News

Summer Tours Feature "Back of House"

Thursday, April 30, 2015

During the summer and early fall, Sunnylands shifts tour emphasis to the interior of the historic house. Rooms not seen during the regular season are open to ticket holders. Starting May 1, house tour...

Read More

Coachella Valley festivals offer something for everyone

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bruce Fessier, at right, with, from left, Irene N. Rodriguez; Steve Appleford; Indio Mayor Lupe Ramos Watson; and Lisa Vossler Smith.
Left to right: Irene N. Rodriguez, Steve Appleford, Lupe Ramos Watson, and Lisa Vossler Smith.
Music and art appreciators, locals, and Coachella Valley visitors sit engaged in the discussion.

APRIL 15, 2015 -- Do arts and music festivals matter? The answer is obvious to those who live in the Coachella Valley, which is now recognized worldwide for Modernism Week, the Palm Springs Internatio...

Read More

Getting the job done right is Priority No. 1 for Desert Arc workers at Sunnylands

Friday, April 10, 2015

With job coach Edgar Martinez in the background, Marco Meza, Ulisses Cervantes, and Isaias Woods take out trash from bins near the Center & Gardens.

APRIL 10, 2015 -- Like clockwork, a white van with the Desert Arc logo pulls into the Sunnylands maintenance yard at 8:30 a.m. on a Monday. Out pop three men eager to get to work. “What I’m trying...

Read More

Two new design books feature Sunnylands architecture

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Palm Springs Modern Living by James Schenpf and The Desert Modernists: The Architects Who Envisioned Midcentury Modern Palm Springs.

Sunnylands Gift Shop now has two new design books for sale, both of which have details about Sunnylands and its famed architect A. Quincy Jones. The books feature full color photographs of many of the...

Read More

Wading back into Sunnylands’ lakes, streams for a wetlands check-up

Monday, March 23, 2015

Michaeleen Gallahger, education and environmental director, and Danielle Sombati, education programs coordinator, collect data from the lakes on the historic estate.

The lakes and streams on the historic estate got a check-up March 6 as part of the ongoing exploration of the ecological health of the estate’s wetlands. Michaeleen Gallahger, education and environm...

Read More

Performers shine at Festival of the Desert launch

Friday, March 20, 2015

Angel Romero
Geoffrey Cowan, Diane Deshong, Barrett Wissman, Michael Kaiser, David Hallberg
The Rosetti String Quartet and pianist Christopher Taylor

MARCH 20, 2015 -- There were the piercing high notes of opera singer Ilana Davidson, the warm strumming of Angel Romero’s Spanish guitar, and the passionate play of Christopher Taylor on a grand pia...

Read More