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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 12:00 - 20:00
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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We visited on a Thursday evening, as admission is free from 5pm to 9pm. I was expecting to pay for admission to the travelling exhibit, Women Abstract Expressionists, but it was... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on a Thursday evening, as admission is free from 5pm to 9pm. I was expecting to pay for admission to the travelling exhibit, Women Abstract Expressionists, but it was part of the free admission too. What a wonderful surprise. I believe it is due to funding received from the municipality of Palm Springs, which is so great to... More 

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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Thank KMZGAC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 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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Boulder
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago

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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