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Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture

Bair Lane, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
+1 213-382-7516
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This place captures the weirdness of desert living.

Living in the desert is a weird experience. The vastness and harsh conditions will affect your... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yucca Valley, California
Very interesting to see

These sculptures were done by Noah Purifoy and are unique to say the least. They are assembled from... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Jim K
Indio, California
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Bair Lane, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
+1 213-382-7516
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living in the desert is a weird experience. The vastness and harsh conditions will affect your perception of reality. Noah has certainly captured this phenomenon and portrayed it into works of art.

Thank godmachine57
Reviewed 17 September 2017

These sculptures were done by Noah Purifoy and are unique to say the least. They are assembled from many items he collected from all sorts of sources. Many Many interesting displays. Is out in the open in the desert so wear a hat and sunscreen....More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Such a neat way to see some of the creativity of Noah. He sure has a way to see the unusual in some of our everyday pieces of junk. He has created so many unique pieces. Just a short drive off of the main road,...More

Thank RDWNG1
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Very cool outdoor art/sculptre exibit, we spent about two hours here and are looking forward to going back, so much to see, very wierd !

Thank Glen G
Reviewed 8 July 2017

It is sad how much garbage people throw out onto the streets that this late artist could create so much out of it all. This was a fun and unique experience. "Be careful on plywood and old boards"

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 25 May 2017

this place is away from the joshua tree village areas in a residential neighborhood. There are signs to get you there. . Interesting but you don't need to spend much time. Nice side trip if you like his art.

Thank MarthaB222
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Really important to read up on Noah Purifoy before coming here to really appreciate his skill as an assemblage artist. Be sure to pick up the brochure which identifies some of the exhibits. But before you read it try to determine what you see in...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a really fun place to wander around for a couple of hours. Take sunscreen and be on the lookout for snakes, which we saw lurking in "The Carousel" exhibit. Luckily the telltale rattle warned us to get out before it struck! If you...More

Thank B W
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Getting here was interesting as it down dirt roads & I was sort of unsure if I was going the right direction. They did have small hand done signs along the route. This is a large area & there is some interesting displays here but...More

Thank On_Da_Road1
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were so glad we drove to the outskirts of Joshua Tree to see this unique outdoor art museum! Noah Purifoy, the artist of the assemblage sculptures, was truly inspired by his life experiences. If you enjoy assemblage art, outsider art, and modern art created...More

Thank Kim G
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27 January 2017|
Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Since this is an unattended, open air exhibit I would imagine one can visit as long as there is enough light to see. I think I remember something like a gate, but nothing that you could be locked out of. Brochures are... More
26 January 2016|
Response from Annette806 | Reviewed this property |
Can you answer this question? Enter your answer here. I do not think it would be possible. It is really out in the boon docks, and even with a car it was difficult to find. Also, if you are coming from LA I would think... More