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, Gods and Gifts: Treasures from the Vatican Ethnographic Museum, and Guo Pei: Couture Beyond.

Upcoming Events

 

Saturday Morning Cartoons Presented by Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at The Bowers Kidseum

Saturday Morning Cartoons Presented by Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at The Bowers Kidseum

July 9, 2022 - 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Family Programs

FREE Drop In and Draw with Saturday Morning Cartoons is Back at the Bowers Kidseum 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Join us for the Chuck Jones Center for...

ARCE-OC: UCLA Ph.D. Candidates Jordan Galczynski and Jeffrey Newman

ARCE-OC: UCLA Ph.D. Candidates Jordan Galczynski and Jeffrey Newman

July 9, 2022 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Textile Traditions in New Kingdom EgyptPresented by Jordan Galczynski, Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Ritual and Festival in the...

American Blues ‘n Jazz Festival

American Blues ‘n Jazz Festival

July 10, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Festivals

American Blues ‘n Jazz FestivalJuly 10 Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held monthly in the beautiful Key...

Anne's Treasures | Rock Painting

Anne's Treasures | Rock Painting

July 14, 2022 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshops & Classes

ANNE'S TREASURES | 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS A very special arts engagement program for seniors.10 AM - 12 PM | John M. Lee Court | Onsite Art...

Gentle Stretch Yoga and Sonic Immersion with Jody Theissen

Gentle Stretch Yoga and Sonic Immersion with Jody Theissen

July 16, 2022 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Workshops & Classes

PURCHASE TICKETS Join us for gentle outdoor yoga this summer with experienced yoga teacher and sound alchemist Jody Theissen. Intended for...

Exhibition Preview & Artists’ Gala

Exhibition Preview & Artists’ Gala

July 16, 2022 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Events

PURCHASE TICKETS Art enthusiasts will meet the exhibiting artists at this gala preview for the California Art Club’s 111th Annual Gold Medal...

Painting California: A Century of Artistic Excellence – Opening Day Lecture with Jean Stern

Painting California: A Century of Artistic Excellence – Opening Day Lecture with Jean Stern

July 17, 2022 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS On the opening day of the California Art Club’s 111th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Jean Stern, the foremost authority on...

Docent Recruitment/Orientation Event

Docent Recruitment/Orientation Event

July 19, 2022 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Events

Time Travelers Wanted: Learn About World Cultures Past and Present  Immerse Yourself in World Class Exhibits Collaborate with...

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

July 23, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Talks

PURCHASE GENERAL ADMISSION Gold Medal artists will be in the exhibition gallery of the California Art Club's 111th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition...

Children’s Program: Art Inspired by Life

Children’s Program: Art Inspired by Life

July 23, 2022 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Special Family Events

PURCHASE TICKETS California Art Club artists teach young budding artists about representational artforms, as they draw and sculpt their own...

14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible  (2021)

14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible (2021)

July 23, 2022 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Film

RSVP Experience the thrill of adventure as the fearless Nepali mountaineer Nirmal Purja embarks on a seemingly impossible quest to summit all 14...

SOLD OUT- Introduction to Negative Painting with Brenda Swenson

SOLD OUT- Introduction to Negative Painting with Brenda Swenson

July 24, 2022 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshops & Classes

This program is sold out. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.  Negative painting is the technique of painting around a subject...

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