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The Bowers Museum has earned an international reputation for presenting exhibitions of the highest caliber. For its reopening in 1992, the Museum presented Tribute to the Gods; Treasures of the Museo del Oro, Bogota, and Porcelains from the Chang Foundation, Taipei. Since that time, the Bowers' special exhibition program has presented more than 60 exhibitions from around the world.

The horse's impact on both Chinese and Japanese culture cannot be overstated. They shepherded goods, people and ideas across the expansive and varied climates of a continent during the height of the Silk Roads. They were indispensable as military chargers and aided in the expansion and control of empires.

Step inside the framework of famous paintings and experience art like never before in Framed: Step into Art™, opening at Bowers Museum's Kidseum on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Children and adults can enjoy a robust noontime meal in Grant Wood's Dinner for Threshers, climb into

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The nine oversized paintings shown in this exhibition are all the work of one extraordinary 69-year-old Buddhist monk named Shashi Dhoj Tulachan, a second generation thangka artist living

Celebrated as one of the greatest directors from the Golden Age of animation, Chuck Jones drew for a living, and he drew for pleasure and challenge. His passion for drawing was both work and full time hobby, providing an outlet for imagination.

Experience exquisite masterpieces and dynamic objects from the vast and diverse Pacific Islands in this special exhibition guest curated by Chris Rainier.

Photographer Chris Rainier guest curates this exhibition of art from the South Pacific.

Artists have a long tradition of travelling to far flung lands in search of revelation and artistic breakthrough. What happens when there is such a place right in your midst, yet completely foreign? The unique cultural customs, fascinating architecture, and rich aesthetic of the Chinese communities in San Francisco and Los Angeles inspired many 19th and 20th century artists.

Curated by authorities of Chinese history and culture from the Shanghai Museum, this incredible collection portrays the evolution of Chinese art and culture.

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