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Coachella Valley Arts News – November 2019

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…

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: November 2019

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…

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Arts News Digest – October 2019

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…

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: October 2019

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:…

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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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