Past Exhibitions

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Past 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, and Gods and Gifts: Treasures from the Vatican Ethnographic Museum.

April 11, 2015- Extended To July 12, 2015

A Master. China's Picasso. The People's Artist. All of these prestigious titles belong to one man, Qi Baishi. Regardless of which title precedes him, Qi Baishi is widely regarded as the most well-known and influential Chinese modern artist.

March 13, 2015 - November 29, 2015

This exhibition is about ingenuity and artistic inspiration. It reveals a journey that threads through a graphic designer's career. From 1987 to 2012, Nancy Ravenhall Johnson grew and mastered a variety of positions at the Bowers Museum. She started as Gallery Store Manager, then became Graphic Designer, and then VP of Public Relations and Director of Creative Design.

October 31, 2015- February 21, 2016

Red, with its brilliant hue and broad cultural history, has inspired artists' imaginations and seduced viewers for millennia. Artists and dyers for centuries strived to find the color source to rival the best reds of nature, and to express the spirit, symbolism and sustenance of life.

September 19, 2015- January 3, 2016

Bamboo is a quintessential part of Japanese culture, shaping the country's social, artistic, and spiritual landscape. Although bamboo is an abundant natural resource, it is a challenging artistic medium with less than 100 professional bamboo artists in Japan today.

December 12, 2015- May 29, 2016

The sacred text Popol Vuh is a tale of the origins, traditions and history of the Quiché-Maya people. In 1931, the renowned Mexican muralist Diego Rivera produced a series of watercolors to illustrate this sacred book.

May 16, 2015 - November 29, 2015

The lure of the American West has entranced many throughout the course of history. Ansel Adams, Edward S. Curtis and Edward Weston were held captive by its promise, beauty and peril.

June 13, 2015- September 13, 2015

The Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, brings you a major exhibit documenting this pivotal year.

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