Authors: Palm Springs Art Museum, Steven A. Nash
Publisher: Palm Springs Art Museum, 2013
Length: 176 pages
In 1967, the board voted to officially add fine art as a museum collecting focus. After that decision, Olga and trustee Joseph Hirshhorn donated the first modern art acquisition, a 1966 untitled gouache on paper by Alexander Calder. This established the fine art collection and many other art donations followed. In 2005, Palm Springs Desert Museum adopted a new name—Palm Springs Art Museum—to reflect its exclusive focus on fine art with a multidisciplinary performing arts program.
Published on the occasion of the museum’s 75th anniversary in 2013, this major publication documents 75 major art works from the more than 12,000 in the permanent collection. These objects are concentrated in areas of Architecture and Design, Art of the Western Americas, Modern and Contemporary Art, Photography, and Studio Glass, and the publication includes examples of each from the museum’s rich holdings.
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum features a sophisticated collection of art. Spread over the 150,000 square feet, the museum boasts major collections of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design, and Native American and Western art.
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