The historic Sunnylands Estate, designed by A. Quincy Jones, as filmed by the Hillmann & Carr crew.
The Sunnylands visitor center, designed by Fred Fisher & Partners, with the San Jacinto Mountains seen in the distance.
The multipurpose orientation screening room plays Hillmann & Carr's award winning orientation film A Place Called Sunnylands.
Six highly engaging interactive stations let visitors dig down into the history, art, philanthropy and nature of the Sunnylands estate.
A screen from one of the interactive stations showcasing the Annenbergs' timeless art collection.
The interactives are rich with media giving visitors over 450 selections to explore.
Other video signage gives visitors a taste of the Midcentury Modernism of the Palm Springs area.
An autostereoscopic (3D without glasses) film gives visitors a tour of the Sunnylands Estate including architectural changes made over time.
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Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands
Sunnylands, the historic winter home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, was once visited by seven presidents from Eisenhower to Clinton, and by Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and leading figures from the world of art and culture. The estate is now the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, a high-level retreat center with a visitor center for the public.
Hillmann & Carr created media experiences that interpret the architecture and design of the estate, the Annenbergs’ diplomatic and philanthropic service, their art collection, the estate’s association with historic events and people, and the vision for the estate’s new role in the 21st century.
Visitors can view a pioneering autostereoscopic (3D without glasses) video of the creation of the historic estate, an award-winning orientation film, and engage with six touchscreen interactives with over 450 selections.
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