Diversity prevails in a March Madness blitz of performances, exhibitions, and screenings across the Coachella Valley. The Native Film Fest and a museum exhibition of works by Cahuilla artist Gerald Clarke lead a month loaded with architecture tours, documentary film screenings, contemporary art shows, live music and theater, and the desert’s own fashion week. We…

Read More

Two locally based artists, Jim Isermann (above) and Gerald Clarke, have solo exhibitions at Palm Springs Art Museum; Modernism Week presents 11 days of tours, lectures, and parties; art fairs and festivals unfold in cities across the Coachella Valley; and musical and theatrical performances fill area stages. Throw in film screenings and literary events, and…

Read More

Cahuilla artist Gerald Clarke includes “branded books” in his debut exhibition, Gerald Clarke: Falling Rock, opening January 18 at Palm Springs Art Museum. Photograph courtesy Palm Springs Art Museum.   ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Modern masterpiece will go to auction (The Desert Sun) A replica of the 1952 Paul Rudolph–designed Walker Guest House that has been on…

Read More

Learn about midcentury modern buildings and their architects on a walking tour along the main thoroughfare in Palm Springs, every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Photo courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society/Palm Springs Life   Start the New Year with a festival. January serves them up big: the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Rancho Mirage Writers Festival,…

Read More

Installation view of Reach for the Sky: Tradition + Inspiration, at Sunnylands Center and Gardens through June 7, 2020. Photo courtesy of Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.   ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Museum exhibition surveys influential designs of Alexander Girard (Palm Springs Life) Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe at Palm Springs Art Museum includes the legendary designer’s textile…

Read More

A pow-wow in Indio, design exhibition in Palm Springs, open studio tour in La Quinta, dance in Cathedral City, art shows in Palm Desert, live storytelling in Rancho Mirage, and a variety of holiday-themed entertainment highlight a spirited month of arts and culture across the Coachella Valley. The staff of the California Desert Arts Council…

Read More

Towering sculptures created by Francis Kéré for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival are being installed in Indio’s Dr. Carreon Park. Photograph by Lance Gerber/courtesy City of Indio   ART Ed Ruscha, Neville Wakefield on Desert X in Saudi Arabia (KCRW) As Desert X prepares to mount an exhibition in AlUla, in the northwestern…

Read More

Native American, Mexican American, and LQBTQ communities celebrate their heritage in a variety of festivals, exhibitions, and other events in November — an arts-and-culture-rich month that also includes local lore brought to life in a one-woman play, freshly created arts and crafts, a choreography festival, and lots of homegrown musicians performing on local stages. Pace…

Read More

The 14th annual fall edition of the Joshua Tree Music Festival runs Oct. 10–13 and features the North Mississippi All Stars, The California Honeydrops, Ocho Ojos, Desert Rhythm Project, and many others. Photograph courtesy Joshua Tree Music Festival.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN 50 ways to celebrate modernism (CV Independent) The schedule for Modernism Week Fall…

Read More

October is National Arts & Humanities Month, so when you’re Instagramming pictures from local performances, exhibitions, and festivals, use the hashtag #ShowYourArt2019 to support your favorite events and organizations — and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Here are highlights of this month’s arts and culture events in Greater Palm Springs. Above:…

Read More