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    Friday Morning Storytelling, Music and Art

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

    October 3 - October 31, 2014

     Friday, October 10 from 10:30 AM - NOON
    Recommended for ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult.
    Join Ms. Bev and Ms. Jackie for an engaging storytelling, music and art experience.

    Kidseum will be closed while installing our new exhibition until December 7. Friday Morning Story Telling will take place at the Bowers Museum.

    Theme: Our Friendly Spooks
    Story: Halloween Story ...more


    Target Free First Sunday: Day of the Dead Family Festival

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

    November 2, 2014

    Sponsored by The Nicholas Endowment
    Missions and Ranchos Exhibit Hall
    • 10:00am – 4:00pm View the beautiful Ofrenda (memorial altar) and leave a note for a departed loved...more

    Urban(e) Considerations

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

    November 5, 2014

     6-Part Lecture Series
    Urban(e) Considerations
    Impressionism and the Urban Experience
    The Impressionists embraced the modern lifestyle that the City of Lights afforded them...more

    Art Workshop: Dramatic Fall Gourds

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

    November 5, 2014

    Art Workshop (Part 1 of 2-Part Series)
    Dramatic Fall Gourds
    Session I: Graphite (pencil) and graphite powder
    Fall gourds are wonderful subjects for exploring how to create...more

    Gallery Talk: California: The Golden Years

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

    November 4 - November 6, 2014

    Please join an expert docent for a 20-minute tour of this exhibit. Expand your knowledge, learn the history, ask plenty of questions about the artifacts, and discover much more.
    Included...more

    Great Screen Icons: The Lady Eve (1941)

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

    November 6, 2014

     The Lady Eve (1941) (95 min)
    A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, till one of them falls in love with him. Directed by...more

    Gallery Talk: Heavenly Horses

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

    November 5 - November 7, 2014

    Please join an expert docent for a 20-minute tour of this exhibit. Expand your knowledge, learn the history, ask plenty of questions about the artifacts, and discover much more.
    Included...more

    Friday Morning Storytelling, Music & Art

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

    November 7, 2014

     Friday, November 7 from 10:30 AM - NOON
    Recommended for ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult.
    Join Ms. Bev and Ms. Jackie for an engaging storytelling, music and art experience....more

    Why Gild the Lily? The Use of Color in Ancient Egypt

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

    November 8, 2014

     What role did color play in ancient Egyptian art? Dr. Lorelei Corcoran, Professor of Art History and Director of the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, University of Memphis,...more

    Drop-in Art Lab Projects

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

    November 8 - November 9, 2014

     Join Kidseum staff at the Bowers Museum to create Chinese paper lions on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9. The lion is a special animal to Chinese people. A pair of stone lions, a...more

    Legends of the Shu Kingdom: Demystifying Sanxingdui

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

    November 9, 2014

     The 1986 excavation of the Sanxingdui (Tri-star Piles) in China has aroused archeological interests with the discoveries of a large number of bronze statues and masks produced with very...more

    The Legacy Project: El Toro, Memory, and the Creative Process

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

    November 11, 2014

     Jacques Garnier, preeminent photographer and co-founder of The Legacy Project, has been documenting the former El Toro Marine base since 2002. With five like-minded artists, he has created...more

    Urban(e) Considerations

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

    November 12, 2014

     The Feminization of Impressionism: Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt
    Women were unable to explore Paris and its environs unattended like their male counterparts. The work of Morisot and...more

    Dramatic Fall Gourds

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

    November 12, 2014

     Session II: Charcoal, charcoal powder, and instant coffee
    Fall gourds are wonderful subjects for exploring how to create stunning three-dimensional form in a two-dimensional drawing....more

    Gallery Talk: Ancient Arts of China

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

    November 11 - November 13, 2014

    Please join an expert docent for a 20-minute tour of this exhibit. Expand your knowledge, learn the history, ask plenty of questions about the artifacts, and discover much more.
    Included...more

    Heavenly Horses: Two Thousand Years of Chinese and Japanese Equestrian Art

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

    June 14 - November 14, 2014

    This exhibition features captivating horse imagery that traces the animal’s importance through the rich culture, philosophy and religions of Japan and China. Thought of as dragons in...more

    Gallery Talk: Sacred Realms

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

    November 12 - November 14, 2014

    Please join an expert docent for a 20-minute tour of this exhibit. Expand your knowledge, learn the history, ask plenty of questions about the artifacts, and discover much more.


    Friday Morning Storytelling, Music & Art

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

    November 14, 2014

    Friday, November 14 from 10:30 AM - NOON
    Recommended for ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult.
    Join Ms. Bev and Ms. Jackie for an engaging storytelling, music and art...more

    Back to the Beginning

    Presented by Heritage Museum of Orange County at Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana

    November 15, 2014

    Have you ever wondered how your family settled in Southern California? Where did you r grandparents or great-grandparents come from? Why did they move? People move for many reasons, and local...more

    Painted Prayers: The Japanese Tradition of Ema

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

    November 15, 2014

     Ema (literally, "picture horse") are wooden votive plaques on which visitors to Shinto shrines have traditionally written their prayers and wishes for the kami, or higher beings,...more

    Journey Stories

    Presented by Heritage Museum of Orange County at Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana

    October 5 - November 16, 2014

    Journey Stories, by the Smithsonian Institution, explores the intersection between modes of travel & the Americans' desire to feel free to progress and flourish, voyage,  and...more

    Drop-in Art Lab Projects

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

    November 15 - November 16, 2014

     While Kidseum is closed during installation (until December 7) the Bowers Museum will be hosting drop-in art activities lead by Kidseum art instructors. Drop-in art will be offered every...more

    Cinema Italiano: La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty) (2013)

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

    November 16, 2014

     Jep Gambardella, a successful novelist, finds himself unexpectedly turning away from his playboy lifestyle and experiencing the beauty of Rome for the first time as he celebrates his 65th...more

    Gallery Talk: Missions and Ranchos

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

    November 18 - November 20, 2014

    Please join an expert docent for a 20-minute tour of this exhibit. Expand your knowledge, learn the history, ask plenty of questions about the artifacts, and discover much more.


    Gallery Talk: Pre Columbia

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

    November 19 - November 21, 2014


    Please join an expert docent for a 20-minute tour of this exhibit. Expand your knowledge, learn the history, ask plenty of questions about the artifacts, and discover much more....more

    The Avant-Garde Collection

    Presented by Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach

    September 7, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    This exhibition traces OCMA's acquisitions highlights across five decades, focusing on the evolving definition of "avant-garde." 

    In the 1960s it was cutting-edge to...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

    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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