|Address:||101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA|
|Working:||10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM Closed 12–9PM 12–9PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM|
A visit to this museum happens in three or more parts, each of which offers a different take on art. All are valuable. First, the changing exhibitions on the first floor offer opportunities to see the work of artists (either singly or as curated collections) from deep in the museums permanent collections or traveling shows. Take a guided tour, if possible. Second, the museums permanent collection of art and artists relating to the Coachella Valley is also on the first floor and mezzanine. The studio glass collection includes works by Dale Chihuly. Other works of note offer a historical perspective of the area either by artists trained in Western techniques (a couple of nice Hudson River School examples) or by Native American artists from the pre-Columbian to the 19th and 20th century. The top floor - my favorite part of the museum - has remarkable works that joyfully play with the perception of the visitor. Make sure to walk around the stacked plates and look into the concrete block wall (in opposite galleries upstairs). And while passing between the two galleries, see if you can spot the George Segal sculpture. Ample parking near both doors. A large theater is downstairs and there is a museum cafe. The museum participates in the North American Reciprocal program (as of February 2016).
The museum has a great collection but before I could even enjoy it, my experience was completely ruined by the staff. As me and my girlfriend were looking at some paintings, a girl staff approached us and told my girlfriend to check her backpack at the front desk and that backpacks arent allowed inside. Now it wasnt our fault that we were let in. Instead of apologizing for THEIR error, she made us feel like WE did something wrong and my girlfriend apologized for it. Even the front desk girl was surprised that we were told to do so (she was the only nice one). Also, my girlfriends backpack was very small and more like a purse with two straps. There were plenty of women with purses 3 times bigger than her bag but I guess for the staff there, 2 straps are highly dangerous than 1 strap. I work in a customer service field too and I wouldve never treated my customers like they treated us. They should learn a thing or two about customer service from the front desk girl. I will never go there again.
The exhibits were excellent, but the security guards provided the most negative experience Ive ever had in a museum for me and my mother. She has bad eyesight, and would get close to paintings and sculptures so she could see better, and the guards treated us like we were teenagers trying to break something. I am 30 and my mother is 55, and we were treated very rudely by all staff except the person at the front who sold us the tickets. I understand if they are frustrated with people touching stuff, but then they should rope the exhibits off and not be so rude to people who get too close. There are no signs that say to stay a certain distance away, and almost all of the exhibits I saw had no sort of protection; yet we were very respectful and still treated badly by the guards. I will never go back to this museum again, and neither will my mother or the friends that accompanied us, which is unfortunate for me because the exhibits were excellent.
Welcome To The Palm Springs Art Museum Out In Beautiful And Hot Palm Springs, California! This was the Second (2nd) Museum that we visited out in Palm Springs, California and this happens to be the Main Museum in the City. The museum has four (4) floors which include: Main Level: American, Western and Native American Art. Lower Level: Sculpture Garden and Various Exhibitions. Third/Upper Level: Modern and Contemporary Art. Mezzanine: Contemporary and Latin American Art. I really enjoyed my visit at this Very Nice Museum and so will You! I want to personally Thank Mario Perez for taking ME there and helping to make my Youtube Video back on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Sincerely yours, Howard Paul Shore Visitor Executive, Volunteer Writer For Google And Tripadvisor Website /HPS
es un lugar con espacios al aire libre donde hay esculturas, al igual que las obras de arte que se pueden disfrutar al interior del museo, y tambien hay un escenario al interior del museo donde se puede disfrutar de conciertos o recitales de baile.
Excellent example of E. Stewart Williams mid-century architecture, which includes lovely sculpture gardens. Nice collection of plein air paintings and Southwestern art. Definitely worth a visit! Also check out the Architecture and Design museum a few blocks south that is administered by the art museum.
There was a good mix of art work from a variety of movements-indigenous to contemporary. The museum wasnt huge but the collection was okay. When we were there they also had a flea market inside the museum, but i dont know how often that happens.
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This was a great way to spend a lazy afternoon. We were surprised at all the great pieces here. And there is a lot of variety of pieces for a museum of this size. Some of the artwork was very impressive and we liked the local pieces too
Love it here! It had been around 8 years since our last visit, and it was nice seeing some of the same exhibits. The American Southwestern Art exhibit was awesome, and new to me. I recommend this to anyone visiting Palm Springs.
This was a unique museum. Very well done. It takes a couple hours to go through. I captured some great shots of a lot of the items on display. A nice place to visit at least once. May go back once more to bring my granddaughter.
Better than you would expect for this resort city. One block off the strip you will find contemporary mixed with modern mixed with art from this area. It brings in a lot of artwork that you might find in a larger city museum.
In PS two to three times a year and always stop by to see their collection - wouldnt miss it. The Steve Chase collection has been a fine anchor and also like the Native American baskets. True subtle beauty.
scacirra solo per il fatto che e a palms springs:)(scacirra vuol dire che e fantastico)
This is a very special place. Much more of a world-class art museum than you would expect from PS. Beautiful space and architecture in itself. Exhibits are very well curated. Must visit when in PS.
A very nice art gallery catering to a large range of art styles and tastes. Very friendly and helpful staff. Free on second Sunday of the month which is great. Recommended if youre in the area.
An architectural gem with a great collection of contemporary, local, and American art. The curator was able to tell a story from a local, regional, and national point of view.
Es un lugar con muchas cosas sobre las culturas de aqui y otros paise
If you need something to do head over to the critically acclaimed PS art museum. Filled with wonderful displays from all over the world! Special traveling galleries.
A friend wanted to go, and so yes, I got my culture on. Didnt have much that I strongly connected with, but some great North American indigenous peoples history.
Kids cant touch anything. the place is really small and the security guard follows all guests too closely. Its a very uncomfortable experience at this place.
When we have visitors we always stop by the Art Museum. It is a local treasure and fun to see Palm Springs and find new and interesting resturants nearby.