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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: November 2017

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Our recommendations for November 2017


THUNDER MOUNTAIN: Watch conservator Mark Leonard restore William R. Leigh’s century-year-old panoramic landscape painting, Thunder Mountain, from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays (Q&A from 4:30 to 5 p.m.) and 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays in the Denney Wing at Palm Springs Art Museum.

WALK FOR ART: Hit the galleries during Art Walk El Paseo (Nov. 3), which includes Coda Gallery’s new artist group show, a solo show of works by mixed media artist Nancy Stanchfield at Ramey Fine Art, and a group exhibition of gallery artists at Hohmann Fine Art. Backstreet Art District (Nov. 1) in Palm Springs features Fusion Art’s annual “Best in Show” exhibition and a preview of “Strong Words” at Maxson Art Studio and Gallery. And the Second Saturday art walk at Cathedral City’s Perez Road Art District (Nov. 11) includes shows at Colin Fisher Studios, Simeon Den Gallery, Colliding Worlds Fine Art Gallery, and a dozen other galleries and design boutiques.

WAYS TO REMEMBER: Coachella Valley Art Center (CVAC) and Coachella Valley History Museum (CVHM) present exhibitions honoring veterans. CVHM features veterans from five past/current wars. CVAC showcases work by three artists/veterans: Michael Aschenbrenner, Wm. Marquez, and Jeffrey Stenbom. The CVAC show opens Nov. 10, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., ad continues through December.

PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: The Getty-funded Pacific Standard Time exhibitions focusing on Latin American and Latino art in L.A continue at Palm Springs Art Museum (Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954-1969), the museum’s Architecture and Design Center (Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture), and Sunnylands Center and Gardens (Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado).

ARTIST COUNCIL EXHIBITION, featuring works by more than 40 of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Artists Council members, continues through Dec. 10. Jurors for this year’s show were artist Lita Albuquerque, critic David Pagel, and dealer Rick Royale.

NO GLASS CEILING! Women Working in Glass, Part 1 continues through March 5, 2018, at Palm Springs Art Museum.

A DAY IN JOSHUA TREE: Take a self-guided tour of the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum of Assemblage Art in Joshua Tree. Both free to the public.