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Bowers Museum

Celebrating world cultures through their art, the Bowers Museum’s permanent collection encompasses more than 130,000 works representing Native American, Pre-Columbian, Asian, Pacific and African cultures and Orange County history. The Museum has mounted numerous exhibitions that have toured nationally and internationally and is an international partner with the Palace Museum in Beijing, the British Museum and others.
Tours: Docents provide walk-in tours for individual visitors every afternoon. Shorter docent-led gallery talks are also available for specific exhibitions (check schedule.)

General
  • Days/Hours: Tues – Sun, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
  • Admission: Adults $12 Seniors (62+) $9 Students $9 Children 6-17 $9 Children under 6 Free Members Free for non-specially ticketed exhibitions Santa Ana Residents Free on the 3rd Tuesday of each month Free First Sunday of each month (Limited to 250 people/per hour and 1,500 tickets/day for specifically ticketed exhibitions)
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$5 AFTER 5 EXHIBIT ACCESS

Bowers Museum is the place to be on FRIDAY NIGHTS this summer! Every Friday evening, enjoy food, drink, live music, and $5 admission from 5 PM–9 PM and experience permanent and special exhibiti...

A FEAST OF PACIFIC PROPORTIONS

Indulge in a special, intimate dinner in Tangata highlighting high quality, South Pacific Cuisine as interpreted and presented by our on-site restaurant’s exciting chef, Brian Black, flavored wi...

EXPERIENCE PAPUA NEW GUINEA!

Come discover the land of a million journeys as experts discuss the fascinating art and culture of Papua New Guinea. Cultural performers will unveil ancient customs and one of the revered huli wigmen,...

Stark Beauty: The Photography of Edward Weston

  • July 22, 2017 to September 17, 2017
  • Address: 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
  • Venue: Bowers Museum
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Admission: $15
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

During his lifetime Edward Weston (March 24, 1886- January 1, 1958) revolutionized photography by taking unadulterated pictures of his subjects. Stark Beauty captures Weston much in the same way the a...

STARK BEAUTY: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF EDWARD WESTON OPENING LECTURE, PRESENTED BY JONATHAN SPAULDING

  • July 23, 2017
  • Address: 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
  • Venue: Bowers Museum
  • Times: 1:30 pm
  • Admission: $15
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Opening Lecture, presented by Jonathan Spaulding, former Executive Director of the Autry Museum of the American West and co-author of, “Edward Weston: A Legacy.” Join Dr. Spaulding as he ...