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Palm Springs Art Museum Announces Summer Film Series:  A Passion for Fashion and Free Admission Thursdays

Palm Springs Art Museum has teamed up with Palm Springs International Film Society to present Summer Film Series: A Passion for Fashion at the Annenberg Theater on select Thursdays through September. The Museum also announced the return of Free Admission Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m. through August 30, 2018.

It’s free, it’s fun and it’s all about fashion – Summer Film Series: A Passion for Fashion series kicks off Thursday, June 14 with Belle de Joursurreal and erotic daydream from 1967 with Catherine Deneuve as a Paris housewife who spends her afternoons in a bordello. The First Monday in May on July 19 gives an intimate behind-the-scenes view of NYC’s Met Ball, “the Super Bowl of Fashionistas.”  The controversial The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover with costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier screens on August 16, and Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco—a look at the life of the dominant fashion illustrator of his timecloses out the series on September 20.

A specialty cocktail, created for each movie, along with beer and wine will be available at Persimmon Bistro and the outdoor garden. The cocktails will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with the films starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Films are subject to change.

“Our three museum locations will stay open all summer for the community to enjoy, and we’re thrilled about the return of Free Summer Thursdays at both the main campus and Architecture and Design Center,” said Elizabeth Armstrong, Palm Springs Art Museum’s JoAnn McGrath Executive Director. “We invite everyone to come see the free film series in the Annenberg Theater and to take advantage of our regularly scheduled free Second Sunday events.”

For the summer, Palm Springs Art Museum and the Architecture and Design Center are open Friday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., closed Wednesdays and major holidays. Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden is open at all times.

For information about Palm Springs Art Museum, please visit or call (760) 322-4800.

About Palm Springs Art Museum 
Palm Springs Art Museum is the largest cultural institution in the Coachella Valley and includes three locations in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. The flagship building, located in downtown Palm Springs, features compelling art exhibitions, a vast permanent collection, and the Annenberg Theater, all in a 150,000 square foot, architecturally-significant building. Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, features exhibitions and programming that explore the rich topics of architecture and design. Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is an 8,400 square foot, Silver LEED-certified building named The Galen featuring rotating exhibitions and special collections. The Galen is surrounded by the four-acre Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. Admission to the Palm Desert location is free, generously underwritten by Helene V. Galen.

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