Talks provide Bowers visitors with access to respected speakers and experts from around the world; each offering a special perspective on the collections, exhibitions and themes housed and explored by the Bowers Museum through the varied lenses of archaeology, anthropology, education, social sciences and the arts. This is your time to ponder, your place to learn and your space to share with your community.

Preserving the Magic: Fifty Years Inside the Walt Disney Archives with Becky Cline
Preserving the Magic: Fifty Years Inside the Walt Disney Archives with Becky Cline

March 7, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Talks

Please join the Director of the Walt Disney Archives, Becky Cline, for a peek into the golden anniversary of the Walt Disney Archives....

Story by Disney: Inside the Craft and History of Storytelling at The Walt Disney Studios with Don Hahn
Story by Disney: Inside the Craft and History of Storytelling at The Walt Disney Studios with Don Hahn

March 8, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Talks

Author and Oscar-nominated Filmmaker Don Hahn examines the storytelling legacy of The Walt Disney Studios with examples from the special...

The Celebrity Series presents Scott Dreier: “Doris Day and Me”
The Celebrity Series presents Scott Dreier: “Doris Day and Me”

March 12, 2020 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Talks

Presented by the Crescendo Chapter of the Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the ArtsScott Dreier pays tribute to Doris Day and features...

Theme Songs of Disneyland with Stacia Martin
Theme Songs of Disneyland with Stacia Martin

March 14, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Talks

Music has always been a vital part of Disneyland, and while songs from various attractions are well known, often those celebrating the...

Launching ‘ROME’ with Patty Civalleri
Launching ‘ROME’ with Patty Civalleri

March 15, 2020 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Talks

Globe-trotting travel author Patty Civalleri celebrates her newest book ROME: Keys to the Ancient Roman Empire: The Astute Traveler's...

Timeless Melodies: 1945: The Year in Music
Timeless Melodies: 1945: The Year in Music

March 26, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Talks

Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education, Inc.  Hear songs and stories from 1945 with...

BSOC | Identity, Status and Defense in Ornamentation around the World with Janet Seward
BSOC | Identity, Status and Defense in Ornamentation around the World with Janet Seward

March 28, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Talks

Presented by the Bead Society of Orange County, an affiliate council of the Bowers Museum. Janet Seward, a potter turned wire-bending...

AREC | Valley of the Kings: A Profane Look at One of the Most Iconic Sites of Ancient Egypt with Dr. Francesco Tiradritti
AREC | Valley of the Kings: A Profane Look at One of the Most Iconic Sites of Ancient Egypt with Dr. Francesco Tiradritti

March 28, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Talks

Presented by Dr. Francesco Tiradritti, Enna Unikore University, Leader of the Italian Archaeological Mission to LuxorThis lecture...

Walt Disney Archives Tour & Tea Party with Robert Maxhimer- Sold Out!
Walt Disney Archives Tour & Tea Party with Robert Maxhimer- Sold Out!

April 4, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Talks

Be our guest and join Robert Maxhimer, Exhibitions Manager for the Walt Disney Archives, for a tour of the exhibition followed by a...