Events Calendar

February 20, 2024

Tue February 20, 2024

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Ritual, Art and the Political Landscape of China’s Bronze Age with Tianlong Jiao

Ritual, Art and the Political Landscape of China’s Bronze Age with Tianlong Jiao

Talks

RSVP HERE Presented by Tianlong Jiao, Chief Curator at Bowers Museum Among the world’s ancient civilizations, bronzes in ancient China...

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Lunar New Year Festival

Lunar New Year Festival

Festivals

Lunar New Year Festival: Happening rain or shine! As rain is currently predicted on Sunday, the festival will be held indoors. SUNDAY |...

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Art in Context 6-Part Lecture Series: Significant Women in the Arts of the 20th Century (Part 4 of 6)

Art in Context 6-Part Lecture Series: Significant Women in the Arts of the 20th Century (Part 4 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE PART 4 WEDNESDAYS | JANUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 21 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

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ARCE: Egyptian Predynastic Body Ornaments and Manufacture with Maryan Ragheb

ARCE: Egyptian Predynastic Body Ornaments and Manufacture with Maryan Ragheb

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Presented by Maryan Ragheb, a PhD candidate in Archaeology at UCLA, with a special focus on ancient Egyptian...

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Heartfelt Masterpieces with Erna van Dyk

Heartfelt Masterpieces with Erna van Dyk

Family Programs

REGISTER HERE Create your own unique and personalized Valentines to give to loved ones. JOHN M. LEE COURT | WORKSHOP* Ticketed Event:...

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Art in Context 6-Part Lecture Series: Significant Women in the Arts of the 20th Century (Part 5 of 6)

Art in Context 6-Part Lecture Series: Significant Women in the Arts of the 20th Century (Part 5 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE PART 5 WEDNESDAYS | JANUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 21 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

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Books at Bowers: There There by Tommy Orange

Books at Bowers: There There by Tommy Orange

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages

This session is full. Please see session on February 17 for availability.  THURSDAY | FEBRUARY 15 | 1 – 2 PM | Norma Kershaw Auditorium...

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Books at Bowers: There There by Tommy Orange

Books at Bowers: There There by Tommy Orange

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages

RSVP HERE SATURDAY | FEBRUARY 17 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | Norma Kershaw Auditorium | Onsite Book Discussion & Tour For members only: A...

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Ethiopian Panorama with Photographer Joey Lawrence | Lecture & Book Signing

Ethiopian Panorama with Photographer Joey Lawrence | Lecture & Book Signing

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Embark on a journey through Ethiopia with world renowned celebrity and portrait photographer Joey Lawrence,...

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SOLD OUT - Sacred Realms Sound Immersion with Jody Post Theissen

SOLD OUT - Sacred Realms Sound Immersion with Jody Post Theissen

Workshops & Classes

This class is full and tickets are no longer available. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.  Enter a sanctuary for...

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Art in Context 6-Part Lecture Series: Significant Women in the Arts of the 20th Century (Part 6 of 6)

Art in Context 6-Part Lecture Series: Significant Women in the Arts of the 20th Century (Part 6 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE PART 6 WEDNESDAYS | JANUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 21 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

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Anne's Treasures | Alebrijes

Anne's Treasures | Alebrijes

Workshops & Classes

ANNE'S TREASURES | 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS Join this very special arts engagement program for seniors and their community. SOLD OUT |10 AM...

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Timeless Melodies: Black Artists in Popular Music

Timeless Melodies: Black Artists in Popular Music

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

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Bowers’ Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Fatmata Jalloh

Bowers’ Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Fatmata Jalloh

Family Programs

RSVP HERE My Beautiful SonSATURDAY | FEBRUARY 2410:30 AM – 12 PM | California Bounty Exhibit Children and adults alike will enjoy this...

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BSOC: Symbolism in Global Jewelry with Sindi Schloss

BSOC: Symbolism in Global Jewelry with Sindi Schloss

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Join Sindi Schloss, professional appraiser, jewelry historian, educator and author, for a fascinating lecture...

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Amorites, Their Legacy, and the Bible with Aaron A. Burke | Lecture & Book Signing

Amorites, Their Legacy, and the Bible with Aaron A. Burke | Lecture & Book Signing

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS In a continuation of Bowers’ Archaeology of the Biblical Lands Distinguished Lecture Series, Aaron A. Burke,...

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Celtic Festival

Celtic Festival

Festivals

Celtic Festival SUNDAY | MARCH 3 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held ever first...

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Members Opening Night: Asian Comics

Members Opening Night: Asian Comics

Special Events

Save the date for our next exclusive member opening night on Friday, March 8 held in celebration of the exhibition Asian Comics:...

