Palm Springs Opera Guild to Celebrate 50 Years of Cultural Impact at the Palm Springs Art Museum

The summer’s behind us, and we’re swinging into High Season, Palm Springs! And nothing is more Palm Springs than the fabulous philanthropic and cultural galas that adorn our season. Here’s a very special one that just came across my desk. Hope to see you there! XOKate

Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert will hold their 50th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Palm Springs Art Museum. The event will highlight the Guild’s 50 years of cultural impact through promoting and supporting opera appreciation and performances in the Coachella Valley. Part of the evening’s festivities will be a special […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Palm Springs Art Museum’s Brooke Hodge

Photo: Lani Garfield

Brooke Hodge is the Director of Architecture and Design at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Hodge is a curator, writer, and critic whose credentials include Deputy Director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York; Director of Exhibitions and Publications at Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum; Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (MOCA); and Assistant Dean of Arts Programs at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, among other positions. 

Hodge’s curatorial credits include major exhibitions on the work of such international architects and designers as Frank Gehry, Gio Ponti, Zaha […]

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It’s Hot Outside, But It’s Cool at Palm Springs Art Museum This Summer!

With a New Film Series, a New Exhibition and Museum Art Camp, the Palm Springs Art Museum is the place to be this summer!

You might think the desert dies down during the heat of summer, but not so at the Palm Springs Art Museum. The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert kicks off Summer Museum Art Camp along with new summer hours, and the Edward Harris Pavilion at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center debuts a new exhibition, First Hand: Architects, Artists, and Designers from the L.J. Cella Collection. […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Designer Trina Turk

Famed fashion designer and business visionary Trina Turk is renowned for putting the iconic Palm Springs style on the international stage. Known for her bold prints and dynamic hues that celebrate the relaxed Palm Springs resort lifestyle, Trina is greatly respected locally as the pioneer who first took a chance on what is now the flourishing Uptown Design District in the City of Palm Springs. The shopping destination, celebrated around the world by tastemakers and lovers of fashion, furniture, design and all things modern, is now an ultra-cool style mecca due in large part to Turk’s initial investment. In addition, she […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with J.R. Roberts of the Palm Springs Art Museum

J.R. Roberts

J.R. Roberts attended UCLA and worked for individual clients before spending 12 years as a partner with Boccardo Roberts Architecture and Design. He currently serves as vice president of PSModCom, an organization dedicated to the preservation of historic architecture. J.R. also serves on the Palm Springs Planning Commission, and was the former chairman of the museum’s Architecture and Design Council. J.R. was recently named Managing Director of the new Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion (opening November, 2014).

Kate Buckley: J.R., you’re originally from Venice, CA, and lived for quite some time in the […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Lisa Vossler Smith of Modernism Week

Lisa Vossler Smith and her husband Phillip K. Smith III

Lisa Vossler Smith is the Executive Director of Modernism Week and is passionate about promoting cultural tourism and the rich heritage of the Palm Springs desert region.  Lisa attended Indio High School and grew up in La Quinta where she began her early career training at La Quinta Hotel under the leadership of her mother, Judy Vossler. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, Lisa pursued a career path in special event management, which eventually led to her employment at the Palm Springs Art Museum where she was most […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Palm Springs Art Museum's 2013 Artist-in-Residence, Cristopher Cichocki

Artist Cristopher Cichocki

PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Palm Springs Art Museum’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence, Cristopher Cichocki

Cristopher Cichocki lives and works in the desert of Southern California’s Coachella Valley. He creates multi-sensory artworks of intersecting media: painting, photography, sculpture, video, sound and installation. Cichocki’s “Desert Abyss” landscapes, topographies, and micro-worlds manifest as mutations of nature and industry. These post-earthwork gestures are often defined by his palette of acidic neon colors which accent environmental transformation and decay. The scope of Cichocki’s practice amplifies the world around us while illuminating the ephemeral, continually shifting state of our existence. The concept of water in […]

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