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Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, the

2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA

Phone: 714-567 3600 - Tty: -

Statement of Purpose

The Bowers Museum believes that learning about people through their arts will lead us to a greater understanding of ourselves as well as a fuller appreciation of the marvelous diversity of the human family.

The Bowers Museum celebrates this diversity by preserving and presenting the arts of world cultures.

Highlights & Collections

Permanent collections feature Pre Columbian, Native American, Oceanic, Asian and African art as well as historic artifacts of old California and paintings by American masters.

Adjacent to the main Museum is the Bowers Kidseum, the only interactive cultural arts museum for children. A hands-on facility for children and their families, permanent exhibits include masks, musical instruments, puppets from around the world, an ethnic dress-up area and a Native American room. Included with admission is an art lab, face painting and storytelling (weekends only). Please call 714-480-1520 for a weekly updated schedule.

Cultural arts of the Americas, Pacific rim, and Africa. Late 19th century and early 20th century California decorative arts and paintings. Orange County history.

Pre Columbian, Native American, African, Oceanic & Pacific Islander, and Asian. Also featuring a major collection of paintings by William and Alberta Binford McClosky and a collection of artifacts of the history of Southern California.

Exhibits & Special Events

* Partners in Illusion: William and Alberta McClosky

* Realms of the Ancestors: Arts of Oceania

*Power and Creation: Africa Beyond the Nile

* Arts of Native America

* Vision of the Shaman, Song of the Priest

*California Legacies This series of exhibits illustrates the rich, colorful and diverse history of the people who settled the West and Orange County:
Roman Glass - Reflections on Cultural Change
        Feb. 3 - Jun. 4, 2001
Remington, Russell and the Language of Western Art
        Jul. 7 - Sep. 16, 2001
Jerusalem & The Holy Land Rediscovered: THe Prints of David Roberts
        Oct. 6, 2001 - Jan. 9, 2002


Tuesday-Friday  10am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Admission & Directions:

$4 - $2         Permanant Exhibits
$16 - $8        Special Exhibits
The Bowers Museum is located on the corner of 20th and Main Streets in Santa Ana, just one minute off the 5 Freeway at the Main Street South exit.

Key Personnel:

Dr. Peter Keller, President
Susan Bowers, VP of Development
Paul Dowdle

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