The Palm Springs Art Museum opens it’s doors to public with a FREE entrance!
Read the stuff on the flyer above for the details, and check out some photos of their current exhibition below. They have some really good stuff on display and this Sunday is the perfect opportunity to check it out.
A few photos & descriptions of their Current Exhibition:
Richard Avedon: Fashion, Stage, and Screen
10.16.10 – 01.30.11
Richard Avedon (1923-2004) set new precedents in fashion and portraiture for nearly seven decades. This exhibition of approximately 90 black and white photographs explores Avedon’s use of the camera to create images that helped to define fashion, theater, and movies as interrelated worlds that shared a similar visual vocabulary. His interest in performance began in the 1940s and 1950s with his early photographs of leading models in designer clothing for magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Taking his models out of the studio, Avedon combined the sophistication and glamour of haute couture with the excitement of modern life he celebrated in the streets of Paris, Rome, and New York.
Modern Masters Celebrate Line and Form
10.01.10 – 12.28.10
Modernism in art is recognized as a time of unprecedented stylistic growth and change. Artists in the first decades of the twentieth century broke away from academic traditions and embraced a new approach to sculptural form and line drawing. Drawing and working spontaneously on paper and with print-making techniques took on a new urgency as artists worked out their methods freely. In sculpture, artists sought freedom from the constrictions of the past by employing non-traditional materials and exploring bold, abstract forms.
Photographing the American West: Selections from the Permanent Collection
06.12.10 – 02.27.11
MARKS GRAPHICS CENTER AND JORGENSEN GALLERY (Theater Level)
A comparative view of the American West from 1866 to the present, this exhibition examines the role of photography in popularizing divergent ideas and documenting changing visions of the West. Since the mid-nineteenth century, the West has stood out as a destination and center for photographic activity. Spectacular vistas combined with unique land formations and bright, clear light attracted early photographers, who recorded the natural beauty of the West for the enjoyment of local and East coast audiences. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, Carleton Watkins, famous for his large format photographs, created images of the majestic views of Yosemite. This appeal for images of wonder and exploration influenced a second generation of twentieth-century landscape photographers, predisposing them to the notion of the West as a sublime and spiritual “Garden of Eden.”
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