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Mark Your Calendar for These Once-a-Year Events

Written By: Crystal Harrell
Photography Provided By: Lance Gerber Palm Springs Art Museum Exhibits

The start of a new year is the time to make resolutions and create memorable, lasting experiences, and what better way to ring in 2019 than attending the upcoming events planned at the Palm Springs Art Museum. This Greater Palm Springs cultural destination is a hotspot for art connoisseurs and offers a special lineup of events for 2019 that celebrates the creative side of fashion, nature and the human condition. Home to three locations within Palm Desert and Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum represents a colorful range of artistic representation in the Coachella Valley and is sure to bring some wonder to your new year. Museum members in 2019 will also get unlimited admission to all museum locations, invitations to member-only events and specialty pricing for classes and exhibits.

Palm Springs Art Museum Exhibits

Get the Party Started

80th Anniversary Gala

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the 80th Anniversary Gala will take place with a cocktail reception starting at 6 p.m. Attendees will wear white as the artwork is projected on them, staying true to the slogan of “the art is you.” Entertainment will feature America’s Got Talent Finalist Johnny Manuel and DJ Lee Dyson to dance the night away.

80th Anniversary Gala
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.4800

Palm Springs Art Museum Exhibits

Building the Foundation

Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture

From Feb. 2 to June 17, the work of designer Hugh M. Kaptur will be part of an exhibition to celebrate his contributions to the Coachella Valley. With over 200 projects built in the area, Kaptur’s work embodies the Desert Modernism style that forms the foundation of Palm Springs architecture.

Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture
Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center
300 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.423.5260

Palm Springs Art Museum Exhibits

Beneath the Skin

Shoulder to Shoulder: Depicting the Figure

 

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Running until Sep.15 in Palm Desert, this exhibition pays tribute to the representation of the human form in different artistic mediums throughout varying cultures and movements. Shoulder to Shoulder consists of artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries, showcasing abstract human shapes and modernist interpretations of the human figure in a unique display.

Shoulder to Shoulder: Depicting the Figure
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
72567 CA-111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.346.5600

Walk, Walk, Fashion Baby

The Art of Shopping

Fashionistas can mark their calendars for the Art of Shopping event on March 4th and 5th, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Browse international studio artists displaying some of their recent jewelry designs, accessories and wearable art. Plus, all the purchases made at The Art of Shopping support museum programs, educational opportunities and essential operations for the museum.

The Art of Shopping
The Palm Springs Hyatt Regency
285 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.4800

 

Wild, Wild West

Unsettled: Art on the New Frontier

Running until April 30, the Unsettled exhibition showcases the artwork of more than 75 contemporary artists living or working in the Greater West. The artwork hones in on the natural landscapes of Alaska, through the North American West, down to Bolivia, highlighting culture without borders.

Unsettled: Art on the New Frontier
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 N Museum Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.4800

 

Going, Going, Gone

ARTrageous Art Auction

 

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The Artrageous Art Auction will give attendees the chance to take home their own piece of fine art on March 18. Artwork will be available for preview starting on March 1 in the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert’s Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden while the entire auction will be available for viewing online and bidding at artsy.net starting on March 4. Don’t miss out!

ARTrageous Art Auction
The Galen and Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden
72567 CA-111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.322.4800