The Palm Springs Art Museum is located in downtown Palm Springs, California and was originally known as The Palm Springs Desert Museum when it was founded in 1938. The Museum specializes in Native American artifacts, the natural sciences, and the history and environment of the surrounding Coachella Valley.
The Museum has moved several times until fining its current and permanent home in 1958, located on the southwest corner of Tahquitz-McCallum Way and Indian Avenue. The Museum held a variety of different events to attract visitors to their galleries, including hosting their first concert in 1963.
When Executive Director Frederick Sleight joined the Museum in 1965, he tirelessly pursued his dream of making the Museum "the prime cultural center of the desert." Needless to say, the 1960's were then a very busy and exciting time for the Museum. One of the biggest changes was the addition of another building to expand upon the 10,000 square feet of display space that was quickly growing too small.
1.History & Mission
3.More Permanent Collections
4.Past & Present Exhibitions
5.Planning your Visit
Things to Do in California: The Palm Springs Art Museum
- History & Mission, Photo: Palm Springs Art Museum
- Permanent Collections, Photo: Palm Springs Art Museum
- More Permanent Collections, Photo: Palm Springs Art Museum
- Past & Present Exhibitions, Photo: Palm Springs Art Museum
- Planning your Visit, Photo: Palm Springs Art Museum
- Cover Photo: The Palm Springs Art Museum