Talks provide Bowers visitors with access to respected speakers and experts from around the world; each offering a special perspective on the collections, exhibitions and themes housed and explored by the Bowers Museum through the varied lenses of archaeology, anthropology, education, social sciences and the arts. This is your time to ponder, your place to learn and your space to share with your community.

SERIES PACKAGE: Art in Context (6-part Lecture Series): The World of Black Mountain College
SERIES PACKAGE: Art in Context (6-part Lecture Series): The World of Black Mountain College

January 22, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Talks

WEDNESDAYS | January 22 through February 26Presented by Annalee Andres, Art HistorianThe experimental school Black Mountain College has...

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 1)
Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 1)

January 22, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Talks

Presented by Annalee Andres, Art Historian The experimental school Black Mountain College has been described as a crucible for mid-20th...

Timeless Melodies: Bing Crosby
Timeless Melodies: Bing Crosby

January 23, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education, Inc.Bing Crosby’s career was one of the most...

Full Circle: BSOC Lecture presenting Robert Lopez
Full Circle: BSOC Lecture presenting Robert Lopez

January 25, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Robert Lopez, a self-taught metalsmith, discusses the designs and techniques involved in the creation of a piece of metal jewelry from...

Tales of the Sea: Docent-Led Storytelling
Tales of the Sea: Docent-Led Storytelling

January 26, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Bring the entire family for swashbuckling tales of daring and adventure on the open seas. Location: Beaumont Exhibit Ticketed Event:...

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 2)
Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 2)

January 29, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Talks

Presented by Annalee Andres, Art HistorianThe experimental school Black Mountain College has been described as a crucible for mid-20th...

THREE COINS: A 19th Century Romance and Adventure Featuring a Transcontinental Railroad Worker and a Chinese Slave Girl
THREE COINS: A 19th Century Romance and Adventure Featuring a Transcontinental Railroad Worker and a Chinese Slave Girl

February 1, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Presented by Russell N. Low, MD, the great grandson of Lai Wah, a railroad worker, and Ah Ying, a child slave or mui tsai, both of whom...

Docent-Led Storytelling in Ancient Arts of China Gallery
Docent-Led Storytelling in Ancient Arts of China Gallery

February 2, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Folktales and poems about dragons, jade, nature and The Silk Road will bring to life the rich literary traditions of this most ancient...

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 3)
Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 3)

February 5, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Talks

Presented by Annalee Andres, Art HistorianThe experimental school Black Mountain College has been described as a crucible for mid-20th...