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.

Walt Disney Archives Lecture Series: Inside the 20th Century Fox Collection with Lynne Drake
Walt Disney Archives Lecture Series: Inside the 20th Century Fox Collection with Lynne Drake

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

Presented by Lynne Drake, Senior Manager, Collections, Walt Disney ArchivesTake a closer look inside the collection...

Why We Love Disney: The Power of the Disney Brand with Dr. Andi Stein
Why We Love Disney: The Power of the Disney Brand with Dr. Andi Stein

April 26, 2020 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Dr. Stein, author of Why We Love Disney: The Power of the Disney Brand, for an examination of The Walt Disney...

Art in Context: “This is Not to Be Looked at”: Conceptual Art and New Media Part 3)
Art in Context: “This is Not to Be Looked at”: Conceptual Art and New Media Part 3)

April 29, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Thomas Folland, Art HistorianCan there be art without anything to look at or even an object? Can there...

Art in Context: “It’s Not Me, It’s You”: Relational Aesthetics (Part 4)
Art in Context: “It’s Not Me, It’s You”: Relational Aesthetics (Part 4)

May 6, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Thomas Folland, Art HistorianIn 1992 if you entered the Andrea Rosen Gallery at a given time you would...

An Invisible History - Trailblazing Women of Walt Disney's Animation with Mindy Johnson
An Invisible History - Trailblazing Women of Walt Disney's Animation with Mindy Johnson

May 9, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From the earliest pioneers of hand-rendered animated films, to the advent of digital technology, women have been at...

Art in Context: Art without Borders: Global Vanguards (Part 5)
Art in Context: Art without Borders: Global Vanguards (Part 5)

May 13, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Thomas Folland, Art Historian In the past the story of art was often told from the center of a major...