Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs

Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs (must see)

The Palm Springs Art Museum (formerly the Palm Springs Desert Museum) was founded in 1938 and has become the regional Art, Natural Science and Performing Arts institution for Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

In 1982 the Museum earned national accreditation from the American Association of Museums. After a two-year process of self-evaluation in 1993/94, the Museum was commended as one of the country's extraordinary institutions and received subsequent accreditation until 2005. Today the permanent collection consists of more than 24,000 objects. 12,000 objects include fine art, fine art photography, photographic archives, Native American art, Mesoamerican art and artifacts from other cultures. The natural science collections are categorized in geology, biology and archaeology. 12,000 specimens include ceramics, lithics, tools, weapons, minerals, fossils, rocks, casts of fossils, herbaria, mounted invertebrates, preserved amphibians and reptiles, study skins and whole mounts of birds and mammals.

Why You Should Visit:
World class establishment with many special events throughout the year.
The art is well-grouped for viewing and appreciation, spacious and roomy to explore.

Tip:
Start on the topmost floor and work your way down to the main floor. Make sure to get to the fun basement, too!

Opening hours:
Fri-Tue: 10am-5pm;
Free admission on Thursdays after 4pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Palm Springs Art Museum on Map

Sight Name: Palm Springs Art Museum
Sight Location: Palm Springs, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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