The long-awaited outdoor art exhibition, Desert X, returns to Sunnylands for the third time since the Coachella Valley-based biennial was launched in 2017.
“For 2021, the exhibition will explore the desert as both a place and idea, acknowledging the realities of people who reside here and the political, social, and cultural contexts that shape their stories.” -Desert X
Located on the Great Lawn, this exhibition is free and open to the public. No reservations required. Parking is free. Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open Wednesday through Sunday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Sunnylands is a smoke-free environment. Pets are not allowed. By entering the premises, you agree to wear a face covering and maintain a six-foot distance from other visitors not in your party. For information on visiting safely during the pandemic, click here.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens is located at:
37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
For information about DX21 artists, installations, and locations, visit the Desert X home page.
Photo and video credits: Lani Garfield & Lance Gerber
Our new interview series, 3 by 3, features successful women from different professions and backgrounds. This program is designed to allow the person being interviewed to frame the discussion and select who will interview them. The conversation revolves around six questions: three that they are too frequently asked and three that they are not asked enough. Our first episode features Desert X 2021 artist Ghada Amer and her sister, Sahar.
The planters in the word garden are filled with desert and arid-adapted plants.
LOVING – Chuparosa (Justicia californica)
BEAUTIFUL – Angelita Daisy (Tetraneuris acaulis)
DETERMINED – Blue Elf Aloe (Aloe x. ‘Blue Elf’)
CARING – Dwarf Morning Glory (Evolvulus x. ‘Blue Daze’)
STRONG – Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)
RESILIENT – Golden Barrel (Echinocactus grusonii)
NURTURING – Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha)
Two planters, titled DETERMINED and RESILIENT, contain plant species found in the nine-acre Sunnylands gardens. Browse photos and descriptions of our selection of 70-plus plants at our new website, sunnylandsgardens.org.