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“Duality” by Richard MacDonald at the Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery, Feb. 18, 2017

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Richard MacDonald, internationally acclaimed figurative sculptor, exhibited new work inspired by the theme of “Duality” at the Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery in Palm Desert. MacDonald describes the inspiration as the melding and balancing of opposites to create balance, harmony, and insight into the principles of Ying and Yang. MacDonald has achieved international distinction for his sculpture, paintings, and drawings,

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Spectrum Indian Wells Offers Interactive Experience

View on-site installations as they come live, meet with artists, attend panel discussions, and cast your vote at Art Lab.

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Spectrum Indian Wells is a four-day contemporary art experience featuring top galleries, art publishers, and established studio artists from across the U.S. and around the world, along with Art Talks, special events, and curated projects. The show will run March 16 to March 19 at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort. Located throughout the show floor, the featured programs and exhibitions

Desert X

Ways of Seeing

Neville Wakefield tees up the sprawling and wildly unorthodox Desert X.

Steven Biller Arts & Entertainment

ART Cool and curious, Neville Wakefield steps onto the ledge of the lap pool at a Little Tuscany house overlooking acres of raw desert in the upper foothills of Mount San Jacinto. The sun aligns with the mountains’ peaks, casting the day’s last glow on its eastern face, as he stands pensively. Slowly he rolls up the sleeves of his

Palm Springs Modernists Exhibition

Growing Up Midcentury

Three artists raised in Palm Springs discuss the influence of midcentury architecture on their artworks.

Julie Pendray Arts & Entertainment, Modernism

Rock ’n’ roll album covers and fantastical scenes with photorealistic people. Photographic impressions of the stark isolation of abandoned drive-in movie theaters amid tumbleweeds. Canvases of serene hues of desert canyons before dusk. What do they have in common? They are the work of three very different internationally acclaimed Palm Springs artists who will unite to pay homage to their

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Spectrum Indian Wells Contemporary Art Show Returns

Second annual four-day art event, March 16-19, features cutting-edge artwork, entertainment, and special events.

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The Coachella Valley is about to get a splash of color this spring with the return of Spectrum Indian Wells, a juried contemporary art show taking place at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa. The show will run from Thursday, March 16 to Sunday, March 19, 2017, returning for its second year after a successful premiere in 2016. The

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Brushstrokes of Her Life

Palm Springs artist Barbara Gothard reveals much about herself in her paintings at the upcoming Art Palm Springs fair.

Marcia Gawecki Arts & Entertainment

In 2012, while living in her Palm Springs home, artist Barbara Gothard lost nearly everything to water damage and mold, caused by heavy rainstorms. It had a profound impact on her future series of artwork, even though she lost only a few paintings. Loss has been the theme for many of her pieces, including one recent installation that repurposed a

Installation by artist Lita Albuquerque

Art of the Steal

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

Shana Dambrot Arts & Entertainment

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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A Space Odyssey

Otherworldly artist Lita Albuquerque touches down in the desert.

Steven Biller Arts & Entertainment

ART So much art wants to move you. Lita Albuquerque’s art, on the other hand, wants to ground you, align you to the cosmos, and connect you to a world bigger and deeper than the one you know. “If you’re truly in the present moment — at this time, in this place, in this state, in this country, on this


Talk the Talk

Palm Springs Art Museum slates impressive December lecture schedule.

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The Palm Springs Art Museum has put together an impressive start to December with four quality lectures within the first two weeks of the month. Here is a breakdown of each:


Go West!

Explore Art of the American Frontier at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

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Go West! Art of the American Frontier presents a century of art from an extraordinary era of exploration through Feb. 20, 2017, at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Featuring 90 works by artist-explorers and Plains Indian tribes, it chronicles a pivotal period from 1830-1930 in which cultures were merging, clashing, and finding fortune or hardship in a changing American landscape. Paintings