Events Calendar

August 15, 2022

Mon August 15, 2022

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“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

Talks

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

1:30 pm
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3:00 pm

SOLD OUT: Everest (1998) + Q&A with Director Greg MacGillivray

SOLD OUT: Everest (1998) + Q&A with Director Greg MacGillivray

Film

This program is sold out. We apologize for any inconveniences.  Hailed as one of the greatest human adventures ever filmed for IMAX®...

11:00 am
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3:00 pm

Caribbean Summer Festival

Caribbean Summer Festival

Festivals

Caribbean Summer FestivalAugust 7 Do you limbo? Do you salsa? You will when you hear the sounds of Upstream’s steel drums and the Latin...

10:00 am
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1:30 pm

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

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...

11:00 am
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12:00 pm

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

Talks

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

1:00 pm
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2:00 pm

Books at Bowers: The Queen of Paris

Books at Bowers: The Queen of Paris

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages is a Bowers Docent Guild sponsored book club for Bowers Museum members. The August selection...

12:00 am
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11:59 pm

ARCE ONLINE: Consumed in Raging Fire: Cremation Burial in Ptolemaic Alexandria with Tom Landvatter

ARCE ONLINE: Consumed in Raging Fire: Cremation Burial in Ptolemaic Alexandria with Tom Landvatter

Talks

PURCHASE ONLINE TICKETS Please note that this program is no longer in-person. We apologize for any inconveniences this may...

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11:30 am

Gentle Stretch Yoga and Sonic Immersion with Jody Theissen

Gentle Stretch Yoga and Sonic Immersion with Jody Theissen

Workshops & Classes

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

10:30 am
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11:30 am

Books at Bowers Online: The Queen of Paris

Books at Bowers Online: The Queen of Paris

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages is a Bowers Docent Guild sponsored book club for Bowers Museum members. The August selection...

11:00 am
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12:00 pm

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

Talks

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

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

California Art Club: Paint/Sculpt-Out

California Art Club: Paint/Sculpt-Out

Special Events

California Art Club painters and sculptors will set-up the tools of their trade in the Key Courtyard for a lively “Paint/Sculpt-Out.”...

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12:00 pm

Anne's Treasures | Sun Prints

Anne's Treasures | Sun Prints

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...

1:30 pm
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3:00 pm

Timeless Melodies: How Jewish Artists Transformed Popular Music

Timeless Melodies: How Jewish Artists Transformed Popular Music

Talks

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

10:30 am
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12:00 pm

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries

Family Programs

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries 10:30 am in Ancient Arts of China exhibit Join us every last Saturday of the month...

11:00 am
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12:00 pm

Bead Society OC: Living Works of Art with Sculptor Marsha Judd

Bead Society OC: Living Works of Art with Sculptor Marsha Judd

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Join Marsha Judd, a Southern California-based ceramic sculptor and designer, as she talks about the powerful...

11:00 am
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12:00 pm

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

Talks

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

1:30 pm
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3:00 pm

PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest (2022) + Q&A with Director Nancy Svendsen

PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest (2022) + Q&A with Director Nancy Svendsen

Film

PURCHASE TICKETS Discover the tragic and inspiring journey of Pasang Lhamu, a Sherpa who became the first Nepali woman to summit...

6:30 pm
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9:30 pm

KCRW Summer Nights

KCRW Summer Nights

After Hours Programming

KCRW is bringing the party to Santa Ana!August 28 | FREE RSVP | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm This after hours event will feature live sets from...

7:00 pm
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8:00 pm

Recycled Materials Art Lesson: Parent Support System Virtual Meeting

Recycled Materials Art Lesson: Parent Support System Virtual Meeting

Family Programs

Calling all Santa Ana Parents! Join us for another installment in the Parent Support System virtual series as we make art projects from...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

11:00 am
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12:00 pm

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

“Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

Talks

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

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

10:00 am
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12:00 pm

Anne's Treasures - Chinese Ceramics

Anne's Treasures - Chinese Ceramics

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...

10:30 am
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12:00 pm

Celebrity Speaker Series: Elton John Tribute with Kenny Metcalf

Celebrity Speaker Series: Elton John Tribute with Kenny Metcalf

Talks

Crescendo Chapter of the Guilds of Segerstromg Center for the Arts: Celebrity Speaker Series 2022 Don’t miss this lively tribute to...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

10:00 am
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1:30 pm

New! Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at Bowers Kidseum

New! Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at Bowers Kidseum

Family Programs

Saturday Morning CartoonsSaturday I September 10 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFREE Drop In and Draw Watch a selection of cartoons and learn how...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

1:30 pm
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3:30 pm

ARCE OC: Funerary Papyri as Social Reflections of the Living and the Dead with Marissa A. Stevens, Ph.D.

