Exhibitions

Since its reopening in 1991, the Bowers Museum has hosted more than 80 exhibitions such as Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur, Secret World of the Forbidden City, The World of the Etruscans, Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World, Queen of Sheba: Legend and Reality, Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor, Art of the Samurai: Selections from the Tokyo National Museum, Lucy's Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia, Gods and Gifts: Treasures from the Vatican Ethnographic Museum, and Guo Pei: Couture Beyond.

Upcoming Events

 

Anne's Treasures - Animal Figurine Sculpting for the Chinese New Year

Anne's Treasures - Animal Figurine Sculpting for the Chinese New Year

January 12, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshops & Classes

ANNE'S TREASURES | 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS A very special arts engagement program for seniors.   10 AM - 12 PM | John M. Lee Court | Onsite Art...

Celebrity Speaker Series: Conversation & Song with Melissa Manchester

Celebrity Speaker Series: Conversation & Song with Melissa Manchester

January 12, 2023 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Talks

Melissa Manchester’s tremendously successful solo career has brought her critical and commercial acclaim. In 1980, she became the first recording...

ARCE: Rethinking the Specificity of Ancient Egyptian Artistic Production from a Global Art History Perspective

ARCE: Rethinking the Specificity of Ancient Egyptian Artistic Production from a Global Art History Perspective

January 14, 2023 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Presented by Dr. Alisée Devillers, B.A.E.F. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles ARCE-OC: American...

Asian Lunar New Year Festival

Asian Lunar New Year Festival

January 15, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Festivals

Asian Lunar New Year Sunday, January 15 | 11 am - 3 pm | Key Courtyard   The sign of the rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and...

SOLD OUT - Couture & Champagne Tour with Carmela Spinelli, Fashion Historian, Savannah College of Art and Design

SOLD OUT - Couture & Champagne Tour with Carmela Spinelli, Fashion Historian, Savannah College of Art and Design

January 19, 2023 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Talks

This event is sold out. Please see tours on February 23 and March 23.  Join SCAD’s fashion historian and Bowers’ Lynda Thomas Distinguished...

SOLD OUT - SCAD Workshop: Surface Design Embroidery with Ellis Hepburn, Professor of Fibers, Savannah College of Art and Design

SOLD OUT - SCAD Workshop: Surface Design Embroidery with Ellis Hepburn, Professor of Fibers, Savannah College of Art and Design

January 21, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Workshops & Classes

Explore basic techniques for couture embroidery while learning about the nuances of threading, stretching, stitching, and beading. Gain insight...

SOLD OUT - SCAD Workshop: Surface Design Embroidery with Ellis Hepburn, Professor of Fibers, Savannah College of Art and Design

SOLD OUT - SCAD Workshop: Surface Design Embroidery with Ellis Hepburn, Professor of Fibers, Savannah College of Art and Design

January 21, 2023 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshops & Classes

Explore basic techniques for couture embroidery while learning about the nuances of threading, stretching, stitching, and beading. Gain insight...

Anne's Treasures - Boho Paper Beads

Anne's Treasures - Boho Paper Beads

January 26, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshops & Classes

ANNE'S TREASURES | 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS A very special arts engagement program for seniors.   10 AM - 12 PM | John M. Lee Court | Onsite Art...

Timeless Melodies: Breakthrough Songs

Timeless Melodies: Breakthrough Songs

January 26, 2023 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Talks

PURCHASE TICKETS Take a nostalgic walk down memory lane with music and more presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies...

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries

Bowers' Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries

January 28, 2023 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Family Programs

RSVP SATURDAY | JANUARY 28 10:30 AM – 12 PM | ONSITE STORYTELLING WITH THE AUTHOR IN ANCIENT ARTS OF CHINA EXHIBITION Bowers' Books for Kids:...

Art in Context: The Arts of Venice from Byzantium to Biennale (Part 1 of 6)

Art in Context: The Arts of Venice from Byzantium to Biennale (Part 1 of 6)

February 1, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Talks

PURCHASE SERIES PACKAGE Presented by Lisa Boutin Vitela, Renaissance ScholarThis series explores Venice’s improbable rise from the lagoon and...

Tasting Cacao Origins from Around the World with Fresco Artisan Chocolate

Tasting Cacao Origins from Around the World with Fresco Artisan Chocolate

February 4, 2023 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Workshops & Classes

REGISTER HERE Join Fresco Artisan Chocolate’s founder and chocolate-maker Rob Anderson to explore how cacao grown in different regions can...

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