Since its reopening in 1991, the Bowers Museum has hosted more than 80 exhibitions such as Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur, Secret World of the Forbidden City, The World of the Etruscans, Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World, Queen of Sheba: Legend and Reality, Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor, Art of the Samurai: Selections from the Tokyo National Museum, Lucy's Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia, Gods and Gifts: Treasures from the Vatican Ethnographic Museum, and Guo Pei: Couture Beyond.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Inside the Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic

Just Announced: Tickets will go on sale February 1! Stay tuned for exhibition-related programs, coming soon.

Coming to the Bowers March 7, 2020, the exhibition Inside the Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic celebrates the magic of The Walt Disney Company on the 50th anniversary of its archives, with behind-the-scenes access never before granted to the public.

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Upcoming Events

 

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 6)

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 6)

February 26, 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 century...

Anne's Treasures: Painting with Cochineal Dyes

Anne's Treasures: Painting with Cochineal Dyes

February 27, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshops & Classes

Learn how to utilize pigments from cochineal insects, which have supplied natural dyes for art, textiles, food and cosmetics for centuries. 10 AM...

Timeless Melodies: African American Contribution

Timeless Melodies: African American Contribution

February 27, 2020 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Talks

Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education, Inc. Join us for a celebration of Black History Month!...

Guzheng in the Galleries

Guzheng in the Galleries

February 29, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Music Performances

Deepen your viewing pleasure while in the Ancient Arts of China galleries with the sounds of live guzheng, a traditional Chinese musical...

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

March 1, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Festivals

Enjoy a full day of fun for the entire family while celebrating Japanese culture and the arrival of spring!   Event Schedule 11 am - 3:30...

Preserving the Magic: Fifty Years Inside the Walt Disney Archives with Becky Cline

Preserving the Magic: Fifty Years Inside the Walt Disney Archives with Becky Cline

March 7, 2020 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Talks

Please join the Director of the Walt Disney Archives, Becky Cline, for a peek into the golden anniversary of the Walt Disney Archives. Becky and...

Story by Disney: Inside the Craft and History of Storytelling at The Walt Disney Studios with Don Hahn

Story by Disney: Inside the Craft and History of Storytelling at The Walt Disney Studios with Don Hahn

March 8, 2020 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Talks

Author and Oscar-nominated Filmmaker Don Hahn examines the storytelling legacy of The Walt Disney Studios with examples from the special...

Anne's Treasures: Crazy Quilts

Anne's Treasures: Crazy Quilts

March 12, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshops & Classes

Create a crazy quilt with our no-sew interpretation of this traditional African American and Victorian Folk Art.  10 AM - 12 PM | John M. Lee...

The Celebrity Series presents Scott Dreier: “Doris Day and Me”

The Celebrity Series presents Scott Dreier: “Doris Day and Me”

March 12, 2020 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Talks

Presented by the Crescendo Chapter of the Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the ArtsScott Dreier pays tribute to Doris Day and features her hit...