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.

Rufino Tamayo: His Life and Art with Jacqueline Hahn
Rufino Tamayo: His Life and Art with Jacqueline Hahn

December 8, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Jacqueline Hahn, Art Historian and LinguistRufino Tamayo was both a prolific painter and printmaker....

ARCE: A Tale of Two Crocodiles with Dr. Emily Cole
ARCE: A Tale of Two Crocodiles with Dr. Emily Cole

December 14, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by Emily Cole, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri in The Bancroft Library,...

Timeless Melodies: Gone But Not Forgotten Part 1: The Jewish Composers
Timeless Melodies: Gone But Not Forgotten Part 1: The Jewish Composers

December 26, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education, Inc. Help us pay tribute to...

The Bowers Museum: Past & Future with Dr. Peter Keller
The Bowers Museum: Past & Future with Dr. Peter Keller

January 4, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Dr. Peter Keller, President and CEO of the Bowers Museum, as he examines the museum’s past and future. Don’t...

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

January 5, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

“Hoarding” German New Guinea: The Making of a Perfect Ethnographic Collection Storm with Rainer F. Buschmann
“Hoarding” German New Guinea: The Making of a Perfect Ethnographic Collection Storm with Rainer F. Buschmann

January 12, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Rainer F. Buschmann, Professor of History, California State University Channel IslandsOne of Bowers...