(*Photo: George Catlin, Buffalo Bull, Grazing on the Prairie, 1832-1833, oill on canvas, © Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.)

Sunday = Funday

Sunday = Freeday


This Sunday is FREE for all at the Palm Springs Art Museum!  

Second Sundays in Palm Springs are not just fun…but they are also FREE and full of things to do.  One of our favorite things to do being exploring the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Not only is there free entrance to anyone and everyone who has an interest in art, but there are also free family activities and film screenings that the museum are offering that afternoon as well.  It’s a win-win situation.

There are new works on display, and non should be missed!

A great way to spend your Sunday afternoon…so have at it:


With generous support from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, the museum is proud to presentFREE 2nd SUNDAYS. Admission and all activities are free.



palm springs art museum

101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, California 92263

(760) 322-4800






Hibbert Orientation Center • 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Visit the George Catlin’s American Buffalo exhibition and learn about the West and Native Americans in the early 1800s. Meet at the Admissions Desk in the Orientation Center to begin your experience.

Image credit: George Catlin, Ee-ah-sa-pa, Black Rock, a Two Kettle Chief, 1832, oil on canvas, collection of The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.




Zone 101 in the Hoover Gallery • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Observe and Draw • Practice contour drawing while you explore theGeorge Catlin’s American Buffalo exhibition. Use your powers of observation to see colors differently, hear the herd of buffalo, and feel the wind.

Image credit: George Catlin, Buffalo Hunt under the Wolf-skin Mask, 1832-1833, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.



James and Jackie Lee Houston Atrium • 1 p.m.

Diane McClary will demonstrate her unique use of color and expressive brush marks as she paints landscapes showcasing the desert and the Coachella Valley.



Lecture Hall • 2 p.m.

The Art of Exploration: Strange Tales of Fact and Fiction • Amy Scott, Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Curator of Visual Arts at the Autry National Center, talks about how the 1830s was a watershed moment in both frontier history and American art. A handful of intrepid “explorer artists” created some of the earliest and most striking images of the West’s spectacular landscapes and diverse Native populations. Come explore the works of George Catlin, Alfred Jacob Miller, Karl Bodmer, and others as they struggled to envision this world as one on the brink of irrevocable change. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.

Image credit: George Catlin, William Fisk, ©National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of Miss May C. Kinney, Ernest C. Kinney and Bradford Wickes, 1945