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October 8, 2014 - Today's adventure brought us to the Palm Springs area to visit the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. However, before we left I was able to capture a picture of last night's Blood Moon as it was setting behind the Redlands Asistencia.
The current exhibit at the Palm Springs Museum is A Grand Adventure: American Art of the West. A Grand Adventure brings together 45 significant classic and traditional artworks from 20 private collections. The artworks span nearly one hundred years dating from the latter half of the nineteenth century through the early decades of the twentieth century.
Photography wasn't allowed in the exhibit area but I was able to find a couple of pictures from the Internet to give you an idea of the art work on display. This is Pony Boy by Maynard Dixon in 1920.
This work is called The Lesson by Eanger Irving Couse, done in 1902.
All of the paintings were beautiful and it's unfortunate that I couldn't take pictures of them. However, outside the building, an extensive garden area has been transformed into the largest sculpture garden between Los Angeles and Phoenix.
This fountain is lovely. When you're on the upper level, you can hear the softly falling water.
However, down on the lower level the water roars over the pebbles.
This sculpture depicts a late 19th century Lakota woman displaying an heirloom star quilt, which is a symbol of prestige, sentiment, belonging, and status within her culture. Dave McGary sculpted it in 2006 in bronze with patina and paint. It's called Walks Among the Stars.
This museum is a little gem in the desert and we're looking forward to their next exhibit. From here we had lunch at the Agua Caliente Casino and then proceeded to donate some money to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Oh well, better luck next time!
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