Upcoming Exhibitions

April 7, 2018- August 19, 2018

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After a long journey around the world, the Bowers Museum’s special exhibition featuring selections from our own Native American collection will be on view in Santa Ana!

First Americans includes artwork representative of the native people from the Arctic North, the Northwest Coast, California, the Southwest and the Great Plains. The exhibition first traveled to Bogotá, Colombia’s Museo del Oro in 2011 and then was shown in three museums in China from 2014 to 2015. Several of our collection’s most important works will be on display in the exhibition, including what may be the earliest example of a transitional Navajo First Phase Chief 's blanket, an early Hopi katsina doll, and from the Sonora region of Mexico, a rare Seri feathered kilt.

 

Image credit:
Headdress, c. 1900
Lakota; The Great Plains
Golden eagle feathers, wool cloth, cotton cloth and glass beads; 57,5 x 50,8 x 59,7 cm
F82.26.1
Gift of Mr. Jerry Stoll


Related Upcoming Events

Jul 21
Native American Flute Performance by Gary Stroutsos

Native American Flute Performance by Gary Stroutsos

Start at: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Explore First Americans: Tribal Art from North America while listening to the soothing sounds of the Native American flute, performed by Gary...


Jul 21
Tour with the Curator Bill Mercer, Part 2: California

Tour with the Curator Bill Mercer, Part 2: California

Start at: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join Bill Mercer, Curator of First Americans: Tribal Art from North America, for the second part in his intimate and in-depth 3-part tour of the...


Jul 22
Summer Concert Series - Remembering The Songs with Gary Stroutsos

Summer Concert Series - Remembering The Songs with Gary Stroutsos

Start at: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

We are honored to welcome back world music flutist Gary Stroutsos to present Remembering The Songs, a music and lecture performance based around...


Aug 18
Tour with the Curator Bill Mercer, Part 3: Southwest

Tour with the Curator Bill Mercer, Part 3: Southwest

Start at: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join Bill Mercer, Curator of First Americans: Tribal Art from North America, for the third part in his intimate and in-depth 3-part tour of the...