Mehregan Family Festival
Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence Virtual Highlights Tour
Bowers Museum American Blues and Jazz Festival
Bowers Museum Family Festival: Celebration of Indian Culture
Bowers Museum Reggae Summerfest
Bowers Museum Asian and Pacific Islander Festival
Guo Pei: Art of Couture Virtual Highlights Tour
Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
Hear directly from experts in the fields of archaeology and more. This treasure trove of past lectures is being updated weekly for your listening pleasure!
Tune-in and zone-out to the sounds of the Bowers Playlists. Inspired by our current exhibitions, new art projects, and the passing holidays - the Bowers will link new playlists below every week during our closure.
Click the links below to listen to:
- Reel Art Playlist, inspired by Bowers' digital exhibit
- First Californians Playlist, inspired by Bowers' permanent exhibition and timed to accompany our Kidseum Projects.
- Celebrating Mother's Day Playlist, timed to accompany our Kidseum Projects in honor of the holiday.
- Timeless Melodies Playlists: 1945: The Year in Song, Broadway in the 1950s
HOME ART LESSONS
Member Exclusives From Home
As extension of our new online portal "Bowers at Home" and its virtual offerings, Bowers Members have received exclusive access to premiere content, from live broadcasts and Q&A in our member-exclusive speaker series, "Friends of the Bowers," to videos of past lectures in our new "Best of the Bowers" video lecture archive, staff interviews and more. Click here for details.
Enjoy archives of this series on the Bowers YouTube Channel, under the Friends of the Bowers Playlist!
- June Festival of the Summer Solstice Goddess: Download Festival Projects Now | Preview
- May Fiesta de Mexico: Download Art Project Now | Preview
- April Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival: April Spring Festival Projects | Preview
- March Spring Equinox Festival: Download Festival Project Now | Preview
- February Chinese New Year Festival: Download Festival Project Now | Preview
- January Festival of Chocolate: Download Festival Projects Now | Preview
- December Festival of Winter Holiday Celebrations: Download Festival Projects | Preview
- November Festival of International Dance: Download Festival Projects Now | Preview
- October Mexican Day of the Dead Festival: Download Festival Art Projects & Recipe | Preview
- September Autumn Moon Festival: Download Art Projects Now | Preview
- August International Drumming Festival: Download Art Projects Now | Preview
- July Roots of American Music Festival: Download Art Projects Now | Preview
- June Festival: Download June Virtual Festival Art Projects | Preview
- May Festival Celebrating Mexican Heritage: 05.19_Virtual_Festival_13.pdf
Creative art projects the entire family will enjoy, from grandparents to grandkids, presented by Bowers’ Anne’s Treasures Program.
Serving our Community
Early in the recent health crisis, Bowers Museum partnered with Mariners Church to cook, prep, and deliver meals to local hospitals for healthcare workers including Hoag Hospital, CHOC and more. Later added to this program's recipients are the families of the children in our Kidseum After School Program, all of whom are Santa Ana residents, as well as the seniors of our Anne's Treasures Program.
This program has now grown to include funding from Bowers' supporters. In total, thanks to our partners, donors and members, the Bowers has been able to provide important services for our community in 2020, including:
• 23,193 free meals for front line medical and emergency services workers, low-income children, families, and seniors, and the homeless
• 1,527 art kits for low-income children and seniors
• 1,148 bags of groceries for low-income children and seniors
If you haven’t already, please join us in raising funds for this program, as well as free art programs for children, families, and seniors, and exhibitions that showcase the world’s finest art. Click here to learn more.