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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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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
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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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free Thursdays, 4-8pm

This is a small but interesting Art Museum that we enjoyed walking through. The gift shop has impressive offerings, at many price points

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a small but interesting Art Museum that we enjoyed walking through. The gift shop has impressive offerings, at many price points

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is just the right size for a visit of an hour or two. Great mix of modern and traditional art. I especially loved the section with the George Montgomery art, furniture and sculptures. Free admission on Thursday nights as well as on the second Sunday of the month.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has amazing exhibits and never disappoints. Mostly modern pieces in a beautiful Palm Springs setting in the downtown area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently we were in Palm Sorings for Art Palm Springs 2017. Prior to the show we visited the Museum. The facility is top notch and the exhibits and art works world class. Also a fabulous gift store. Much to do in the dessert this time of year, the weather is perfect.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 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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Thank Dennis C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 5 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 6 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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