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.

Frida Kahlo: The Photos and the Paintings
Frida Kahlo: The Photos and the Paintings

February 22, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Gabriela Martínez, Curator of Education at the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, will discuss Frida Kahlo's use of photographs...

Frida & Friends, Part 2: José Clemente Orozco
Frida & Friends, Part 2: José Clemente Orozco

March 4, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Presented by Art Historian, Professor Jacqueline Hahn, this unique art lecture will focus on José Clemente Orozco, one of “the Three...

The Celebrity Series Welcomes Celebrity Publicist Richard Gordon
The Celebrity Series Welcomes Celebrity Publicist Richard Gordon

March 9, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Celebrity Speakers Series of the Crescendo Chapter of the the Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents celebrity publicist...

ARCE: The Ahmose Tempest Stela – An Ancient Account of a Natural Catastrophe?
ARCE: The Ahmose Tempest Stela – An Ancient Account of a Natural Catastrophe?

March 11, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Presented by Dr. Nadine Moeller, University of Chicago, Oriental Institute. This lecture is about a stela, erected by Ahmose at Karnak...

Frida Kahlo, An Autobiography on Canvas
Frida Kahlo, An Autobiography on Canvas

March 18, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Presented by Dr. Irini Vallera-Rickerson, Professor of Art History and Architecture Explore the fascinating art of Frida and walk...

BSOC: Renee Newman presents
BSOC: Renee Newman presents "Update on Pearl Types, Qualities, Sources, Treatments and Jewelry Styles"

March 25, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Many new types of pearls have been introduced to the market in the past fifteen years. Besides discussing and illustrating these pearls,...

Gregorio Luke - “Frida Kahlo”
Gregorio Luke - “Frida Kahlo”

March 26, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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This illustrated lecture presents a kaleidoscopic portrait of Frida Kahlo. Using over 300 slides of her paintings, and documentary...

ARCE: The Royal Residence that Defeated the Hyksos: Deir el-Ballas
ARCE: The Royal Residence that Defeated the Hyksos: Deir el-Ballas

April 8, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Presented by Victoria Jensen, C.Phil., University of California BerkeleyThis lecture will explore what we know about the site and...

Frida Kahlo: The Forgotten Medical Student
Frida Kahlo: The Forgotten Medical Student

April 9, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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In this lecture presented by Fernando Antelo M.D., the audience will explore the life and health of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo from a...