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Exhibition Opening - Asian Comics

Exhibition Opening - Asian Comics

Special Events

Don't miss opening day of our newest exhibition, Asian Comics: Evolution of An Art Form. Click here for more information about this...

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An Introduction to Asian Comics with Curator Paul Gravett

An Introduction to Asian Comics with Curator Paul Gravett

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Comics from across Asia are surprisingly diverse and dynamic, with interconnected histories and remarkable...

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Lin Yu-shan and a Century of Taiwan's Art with Dr. Kuo-Sheng Lai

Lin Yu-shan and a Century of Taiwan's Art with Dr. Kuo-Sheng Lai

Talks

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Lin Yu-shan lived for almost an entire century, from 1907 to 2004. Besides being one of the “Three Youths”...

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Anne's Treasures | Abstract Self-Portraits

Anne's Treasures | Abstract Self-Portraits

Workshops & Classes

ANNE'S TREASURES | 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS Join this very special arts engagement program for seniors and their community. 10 AM - 12 PM |...

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Celebrity Speaker Series presents Danny and the Divas

Celebrity Speaker Series presents Danny and the Divas

Music Performances

Don’t miss this powerhouse performance by opera singer Daniel Rodriguez and Broadway stars Maria Kavanaugh and Margaret Kelly. NORMA...

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Wedding Showcase at Bowers Museum

Wedding Showcase at Bowers Museum

Special Events

Wedding Showcase at Bowers Museum Saturday, March 16 | 11 AM - 2 PM  Sip, eat and explore all of the ways that Bowers...

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ARCE: Egyptomania and the Legacies of Imhotep with Dr. Julia Troche

ARCE: Egyptomania and the Legacies of Imhotep with Dr. Julia Troche

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Presented by Dr. Julia Troche, an Associate Professor at Missouri State University and Visiting Scholar of...

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Live Drawing Demo & Signing with Junko Mizuno

Live Drawing Demo & Signing with Junko Mizuno

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PURCHASE TICKETS See the artistic process come to life in this live drawing demonstration and signing event with Asian Comics featured...

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Annual Free-For-All Day

Annual Free-For-All Day

Special Events

Enjoy FREE General Admission and discounted $10 tickets to Asian Comics: Evolution of An Art Form during this year's Annual Free-For-All...

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BSOC: Bead Trade in the Pacific Northwest with Dr. Alison Kyra Carter

BSOC: Bead Trade in the Pacific Northwest with Dr. Alison Kyra Carter

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS At the historic Fort Vancouver, WA site, once the Hudson’s Bay Company's Western Headquarters, over 100,000...

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The Future of Exploration with Chris Rainier & Terry Garcia | Distinguished Lecture & Book Signing

The Future of Exploration with Chris Rainier & Terry Garcia | Distinguished Lecture & Book Signing

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS We live at a remarkable moment in time. The 21st century promises to be the greatest age of exploration and...

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Anne's Treasures | Needle Felting

Anne's Treasures | Needle Felting

Workshops & Classes

ANNE'S TREASURES | 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS Join this very special arts engagement program for seniors and their community. 10 AM - 12 PM |...

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Timeless Melodies: The Ladies Sing!

Timeless Melodies: The Ladies Sing!

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

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Final Fridays: Asian Comics After Hours + Astro Boy (2003) screenings & DJ

Final Fridays: Asian Comics After Hours + Astro Boy (2003) screenings & DJ

After Hours Programming

Make the Bowers Museum your destination on “final Fridays” of the month, featuring after-hours access to Asian Comics: Evolution of an...

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Bowers’ Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Mindy Johnson

Bowers’ Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Mindy Johnson

Family Programs

RSVP HERE Pencils, Pens & Brushes: A Great Girls' Guide to Disney AnimationSATURDAY | MARCH 3010:30 AM – 12 PM | FLUOR GALLERY Join...

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Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Special Events

Red Cross Blood Drive April 2 at 10 am - 4 pm Be a hero in your community and save lives with a simple blood donation. To schedule an...

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The Shared Origins of Modern Comics with Eike Exner

The Shared Origins of Modern Comics with Eike Exner

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Presented by Eike Exner, a historian and translator of Japanese comics. His book Comics and the Origins of...

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Japanese Cherry Blossom

Japanese Cherry Blossom

Festivals

Japanese Cherry Blossom SUNDAY | APRIL 7 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held ever...

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Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 1 of 6)

Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 1 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE SERIES PACKAGE WEDNESDAYS | APRIL 10 – MAY 15 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

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Anne's Treasures | Treasure Leaves

Anne's Treasures | Treasure Leaves

Workshops & Classes

ANNE'S TREASURES | 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS Join this very special arts engagement program for seniors and their community. 10 AM - 12 PM |...

