and 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 at 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.
More info: psmuseum.org Questions? Call 760-322-4814
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