Today the Palm Springs Museum of Art acquired 543 photographs as a gift from an anonymous donor. The photographs range from the mid 19th centurey through to the late 20th century and includes photos from Eugene Atget, Harry Callahan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Lyonel Feininger, Francis Frith, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston.
Currently there is an exhibit of Palm Springs' Modernist Architecture images by Julius Shulman, through May 4. Palm Springs boasts one of the largest collections of Modernist Architecture in the world.
Also on tap for exhibition is the much anticipated Robert Mapplethorpe photographic portraits coming in January of 2009.
The Palm Springs Art Museum has well over 50,000 photographic images in it's collection, 30,000 of which are celebrity oriented, 18,000 of which are desert landscape. We (appreciators) are looking forward much more varied collections in the future.