Palm Springs Art Museum and Modernism Week

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If you love modern art you must visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF

 

Our visit to Palm Springs coincided with Modernism Week, which celebrates midcentury architecture and design. Based at the “Camp” in Downtown Palm Springs, across from the Palm Springs Art Museum, the festival takes place every February. If you love modern design, mark your calendars for February 14-24, 2019.

 

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We were interested to learn that Modernism Week is also a charitable organization, “providing scholarships to local students pursuing college educations in the fields of architecture and design; as well as supporting local and state preservation organizations and neighborhood groups in their efforts to preserve modernist architecture throughout the state of California.”

You can’t do Modernism Week without visiting the flagship location of Palm Springs Art Museum. We were really impressed with this awesome museum, which is surprisingly large for being in small desert resort town. The building itself is architecturally significant, deserving of as much attention as any piece of art in the collection. In addition to an impressive permanent collection and beautiful sculpture gardens, the museum also hosts special exhibits throughout the year.

 

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View this bowl art at the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF

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Do you love modern art? Visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF

You should visit the sculpture garden at the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF

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If you love modern art you must visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF
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Cactus in the sculpture garden. If you love modern art you must visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF

Love modern art? you must visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF
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View this Chairs in the sculpture garden. If you love modern art you must visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF
Sculpture garden at the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF

Here's a view from the sculpture garden of the chihuly glass. If you love modern art you must visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF
Chairs in the sculpture garden. If you love modern art you must visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF

If you love to wander around the modern art you must visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF
You should visit the world-class museum Palm Springs Art Museum, The Taste SF

 

 

The special exhibit during our visit was Michael Childers: Having a Ball, which featured a collection of black and white photography by Michael Childers, a photographer for Andy Warhol’s magazine. According to the Palm Springs Art Museum, “Childers photographed the avant-garde artists and other creative, often flamboyant, performers who were cast in Warhol’s films and encouraged to use his studio as a living experiment in alternative values.”

One work in the collection that impressed everyone we’ve talked to who has visited the museum is located on the upper level. It’s a sculpture of two very ordinary looking people sitting on a bench. Even if you know it’s there, the people are so realistic, you just might miss it! We walked past “them” several times before we realized it was a sculpture.

If you plan to visit Palm Springs, make sure to set aside a few hours for this wonderful museum. The Palm Springs Art Museum is closed on Wednesdays and is free on Thursdays.

Thank you to Alaska Airlines for sponsoring this post.

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