University of California, Riverside

Palm Desert Center

Art exhibitions 2013-2014


Art exhibitions in 2013-14

Our quarterly art exhibitions feature diverse, challenging, exciting works from artists all over the region. Each show kicks off with an opening reception, which is always free and open to the public. Show up to meet and mingle with the artists; we'll provide the food and fun!


Works from Palm Springs Unified School District
On exhibit through June 5, 2014

Get a peek at the next generation of innovative, expressive artwork during this showcase from the Palm Springs Unified School District, featuring some of their most outstanding high school artwork. The display will feature two collaborative pieces, as well as a photography collection. Don't miss this highly unusual and most definitely entertaining student exhibition! Curated by Louisa Castrodale.


Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna's Photographs of the Mexican Revolution
6 p.m. Nov. 8

Prepare to be moved, inspired and educated with "Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna's Photographs of the Mexican Revolution." This collection, on display until Dec. 5, primarily covers the early years of the revolution, in and around the Mexico City. It will begin with a brief lecture by Peter Briscoe, collection development officer, emeritus, from the UC Riverside Library. Briscoe will discuss how the Osuna collection was acquired and what the university has done to preserve it and make it accessible to scholars all over the world. RSVP for the reception here.

Figuratively Speaking
6 p.m. Dec. 11

The human form has been studied and practiced throughout human history. From cave drawings to the digital photography, we as a society are mad for ourselves. This is part of the human condition -- perpetually trying to express ourselves. Our subject for this show is the human form and the story of each artist in drawing, painting and sculpture. The artists chosen for this exhibit are primarily local with some guest artists from Los Angeles and Albuquerque, N.M.

!Click! Midcentury Modernism & Its Influence
5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 2014

Midcentury architecture meets contemporary photography in this vivid new art exhibition. Featuring the work of photographers James Schnepf, Daniel Chavkin, Nancy Baron, David A. Lee and William Dey. Additional vintage midcentury photography will be on exhibit, courtesy of private collections. Curated by Karen and Tony Barone.

Let's Face It
5:30-7:30 p.m. March 27

"Let's Face It" features portraiture by 21 artists, all getting up close and personal with their subjects using a variety of media. Includes work by Adrian Archer, Linda Atkins, Karen & Tony Barone, Robert Bradshaw, Shaktima Brien, James Campbell, Charlie Ciali, Karen Curry, Richard Herold, Ron Kandt, Curt Miller, Diane Morgan, Todd Olson, Peter Palladino, Gary Paterson, Nathan Raznor, Tim Robson, James Schnepf, Elaine Sigwald, Taili Song Roth and Tim Townsley. Curated by Karen and Tony Barone.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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UCR Palm Desert Center
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Tel: (760) 834-0800
Fax: (760) 834-0796

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