Talks provide Bowers visitors with access to respected speakers and experts from around the world; each offering a special perspective on the collections, exhibitions and themes housed and explored by the Bowers Museum through the varied lenses of archaeology, anthropology, education, social sciences and the arts. This is your time to ponder, your place to learn and your space to share with your community.

Tamayo: Creator, Collector, and Cultural Promoter with Alma Ruiz
Tamayo: Creator, Collector, and Cultural Promoter with Alma Ruiz

January 19, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Alma Ruiz, Senior Fellow, Claremont Graduate University. Former Senior Curator at The Museum of...

Tales of the Sea: Docent-Led Storytelling
Tales of the Sea: Docent-Led Storytelling

January 19, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring the entire family for swashbuckling tales of daring and adventure on the open seas. Location: Beaumont...

SERIES PACKAGE: Art in Context (6-part Lecture Series): The World of Black Mountain College
SERIES PACKAGE: Art in Context (6-part Lecture Series): The World of Black Mountain College

January 22, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

WEDNESDAYS | January 22 through 26Presented by Annalee Andres, Art HistorianThe experimental school Black Mountain...

Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 1)
Art in Context: The World of Black Mountain College (Part 1)

January 22, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Annalee Andres, Art Historian The experimental school Black Mountain College has been described as a...

Timeless Melodies: Bing Crosby
Timeless Melodies: Bing Crosby

January 23, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education, Inc.Big Crosby’s career was...

Full Circle: BSOC Lecture presenting Robert Lopez
Full Circle: BSOC Lecture presenting Robert Lopez

January 25, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Robert Lopez, a self-taught metalsmith, discusses the designs and techniques involved in the creation of a piece of...