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 Exhibitions

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Inside the Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic

Just Announced: Tickets will go on sale February 1! Stay tuned for exhibition-related programs, coming soon.

Coming to the Bowers March 7, 2020, the exhibition Inside the Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic celebrates the magic of The Walt Disney Company on the 50th anniversary of its archives, with behind-the-scenes access never before granted to the public.

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Upcoming Events

 

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 2)

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 2)

January 29, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Talks

Presented by Annalee Andres, Art HistorianThe experimental school Black Mountain College has been described as a crucible for mid-20th century...

THREE COINS: A 19th Century Romance and Adventure Featuring a Transcontinental Railroad Worker and a Chinese Slave Girl

THREE COINS: A 19th Century Romance and Adventure Featuring a Transcontinental Railroad Worker and a Chinese Slave Girl

February 1, 2020 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Talks

Presented by Russell N. Low, MD, the great grandson of Lai Wah, a railroad worker, and Ah Ying, a child slave or mui tsai, both of whom are...

Asian Lunar New Year Festival

Asian Lunar New Year Festival

February 2, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Festivals

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with dance, music and art from China, Vietnam and Korea. Dragon and lion dances by JC Culture will welcome in the...

Docent-Led Storytelling in Ancient Arts of China Gallery

Docent-Led Storytelling in Ancient Arts of China Gallery

February 2, 2020 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Talks

Folktales and poems about dragons, jade, nature and The Silk Road will bring to life the rich literary traditions of this most ancient of...

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 3)

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 3)

February 5, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Talks

Presented by Annalee Andres, Art HistorianThe experimental school Black Mountain College has been described as a crucible for mid-20th century...

ARCE: Terraforming the Nile Valley with Dr. Peter Piccione

ARCE: Terraforming the Nile Valley with Dr. Peter Piccione

February 8, 2020 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Talks

Presented by Dr. Peter A. Piccione, Online Geographical Information System for the Theban Necropolis (OLGIS-TN) & Satellite Survey of Western...

Docent-Led Storytelling in Ancient Arts of China Gallery

Docent-Led Storytelling in Ancient Arts of China Gallery

February 9, 2020 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Talks

Folktales and poems about dragons, jade, nature and The Silk Road will bring to life the rich literary traditions of this most ancient of...

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 4)

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 4)

February 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Talks

Presented by Annalee Andres, Art HistorianThe experimental school Black Mountain College has been described as a crucible for mid-20th century...

Anne's Treasures: Calligraphy Scrolls

Anne's Treasures: Calligraphy Scrolls

February 13, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshops & Classes

Design a stunning watercolor scroll and sign it with your own personalized “chop” signature. 10 AM - 12 PM | John M. Lee CourtTicketed Event:...