ARCE OC: Funerary Papyri as Social Reflections of the Living and the Dead with Marissa A. Stevens, Ph.D.

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Presented by Marissa A. Stevens, Ph.D., Assistant Director of the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

11:00 am
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3:00 pm

Autumn Moon Festival

Autumn Moon Festival

Festivals

Autumn Moon FestivalSeptember 11 Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held monthly in the beautiful Key...

11:00 am
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1:00 pm

Gold Medal Closing Day: “Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

Gold Medal Closing Day: “Meet the Artists” Spotlight Talks

Talks

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

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Aging As Art: A Juried Photography Contest

Special Events

Join us in welcoming back Aging as Art, an international photography competition juried by a distinguished panel of judges striving to...

11:00 am
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3:00 pm

Free Open House for Santa Ana Parents and Children

Free Open House for Santa Ana Parents and Children

Family Programs

Free Open House for Santa Ana Parents and Children Presented in conjunction with Bowers Museum’s new program, the Parent Support...

1:30 pm
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3:00 pm

Indigenous Music and Instruments of South America with Ethnomusicologist Jim Berenholtz

Indigenous Music and Instruments of South America with Ethnomusicologist Jim Berenholtz

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Ethnomusicologist Jim Berenholtz presents a lecture and performs samples from the diverse and fascinating world...

10:00 am
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12:00 pm

Anne's Treasures - Needle Felting

Anne's Treasures - Needle Felting

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...

1:30 pm
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3:00 pm

Timeless Melodies: Rodgers & Hart

Timeless Melodies: Rodgers & Hart

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS Take a nostalgic walk down memory lane with music and more presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless...

10:00 am
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2:00 pm

Bead Society OC Member Bead Sale

Bead Society OC Member Bead Sale

Special Events

Join members of Bead Society Orange County as they sell/swap/trade their beads and share their findings. All are welcome! Location: Key...

10:30 am
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12:00 pm

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries

Family Programs

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries 10:30 am in select galleries  Join audiovisual storyteller Dr. Gloria Arjona as she...

1:30 pm
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2:30 pm

Selena: Breaking Gender Barriers with Dr. Gloria Arjona

Selena: Breaking Gender Barriers with Dr. Gloria Arjona

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS In this multimedia lecture, Dr. Gloria Arjona explores race, gender, and the history and music of Texas through...

7:00 pm
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8:00 pm

Working Wardrobes: Parent Support System Virtual Meeting

Working Wardrobes: Parent Support System Virtual Meeting

Special Events

Calling all Santa Ana Parents! Join us for another installment in the Parent Support System virtual series as Working Wardrobes shares...

1:30 pm
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3:00 pm

Archaeology of the Biblical Lands with Dr. Thomas Levy and Dr. William Schniedewind

Archaeology of the Biblical Lands with Dr. Thomas Levy and Dr. William Schniedewind

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Join Dr. Thomas Levy, UCSD's Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands, and Dr....

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3:00 pm

International Noodle Festival

International Noodle Festival

Festivals

International Noodle FestivalOctober 2 Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held monthly in the beautiful...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Clean Air Day

Clean Air Day

Special Events

Celebrate California Clean Air Day with the Bowers Museum! In partnership with the Coalition for Clean Air, Bowers Museum will offer...

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4:00 pm

Kofu Kai Bonsai Club presents Bonsai Demystified

Kofu Kai Bonsai Club presents Bonsai Demystified

Special Events

Did you know that bonsai trees are not usually ancient, do not have to be expensive, are created using ordinary plants found in...

11:00 am
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12:00 pm

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 1 of 6)

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 1 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE SERIES PACKAGE Presented by Annalee Andres, Art Historian October 5 | Prelude to RevolutionThe 18th Century and the Age of...

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4:00 pm

Kofu Kai Bonsai Club presents Bonsai Demystified

Kofu Kai Bonsai Club presents Bonsai Demystified

Special Events

Did you know that bonsai trees are not usually ancient, do not have to be expensive, are created using ordinary plants found in...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Kofu Kai Bonsai Club presents Bonsai Demystified

Kofu Kai Bonsai Club presents Bonsai Demystified

Special Events

Did you know that bonsai trees are not usually ancient, do not have to be expensive, are created using ordinary plants found in...

