Palm Springs CA


Phillip K. Smith III:


Main Museum


Now – May 7, 2023

This survey of Phillip K. Smith III’s spectacular experiments with light and change spans almost two decades from 2004 to 2022.

Presented throughout four galleries, this selection of free-standing objects, wall-mounted works, and immersive installations demonstrates the breadth of the artist’s mastery of his medium. Phillip draws from elements of painting, sculpture, and architecture, and deploys a pared-down vocabulary of pure forms, reflective surfaces, and continually changing colors to create absorbing perceptual and atmospheric effects.

Inspired by the daily light phenomena of the desert, many works slowly shift from hue to hue as determined by Phillip’s precisely paced color choreography.

All of his works have an elusive, ephemeral quality to them. As the light and the perspective of the viewer shift, so the form and perception of the works fluctuate–creating an ever-changing experience.


Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday Noon-8:00pm

Friday 10:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm


Adults $16

Seniors (62+) $14

Students/Teachers $8

Always free for children under 18, active-duty military and their family, and NARM and ROAM participants.

Free admission on Thursdays from 5:00-8:00 pm (funded by the City of Palm Springs).

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Think Creative Art and Enjoy the Colors as they Change!