Street Address
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92263
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 2310
Palm Springs, CA 92263
phone: 760-325-4490
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 12 pm - 8 p.m.
Free to members
$12.50 adults
$10.50 seniors 62 and over
$5.00 youths 6 to 17 years, students and active military personnel with I.D. Free to children under 6 years.
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Steven Nash, Executive Director
Bob Bogard, Director of Marketing Communications


On April 9, 2010, the Palm Springs Art Museum held the 5th annual Meet the Museum party, a membership drive that traditionally occurs on the Friday of White Party Weekend. More than 1,100 new and renewing museum members attended, raising over $60,000 in membership funds that directly support the operational costs of the museum.

The event was 100% by our generous sponsors, including: Integrated Wealth Management (Jim Casey and Jason Altieri), Harold Matzner, Jamie Kabler, Helene Galen, Randy Bruno and Paul Desiris Peter Mahler, Bob Dickinson and Michael Marler, Greater Palm Springs Realty & Vacation Palm Springs / Rick Hutcheson & Rob Kincaid, Tony Otten & Roy Komassa, Brien O'Brien Salon, U.S. Bank, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Desert, Reaction Marketing and Party Lab.

The next Meet the Museum event will be on Friday, April 22, 2011. We hope you join us then!

Established in 1938, the Palm Springs Art Museum has become the center of the desert’s art community. What began as a museum about the desert has evolved into an oasis for the arts, focusing on international Modern and Contemporary painting and sculpture by artists such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Duane Hanson, John Chamberlin, Anselm Keifer, and Anthony Gormley. It includes works by historically significant west coast artists Sam Francis, Robert Arneson, Nathan Oliveira, Mark di Suvero, and Edward Ruscha, among others, as well as contemporary Native American artists. Additional areas of focus include Contemporary and Studio Art Glass by Dale Chihuly, Karen LaMonte, Howard Ben Tré, Lynda Benglis, and William Morris; Classic Western American Art by Thomas Moran, Charles Russell, Frederic Remington, Walter Ufer, and Agnes Pelton; Native American baskets; Mesoamerican artifacts; and Photography with special attention to natural, built, social, and leisure environments. The modern building, designed by renowned California architect E. Stewart Williams and newly renovated, is the focal point of the 150,000-square-foot complex. Architecture holdings include the Albert Frey Archive and Frey House II, the E. Stewart Williams Architecture Archive, and a drawings collection, including works by prominent architects Richard Neutra, Frank Gehry, and Daniel Libeskind among others.


The Palm Springs Art Museum strives to serve diverse communities as one of the outstanding mid-size art museums in the country. Its mission is to promote enjoyment, education and involvement with visual art of the highest quality, and enhance appreciation of the performing arts. By collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting art from a broad chronological and geographic range according to the highest professional standards, and presenting a varied program of performing art, the museum seeks to maximize its public service to audiences of all ages and social backgrounds and to make art a dynamic part of their lives.

Artifacts Collections

animals, basketry, jewelry, painting, prints/drawing, reptiles, sculpture, textiles, works on paper

Educational Programs

exhibitions, children's classes, film series, concerts, teacher training, travel program, lectures, hands-on workshops, performances, demonstrations, gala events, research, seminars, guided tours, outreach to schools, fundraising


parking, wheelchair access, vi

free parking



Gift Shop

Special Event Rental


Group Tours