Bowers At Home

The Bowers is thrilled to expand its connection to our community with the launch of BOWERS AT HOME.

 

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Bowers Museum Free Family Festival: Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon

18.09.2022
Enjoy highlights that were captured from the love festival held at the Bowers Museum on September 11, 2022. This event is made possible through a generous donation by the Nicholas Endowment and an anonymous donor. Special thanks to Capital Group Companies for generously sponsoring this video.
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Gemstone Carving Virtual Highlights Tour

18.08.2022
Take a virtual highlights tour of Bowers Museum's permanent collection exhibition, Gemstone Carvings: The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt. This free virtual tour was made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor. Visit bowers.org for tickets to experience the full exhibition in person today.
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California Bounty Virtual Highlights Tour

16.08.2022
Take a virtual highlights tour of Bowers Museum's permanent collection exhibition, California Bounty: Image and Identity, 1850 - 1930. This free virtual tour was made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor.
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Bowers Museum Free Family Festival: Caribbean Summer

14.08.2022
Enjoy highlights captured from the live festival that was held on August 7, 2022. Celebrate onsite with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held monthly in the beautiful Key Courtyard. Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and more! Details at bowers.org.
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Bowers Museum Free Family Festival: American Blues ‘n Jazz

17.07.2022
Enjoy highlights captured from the live festival that was held on July 10, 2022. Celebrate onsite with the Bowers Museum during our free family festivals held monthly in the beautiful Key Courtyard. Enjoy live performances, art making, face painting and more! Details at bowers.org.
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Bowers Museum Free Family Festival: Summer Solstice Celebration

26.06.2022
Celebrate the beginning of summer and closing day of The Crown Jewels of the Walt Disney Archives exhibition with our free family festival. Enjoy highlights captured from the live festival that was held on June 19, 2022.
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Ancient Arts of China Virtual Highlights Tour

15.06.2022
Take a virtual highlights tour of Bowers Museum's permanent collection exhibition, Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy This free virtual tour was made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor.
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Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy Virtual Highlights Tour

20.05.2022
Take a virtual highlights tour of Bowers Museum's permanent collection exhibition, Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy. This exhibition is one of nine permanent exhibitions on view at the Bowers Museum and free with General Admission.
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Access Digital Exhibition Now

Muscles, ninjas and cyborgs; what do these three things have in common? All are depicted on the flour sack canvases of the Bowers’ first digital exhibition, Reel Art: Movie Posters from Ghana.

This premier digital show revisits one of the most beloved Bowers permanent collection exhibitions, bringing together a group of rugged, campy and visually astonishing posters. These colorful advertisements were originally created to promote movies made available for rent throughout Ghana by an industrious group of traveling entrepreneurs. Familiar celebrity faces and fantastical interpretations of B- and C-list movies from the 1980s and ‘90s make for a wonderful viewing experience. Microwave some popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy Reel Art from the comfort of your home.

 

 

Additional Resources for Reel Art:

Download Lesson Plans in English | Preview

Listen to Music Playlist

Buy Exhibit Books

Watch Virtual Project Lesson, linked below!

 

Digital Guide

Inside The Walt Disney Archives

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Use your mobile device to visit guide.bowers.org and see exhibit highlights alongside fun facts and staff favorites. 

Don't forget to visit our Storytelling Portal to read and share your favorite Disney memories! Now available on desktop!   

Read LA TIMES article highlighting this guide

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Bowers Podcast

Hear directly from experts in the fields of archaeology and more. This treasure trove of past lectures is being updated weekly for your listening pleasure!

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Tune-in and zone-out to the sounds of the Bowers Playlists. Inspired by our current exhibitions, new art projects, and the passing holidays - the Bowers will link new playlists below every week during our closure.

Click the links below to listen to:

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Listen up everyone: this tour is for your ears only!

Visit bowers.org/audio to listen in on a virtual tour of the Bowers Museum, available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

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HOME ART LESSONS

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Introductions to the Indigenous People of Mexico

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Exploring Highlights of Bowers' Indonesian Collection

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Listen to Music Playlist

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Introductions to Miao Silver and Textiles Inspired By The Gallery Miao: Masters of Silver

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Exploring History Through Bowers Margaret and Cleo Key Courtyard

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Member Exclusives From Home

As extension of our new online portal "Bowers at Home" and its virtual offerings, Bowers Members have received exclusive access to premiere content, from live broadcasts and Q&A in our member-exclusive speaker series, "Friends of the Bowers," to videos of past lectures in our new "Best of the Bowers" video lecture archive, staff interviews and more. Click here for details.

Enjoy archives of this series on the Bowers YouTube Channel, under the Friends of the Bowers Playlist!

Community

New! Virtual Family Festivals

Our festivals may be virtual, but the fun is real!

Click here for details on the next upcoming festival or watch the full archive on Youtube and Facebook. Downloadable art projects for each event are listed below. Tag us in your projects #bowersfestival @bowersmuseum!

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Festivals

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Art Projects

Bowers Coloring Pages
Week 11

Clay Animalitos

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Week 10

Styrofoam Prints

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Week 9

Leaf Mandalas

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Week 7

Illuminated Letters

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Week 6

Collage Art

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Week 5

Abstract Self-Portraits

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Rock Painting

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Week 3

Thaumatrope

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Week 2

Foil Repousse

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Flower Pounding

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Serving our Community

Early in the recent health crisis, Bowers Museum partnered with Mariners Church to cook, prep, and deliver meals to local hospitals for healthcare workers including Hoag Hospital, CHOC and more. Later added to this program's recipients are the families of the children in our Kidseum After School Program, all of whom are Santa Ana residents, as well as the seniors of our Anne's Treasures Program.

This program has now grown to include funding from Bowers' supporters. In total, thanks to our partners, donors and members, the Bowers has been able to provide important services for our community in 2020, including:
• 23,193 free meals for front line medical and emergency services workers, low-income children, families, and seniors, and the homeless
• 1,527 art kits for low-income children and seniors
• 1,148 bags of groceries for low-income children and seniors

If you haven’t already, please join us in raising funds for this program, as well as free art programs for children, families, and seniors, and exhibitions that showcase the world’s finest art. Click here to learn more.

 

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