September 8, 2018 – August 11, 2019 Palm Springs Art Museum Lines in the Sand explores the history of the desert through our relationship to the land, environment, and community.Drawn from the permanent collection, this exhibition highlights the museum’s founding collections of historical Indigenous art, depictions of the California desert, and contemporary art inspired by the physical and cultural environment of the state.Focusing on the practices of artists, Lines in the Sand juxtaposes the historical with the contemporary, revealing continued affinities and shared perspectives across time. The Museum’s renowned collection of Cahuilla and Native American baskets and ollas (vessels) are presented in depth, highlighting aesthetic connections between the region’s natural materials and the designs on view. Works by contemporary artists Gerald Clarke (Cahuilla) and Cara Romero (Chemhuevi) introduce a new perspective illustrating a continuum of ingenuity and creativity that characterizes Native American art while directing our attention to critical social and environmental issues facing our world today.
November 1, 2018 – February 27, 2019 Palm Springs Art Museum Guatemalan artist Luis González Palma is known for his stunning photographs of the Indigenous peoples of his country.Crafted in traditional photographic processes, his portraits appear as though they were made decades ago, but his subjects are of the present. Palma’s handling of the camera parallels the mindset of the earliest photographers who embraced the medium’s magical qualities, aspiring to affect a visual representation nearing spiritual, essential revelation. All works on view are gifts of Dr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Kennedy.This exhibition is open for viewing in the “Chase Wing, Chase Ramp” at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Credits: Luis Gonzalez Palma, From the El Circo Portfolio, 1998, platinum print, edition 2/2, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Kennedy
November 12, 2018 – November 16, 2018How Much: $450 Members, $500 Non-Members Info: Bring Own Materials and SuppliesSkill Level: Intermediate to Advanced Kwok Wai Lau is a painter and instructor who helps intermediate to advanced artists develop their unique style. His exceptional visual knowledge and uncomplicated teaching style guides students through concepts and techniques ranging from abstraction to realism, and in a variety of mediums. His instruction in watercolor, acrylic, oil, and collage includes demonstrations, discussion and assignments.He will inspire new perspectives, understandings and accomplishments; bring your own supplies, a few blank canvases and whatever projects you are working on. Lau was on the faculty of the International Art School in Hong Kong, and is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has taught and inspired students in the Chicago North Shore, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Palm Springs areas. His own work ranges from classical realism to abstraction and has been shown worldwide. Lau was the recipient of the prestigious Pauline Palmer Prize from the Art Institute of Chicago
November 15, 2018 Palm Springs Art Museum Thursday, November 15, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.Friday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education SpaceJoin us for an immersive educational event with master dyer and textile artist, Porfirio Gutiérrez, and learn about the rich history of the craft in its cultural context. Recently featured in The New York Times, Gutiérrez is committed to keeping his family’s traditional Zapotec practices and knowledge alive.The Gutiérrez family comes from a long line of weavers from Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico, and are masters of Zapotec weaving traditions. They are among a small group of textile artisans working to preserve the use of plant and insect dyes—techniques that stretch back more than 2,000 years in the indigenous Zapotec tradition.
November 15, 2018 Palm Springs Art Museum 6:00 p.m., Lecture Hall, FreeRicardo Palavecino’s cinematic essay is part of the Pop-Up Studio program. Pop-Up Studio: Porfirio Gutierrez + Ricardo Palavecino – Exodo is a window to photographs and film documenting the day-to-day life of Oaxacan migrant farming communities in California. A discussion with the participating artists will follow the screening.image: Ricardo Palavecino
Join us for The Mod Squad Variety Show’s Happy Hour Happy Time!!
A delightful evening of great music, laughs, happy hour and fun!
Popular vocalists Jeff Stewart and Francesca Amari, with the amazing Wayne Abravanel at the piano and on vocals, delight audiences with their witty rapport and great music from The Rat Pack, Mid-Mod Pop, showtunes and more! Lots of laughter and audience interaction.
Happy hour drinks and an appetizer menu available from The Tropicale next door!
EVERY THURSDAY AT THE COPA!
November 17, 2018 – March 31, 2019 Palm Springs Art Museum, Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Center This exhibition is the first public showing in California of selections from Arlene and Harold Schnitzers’s extensive glass collection. Well known for their distinctive collections of painting and sculpture by Northwest artists, Chinese funerary arts, Native American arts, and American silver, Arlene and her late husband, Harold, also assembled an astute and personal glass collection. This exhibition is the first public showing in California of selections from Arlene and Harold Schnitzers’s extensive glass collection. Well known for their distinctive collections of painting and sculpture by Northwest artists, Chinese funerary arts, Native American arts, and American silver, Arlene and her late husband, Harold, also assembled an astute and personal glass collection. Their holdings include works by international as well as local artists recognized as the finest in their regions. Favorite Things is comprised of exactly that: twenty-five of Arlene’s favorite pieces that reflect a wide diversity of glass techniques and aesthetic styles found in contemporary glass.Arlene’s entrée into collecting dates back to 1961 when she opened the Fountain Gallery of Art in Portland, Oregon, where she began a twenty-five year career nurturing and educating curators and collectors about her stable of artists. She created a vital sphere of creativity and support for Northwest artists, bringing national attention to their achievements. While several glass artists were shown at her gallery in the mid-1970s and early 1980s, she and Harold only began collecting glass passionately after the gallery closed in1986.Arlene and Harold shared a philanthropic ethos that has been passed onto their son, Jordan Schnitzer, who continues the family’s collecting passion and generous support of artists and arts institutions.This exhibition was organized by Palm Springs Art Museum and curated by Katherine Hough, retired Chief Curator. Special thanks to Arlene Schnitzer and her Collections Manager Laurie LaBathe for their guidance, and to The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation for their generous exhibition support. Image: Ginny Ruffner, Beauty as a Militant Pediment, 1990, lampwork glass and paint, Collection of Arlene and Harold Schnitzer. Photo credit Dan Kvitka (Portland, Oregon).