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Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

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Address: 72567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
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+1 760-346-5600
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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World class small museum

As always, the museum featured a fairly extensive exhibit of wide interest, this time on women Abstract Expressionist artists. The docent tour was excellent, with a very... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

As always, the museum featured a fairly extensive exhibit of wide interest, this time on women Abstract Expressionist artists. The docent tour was excellent, with a very knowledgeable guide that contributed much to the enjoyment of the exhibit.

Thank piano4420
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert in the Galen Building has an exhibit running now entitled "Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks" from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection. This is an interesting and fun exhibit of unique glass sculpture. The exhibit space is lovely and not at all overwhelming. The docent was helpful and several times approached us to inform... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Art Museum is small, but they do a nice job. They had an exhibit of modern art by women which was good. Also had an excellent western art exhibit.

Thank StanMakovsky
San Diego, California
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

In the Galen, the short name for and generous sponsor ofthis museum, I've always found some cutting edge pieces. This time the speciail show - Glass for the New Millenium - showcased some exciting Czech pieces as well as others by new glass artists. Leave time to explore the cacti and succulent garden surrounding this pill box museum where admission... More 

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The modern art, for the most part - meh. (Honestly, a board leaning against a wall is not art. Neither is a pile of trash bags. I wish I could get paid for some of the junk I've got lying around the house.) They have a fabulous, gigantic glass installation by Dale Chihuly. The large collection of western art is... More 

1 Thank Rosemary W
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405 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great exhibit of glass art as well as a walk in the private park to see art treasures for the outdoors!

Thank Dick292
Prescott, Arizona
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This small, stylishly designed museum offers a quiet, aesthetic experience just off busy Highway 111. We saw a wonderful exhibit of artistic glass with a broad representation of artists. The sculpture garden and grounds are beautiful. No admission charge..

Thank William20142014
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Unbelievable, how-did-they-do-it, pieces of glass art. Some of them have secrets. Ask the museum personnel about them. Then when the glass collection has taken your breath away, you can go outside and see the stunning stone, art & water garden.

Thank Ingrid C
Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is a relatively small art museum that we had not visited before. The exhibit featured glass sculptures that showed a variety of techniques. The docent that led a tour was excellent and very open to thoughts and comments. Don't know what the overall annual program is but we sure enjoyed this visit.

Thank rmooregso
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We saw a wonderful glass exhibition by contemporary artists. The museum staff is friendly and helpful. The exhibition was free. It's not very large and can be done in an hours time.

Thank Vitsemp

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