Wednesday, October 24 – Evening Event – 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Join WMA for an unforgettable evening at the Palm Springs Historical Society, the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum (ACCM) and the Palm Springs Art Museum. Start off the night by experiencing fine hors d’oeuvres at the Palm Springs Historical Society and the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, located within walking distance from the Hilton Palm Springs. Learn about the earliest inhabitants of the land that is now Palm Springs by viewing ACCM’s exhibition entitled “Visions of the Indian Canyons.” Step across the Village Green to Palm Springs Historical Society’s McCallum Adobe Museum, the oldest building in the city, to catch a glimpse of historical exhibits ranging from the pioneers who settled here in the 1880s to the glamorous Hollywood celebrity playground days. Afterwards, the Palm Springs Art Museum comes alive with the spirit and traditions of Day of the Dead/Día de los muertos. Enjoy the music of Mariachi Azteca de Oro, ballet folklórico dances, and a traditional Day of the Dead dinner. The museum will be decorated with altar installations, papel picado, and marigold flowers to celebrate this time of remembrance. Numerous galleries will be open this evening to view the museum’s diverse permanent collection exhibitions including Southwest Textiles and Native American Art;
Western American Art; Contemporary Glass; Modern and Contemporary Collections; and others.
Fee: $45 per person includes Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and dinner.
For more information about the events during WMA 2012, download our Preliminary Program