Today's Programs

Feb 25

Antarctic Clay Penguins

Start at: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Visit Bowers Museums Endurance Special exhibit were children can walk through an exciting...

Feb 28

Art in Context (Part 3 of 6): Toulouse Lautrec - Celebrity in Montmarte

Start at: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presented by Annalee Andres, art historian and founder of Art in Context In this lecture we...

Mar 03

Chinese Scrolls

Start at: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This art project will allow kids to explore the traditions and importance of calligraphy, brush...

Mar 03

Setting the tone for JFK - Timeless Melodies: The 1960s (Part 1)

Start at: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education,...

Current Exhibitions

Hours & Tickets

Bowers Museum Hours

Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kidseum Hours

Saturday - Sunday
10:00 am-4:00 pm


Fourth of July
New Year's Day

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Directions & Parking

The Bowers Museum

is located at the corner of 20th & Main Streets in Santa Ana - one minute from the 5 freeway, (Main St. South exit) and just minutes from the 57, 55 and 22 freeways.


is located on the corner of 18th and Main Streets - south of the main Bowers Museum. Parking is available in a well-lighted conveniently located area, adjacent to the Museum. Wheelchair accessible.


Parking Lots are available directly north and south of the museum for a $6 fee. Nearby metered and timed street parking is also available. Bowers Museum Members have the exclusive opportunity to purchase an Annual Parking Pass for $20.

Public Transportation

The bus line servicing the Bowers Museum and Kidseum is the OCTA bus number 53. Metrolink and Amtrak trains stop at the Anaheim Station (3.5 miles from the museum), and the Santa Ana Station (1.7 miles from the museum).

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Kidseum: Bowers Children’s Museum

Ignite your imagination at the new Kidseum! Explore the wonders of the world on the Green Screen Time Machine and Glow Cave. Become an archaeologist in the enhanced Archaeology Room located in an Egyptian Tomb. Play drums from around the world, travel in a camper, investigate color on the SMART Table, sit in a teepee and much more!
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Turn Your Event Into a Work of Art

From elegant dinners to business meetings, wedding receptions to holiday gatherings, Bowers Museum offers spaces to make any event memorable, and Patina Catering will create a custom menu to perfectly suit your event’s needs.


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Limited-Edition Platinum Prints

The Bowers Museum, in partnership with RGS London, is pleased to offer limited edition platinum prints, the highest quality of image achievable, of Frank Hurley's original negatives which document one of the greatest stories of human survival ever told. Handmade on the finest cotton paper, the prints will be available in three sizes with full supporting provenance documentation. Available exclusively through the Bowers Museum and the Royal Geographic Society of London. Contact the Gallery Store at (714) 567-3643 for details. For more from the Gallery Store, click the link.

Art in Context: Women in the Arts in America (Part 6)

WEDNESDAYS | October 11, 18, 25* & November 1, 8*, 15 

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium, *Fluor Gallery

6-part lecture series presented by Annalee Andres, art historian and founder of Art in Context
Part 1 | Woman in the Arts in America: Women in the Arts have had a vastly different experience than men. We will look at some of the pioneering woman American artists and discuss their access to education and the market as well as the contributions of women as artists and benefactors in the arts.
Part 2 | Woman as Patrons of the Arts in America: One of the greatest contributions of women to the Arts of America is as patrons and collectors. We will consider the fascinating histories and collections of key American collectors: Isabella Stewart Gardner as well as the “Ladies” who founded the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Part 3 | American Woman Collectors and Artists in the early 20th Century: We will continue to look at American Woman collectors including Arabella Huntington, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Alice Walton of the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Part 4 | The Extraordinary Georgia O’Keeffe: We will discuss the work of female pioneer, Georgia O’Keeffe, as an early American Modernist. Her abstract biomorphic forms done in the 1910s placed her in the avant-garde of her day attracting the attention of photographer and gallerist, Alfred Stieglitz, who played a key role in her life and career.

Part 5 | Woman in a Man’s World: Helen Frankenthaler The post war period in America will be one of extraordinary machisimo as men dominated the cultural landscape. Yet, even under the weight of the male dominated movement of Abstract Expressionism, the young Helen Frankenthaler will make an important contribution.

Part 6 | Feminist Art of the 1970’s: A Feminist revolution will take place in the 1970’s changing art across America. We will consider several of the key figures and will watch a portion of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s 2010 documentary !Women Art Revolution.

Ticket info: 

Individual lecture: Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12 PURCHASE TICKETS

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

November 15, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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