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Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture

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Address: Bair Lane, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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Noah Purifoy was a internationally recognized assemblage artist based in LA who eventually retired to Joshua Tree and set about creating his artistic vision in the desert. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter wanted to go see the art. We left with heavy hearts. This artist, very creative, used junk and refuse to create "thoughtful" pieces. You wonder what he was thinking when he sculpted them. Look for the "Whites / Blacks" exhibit. Gut wrenching.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Noah Purifoy was a internationally recognized assemblage artist based in LA who eventually retired to Joshua Tree and set about creating his artistic vision in the desert. The result is a quirky, impressive, outdoor (open air) desert museum that is slowly falling to time. A foundation has been established to maintain his work; but at the time we saw the... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

So this is a very unusual spot. I get why some love it and some hate it. If you're a photographer you will surely love it. We were here on a 4 day photo shoot and stopped here for what was supposed to be half an hour and turned into 90 minutes that could have gone longer. It's hard to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

There is no other place I've visited like this site before - which to me makes it a must stop. It takes as long as you want and is right in the town so you're not going far. Check it out!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A bit off the beaten path, but worth the effort, Noah Purifoy was a visionary far ahead of his time and thankfully his legacy is being preserved out here. Make your way out, and PLEASE, pay the $3 donation fee to help keep this preserved for generations of art lovers to come. It's not art for everyone, but read the... More 

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North Central Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I checked this out based largely on the positive reviews I saw on TA, as I was in the Joshua Tree area. It did not disappoint! Although the creator is no longer with us, his art lives on. I'm not a real discerning art critic, but several of these "assemblages" really spoke to me, and were quite clever. The fact... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

First of all, this museum is on BLAIR Lane not Bair Lane, which may make this remote desert art museum gem more accessible for those using GPS to find it. If you are someone interested in modern art and already exploring and enjoying the uniqueness of the city of Joshua Tree, you would definitely enjoy this museum. Do pick up... More 

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Thank Karen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is really something worth going! Its hard to explain what that is but basically its art pieces made of trash placed in the desert. It maybe doesnt sound that interesting but as you get there the place got you. Atmosphere is inexpessible! It is in the middle of the desert and it is really quiet place so all the... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you love "found art' and are a hoarder at heart, you'll feel like you've died and gone to heaven. This is a vast collection of cast-off items that have been reassembled into delightful, whimsical and often thought provoking displays. Noah Purifoy has created a wonderful fantasy land that is a delight to wander through and although I've been here... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A rare and amazing opportunity to see Noah Purifoy art up close and personal--- Its a place of wonder and beauty if your eye is right... you know which one I mean..... its right there in the middle. Enjoy this gift!

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