“Backyard Oasis”, the Palm Springs Art Museum swimming pool exhibition

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This Saturday January 21st, 2012, Palm Springs Art Museum will open a new exhibition called “Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982“, celebrating the iconic backyard swimming pool, forever associated with the Southern California good life.

“The photographs project a happier, supposedly better way of life,” says Daniell Cornell, the museum’s deputy director of art and senior curator who organized the exhibition. “Following World War II was the rise of the nuclear family and the sprawl of suburbia, where backyard pools offered refuge from city life and the threat of communism.”

Read mydesert.com and Palm Springs Life

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