Palm Springs Art Museum
Took a day trip to the desert to check out the Palm Springs Art Museum last month. It's a gem. I especially enjoyed the impressive and sophisticated collection of contemporary artists. The special exhibition Women of Abstract Expressionism was stellar and moving.
Thomas Houseago's lounging creature greets visitors out front. I love the globs and exposed rebar. Just inside is Nara's sleek puppy. The post's thumbnail is a delightful little owl by Picasso.
X, 1989-90, Doug and Mike Starn / After The Future, 2016, Jim Lambie
Louise Bourgeois spider crawls up the wall, with Gavin Turk's Pile, 2004
Rat Catcher of Hamelin IV, 2011, Mark Bradford
Me and my Mama: Lucid Stead Elements Box 4, 2015, Philip K. Smith / Big Red Lens, Frederick Eversley
Shoplifter, 2008, Date Farmers / Fat Car, 2001, Erwin Wurm
Bill at St. Marks, 1956, and below Abstraction, 1947, Elaine de Kooning
Helen Frankenthaler (above), Lee Krasner (below)
The exhibition made me very emotional, especially the Joan Mitchell paintings (below).