63030 Blair Lane , 1994

63030 Blair Lane, 1994



In commemoration of Noah's Centennial, the Noah Purifoy Foundation is offering docent-guided tours to the general public! Our next tours are scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11am and 1:30pm.

The 11am tour will be led by independent curator and art historian Yael Lipschutz. The 1:30 tour will be led by our docent, Cathy Allen, who is a former colleague of Noah's, a local artist, and professor of Fine Arts at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, California. (See both bios below).

The tours last approximately one hour and are limited to 30 guests.

We are only taking reservations for the 11am tour at this time. To reserve a spot on the tour please reserve in advance by sending us an email at We ask for the following donation: Adults $15, Students $10, Children under 12 free of charge. Due to the popularity of the tours we ask that you prepay by pressing the donate button below. Your reservation will not be confirmed until we receive notice of your donation. 

Yael Lipschutz Bio:

NPF Trustee, Yael Lipshutz is an art historian and curator who earned her PhD from USC. With Franklin Sirmans she co-curated the retrospective exhibition "Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada" which opened at LACMA in 2015 and traveled to the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio.


Cathy Allen Bio:

Cathy collaborated with Noah and continues to explore a variety of traditional and nontraditional media as an artist. Currently, rusted and weathered materials collected from the Mojave Desert inspire three-dimensional sculpture and site-specific installations. Conceptual themes that relate to the domestic and the temporal are prominent. Though primarily an assemblage sculptor, she has also created earthworks, altered books, and performance works.  For the past twenty-five years, her work has been displayed in galleries and venues in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Palm Springs, California. It is collected and privately owned worldwide.   Allen holds a duel career as a professor of Fine Arts at Copper Mountain College. Her Masters in Fine Arts degree comes from The Claremont Graduate University and Bachelors in Fine Arts degree from Otis/Parsons Art Institute.  She is active with regional arts organizations such as the Palm Springs Art Museum and their Artists Council, as well as the Arts Connection of San Bernardino County, and the historical 29 Palms Art Guild.

Private Group Tours

Docent-guided group tours for school and museum groups may be arranged by advance reservation. For more information please contact the Foundation at