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Palm Springs Art Museum

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Address: 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: +1 760-322-4800
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Located in downtown Palm Springs (with a branch location in Palm Desert...
Located in downtown Palm Springs (with a branch location in Palm Desert, CA), the Palm Springs Art Museum offers compelling art exhibitions from national and international artists. The museum's extensive permanent collection includes significant works by modern and contemporary artists, western, contemporary and glass artists, and features several temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The museum is open free every Thursday night and the second Sunday of every month. It also offers a range of theatrical and musical performances in its Annenberg Theater. Throughout all these programs, the museum is dedicated to creating memorable and inspiring interactions through educational and cultural opportunities.
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We went on Thrusday night when it was free admission just before the village fest. The staff were very helpful and they were giving free tours as well. The art displayed was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We went on Thrusday night when it was free admission just before the village fest. The staff were very helpful and they were giving free tours as well. The art displayed was from one end of the spectrum to the other something for everyone. Beautiful and provocactive.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth spending some time in this beautiful museum, with its open spaces and spectacular collection.

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Sausalito
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Palm Springs Art Museum is a real treasure, and a must-see activity for any visitor to Palm Springs. Steps off the main drag, you can enjoy this museum in 30 minutes or three hours. There's a cafe downstairs and it is fun to eat in the sculpture garden. Check out the box office for the many special events in... More 

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Vancouver BC
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This art museum is free on Thursday after 4 pm as that is the day of the Village Fest. If you go early enough you can have a docent explain the art to you, which I found very helpful.

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Mississauga
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit if you are in Palm Springs. Very different art and not too big. Easy P are driving. On Thursday's the museum is free after 4 because of the Streetfest. So go and enjoy!

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went on Thursday night when the gallery is free to the public. It was very interesting. I've never seen such a large collection of modern art before. Some of it was incredible, and some of it fell into the "I don't get it" category. I really enjoyed see it all, and would recommend that you check it out!

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We visit each time we are in Palm Springs. The museum itself is open, airy, and inviting. A new architecture and design center is a couple blocks away and also worth a visit. Main museum has lovely glass, Western art, and modern art exhibits and fine rotating exhibits. There is also a lovely sculpture garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was all quite interesting - the Jennifer Karady - In Country display was very moving - the font for the personal stories could have been larger to read from while standing.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Pleasantly surprised by the wide range of paintings, statues, etc. in indoor and outdoor exhibits. Thus, most everyone should find items of interest. We were further pleased with the Thursday evening free passes.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We spent over two hours one afternoon at the museum during Modernism week. Really enjoyed the quality and caliber of the artists' work shown. Quite impressed that a town the size of Palm Springs could sustain a museum of this quality. They are fortunate to have some very generous donors. Well worth a visit!

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