Palm Springs Art Museum - 101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, 325-7186, 325-0189.
This 125,000-square-foot art museum is a center for the exploration of art and performing arts dedicated to the enrichment of the community through expanding collections, exhibitions, and programs. Permanent collections include 20th century modern and contemporary art, Western American and Native American art, Mesoamerican artifacts, The Leo S. Singer Miniature Room Collection, sculpture gardens, and the Stephen H. Willard Photography Collection & Archives. The museum’s 433-seat Annenberg Theater offers performances of music, dance, and comedy.
Established in 1938, the Palm Springs Art Museum has become the center of the desert’s art community. What began as a museum about the desert has evolved into an oasis for the arts with Modern and Contemporary American works by artists such as Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Duane Hanson, and Mark di Suvero; Contemporary California painting and sculpture by Sam Francis, Edward Ruscha, Robert Arneson, Nathan Oliveira, and others; Studio Art Glass by Dale Chihuly, Howard Ben Tré, and William Morris; and Classic Western American Art by Thomas Moran, Charles Russell, Frederic Remington, and others.