Past Exhibitions


Past Exhibitions

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, and Gods and Gifts: Treasures from the Vatican Ethnographic Museum.

Approximately 30 quilts from the Bowers Museum collection will be on exhibit, many for the first time, in the first exhibition focused on this important collection of American quilts dating from the 18th -20th centuries.

Considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century, the tomb complex of China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, features thousands of terra cotta warriors that were intended to protect him throughout eternity.

GEMS! Colors of Light and Stone illustrates the scientific and artistic aspects of gemstones from one of the most important private gem collections in the United States - the Michael Scott Collection.

Treasures from Shanghai: 5000 Years of Chinese Art and Culture features 77 sets of objects from the Neolithic period (circa 3000 B.C.) to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911 A.D.).

Ansel Adams: Classic Images features 75 images chosen by Adams as the finest examples of the quality and range of his photographic achievements.

Created during the later years of his life, the prints

Despite Eva Perïn's secure place in history as one of the most powerful, influential, and controversial female political figures ever, an exhibition about the spirited former leader of Argentina has never been unveiled in the United States.

Among the people of the ancient world, the Egyptians occupied a unique position with their approach to death and the possibility of resurrection.