10:00 am
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1:30 pm

New! Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at Bowers Kidseum

New! Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at Bowers Kidseum

Family Programs

Saturday Morning Cartoons Saturday I October 8 10:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE Drop In and Draw Watch a selection of cartoons and learn how...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Kofu Kai Bonsai Club presents Bonsai Demystified

Kofu Kai Bonsai Club presents Bonsai Demystified

Special Events

Did you know that bonsai trees are not usually ancient, do not have to be expensive, are created using ordinary plants found in...

1:30 pm
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3:30 pm

ARCE OC: Akhenaten's Sudden Monotheism with Arielle Kozloff Brodkey

ARCE OC: Akhenaten's Sudden Monotheism with Arielle Kozloff Brodkey

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Presented by Arielle Kozloff Brodkey, Egyptologist and former curator of ancient art at the Cleveland Museum of...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Kofu Kai Bonsai Club presents Bonsai Demystified

Kofu Kai Bonsai Club presents Bonsai Demystified

Special Events

Did you know that bonsai trees are not usually ancient, do not have to be expensive, are created using ordinary plants found in...

10:00 am
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4:00 pm

Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Special Events

Red Cross Blood Drive October 11, 2022 at 10 am - 4 pm To schedule an appointment or for more information go to redcrossblood.org and...

11:00 am
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12:00 pm

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 2 of 6)

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 2 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS Presented by Annalee Andres, Art Historian October 12 | Jacques Louis David and the French RevolutionThe work of...

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12:00 pm

Anne's Treasures - Crazy Autumn Quilts

Anne's Treasures - Crazy Autumn Quilts

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...

11:00 am
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12:00 pm

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 3 of 6)

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 3 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS Presented by Annalee Andres, Art Historian October 19 | Neoclassicism Beyond RevoltIn the later years of the...

6:00 pm
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7:00 pm

Santa Ana College of Continuing Education: Parent Support System Virtual Meeting

Santa Ana College of Continuing Education: Parent Support System Virtual Meeting

Family Programs

Calling all Santa Ana Parents! Join us for another installment in the Parent Support System virtual series as Santa Ana College of...

11:15 am
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12:15 pm

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 4 of 6)

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 4 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS Presented by Annalee Andres, Art Historian October 26 | Napoleon Ascends and Prussia in Crisis | Begins at 11:15...

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Anne's Treasures - Mexican Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

Anne's Treasures - Mexican Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

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...

1:30 pm
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3:00 pm

Timeless Melodies: Rodgers & Hammerstein

Timeless Melodies: Rodgers & Hammerstein

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS Take a nostalgic walk down memory lane with music and more presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless...

10:30 am
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12:00 pm

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries

Family Programs

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries 10:30 am in select galleries  Join us every last Saturday of the month for story...

1:30 pm
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3:00 pm

ARCE OC: The Good Kings with Kara Cooney (Rescheduled)

ARCE OC: The Good Kings with Kara Cooney (Rescheduled)

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Presented by Kara Cooney, best-selling author and professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture and Chair of the...

11:00 am
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12:00 pm

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 5 of 6)

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 5 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS Presented by Annalee Andres, Art Historian November 2 | Spanish Response and the Art of Goya Similarly, Napoleon’s...

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Mexican Day of the Dead Festival

Mexican Day of the Dead Festival

Festivals

Mexican Day of the Dead FestivalNovember 6 Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held monthly in the...

11:00 am
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12:00 pm

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 6 of 6)

Art in Context: Conflict + Crisis: Imagery of Revolutionary Europe (Part 6 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS Presented by Annalee Andres, Art Historian November 9 | Business as Usual: The Restoration By 1815, with the defeat...

10:00 am
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1:30 pm

New! Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at Bowers Kidseum

New! Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at Bowers Kidseum

Family Programs

Saturday Morning Cartoons Saturday I November 12 10:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE Drop In and Draw Watch a selection of cartoons and learn how...

7:00 pm
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8:00 pm

Project Hope Alliance: Parent Support System Virtual Meeting

Project Hope Alliance: Parent Support System Virtual Meeting

Family Programs

Calling all Santa Ana Parents! Join us for another installment in the Parent Support System virtual series as Project Hope Alliance...

11:00 am
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3:00 pm

Winter Holidays Festival

Winter Holidays Festival

Festivals

Winter Holidays FestivalDecember 4 Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held monthly in the beautiful Key...

10:00 am
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1:30 pm

New! Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at Bowers Kidseum

New! Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at Bowers Kidseum

Family Programs

Saturday Morning Cartoons Saturday I December 10 10:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE Drop In and Draw Watch a selection of cartoons and learn how...

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