Bowers Programs

Painting California: A Century of Artistic Excellence – Opening Day Lecture with Jean Stern


On the opening day of the California Art Club’s 111th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Jean Stern, the foremost authority on the California Impressionist movement, will discuss the Golden State’s rich legacy of capturing its stunning and diverse natural beauty with plein air painting – the practice of painting outdoors. This lecture will address the influence of pioneering artists at the beginning of the 20th century and how the genre has evolved during the last century with the influence of the California Art Club. 

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Ticketed Onsite Event: Member $10 | General $15 | Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged.


Recorded Online Screening: Member $5 | General $10 | Online version will be emailed to ticketholders one week after the onsite event. Please note that the virtual lecture is not live and will not be available for viewing on 7/17.

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

July 17, 2022 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California 92706
TEL: 714.567.3600

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