Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Art Museum

Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Art Museum consists of 7.5 acres of open land displaying Purifoy's assemblage sculptures, created between 1989 and 2004. The works themselves are great - as is the decay due to the harsh elements of their desert setting. Resisting the ideologies of institutionalized art, Purifoy proposed to find out what role nature could play in the history of an art piece, arguing that "changes are an integral part of life itself."

Directions: From 29 Palms Hwy drive north on Sunburst. Follow the paved road as it turns right and then turns left and becomes Border. Turn right on Aberdeen drive onto dirt road and turn left on Center and then right again almost immediately on Blair Lane.
 

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Joshua Tree, San Bernardino, CA, United States 34.195342°, -116.288229°