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“Small but nice” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum
Ranked #5 of 120 things to do in Palm Springs
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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.
Encinitas, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Small but nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

There are some unique pieces of artwork here. There are three floors and two outdoor sculpture gardens. I think the collection was nice and broad but lacked depth that would come from a specific focus.

Visited January 2013
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Tiburon, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“A gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a mid-size museum, very modern in its architecture, with contemporary and western art. There were a large number of bronze "statues" including 3 by Henry Moore and one each by Barbara Hepworth and Deb Butterfield. Some terrific glass sculptures, and visiting shows of American Indian blankets, and avant-garde Brazilian art. Two outside patios with sculptures. A small cafe.

Visited December 2012
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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“Great Art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

The exhibits are very well laid out, and it is very family friendly. I liked the the diversity of the exhibits. Also, they changed periodically so if you have not been here in awhile, now is the time to go.

Visited January 2012
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Palm Springs, California
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great little art museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

outstanding collection
excellent visiting shows
located in downtown
excellent book and gift shop
and the cafe is good too

Visited December 2012
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Long Beach, California
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“need a little culture?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

not so little, the art museum has something for everyone. they are working on a second location specializing in architecture. i can't wait for this one to open. this is architecture central out there

Visited December 2012
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