Founded in 1938, the Palm Springs Art Museum was then called the Palm Springs Desert Museum, offering exhibits focused on native artwork and artifacts. After moving its location a few times, the museum finally settled into its current location in 1958. It has continued to grow and thrive since then, drawing tourists and locals alike to enjoy its broad collection of famous works and rotating exhibits.
This summer and fall, a few new collections will make their home in the Palm Springs Art Museum for a while:
- Kinesthesia, arriving August 26th, is a collection of Latin American Kinetic Art created between 1954 and 1969. This exhibit focuses on a lesser-known piece of the kinetic art movement of the 50s, which took place mostly in Paris. This display is a testament to the Latin American piece of the kinetic art puzzle.
- Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture will be opening on September 9th of this year. This exhibit explores two revolutionary architectural artists. Albert Frey (Swedish) and Lina Bo Bardi (Italian) were architects working during the mid 20th century. Though they never met, they were familiar with one another's work, and they both held a deep influence over the development of architectural styles in California.
The Palm Springs Art Museum is ever changing, just as the world of art is always morphing and becoming something new and different. When you visit Palm Springs, consider taking a day trip to the comfortable environment of our local and highly prized museum for an enriching cultural experience.
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