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Palm Springs Art Museum

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Address: 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659
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+1 760-322-4800
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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The museum is conveniently located within walking distance of the center of town. Large variety of exhibits. Didn't have time to see everything. A good reason to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is conveniently located within walking distance of the center of town. Large variety of exhibits. Didn't have time to see everything. A good reason to return.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by on the Thursday free admission day and were surprised how nice the museum was laid out. There are more paintings than other media but overall, there is a little something for everyone. There were also local artists in the museum selling and sometimes demonstrating the crafts...this may be part of the Thursday street fair promotion that happens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i adore the Palm Springs Art Museum. They never disappoint.The Women of Abstract Exprssionism was fantastic. Beautiful Musuem, wonderful gift shop. Even the little cafe is terriffic for a quick bite. should not be missed.

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Anoka, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice complex, the work on display is eclectic but not overwhelming. Good selection of Western Art. The attached theater is excellent, with a good variety of presentations.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved it. I was amazed at the number of notable and significant pieces and the wonderful way they blend the old and the new. I will go back whenever I am back in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always look forward to my visit to this museum. It's a tightly curated display of vast variety of subjects and mediums. Location is great - just a couple blocks off the main strip. A pleasant surprise for a small area like this. Add it to your MUST DO list!

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

5 Levels to must see art. TOP-NOTCH. Cafe in Basement to relax by. Most unusual art exhibits all the time. A MUST DO.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In this little hideaway of America there is a lot of endowment money that has led to a pretty good museum. There's some great content in the permanent collection and they run a good ongoing education program for the local community. As a Brit, I was surprised by the extent of their modern English collection. There is Modern American as... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit before or after Village Fest. It's free on Thursday nights. The exhibits are varied so there is something for everyone. The sculpture garden is not particularly well lit for night viewing but still enjoyable. It's a lovely small museum with a great location just up from downtown.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brutalist building with great spacious interior galleries and cozy exterior areas (for example, just outside of the cafe). Current visiting exhibition of Western art from Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming is outstanding. It includes about 80 paintings and bronzes from art stars such as Frederic Remington, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, and Charles Russell. This is the best assemblage of... More 

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