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.

ARCE: A Tale of Two Crocodiles with Dr. Emily Cole
ARCE: A Tale of Two Crocodiles with Dr. Emily Cole

December 14, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by Emily Cole, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri in The Bancroft Library,...

Timeless Melodies: Gone But Not Forgotten Part 1: The Jewish Composers
Timeless Melodies: Gone But Not Forgotten Part 1: The Jewish Composers

December 26, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education, Inc. Help us pay tribute to...

The Future of the Bowers Museum with Dr. Peter Keller
The Future of the Bowers Museum with Dr. Peter Keller

January 4, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Dr. Peter Keller, President and CEO of the Bowers Museum, as he makes exciting announcements about blockbuster...

How Chocolate Conquered the World with “Chocolate Guru” Dr. Lee Theisen
How Chocolate Conquered the World with “Chocolate Guru” Dr. Lee Theisen

January 5, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Lee Theisen, professor at UCLA, and held in conjunction with the Bowers’ Chocolate FestivalIt began...

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

January 5, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

The Celebrity Series presents Robert and Florence Estrin: The Golden Era of Music
The Celebrity Series presents Robert and Florence Estrin: The Golden Era of Music

January 9, 2020 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Presented by the Crescendo Chapter of the Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the ArtsJoin the talented husband and wife...