Coachella Valley Arts News – October 2021

Helen Frankenthaler, Janus, 1990. Acrylic on canvas, 57 x 94 3/4 in. (144.8 x 240.7 cm). Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Palm Springs Art Museum.   ART Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works exhibition reveals sum of the painter’s brilliance (Palm Springs Life) A year…

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This Month in the Arts – October 2021

Palm Desert Verbena by plein-air landscape painter Terry Masters, who recently closed his Palm Springs studio/gallery and is now represented by Jones and Terwilliger Galleries in Palm Desert.   As the fall season begins, the visual and performing arts are coming back to life in the Coachella Valley, albeit with new requirements for proof of vaccination…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – September 2021

Frank Gehry’s Beaver Chair and Ottoman (1987), made of corrugated cardboard, appears in The Modern Chair exhibition through April 2022 at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center. It’s a promised gift to the museum from Donna J. and the late Cargill MacMillan, Jr. Photograph by Yoshihiro Makino, courtesy of Palm Springs Life.   ART…

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This Month in the Arts – September 2021

Judith Chapman stars in The Guys, a production commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11, at Palm Canyon Theatre. Photo/Palm Springs Life, Getty Images   For the foreseeable future, your vaccination card might become your ticket to entry at arts venues across the Coachella Valley and beyond. But the shows are going on, and culture leaders…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – July 2021

Palm Springs Noir, a new collection of short stories, upends the desert’s sunny disposition. Photo: Palm Springs Life/Getty Images   ART Robert Longo’s Storm of Hope opens at Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs Life)The New York-based artist, who recently purchased a home in Palm Springs, has opened Storm of Hope: Law & Disorder, an…

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This Month in the Arts – July 2021

Adam Lerner starts his new job as CEO and executive director of Palm Springs Art Museum on July 15. Photograph courtesy of The Hip Photo.   Palm Springs Art Museum has a new director, audiences have returned to CVRep and Palm Canyon Theatre as well as the Palm Springs International ShortFest, the city of Indio has…

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This Month in the Arts – May 2021

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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Coachella Valley Arts News – April 2021

Desert X unveiled The Art of Taming Horses, an installation by New York-based artist Christopher Myers, on Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs. Photograph courtesy Desert X.    ART New Desert X poses a ‘monumental’ question (Palm Springs Life)Artist Christopher Myers’ six sculptures, an installation titled The Art of Taming Horses on Tahquitz Canyon Way, tell…

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This Month in the Arts – April 2021

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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This Month in the Arts – March 2021

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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