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Palm Springs Art Museum

101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659
+1 760-322-4800
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A small but interesting collection . Worth a stop but certainly not a must visit in Palm Springs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape May, New Jersey
Not bad for a smaller location...and some great shows

This museum is not on a level with larger city museums but has a respectable permanent collection... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laurence K
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Located in downtown Palm Springs (with a branch location in Palm Desert, CA), the Palm Springs Art Museum offers compelling art exhibitions from national and international artists. The museum's extensive permanent collection includes significant works by modern and contemporary artists, western, contemporary and glass artists, and features several temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The museum is open free every Thursday night and the second Sunday of every month. It also offers a range of theatrical and musical performances in its Annenberg Theater. Throughout all these programs, the museum is dedicated to creating memorable and inspiring interactions through educational and cultural opportunities.
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101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659
+1 760-322-4800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but interesting collection . Worth a stop but certainly not a must visit in Palm Springs. Three levels in a very open space, the museam has a lot of Native American art and worth while descriptions of the history of Palm Springs

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is not on a level with larger city museums but has a respectable permanent collection as well as some very interesting shows. Thursdays nights 4-8 p.m. have been free to the public.

Thank Laurence K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Face it, it's too hot to be out in Palm Springs in the daytime in August. Why NOT take in the art museum. And, it was a very pleasant surprise. Lots of artists I hadn't heard of, plus some I had: Picasso, Braque, etc. Very...More

1  Thank smccmcd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My entire family and I thought this museum was fantastic! A wonderfully curated collection of modern art of a quality that you would normally expect to see in large cities. Very good value admission. I highly recommend stopping off here.

Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not expecting to be so wow'ed by this museum. It's not a massive museum, but it has a wonderful and thoughtful collection. I especially appreciated the glass exhibit and the modern floor. The gift shop was small but full of lovely items. We...More

1  Thank Emily_Qatar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Palm Springs Art Museum on their free Thursday night. They also have free parking. There are several floors of art work. I liked the modern art (contemporary) art the best. There is also a nice Chihuly art glass piece. There is...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum, modern art, nice way to cool off for the afternoon. Really interesting art. My hubby ended up buying some pieces from the store museum. I truly enjoyed it.

Thank holland2829
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting Museum with good close up access to the aircraft. Staff very friendly. I particularly liked being able to go inside the B17, although you have to pay extra to do so.

Thank Russ A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very approachable even for me as a non-museum person. It is not a huge collection which makes it very manageable.(since Virtually all is on one floor ). Plus it's beautifully laid out with room to move and to comfortably walk on to the next section....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

A lovely building housing an eclectic, Palm Springs-sized collection, better than you think it is likely going to be. There are 2 sculpture gardens, as well as a gift shop and a small cafe. Note: free admission on Thursday evening (4:00 - 8:00), so you...More

Thank Ken B
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Cathy O
4 May 2017|
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Response from Tiffany S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a huge free parking lot.
Marek S
5 November 2016|
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Response from sallythomson | Reviewed this property |
2 hours should be pleasant enough but longer if your enjoying yourself
Glenna K
28 January 2015|
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Response from LG_Weinman | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday but Thursday. Thursday hours are 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm (later hours to coincide with the weekly street fair) and admission to the museum is free between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.