Palm Springs Art Museum

Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum features a sophisticated collection of art, loaned or donated by the area’s affluent residents. The museum, which was designed by noted architect E. Stewart Williams, also contains the famed Annenberg Theater featuring an array of electrifying performances throughout the year, a lecture hall, a museum store with one-of-a-kind designer merchandise, and Persimmon Bistro.  The museum is open every day except Wednesdays and major holidays, and is always 75 degrees, providing a welcome respite from the Palm Springs summer triple-digit temperatures. It features free admission every Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. and every second Sunday of each month. The museum also has two satellite locations: Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, a former midcentury bank which is now devoted to exploring the disciplines of architecture and design. A short 20-minute drive away is Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden which features ongoing and temporary explorations of painting, photography, sculpture and new media. The museum is free and is surrounded by a four-acre sculpture garden that is open year-round.