Public Art Documentary Series
City of Palm Desert Public Art Documentary Series 2020
This series of documentary screenings is a partnership between UCR Palm Desert and the City of Palm Desert's Public Art Program, featuring the fascinating stories of artists and their memorable artworks. These free movies are open to the public.
6 p.m. Jan. 16 - Kusama Infinity
Artist Yayoi Kusama's journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s to life now as the top-selling female artist in the world.
6 p.m. Feb. 20 - Obey Giant
An insightful documentary film from Academy Award-winning director James Moll details the life, career and controversies of famed street artist Shepard Fairey.
6 p.m. March 19 - Yarn
This documentary showcases the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world, from wool graffiti artists to circus performers. RSVP now!
6 p.m. April 16 - Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
A thoughtful portrait of a renowned artist, this documentary shines the spotlight on New York City painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Featuring extensive interviews, the production reveals how he dealt with being a black artist in a predominantly white field. RSVP now!