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Slow Art Day Tours

Slow Art Day Tours

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Join our highly trained docents for special Slow Art Day tours of 2-3 works, where closer looking and meditative practices will lead to...

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ARCE: Geometry and Decoration in Egyptian Coffins with Dr. Stefania Mainieri

ARCE: Geometry and Decoration in Egyptian Coffins with Dr. Stefania Mainieri

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PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Presented by Dr. Stefania Mainieri, a Research Fellow at the Museo Egizio di Torino, member of the Vatican...

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A Cabaret on Arts and Disability with Marleena Barber

A Cabaret on Arts and Disability with Marleena Barber

Music Performances

PURCHASE ONSITE TICKETS Marleena Barber’s one-woman cabaret show tells the story of her life growing up legally blind from a genetic...

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Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 2 of 6)

Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 2 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE SERIES PACKAGE WEDNESDAYS | APRIL 10 – MAY 15 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

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Books at Bowers: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew

Books at Bowers: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages

MEMBER RSVP THURSDAY | APRIL 18 | 1 – 2 PM | Norma Kershaw Auditorium | Onsite Book Discussion & Tour For members only: A Book Club...

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Books at Bowers: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew

Books at Bowers: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew

Books at Bowers: Touring Through the Pages

MEMBER RSVP SATURDAY | APRIL 20 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | Norma Kershaw Auditorium | Onsite Book Discussion & Tour For members only: A Book...

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Comic Book & Character Development Workshop with Erna van Dyk

Comic Book & Character Development Workshop with Erna van Dyk

Family Programs

Create your very own comic book and learn about character development, storytelling and illustration in this hands-on workshop with...

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Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 3 of 6)

Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 3 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE SINGLE TICKETS WEDNESDAYS | APRIL 10 – MAY 15 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

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Anne's Treasures | Hand-Painted Canvas Tote Bag

Anne's Treasures | Hand-Painted Canvas Tote Bag

Workshops & Classes

ANNE'S TREASURES | 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS Join this very special arts engagement program for seniors and their community. 10 AM - 12 PM |...

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Timeless Melodies: Broadway in the 1930s

Timeless Melodies: Broadway in the 1930s

Talks

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

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Final Fridays: Asian Comics After Hours + Metropolis (2001) screening, DJ & Amati Strings!

Final Fridays: Asian Comics After Hours + Metropolis (2001) screening, DJ & Amati Strings!

After Hours Programming

Make the Bowers Museum your destination on “final Fridays” of the month, featuring after-hours access to Asian Comics: Evolution of an...

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BSOC's 28th Annual Art of Adorning

BSOC's 28th Annual Art of Adorning

Special Events

Don’t miss Orange County’s oldest and largest showcase for crafted jewelry, beads, clothing, artifacts, components, craft tools, and...

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Bowers’ Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Shiho Pate

Bowers’ Books for Kids: Storytime in the Galleries with Author Shiho Pate

Family Programs

RSVP HERE The Rescues - Finding HomeSATURDAY | APRIL 2710:30 AM – 12 PM | California Bounty Exhibit Just in time for National Adopt a...

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Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 4 of 6)

Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 4 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE SINGLE TICKETS WEDNESDAYS | APRIL 10 – MAY 15 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Festivals

Cinco de Mayo SUNDAY | MAY 5 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held ever first Sunday...

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Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 5 of 6)

Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 5 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE SINGLE TICKETS WEDNESDAYS | APRIL 10 – MAY 15 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

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Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 6 of 6)

Art in Context: Visions in American Art History (Part 6 of 6)

Talks

PURCHASE SINGLE TICKETS WEDNESDAYS | APRIL 10 – MAY 15 | 11 AM - 12 PM *unless otherwise notedNORMA KERSHAW AUDITORIUM | 6-PART LECTURE...

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Reggae Festival

Reggae Festival

Festivals

Reggae Festival SUNDAY | JUNE 2 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held ever first...

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Celebration of India

Celebration of India

Festivals

Celebration of India SUNDAY | JULY 14 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held ever first...

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Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Special Events

Red Cross Blood Drive July 23 at 10 am - 4 pm Be a hero in your community and save lives with a simple blood donation. To schedule an...

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Jazz and Blues

Jazz and Blues

Festivals

Jazz and Blues SUNDAY | AUGUST 4 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held ever first...

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Festivals

Chinese New Year Festival SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 1 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held...

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Mehregan Persian Festival

Mehregan Persian Festival

Festivals

Mehregan Persian Festival SUNDAY | OCTOBER 6 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held...

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Mexican Day of the Dead

Mexican Day of the Dead

Festivals

Mexican Day of the Dead SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 3 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held ever...

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International Winter Holiay

International Winter Holiay

Festivals

International Winter Holiday SUNDAY | DECEMBER 1 | 11 AM – 3 PM Celebrate with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held...

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