With progressive art installations being heavily branded at music festivals across the globe, a younger demographic has been captured through social media posts, creating a millennial buzz to explore the latest museum exhibits. Earlier this year in the Coachella Valley, Desert X art installations that were easily accessible in public outdoor locations, pulled in a national audience racing to get a glimpse of the unique structures. Still today, the Doug Aitken: MIRAGE house that sits high above Palm Springs attracts thousands of visitors.
As I was browsing Instagram last week, I came across a unique photo of a person surrounded by several bright colors and noticed it was taken at The Palm Springs Art Museum. After researching it online, I learned it was a work by Carlos Cruz- Diez titled: “Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space”, which is currently apart of the “Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art” exhibition showing now through January 15th, 2018. It’s one of 50 amazing examples on display by nine artists. This exhibition is the first in-depth examination of the pioneering role played by South American artists in the international Kinetic Art movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The works of internationally well-known figures, such as Gyula Kosice, Julio Le Parc, Martha Boto, Horacio García-Rossi, Alejandro Otero, Abraham Palatnik, and Gregorio Vardánega can be viewed as well.
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum features a sophisticated collection of art, loaned or donated by the area’s affluent residents. The museum has an art collection that rivals urban metropolitan museums, and includes works from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Robert Rauschenberg, Antony Gormley and Ansel Adams. Spread over the 150,000 square feet, the museum boasts major collections of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design and Native American and Western art. It has two outdoor sculpture gardens, a café featuring American and Continental cuisine, and a museum store that includes one-of-a-kind gifts and art-related merchandise.
For more info: www.psmuseum.org