Current Exhibitions

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Current Exhibitions

March 14, 2015- April 12, 2015

This exhibition showcases eight Pre-Columbian artifacts from the museum's permanent collection. These pieces date from 300-1500 A.D. and exemplify the power, beauty and intensity of art from the Mexican Gulf Coast state of Veracruz.

March 13, 2015 - August 16, 2015

This exhibition is about ingenuity and artistic inspiration. It reveals a journey that threads through a graphic designer's career.

From 1987 to 2012, Nancy Ravenhall Johnson grew and mastered a variety of positions at the Bowers Museum. She started as Gallery Store Manager, then Graphic Designer, VP of Public Relations and Director of Creative Design.

Ongoing

*closing date is subject to change

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

Ongoing

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.

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

Classic California: Recently Conserved Paintings from the Permanent Collection features 22 paintings by California's most celebrated artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that have been conserved from the Bowers Museum's permanent collection.

Ongoing

This installation showcases the Bowers' extensive permanent collection of Native American art and artifacts in stone, shell, plant fiber (through spectacular basketry) and feathers.

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