Major Art Exhibition to Increase Palm Springs Sun Seekers

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A major art exhibition is expected to draw more than the usual number of sun seekers to Palm Springs during these winter months.

Opened last week and continuing through March 9 at the Palm Springs Desert Museum is "The Armand Hammer Collection: Five Centuries of Masterpieces." The Collection includes works by great European and American masters of the past five centuries - paintings and drawings by Michelangelo, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Moent, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Toulouse:Lautrec and van Gogh. It is considered oneof the most important private collections in the world today.

To assure the best viewing possible of this unique art collection, the museum is issuing tickets at $3 per person for a specific date and hour each day the exhibition is open, guaranteeing admission throughout that hour. Visitors may spend as long as they wish in the exhibition area but tickets are required to alleviate long waits. Further ticket information is available by writing the museum,Post Office Box 2288, 101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif. 92263.

During this world-class exhibition, the Palm Springs Desert Museum will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. . .

- If your plans include a visit to the other coast, American Airlines has a new program on the books for visitors to New York City. It's called Plan a Show Before You Go, and it also includes Las Vegas shows.

Through this plan, a traveler may make reservations for everything from a Broadway show to a sporting event. Also offered are reservations at restaurants and clubs.

The show tickets are ordered through Theatre Service Americana and may be paid for with American Express, Diners Club, VISA or MasterCard. Broadway theater tickets must be picked up at the theater box office no earlier than one hour prior to curtain time on the day of the performance only.

In case of weather-associated delays and other similar types of emergencies that may cause you to miss a performance, it usually is the policy of Broadway theaters to honor all purchased tickets for a future performance. …