ART/Culture – a day at the MUSEUM

 THE PALM Springs ART MUSEUMmuseum1

It’s always nice to visit the art galleries and museums in any city you happen to be visiting.  I really enjoyed the Palm Springs Art Museum, established in 1938.  The displays are culturally diverse, interesting, ethereal and thought provoking.  A feast for the eyes.

In the sculpture garden
In the sculpture garden

What began as a museum about the desert has evolved into an oasis for the arts, focusing on international Modern and Contemporary painting and sculpture by artists such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Duane Hanson, John Chamberlin, Anselm Keifer, and Anthony Gormley.

wood horse
wood horse

It includes works by historically significant west coast artists Sam Francis, Robert Arneson, Nathan Oliveira, Mark di Suvero, and Edward Ruscha, among others, as well as contemporary Native American artis


Karen LaMonte – Pianist’s Dress Impression

Additional areas of focus include Contemporary and Studio Art Glass by Dale Chihuly, Karen LaMonte, Howard Ben Tré, Lynda Benglis, and William Morris; Classic Western American Art by Thomas Moran, Charles Russell, Frederic Remington, Walter Ufer, and Agnes Pelton; Native American baskets; Mesoamerican artifacts; and Photography with special attention to natural, built, social, and leisure environments.

Yoshitoma Nara, “your dog” – fibreglass


Warhol (brillo) & Lichtenstein
Navajo – natural handspun wool & synthetic dyes
Fritz Scholder – galloping indian on horse, acrylic on canvas
Paiute willow & glass beaded baskets
Paiute willow & glass beaded baskets


Vladimira Klumpar, Sea Subject cast glass
Ellsworth Kelly
Robb Putman - fabric, leather, plastic, cotton, mixed media
Robb Putman – fabric, leather, plastic, cotton, mixed media


I’m really glad that they allow you to take photos – no flash.

Photos: d. king

Do you have a favourite museum?



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