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!

13412108_10207901165061724_6917470541220066532_o-2You 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. And, of course, Palm Springs Art Museum’s new summer film series is the perfect way to escape the heat.


The “Hot is Cool: Sizzling Summer Film Series” is presented in collaboration with Palm Springs International Film Society, with special thanks to the Smaby Family Foundation for its support. Held on the first Thursday of the month, the series is part of Free Community Night from 4 – 8 p.m.. Films are shown at the Annenberg Theater at 7 p.m. with signature cocktails served from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Meyerman Sculpture Garden. It’s FREE, it’s fun, and you save money on your electric bill while enjoying the museum’s air-conditioning! A special guest speaker will tell behind-the-scenes stories about each film. Don’t miss “Beau Travail” on July 7, “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” on Aug. 4, and “Do The Right Thing” on Sept. 1.

The Galen at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, has new summer hours through Sept. 5. The Galen is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Monday through Thursday. The Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden is always open. Both the main museum and the Architecture and Design Center in Palm Springs hours remain the same for summer.

On June 20, week-long Museum Art Camp sessions begin at The Galen with hands-on art classes designed to encourage artistic expression, imagination, and fun. For a complete schedule and to register click here or email the Palm Springs Art Museum.

On exhibition at The Galen is Baroque to Bling! High Art and Low from the Collection of Donna MacMillan.

A new exhibition at the Architecture and Design Center, First Hand: Architects, Artists, and Designers from the L.J. Cella Collection highlights the diverse ways in which architects, designers, and artists use their hands as sources of inspiration, contemplation, and production.

Among the must-see exhibitions at the main museum are: A Passionate Eye: The Weiner Family Collection, Contemporary Glass, and Reflections on Water. 

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About Kate Buckley

Kate Buckley is a brand strategist, premium domain broker and consultant, interviewer, storyteller, visual artist, and award-winning poet & writer. She’s worked in media and marketing since 1997, holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach). A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her awards include a Gabeheart Prize and the North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. She was most recently shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, she’s made her home in Southern California since 1998.

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