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

 

Art in Context | Life and Death Along the Nile: Uncovering Ancient Egypt (Part 1 of 6)

Art in Context | Life and Death Along the Nile: Uncovering Ancient Egypt (Part 1 of 6)

October 4, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Talks

PURCHASE SERIES PACKAGE  WEDNESDAYS | OCTOBER 4 – NOVEMBER 8 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

New Tour Added! Haunted OC After Hours Tour: Spirits & Legends of Bowers Museum

New Tour Added! Haunted OC After Hours Tour: Spirits & Legends of Bowers Museum

October 6, 2023 - 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

After Hours Programming

PURCHASE TICKETS 6:30 pm SOLD OUT  8:30 pm New Tour Added! First opened in 1936, employees and guests have told stories of paranormal...

Exhibition Opening - The Power of Photography

Exhibition Opening - The Power of Photography

October 7, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special Events

The Power of PhotographyOctober 7, 2023 - January 14, 2024 Join us on opening day of The Power of Photography. Click here to learn more about our...

Saturday Morning Cartoons - Drop In and Draw!

Saturday Morning Cartoons - Drop In and Draw!

October 7, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Family Programs

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at Bowers' Kidseum is back!October 7 | 10 am - 1 pm  Join us for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity’s...

Lecture & Book Signing | The Power of Photography: My Passionate Journey with Peter Fetterman

Lecture & Book Signing | The Power of Photography: My Passionate Journey with Peter Fetterman

October 7, 2023 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Join pioneering collector, gallerist, and curator of The Power of Photography, Peter Fetterman, alongside Bowers’...

Asian Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Asian Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

October 8, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Festivals

Asian Mid-Autumn Moon FestivalSunday, October 8 | 11 am – 3 pm Enjoy a full day of fun for the entire family! Each Festival includes...

Art in Context | Life and Death Along the Nile: Uncovering Ancient Egypt (Part 2 of 6)

Art in Context | Life and Death Along the Nile: Uncovering Ancient Egypt (Part 2 of 6)

October 11, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Talks

PURCHASE SERIES PACKAGE WEDNESDAYS | OCTOBER 4 – NOVEMBER 8 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

Anne's Treasures | Pointillism Painting

Anne's Treasures | Pointillism Painting

October 12, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshops & Classes

ANNE'S TREASURES | 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS Join this very special arts engagement program for seniors and their community. 10 AM - 12 PM | JOHN M....

New Tour Added! Haunted OC After Hours Tour: Spirits & Legends of Bowers Museum

New Tour Added! Haunted OC After Hours Tour: Spirits & Legends of Bowers Museum

October 13, 2023 - 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

After Hours Programming

PURCHASE TICKETS 6:30 pm SOLD OUT  8:30 pm New Tour Added! First opened in 1936, employees and guests have told stories of paranormal...

ARCE: The Archaeology of Egyptian Christianity with Dr. Nicola Aravecchia

ARCE: The Archaeology of Egyptian Christianity with Dr. Nicola Aravecchia

October 14, 2023 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Celebrate International Archaeology Day with ARCE-OC: American Research Center in Egypt: Orange County Chapter! The...

Art in Context | Life and Death Along the Nile: Uncovering Ancient Egypt (Part 3 of 6)

Art in Context | Life and Death Along the Nile: Uncovering Ancient Egypt (Part 3 of 6)

October 18, 2023 - 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS WEDNESDAYS | OCTOBER 4 – NOVEMBER 8 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

Members Opening Night Celebration: The Power of Photography and Beyond the Great Wave

Members Opening Night Celebration: The Power of Photography and Beyond the Great Wave

October 19, 2023 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

After Hours Programming

Don't miss this exclusive afterhours members-only event held in celebration of our newest featured exhibitions, The Power of Photography and...

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