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The (Mostly) Complete Guide to the Bowers Museum’s Historic Courtyard

Maze Stone, date unknown
Tongva culture; Trabuco Canyon, Orange County, California
Bowers Museum Collection

Show and Tell

The Bowers Blog has, on several occasions, featured objects from our Margaret & Cleo Key Courtyard. Originally designed to complement the museum’s mission revival style aesthetic, over the years it has been a home to a whole host of objects, not the least of which were large ox-drawn wagons, sports cars, a replica of a boat which was heroically piloted by Antarctic explorers, and three of Fernando Botero’s voluminous sculptures. This guide explores a selection of objects remaining in the courtyard, diving into what they are and how they came to rest in there.

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