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Palm Springs Art Museum

101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659
+1 760-322-4800
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Some real gems - showcasing modern and contemporary art

I am visiting from out of town. The curator strikes a balance between earlier western and modern... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul A
Take a break , enjoy an air conditioned eye candy visit "

The Palm Springs Art Museum was founded in 1938, and is a regional art, natural science and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael D
Palm Springs, California
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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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101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659
+1 760-322-4800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am visiting from out of town. The curator strikes a balance between earlier western and modern works - many of which I found thought prevoking and emotionally evocative. I also found the experiential and perceptual art engaging and fun. The sculptures were a pleasant...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palm Springs Art Museum was founded in 1938, and is a regional art, natural science and performing arts institution for Palm Springs , California . From Native American to Modern you will be mesmerized by this Incredible huge museum . A natural allowance to...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited the Palm Springs Museum several times. I have a short attention span, so it's perfect for me. Not too big...not too small...just right. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank 1socalgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Far more energetic and eclectic that you might imagine in a town of roughly 40,000 (full time) residents -- fascinating touring shows, a very impressive in-house collection (sculpture and art), a collection of glass art which just dazzles and, always, exhibits which challenge and inform....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the art collection! Very well designed and divided in different sections that makes visiting really interesting and very flowing. They had the Kinetic exhibition on when i visited and I've find it mind blowing., you must try the Light rooms. Absolutely mesmerizing!

Thank spqrldn777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an exhibit of kinetic art the was fascinating. The permanent collection is also very good with some wonderful pieces of modern art by iconic artists.

Thank kdlos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the new Kinesthesia Exhibit at the Palm Spring Museum - it is amazing. We have to go back. The 3 light saturated rooms are different colors - the colors fade and brighten - you feel like you're in a fog at times -...More

Thank m1canine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has good open space to highlight its extensive modern art collection. A huge white ceramic dog now greets visitors at the entry and sets the tone for this fun museum. Currently (August 2017), "Making It Modern" has an all-star lineup with stunning paintings,...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here to get a break from the heat but we're very happy we got the opportunity to enjoy the exhibits here. Not all of us are really into art but there seemed to be something for all of us.

Thank diasmiles4u
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to get a docent led tour. Ray was incredible with background details and customized the tour to my specific interests and energy level. So glad I arrived in time for the regularly scheduled 2pm tour. I look forward to returning next year and...More

Thank rr4flowers
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Cathy O
3 May 2017|
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Response from Tiffany S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a huge free parking lot.
Marek S
5 November 2016|
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Response from sallythomson | Reviewed this property |
2 hours should be pleasant enough but longer if your enjoying yourself
Glenna K
28 January 2015|
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Response from LG_Weinman | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday but Thursday. Thursday hours are 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm (later hours to coincide with the weekly street fair) and admission to the museum is free between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.