San Francisco and Los Angeles Chinatowns transformed in painting exhibition OPENING APRIL 12

Take a musical journey through BEETHOVEN’S VIENNA with Guest Lecturer Jacqueline Hahn on Saturday, April 19

Bowers brings art to life with interactive exhibit at Kidseum!

“For ancient Egyptians, animals were both physical and spiritual beings.” – Archaeology Magazine, Edward Bleiberg, Egyptology curator at Brooklyn Museum.


Explore Art from the inside out!

Step inside the framework of famous paintings and experience art like never before in Framed: Step into Art™, on view at Kidseum January 26 through September 21, 2014.
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Book your special event & save!

Cocktails, dancing, dinner and more - it's your party! Exclusive Catering by Patina Restaurant Group - coupled with our exceptional venue - make the perfect pair. Are you newly engaged and ready to book a truly unique location for your special day? Book your event on a Friday or Sunday this summer and receive a free family membership.

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A visit to the BOWERS MUSEUM Store

Is more than just a shopping trip; it’s a cultural experience. We are pleased to offer in our online store a distinctive and creative selection of our merchandise. All proceeds from your purchase support the exhibitions, educational programs, and artistic preservation efforts of the museum.


Notice of Pending De-accession

LEGAL NOTICE: This is a Legal Notice pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1899-1899.11 concerning property held by the Charles W. Bowers Museum Corporation, 2002 North Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706. The property on the list below has been in the possession of the Bowers Museum for twenty years or more. Further, the Museum has not been able to identify the original depositor, whose identity is unknown. Further, the original depositor has not contacted the Museum for ten years or more. If written proof of claim is not presented by the owner of the objects listed below to the Museum clearly identifying the same and providing information relating to the ownership and provenance of the same, and if the owner's right to receive the property is not established to the Museum's satisfaction within thirty (30) days from the date of the first published version of this Notice, the property will be deemed abandoned property and shall become the property of the Charles W. Bowers Museum Corporation. Failure to provide verified proof of claim of ownership shall constitute a waiver of all right, title and interest in the abandoned cultural property and the consent by the owners thereof to the sale or other disposition of the same by the Bowers Museum, all to the benefit of the Bowers Museum, with no further claim by the depositor or original owner. Contact at the Bowers Museum is Katy Hess, Associate Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Bowers Museum Deaccession (pdf)

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