Support + Volunteer

 
Paint trays used by volunteers during one of the maintenance days at the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum.

Paint trays used by volunteers during one of the maintenance days at the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum.

 

Support + Volunteer 

 

The Foundation Board, in the process of defining long-range plans for the preservation of Noah’s art museum and his legacy, has identified the following ways for individual and community participation:

• Volunteer to assist with financial support activities including fundraising and grants research

• Assist with the annual Open House at the museum site, docent-led art tours, and educational programs for art students

• Identify resources to assist in the maintenance and preservation of existing work in order to protect the museum from the harsh desert environment

• Engage curatorial assistance that will provide visitors with a coherent explanation of the project, its development and its relationship to the story of America during Noah Purifoy’s lifetime

• Identify resources to support the upgrade and sustainable green design of the on-site Brewer House to accommodate arts educational projects and workshops. The Brewer House is named after Debby Brewer, artist, arts educator and former colleague of Noah Purifoy in Watts. It was her family home in Joshua Tree and studio until her death in 2002. In 1989, Brewer invited Purifoy to move from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree. Purifoy established his studio on Brewer’s two-and-a-half acres and made his home in a trailer on the site.