A La MOD Palm Springs

Some Like It Mod

Design fiends descend upon the desert for a deluge of 20th-century wares.

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At a La MOD you will find 20th century treasures spanning all design movements, which will be on display during Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale.

Midcentury Moment

Midcentury Moment

California potters in the 1950s and ’60s were onto something big — and they knew it.

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A growing amount of attention is being paid to the history of making, showing, and collecting midcentury California pottery.

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Warhol for All

The pop artist’s prints continue 
to fascinate across generation.

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Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of Andy Warhol? “Maybe not,” says Elizabeth Armstrong, executive director of Palm Springs Art Museum. “But we’re not taking any chances.” In March the museum opens a retrospective of prints by the King of Pop Art from the collection and foundation of Jordan D. Schnitzer, one of the country’s most important collectors of post-war

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Fine Art Extraordinaire

The Chino Canyon Project reinvents staged architecture as an A-List contemporary art presentation.

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Modernism Week in Palm Springs is known for the unmatched architecture and design of the region’s iconic aesthetic history, and its partnership with the Art Palm Springs infuses the proceedings with a dazzling contemporary sensibility. In this spirit, the innovative Chino Canyon Project combines these interests in a must-see destination home. In a breathtaking desert vista are set a pair

Installation by artist Lita Albuquerque

Art of the Steal

The contemporary fine-art fair returns, with curios for every collector.

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Art Palm Springs returns to the Convention Center Feb. 16–19, anchored by Modernism Week, which features exhibitions, architecture and design tours, and a host of related events throughout Greater Palm Springs. A number of venues return for the event’s sixth edition: Throckmorton Fine Art is back with its integration of pre-Columbian and Eastern artifacts with modern and contemporary visual art;

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Images Into Action

Water and social justice 
permeate 30 years of 
Sant Khalsa’s art and activism.

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In the 1992 group exhibition Smog: A Matter of Life and Breath, curated by Edward Earle and Kim Abeles for the California Museum of Photography at UC Riverside, artists were paired with faculty from the university’s Air Pollution Research Center. Sant Khalsa recalls meeting her standard-issue scientist partner and asking, “What is the best thing I can do to positively

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High Art for the High Desert

Joshua Treenial showcases local artists in a weekend of exhibitions and performances.

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Video and light will illuminate a rocky hillock at dusk. Signs and objects will pierce the landscape with pop-inflected surrealism. A motorized prayer wheel will entreat the skies for rain. Curators Kóan Jeff Baysa and Bernard Leibov selected these and other art installations for the second edition of Joshua Treenial, their contribution to the constellation of arts and culture events

A Fresh Perspective

Interested in how life and art interconnect, Palm Springs Art Museum’s new director challenges her staff to engage the community

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Elizabeth Armstrong, the recently installed executive director of the Palm Springs Art Museum, celebrates California art’s special relationship with progressive architecture and integrated design.