The City of Palm Springs Public Arts Commission believes that everyone should have access to art, so they have arranged to make admission to the Palm Springs Art Museum free for everyone on Thursdays (Summer hours are 12pm – 8pm).
Palm Springs may be a small town, but our art museum is world class. The building was designed in 1974 by acclaimed mid-century architect E. Stewart Williams and it is stunning. Inside you will find major collections of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design and Native American and Western art. There are two outdoor sculpture gardens, a café, and a museum store that includes one-of-a-kind gifts and art-related merchandise. The museum has exhibited art by such notables as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams, Roy Lichtenstein, and Marc Chagall. Check the website for current exhibitions.
Beat the heat and enjoy a cool afternoon perusing some amazing art, all for free. You can go across the street and buy some ice cream with all the money you saved!
As an added bonus, the Palm Springs Museum of Architecture and Design Center is also free all day Thursday (from 12pm – 5pm). You will find it at Palm Canyon and Baristo not very far from the Art Museum.
Palm Springs Art Musem
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262