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Anne Rowe

Thursday, January 29, 2 – 3 p.m.

Gifts at Sunnylands

The Treasures at Sunnylands: Selections

from the Gift Collection of Walter &

Leonore Annenberg

exhibition is featured

at Sunnylands Center & Gardens from

January 25, 2015 through January 17,

2016. Celebrating the range of items


and accompanying volume document the

funny and serious gifts, small and large

objects, as well as ephemeral and long-

lasting exchanges. Whether given by

presidents, royalty, diplomats, business

leaders, entertainers, or family, these gifts

reflect the importance of the personal

relationships that the Annenbergs

cultivated throughout their lives.

Anne Rowe

joined Sunnylands in

2009 as the Director of Collections and

Exhibitions, overseeing the formation

of the archive and library as well as

the museum collections and exhibition

programs. Ms. Rowe currently serves

as the Chair of the Palm Springs Public

Arts Commission and on the Board of

Governors for the Western Museums


Stephen Wilkes

Tuesday, February 10, 2 – 3 p.m.

Visualizing Climate Change: A

Documentary Photographer’s

Journey to Inspire

In this lecture, fine arts photographer,

Stephen Wilkes,

focuses on the past

decade of his documentary work,

specifically concentrating on the rising

seas and the effects and aftermaths

of some of the greatest storms in the

last century. He started this series by

documenting Hurricane Katrina nine

years ago and shares that initial body

of work, along with his documentary

work of Hurricane Sandy for


magazine. He also speaks about his

most recent work commissioned by

the Annenberg Space for Photography

for the “Sink or Swim” exhibition.

Photo description: The roller coaster

from the boardwalk in Seaside Heights,

New Jersey partially submerged in the

ocean after Hurricane Sandy © Stephen

Wilkes courtesy of Peter Fetterman


Presented by the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation