Events

Arts News Digest – September 2019

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs offers tours and educational programs to teach the public about its namesake, the desert pioneer, adventurer, and artist Cabot Yerxa.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Art, architecture distinguished midcentury bank (The Desert Sun) The Security First National Bank, which opened in Palm Springs in 1959, devoted considerable resources to making an…

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Arts News Digest – August 2019

Palm Springs Art Museum transformed the E. Stewart Williams–designed  Santa Fe Federal Savings & Loan into its new Architecture and Design Center, an especially popular venue during Modernism Week in February and the event’s fall preview October 17–20. Photo: Julius Shulman/Courtesy J. Paul Getty Trust   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Get ready to mod (Palm Springs Life)…

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: August 2019

In the depths of summer, the desert’s art and culture scene offers a refreshing flow of cool programming. From art exhibitions and film screenings to music and dance performances, Greater Palm Springs proves itself as an oasis for arts lovers all year long. Photo: Didier Massard’s Cibachrome print Caravan (1993-97) appears in the exhibition Contemporary…

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Arts News Digest – July 2019

ART The desert feels the transformational power of public art (Palm Springs Life) From David Černý’s Babies in Palm Springs to Edoardo Tresoldi’s Etherea in Coachella, large-scale public artworks are adding aesthetic beauty, attracting tourism, stimulating walking traffic, inspiring, educating, and promoting pride in place in communities across the Coachella Valley. New museum director will…

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: July 2019

Independence Day celebrations as well as exhibitions and performances in cool venues like museums and theaters highlight a culture-rich July. Here are our recommendations for an artful month ahead. Above: Feel Me (Cranberry), a 2018 sculpture by Kelly Akashi, appears in Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space, through December 15 at the Palm Springs Art Museum.…

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Arts News Digest – June 2019

ART Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley have much to offer art lovers (CV Independent) A weekend day trip can be a great way to experience (slightly) lower temperatures and see some unexpectedly sophisticated art. Here are three places to start. Wildflowers and wild art in Borrego Springs (Desert Star Weekly) Artist and welder Ricardo Breceda…

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: June 2019

Film and music festivals, art exhibitions, theater performances, and more jazz than you can shake a stick at highlights a busy June arts and culture calendar. The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the catalyst for the gay rights movement, inspires several programs this month. Here are our recommendations for an artful month ahead. Above:…

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Arts News Digest – May 2019

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Palm Springs hosts preservation conference (Palm Springs Life) Cindy Heitzman, executive director of the California Preservation Foundation, discuss the organization’s high-priority issues as well as the popularity of Modernism Week in Palm Springs. 10 things to notice while touring the Walker Guest House (Palm Springs Life) In 1952, Paul Rudolph designed a…

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: May 2019

The “season” in the desert seems to grow longer every year, and this one is no exception. In May, Greater Palm Springs has an abundance of music festivals, theater productions, film screenings, and art exhibitions. Here are our recommendations for an artful month ahead. Above: The Joshua Tree Music Festival runs May 16–19 with an…

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