Helen Lundeberg’s Still Life with Pears (1985) is among the artist’s paintings in her focus exhibition continuing through this summer at Palm Springs Art Museum. Photograph courtesy of Palm Springs Art Museum.   As more Coachella Valley residents become vaccinated against COVID-19, the area’s arts and culture organizations and venues are coming back to life. On…

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Modernism Week runs April 8–18 with a variety of home tours, including this new design by Ray and Finn Kappe in the Desert Palisades neighborhood in Palm Springs. Photo courtesy Lance Gerber/Palm Springs Life   The Coachella Valley has entered the Red Tier, meaning museums can reopen and outdoor shows will go on, albeit with…

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Judy Chicago will present a “smoke sculpture” for Desert X in April. © JUDY CHICAGO/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK; PHOTO © DONALD WOODMAN/ARS, NEW YORK   Stimulus for the arts, a smoke sculpture for Desert X, and a promise of an “epic” return of live performances from the developer of a new arena in Palm…

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Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage. Courtesy and copyright The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.   Sunnylands Center & Gardens became the latest Coachella Valley cultural institution to reopen to the public — with limited access and hours and stringent safety protocols — since the pandemic shutdown began last March. Many other venues and…

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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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