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    Celebrate the Winter Solstice!

    Presented by Pretend City Children's Museum at Pretend City Children's Museum, Irvine

    December 21, 2014

    Specifically for: Children ages 3 and up

    Put on your warm mittens and cozy scarves. It’s officially winter! The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Join us as we celebrate the winter solstice through cool activities and art projects. We’ll explain what the winter solstice is and how various cultures throughout history observed the ...more


    TARGET Free First Sunday: Kwanzaa

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 4, 2015

     Come and enjoy a wonderful day viewing fabulous exhibitions as the Bowers Museum and Kidseum offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Sponsored by the Target Corporation....more

    Target Free First Sunday & Family Festival - Kwanzaa

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 4, 2015

     Come and enjoy a wonderful day viewing fabulous exhibitions as the Bowers Museum and Kidseum offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Sponsored by the Target Corporation....more

    Crescendo Celebrity Series: Patricia Ward Kelly: “Gene Kelly: The Legacy”

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 8, 2015

     Film historian Patricia Ward Kelly shares the intimate story of her late husband Gene Kelly, who created some of the most memorable scenes in film. Presented by the Crescendo Chapter of The...more

    Discussion & Film: Great Screen Icon Series: Carousel

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 8, 2015

     Introductions and discussions led by Michael Berlin, Ph.D. hosts this film adaptation of the 1945 Tony Award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical. Starring Gordon MacRae and...more

    Hatshepsut: The Woman Who Would Be King

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 10, 2015

    Lecture and Book Signing

    Presented by Dr. Kara Cooney, Egyptologist and Assistant Professor of Egyptian
    Art and Architecture at UCLA. Booksigning follows. Sponsored by the American...more

    Junior Archeologist

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 10, 2015

     Every second Saturday. Become an archaeologist for a day - think, learn, explore and get your hands dirty! Participate in an archaeological dig, learn how to record your findings and create...more

    The Creative Process of Bronze Casting

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 11, 2015

     Leland Means, professional bronze artist and educator, discusses the art of bronze casting and how human creativity has explored this medium throughout history in the advancement of human...more

    Timeless Melodies: From the Temple to Tin Pan Alley

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 15, 2015

     Larry Maurer, music historian, presents the music of American national treasures Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Fanny Brice, and Al Jolson, all of Jewish...more

    Cinema Italiano: Viaggio sola (A Five Star Life)

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 18, 2015

     Film in Italian with English subtitles. An award-winning Italian comedy-drama about a single career woman working as a luxury hotel inspector whose personal life doesn’t live up to her...more

    Sunday Afternoon Family Time Drumming Circles

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 18, 2015

     Every third Sunday. Join professional drummer Martin Espino to participate in a family drumming circle. Martin will teach children the basics of drumming and rhythm. Then children...more

    Martin Luther King celebratory music with DARIA

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 19, 2015

     Join World Music Children’s musician, DARIA for a special presentation and show featuring the “I Have a Dream” song plus interactive music from world cultures, in the...more

    Time Travel Attire

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 19, 2015

     Traveling isn’t complete without the right hat. Learn about the past and create your own ancient hat to wear. Then embark on an adventure through time on the Green Screen Time Machine....more

    The Art of Cognitive Wellness

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 22, 2015

     Dr. Tonia Vojkofsky, Psy.D., founder of Cognitive Care Solutions, discusses the latest research on the lifestyle intervention and cognitive exercises for brain health, including the benefits...more

    BSOC Lecture: Beyond the Bead: Jewelry Personalized with Lapidary

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 24, 2015

     Jewelry designer Charlene Aspray of Gossamer Bijou discusses the vintage Italian materials and refined techniques she employs in her handmade crafts and designs. Sponsored by the Bead...more

    Jewelry Workshop: Lantern-Shaped Earrings

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 24, 2015

     Sandy Hefnider, Art Jewelry Creations, demonstrates how to create easy-to-stitch lantern-shaped earrings using a simple right angle weave technique and embellishing with crystal and seed...more

    Chop Suey USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 24, 2015

     Dr. Yong Chen, Associate Professor of History, UC Irvine, presents his new book Chop Suey, USA, offering the first comprehensive examination of the historical forces and players that turned...more

    Glow Cave Discoveries

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 24, 2015

     Every Fourth Saturday. Virtually explore the French caves of Lascaux on a smartboard, then visit the Glow Cave and create your own glowing cave painting to take home. Recommended ages 4 and...more

    Lecture Series: Early 20th Century American Art

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 28, 2015

     6 part series. Part 1: How the Other Half Lives: From Gilded Age to Ashcan School
    Kristin Mihaylovich, Associate Professor Art History at Santa Monica College.


    War & Peace: The 1940s

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 29, 2015

    Timeless Melodies

     Join Larry Maurer for a nostalgic look at one of America’s most volatile decades.


    Friday Morning Storytelling, Music and Art

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 2 - January 30, 2015

     Bring your little ones to these engaging and creative interactive activities lead by our experienced and beloved Preschool Specialists, Miss Bev & Miss Jackie. Bring your camera!...more

    Distinguished Pulitzer Prize Photographer Lecture: Rick Rickman: The Wonder Years

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    January 31, 2015

     Rick Rickman, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, discusses his new book, The Wonder Years: Portraits of Athletes Who Never Slow Down. Book features captivating portraits of senior athletes...more

    Drop-In Art Adventures

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 3 - January 31, 2015

     Create innovative and unique cultural art projects. New techniques and materials each weekend. Recommended ages 4 and up, accompanied by parents or grandparents. For additional information...more

    China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

    October 19, 2014 - March 15, 2015

    Don't Miss This One and Only West Coast Showing!
    This 1986 discovery was dubbed "the ninth wonder of the world" by Chinese television and acknowledged by many scholars as one...more

    Play: In Three Acts

    Presented by Beall Center for Art + Technology, UC Irvine at UCI Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine

    February 6 - May 2, 2015

    Play: In the three Acts highlights the work of three artists - Joe McKay, David Rokeby, and Nina Waisman. Each artist explores various modes of interaction within their work: Waisman and Rokeby...more

    South Wing of the Mission

    Presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

    January 1, 2010 - Ongoing

    This new exhibit highlights the lives of the padres who lived in the South Wing of Mission San Juan Capistrano during the 18th century. The exhibit focuses on the founding and decline of the...more

    Plein-Air Art Reproductions Exhibition

    Presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

    January 1, 2010 - Ongoing

    Plein-Air Art Reproductions Exhibition from the Collection of Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith and the Irvine Museum

    Joan Irvine Smith
    Joan Irvine Smith
    Photo Courtesy of Carla...more

       

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