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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. 


Public Art Documentary Series

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. RSVP now!


Public Art Documentary Series

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. RSVP now!


Public Art Documentary Series

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!


Public Art Documentary Series

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!