Founded in 1938, the Palm Springs Art Museum serves many communities in the Coachella Valley through its compelling art exhibitions and wide range of community programming. Located in downtown Palm Springs, the museum’s extensive permanent collection includes significant works by western, contemporary and glass artists, and features temporary exhibitions from internationally acclaimed artists. One of the most surprising aspects of this museum is its stunning diversity of art, sculpture, and objects, from a vast variety of genres. Everything from drawings to paintings, each with a fascinating backstory and history laid out.
The museum also offers art classes and workshops for adults and children. It hosts a range of theatrical and musical performances in its Annenberg Theater. Throughout all of the programs, the museum is dedicated to creating memorable interactions through educational and cultural opportunities.
The Palm Springs Art Museum also owns a house in its permanent collection. Available for viewing by special appointment, or by booking a tour from The Modern Tour, visitors can step inside the iconic Frey House II on the hill overlooking the museum. This former residence of renowned architect Albert Frey is a study in modernist minimalism. It has remained virtually untouched since he last set foot in it. If you have an interest in modernism and modern architecture, this is a rare and outstanding opportunity to see a piece of architectural history most people will never be able to access.
When planning a visit, inquire about the various tours offered through the docents of the Palm Springs Art Museum.
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