Bradbury Theater Playing in the Desert

rbt2The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is screening episodes of The Ray Bradbury Theater this summer on Thursdays at 5 p.m. The series runs through September 26.

Tomorrow night’s double bill features The Coffin (“A wealthy man does not want his greedy brother to inherit his wealth”) and The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl (“A man commits murder and then obsesses over the crime scene”).

These selections from Bradbury’s anthology series are showing in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit ”Across Dimensions: Graphics and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection“

Artists often work with different kinds of media, even though they may be better known primarily for one mode of expression. Taking the museum’s installation of permanent collection sculpture in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden as a point of departure, this exhibition considers the creative drive to work in a variety of formats. Long before a bronze is cast, aluminum is welded, or steel is painted, artists may conceptualize their ideas in two dimensional formats, or work in smaller scales… By bringing art of varied physical formats in dialogue, this exhibition reveals the importance of play in creative practice and the never-ending pursuit of the new by modern and contemporary artists.

The Bradbury connection is not only good for the fine arts, it’s a boost to the local real estate market says Brad Schmett, Broker Associate with Luxury Homes by Keller Williams:

What some do not know is [Bradbury’s] long time love of Palm Springs. His modernistic home is now a popular vacation rental and boasts 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms of mid-century beauty, immaculate and show stopping. This 1957 Alexander home has been fully restored and has been enjoyed by myriad vacationers over the years. It was featured in the 1958 edition of Modern Mechanics as the “House of Tomorrow” and was even photographed by the venerable Julius Shulman for Modernism Rediscovered the same year.

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]