Western and Native American Art from the Permanent Collection

The museum will unveil a new installation of Western and Native American Art drawn from the museum’s vast permanent collection on Tuesday, March 17. Comprised of contemporary and traditional works, the installation focuses on the aesthetics of individual objects features and named makers of the selected works. Many of the works in the new display have not been shown in recent years, and are presented in an easily accessible manner.

Music in the Garden
Thursday, March 19, 5:30 p.m.
Marcuse Sculpture Garden

Come join Mike Neal and Faye Davis for an evening of original songs in an intimate setting. Singer/Songwriters with influences as diverse as pop, rock, blues, R & B and country, Neal and Davis each write and perform songs of mature craft and subtle soul. Songs of life and all of its ups and downs are presented by this duo in a gentle way that allows the lyric, the composition, the melody, and the truth in the voice to shine through.
Feel the heart of the songwriter in the Marcuse Sculpture Garden.

2009 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship ProgramMeet Exceed Defy Expectations
Opening Reception: Friday, March 20, 5:30- 8 p.m.
Marks Graphics Center and Jorgensen Gallery

The Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship (FACAS) program will have its opening reception this Friday. FACAS is a program that enables students attending public or private high schools in the Coachella Valley and College of the Desert to exhibit their work in a professional manner and begin to understand what it means to be a working artist.

Jurors reviewed hundreds of submissions to select 45 works for the exhibition, including the painting seen at left. Each work demonstrates an understanding of the year’s theme, but materials and method of expression are up to each student. FACAS is a chance for these emerging artists to truly explore their creative potential and be rewarded with cash prizes and scholarship support to continue their studies. Works in this exhibition will be displayed through May 10.

The Journey-3rd Annual Altered Book Art Project
Opening Reception
Sunday, March 22, 2:00 p.m.
Palm Springs Public Library (300 N. Sunrise Way)

On Sunday, the museum will participate with The Palm Springs Public Library with a new exhibition of The Journey-3rd Annual Altered Book Art Project. Fifteen locally and nationally known artists have created new works of art utilizing books, videos, DVDS and CDs ‘weeded’ out from the Library’s collection due to damage or age and these new works will be unveiled at a FREE public reception at the Library, located at 300 N. Sunrise Way in Palm Springs. The finished works of art will be on display at the Library until Saturday, May 9th. The public will be able to bid on their favorite works through an online auction at the conclusion of the exhibit. All proceeds of the auction will benefit the Library and the museum.

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