Being a resident of the Coachella Valley in the summer isn’t always fabulous…in fact, some days are just flat-out hard.  One of my favorite ways to avoid the heat, and all the painful reality that often comes with it, is by leaving it all behind (or outside) as I relax in the theater and travel back in time through stories told via the silver screen.  In the theater is where you can sink deep into your seat, soak up the air conditioning and travel to far-a-way lands all while watching a fantastic film.  This Friday, the Palm Springs Art Museum invites you to join them on a quick trip to New York via the New York Public Media’s Paradox art film.

Don’t get left behind, details below:


This Friday evening….

Paradox | Art 21

at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

72567 California 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-5600







PSAM-PD x Art21

xThe Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, In partnership with Art21 as part of its Access ’12 initiative, presents the fourth through sixth seasons of Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art. These screenings are free and open to the public.

Art21 Access ’12 is an international screening initiative created to increase knowledge of contemporary art, ignite dialogue, and inspire creative thinking through hundreds of public screenings and events that tailor the ideas presented in series to the interests and concerns of local audiences. Through in-depth profiles and interviews, the four-part series reveals the inspiration, vision and techniques behind the creative works of some of today’s most thought-provoking work.


About Art21

Art21 produces features focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists throughout the world, including the Peabody Award-winning biennial series “Art in the Twenty-First Century.” Intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their vision.



Contemporary artists address contradiction, ambiguity, and truth. Featuring artists Mark Bradford, Catherine Sullivan, Robert Ryman, and Allora & Calzadilla.



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