Current Exhibitions

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Current Exhibitions

September 21, 2019 - January 19, 2020

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 “Rufino Tamayo exhibition pushes the boundaries of print at the Bowers Museum”- LA TIMES.

"Created...using a 4-ton lithographic stone, the piece fills an entire wall of the museum"- OC Register

"Long before 3D printing there was Mixografia."- COAST Magazine  

Dimensions of Form: Tamayo and Mixografia addresses the artistic legacy of modern master Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991). In this display of boundary-breaking work, fifty prints on loan from Mixografía® studio in LA depicting celestial bodies and serpent-gods will accompany an 1,800-pound lithographic stone plate, revealing the innovation behind Tamayo’s three-dimensional masterpieces.

Opening April 22, 2017

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For over 35 years Harold Van Pelt has quietly been perfecting the art of carving quartz, rock crystal and agate gemstones. Gemstone Carvings: Masterworks by Harold Van Pelt is a display of his mastery.

Opens June 11, 2016

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California Bounty is the first curatorial interpretation of the museum’s distinguished painting collection since 1994.

Ongoing

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The nine oversized paintings shown in this exhibition are all the work of one extraordinary 69-year-old Buddhist monk named Shashi Dhoj Tulachan, a second generation thangka artist living

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Experience exquisite masterpieces and dynamic objects from the vast and diverse Pacific Islands in this special exhibition guest curated by Photographer Chris Rainier.

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Curated by scholars of Chinese history and culture from the Shanghai Museum, this incredible collection portrays the evolution of Chinese art and culture.

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This installation showcases the Bowers' extensive permanent collection of Native American art and artifacts in stone, shell, plant fiber (through spectacular basketry) and feathers.