Presenters of Artistic Excellence Awards Announced

On Saturday, March 24, 2007 the Museum Associates Council (MAC) of the Palm Springs Art Museum will present the Artists and Legends Gala. This year's highly anticipated event features special recognition for architect and designer Frank Gehry, artist and actor Dennis Hopper and artist Ed Ruscha.

In recent weeks, the award sponsors and special presenters have been solidified and are as follows:

Frank Gehry will receive the Helene & Lou Galen Award of Artistic Excellence from his son Alejandro Gehry.

Artist and actor Dean Stockwell will present the Stacey & Greg Renker Award of Artistic Excellence to Dennis Hopper.

Actress and model Lauren Hutton will present the Hortense Singer Award of Artistic Excellence to Ed Ruscha.

Tickets to this world-class event are $750 per person. For more information, call MAC Events Manager Lisa Vossler, at 760.325.7186 x: 144.

The Museum Associates Council (MAC) supports the Palm Springs Art Museum by organizing fundraising events which benefit the Art Museum's programs and exhibitions. Fundraising efforts in the 2005/2006 season generated more than $600,000 for the Art Museum. -- www.psmuseum.org

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