CULTURAL MUSEUM • OASIS TRAIL & GATHERING PLAZA • AGUA CALIENTE SPA & BATHHOUSE
The new Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is under construction and set to open in 2020. The new museum, designed by JCJ Architecture, will be located at the corner of E. Tahquitz Canyon Way and S. Indian Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs.
The new museum is intended as a home to celebrate the history, culture and modern times of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Inspiration for the museum’s design includes Agua Caliente traditions such as basket weaving and pottery (ollas) and elements found among the natural desert landscape. The design reflects the Tribe’s values and ongoing commitment to the Agua Caliente people. In addition, the project site is the home of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring.
“This new museum will allow us to reconnect to our own cultural heritage while sharing it with others.”
~ Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe ~
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
The new Museum includes approximately 48,000 square feet and will feature collections in a main gallery, changing gallery and art gallery. Additionally this will become a repository for cultural artifacts, stories and history, and include an education center and garden.