june, 2019

17jun10:00 AM5:00 PMHugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Edward Harris Pavilion Architecture and Design Center 300 South Palm Canyon Drive 92262, 300 South Palm Canyon Drive 92262Event Categories:Museum Events

Event Details

The work of architect Hugh M. Kaptur (b. 1931) is the subject of an exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center in Spring 2019.

This exhibit is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursday the museum is open from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The museum is closed on Wednesdays. The Museum is free on Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Kaptur is a visionary designer who practiced in Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley area from the late 1950s through the early 2000s. With more than 200 built projects in the area—residential, commercial, and institutional—he played a significant role in the architectural development of Palm Springs.

Many of his designs are considered among the most creative and innovative of the era. Somewhat less well known, at least beyond the Coachella Valley, than the generation of Desert Modern architects that preceded him (Wexler, CodyWilliamsFrey, Krisel, and others), this will be the first museum exhibition of Kaptur’s body of work and reinforces the museum’s commitment to telling the story of Palm Springs architecture and design.In 2015, Kaptur gifted his archive of architectural drawings, models, slides, and other materials to the Palm Springs Art Museum and many of the archival materials will be included in the exhibition.


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Edward Harris Pavilion Architecture and Design Center 300 South Palm Canyon Drive 92262

300 South Palm Canyon Drive 92262