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“Worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
+1 760-322-4800
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Ranked #3 of 100 things to do in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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.
LAKE TAHOE< CA
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We spent a lovely afternoon at the museum, and saw several interesting visiting installations. The permanent exhibits alone were worth the trip. The museum's architecture and layout are very pleasing and user friendly, and it's a short walk off the major shopping district on Palm Canyon. You don't have to be "artsy" to enjoy this museum.

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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Really well done with many contemporary pieces. Loved the glass exhibit. Not hands on but you can really get close up to the exhibits. Displays on three levels. We went Thursday evening which has free entry. Visited the Palm Springs Thursday street market after the museum which is right next door.

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“Don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is one of southern California's best public art museums. They have extensive collections of Native American artifacts, Contemporary art, and a fine Western collection--both traditional and contemporary. Free admission on Thursday evenings, so there is not excuse. Also a beautiful downstairs cafe among outdoor sculptures.

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“Art in the desert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Situated just off the main road through Palm Springs the Art Museum is well worth a visit.
It occupies an impressive modern structure and is very well laid out with an excellent selection of largely modern pieces with a smaller section of traditional native American artifacts.
There are regular free tours where a docent will provide details about a number of selected items.
Keep in mind the gallery is closed on Mondays and there is free entry on Sundays.

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“A wonderful surprise in Palm Springs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Even though I suspected there was little life in Palm Springs, I was definitively corrected when I visited the art museum. Not a lover of modern art, I nevertheless enjoyed this beautifully designed facility with its thoughtful and -- even for me -- intriguing collection. Not to be missed if you're in Palm Springs. One tip: take the docent's tour offered on free Thursdays at 5 PM and see if you can get Patrick Blythe.

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