BOWERS MEMBERS PREVIEW OUR EXHIBITIONS FIRST!
The Bowers Museum offers everyone a chance to experience international arts and culture without leaving Southern California.
One of the perks of membership is the special invitation to preview our Special Exhibitions before they open to the public.
The tax deductible portion of your contribution will further support the Bowers’ mission to “enrich lives through the world’s finest arts and cultures.”
Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Bowers Museum invites you to explore an intriguing story of American history and foreign policy as told through this jewelry exhibition. Read My Pins features more than 200 pins that served as Albright’s diplomatic signature, emphasizing the importance of negotiation, signifying high hopes, protesting the absence of progress, and showing pride in representing America. Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection has been organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars
Friday, June 22, 2012
On Friday, June 22, 2012, nearly 1,500 Bowers Museum members enjoyed the opening celebration of “Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars”. Members were privileged to see the exhibition in an extended format from 12 NOON to 8 PM. Tim Adams, art historian and guest scholar for the Faberge exhibition, presented two lectures in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium on the fascinating story of Maria Pavlovna and the treasures that can be found in the current exhibition. A film entitled “The Czar’s Faberge Eggs”, which is for sale in the gallery store, was screened in the Kershaw Auditorium at two separate times to provide the history behind the eggs. Light refreshments were provided by Melissa’s Produce and Coca-Cola throughout the day. The Kidseum education staff provided members with a hands on family art project where they created their own Faberge eggs to take home. The Bowers closed out the evening celebration with a presentation of classical Russian music by the Philharmonic Society.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Members and their guests marveled at some of the world’s finest Pre-Hispanic gold, on loan from the renowned Museo del Oro of Bogotá, Colombia. The National treasures, and more than two hundred other exquisite gold figures and ornaments in this stunning exhibition, give testament to the unparalleled mastery of gold, a sacred material considered a gift from the gods. Our Members enjoyed an exclusive evening of culture, shopping—with an additional discount, music, mingling, and light refreshments.
May 24, 2013