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.

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

January 12, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Tamayo: Creator, Collector, and Cultural Promoter with Alma Ruiz
Tamayo: Creator, Collector, and Cultural Promoter with Alma Ruiz

January 19, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Alma Ruiz, Senior Fellow, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Los Angeles. Former Senior Curator at The Museum...

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

January 19, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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

January 26, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

THREE COINS: A 19th Century Romance and Adventure Featuring a Transcontinental Railroad Worker and a Chinese Slave Girl
THREE COINS: A 19th Century Romance and Adventure Featuring a Transcontinental Railroad Worker and a Chinese Slave Girl

February 1, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Russell N. Low, MD, the great grandson of Lai Wah, a railroad worker, and Ah Ying, a child slave or mui...

Docent-Led Storytelling in Ancient Arts of China Gallery
Docent-Led Storytelling in Ancient Arts of China Gallery

February 2, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Folktales and poems about dragons, jade, nature and The Silk Road will bring to life the rich literary traditions of...