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Joshua Tree, California

Obscura Day 2015: Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Art Museum

Explore 7.5 acres of large-scale environmental sculpture on the desert floor of Joshua Tree.

Head to the Mojave Desert this Obscura Day and experience assemblage sculptor Noah Purifoy's creative vision for an open-air art environment.

No fences; no fees; art accessible to all. An outdoor art museum on the desert floor. Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Art Museum is 10 acres of open land displaying Purifoy's large-scale assemblage sculptures, constructions and installations, all created on-site between 1989 and 2004. Purifoy (1917 - 2004) assembled over 100 pieces over fifteen years, all entirely composed of junked materials. The resulting environment is otherworldly, and the Outdoor Desert Art Museum is one of California’s great art historical wonders. 

Saturday, May 30; 9:00am - 6:00pm
Cost: Free
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture
63030 Blair Lane, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Park in front of the chain link fence directly across from the entrance to the art site.
Please be aware that the grounds are a museum. The artwork should be treated the same as one would at an indoor museum, i.e. no handling, moving or removing any objects, or defacing anything.

Six major works are on loan for the Noah Purifoy retrospective entitled Junk Dada opening June 7, 2015 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). www.noahpurifoy.com