Bowers Programs

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.

The Cultural Art of the Seri Tribe in Sonora Mexico
The Cultural Art of the Seri Tribe in Sonora Mexico

June 5, 2022 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS The Seri are a cultural treasure of Mexico, and the women within this indigenous group of...

The Art of Brooches: Presented by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels
The Art of Brooches: Presented by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels

June 9, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Talks

RSVP With speakers:• Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian, Jewelry Specialistand Conference Project Manager at...

ARCE: The Good Kings with Kara Cooney
ARCE: The Good Kings with Kara Cooney

June 11, 2022 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS In an era when democracies around the world are threatened or crumbling, Egyptologist and...

Summiting Everest as Father and Son, with John and Ryan Dahlem
Summiting Everest as Father and Son, with John and Ryan Dahlem

June 18, 2022 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Follow the incredible journey of father-and-son climbing team John Dahlem and Ryan Dahlem....

Timeless Melodies: Movie Musicals 1950s Part 2
Timeless Melodies: Movie Musicals 1950s Part 2

June 23, 2022 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education, Inc. Part...

BSOC: Amulets, Talismans & Charms with Jewelry Designer Catherine Jensen
BSOC: Amulets, Talismans & Charms with Jewelry Designer Catherine Jensen

June 25, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS The history of amulets can be seen as a timeline of human efforts to manage challenges-...

Distinguished Lecture Series | Sherpas: Everest’s Unsung Heroes with Wade Davis
Distinguished Lecture Series | Sherpas: Everest’s Unsung Heroes with Wade Davis

June 25, 2022 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS This lecture is part of Bowers’ New Distinguished Lecture Series, made possible by a...

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...

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks
“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

July 23, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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