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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Jane Culp’s painting Mojave Desert: Pass Through the Panamint Mountain Range, from Echoes of the San Andreas, a new book about the life and work of the artist.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Modernism Week Fall Preview moves online (The Desert Sun)Modernism Week has announced that its fall preview scheduled for October will include no in-person…

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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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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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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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