Established in 1938 as a museum about the desert, nearly 30 years ago the Palm Springs Art Museum decided to focus on modern art. This, combined with a recent renovation to its huge space, has added new life to this old landmark. Upon entering, a gigantic glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly instantly commands attention. Other highlights include works by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, and classic Western American art by Charles Russell and Frederic Remington. The museum itself is an artwork, designed by renowned California mid-century modern architect E. Steward Williams, and its architecture holdings include the Albert Frey Archive and Frey House II, the E. Stewart Williams Architecture Archive, and a drawing collection, including works by prominent architects Richard Neutra and Frank Gehry. The museum also is home to the 433-seat Annenberg Theater, which offers a full schedule of entertainment from comedy and A-list performers to Broadway reviews, jazz and opera.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Thursday from 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM, Friday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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