Palm Springs Art Museum’s `Mixed Feelings’ Lecture Series Returns Next Week

City News Service

PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – The Palm Springs Art Museum’s “Mixed Feelings” lecture series, featuring talks on seemingly unrelated topics that are somehow connected, will return next week.

The lectures will be held on select Thursday evenings starting next Thursday in the Annenberg Theater of the museum, according to Palm Springs Art Museum spokesman Scott Slaven. The series,  in which two speakers are paired to talk about their respective areas of expertise before the audience has an opportunity to connect the two subjects during a “Q&A” session, will continue until Jan. 18, 2024.

“The series was started as `Mixed Taste’ by Palm Springs Art Museum’s current CEO Adam Lerner when he was at the helm of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver,” Slaven wrote in a statement. “He introduced Mixed Feelings to the Coachella Valley in 2022.”

The first back-to-back topics will be “Vegan Meat” and “The Representation of Zombies.” Talks on “Bad Bunny” and “The Light and Space Movement” will conclude the series.

Other unrelated lectures that will be connected throughout the series are “The History of Broadway Musicals” and “Deep-Sea Diving” on Nov. 9, “Professional Mermaiding” and “Steve Chase Designs” on Nov. 30, “Exoplanets” and “Contemporary Native Art” on Dec. 7, “Susan Sontag” and “The Salton Sea” on Dec. 21 and “Boxing Culture” and “Queer Photography” on Jan. 4, 2024.

Tickets for the lectures, each $16, can be purchased at

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