Upper-level Member Field Trip > Desert X (Palm Springs)

Friday, Mar 08, 2019 - 4:45 PM-Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 - 4:45 PM
Members Only Event

This progam is sold out. To be placed on a wait list, please contact MCASD's Special Events and Travel Programs Manager Lesley Emery at lemery@mcasd.org or 858 454 3541 x165. 

Join us for an exclusive two-day journey into the desert as we take on the second iteration of the widely popular Desert X exhibition!

The group will meet in Palm Springs on Friday, March 8 for two days of curatorial-led tours with MCASD’s David C. Copley Director and CEO Kathryn Kanjo and our private Desert X expert guides. This year, we've also included daily private collection visits, rounding out a not-to-be-missed weekend! See below for the full itinerary and secure your spot today.

Please note: Registration for this trip is limited to MCASD Members at the Avant Garde Level and above.


Friday, March 8, 2019

  • Meet in Downtown Palm Springs; curatorial tours by bus; lunch break; late afternoon reception at a contemporary art collector's private home; dinner on your own

Saturday, March 9, 2019

  • Continuing curatorial tours by bus; group lunch; evening reception at the private home of an MCASD Trustee; group dinner

Sunday, March 10, 2019

  • Independent departures from Palm Springs

Program fee: $650 per person

  • Tour of the Desert X biennial art sites with our private guide on a luxury charter bus
  • Two group lunches (including beer and wine)
  • One group dinner (including beer and wine)
  • All admission fees and gratuities as indicated in the itinerary

NOT included in the program price:

  • Transportation to/from San Diego
  • Hotel accommodations (see information below regarding Optional Hotel Add-On)

Optional Hotel Add-On:

  • MCASD has reserved a limited number of rooms at  The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs in Downtown Palm Springs for our two night stay. The cost for this add-on is an additional $469 per night for two nights (single or double occupancy) in a King or Two Queen Deluxe Room at the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs. The nightly rate applies for arrival on March 8 and departure on March 10. The Kimpton Rowan will serve as our daily meeting point and drop off location, so we highly recommend staying at the group hotel for your convenience!  

Questions? Please contact Special Events and Travel Programs Manager Lesley Emery at lemery@mcasd.org or 858 454 3541 x165.

Please note: itinerary is subject to change.