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Bowers Museum

2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706

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Phone: (714) 567-3600
Fax: (714) 567-3603

Peter Keller, PhD Executive Director

Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Admission Price:
Admission to all exhibits ranges from free to $19


April 7, 2018 - August 19, 2018
First Americans: Tribal Art from North America
After a long journey around the world, the Bowers Museum’s special exhibition featuring selections from our own Native American collection will be on view in Santa Ana!
April 22, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Gemstone Carvings: The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt
For over 35 years Harold Van Pelt has quietly been perfecting the art of carving quartz, rock crystal and agate gemstones. Gemstone Carvings: Masterworks by Harold Van Pelt is a display of his mastery.
May 26, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival
Families immerse themselves in Vietnamese culture, gain appreciation for traditions, values and daily experiences of people who live in there, and discover similarities and differences between their lives in the U.S. and the lives of children in Vietnam.
June 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan From the Gayle and Edward P. Roski Collection
Thangka painting is carried out by highly trained monks for the purpose of teaching about Buddha and tenets of the Buddhist religion. The amount of imagery in each painting includes deities, mythologies, and the use of repeated and abstracted design.
July 7, 2018 - January 6, 2019
AFRICAN TWILIGHT: Vanishing Rituals & Ceremonies
AFRICAN TWILIGHT: Vanishing Rituals & Ceremonies is a celebration of Africa’s artistry and boundless creativity, captured by renowned artists Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.
September 22, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Knights in Armor
Knights in Armor features stunning masterpieces of European arms and armor, dating from the Medieval and Renaissance ages to the Romanticized Medieval revival of the 1800s.
September 29, 2018 - February 18, 2019
Kings Queens and Castles
Designed for children ages 3 to 11, Kings, Queens & Castles features an array of interactive elements.
This innovative, nationally traveling exhibit brings the game of chess to life and provides an engaging introduction to individual chess pieces and game strategy.


The museum promotes human understanding through permanent collections and special exhibitions from the greatest museums in the world. Its own collections include Southern California historic artifacts, California Plein-Air paintings and African, Oceanic, Native American, pre-Columbian and Chinese art.

3rd Tuesday of the month free for Santa Ana residents.


Kahlo: Her Photos
Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California
Preview by Liz Goldner
Photographs of and by Frida Kahlo both reinforce the storied narrative of her life, but also allow us to enter

Past Editorial

Kahlo: Her Photos
“Photographers of the American West"
"The Mystery of Sanxingdui"
The Lure of Chinatown
Gems of the Medici
Warriors, Tombs, Temple
China: Secrets of the Silk Road
Fernando Botero


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