Joshua Tree, California: Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum

The artist. who died in 2004, created over 100 sculptures around his desert home beginning in 1988, when he moved from Los Angeles. Strange facades, buildings, and installations bake in the heat.
Blair Lane, Joshua Tree, CA
At the junction of Blair Lane and Center Rd. Easily reached from 29 Palms Drive.
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Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum.

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum

This place is really really great. Our friends wanted to lounge by the pool, and we wanted adventure. We thought we would stop by the NPOAM for an hour; we stayed the whole day, and brought our friends with us the next day. If you like strange art made out of trash, this place is for you.

[Sandwich, 07/04/2015]


Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum

Noah Purifoy - Hidden genius of the high desert. [Mark K., 06/10/2013]

Without taking the time to examine what's going on, parts might be dismissed as a junkyard instead of an art environment.

Purifoy art.

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum

Go early in the day during late spring and summer, because it gets crazy hot by 10 am, and you can easily spend hours in this sprawling, improbable collection of sculptures and ornately decorated handmade buildings.

[Arlette Thibodeau, 07/01/2011]

Purifoy building.

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum

Noah Purifoy died at age 86, on March 5, 2004. The Noah Purifoy Foundation continues to try to care for his assemblage sculpture at this site.

[Steve Brown, 01/28/2010]
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum

Junk artist Noah Purifoy uses scavenged material to make sculptures in his high desert art park.

[Michael Burns, 05/27/2006]

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