Current Exhibitions


Current Exhibitions

November 14, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Guo Pei’s stunning gown, titled The Great Queen, made its first impressive appearance in a 2009 show of the designer’s haute couture works. The gown achieved worldwide recognition when Rihanna wore it to this spring’s Met Gala in New York City.

March 13, 2015 - November 29, 2015

Now extended!

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.

October 31, 2015- February 21, 2016

Red, with its brilliant hue and broad cultural history, has inspired artists' imaginations and seduced viewers for millennia. Artists and dyers for centuries strived to find the color source to rival the best reds of nature, and to express the spirit, symbolism and sustenance of life.

September 19, 2015- January 3, 2016

Bamboo is a quintessential part of Japanese culture, shaping the country's social, artistic, and spiritual landscape. Although bamboo is an abundant natural resource, it is a challenging artistic medium with less than 100 professional bamboo artists in Japan today.

May 16, 2015 - November 29, 2015

The lure of the American West has entranced many throughout the course of history. Ansel Adams, Edward S. Curtis and Edward Weston were held captive by its promise, beauty and peril.


*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


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.