Affiliate Councils

The following Bowers Affiliate Councils provide a unique and enriching experience designed to encourage patrons to become involved with our Museum Community. All Council members are also Bowers Museum members. For information on membership to the museum and opportunities to join the affiliate councils please call (714) 567-3679.


Beads Society of Orange County

affiliate2BSOC provides the community with educational resources in regards to the artistic, historical, and intercultural signifi cance of beads and plans regular meetings and annual events at the Bowers Museum. 714.779.5334

The Bells

affiliate3Serve as ambassadors of goodwill by volunteering at the information desk and at social and fund-raising functions held by the Bowers Museum. Contact the Membership Department for contact information for The current Bells’ Membership Officer 714.567.3639

Bowers California Arts Council

affiliate9Provides support by assisting the Bowers with it's conservation, acquisition, exhibition and collection of California Plein Air paintings and traditional art.

Chinese Cultural Arts Council

affiliate4Promotes Chinese Cultural Arts in the community through lectures and activities in conjunction with the Bowers Museum. 909.597.9179

Collectors Council

affiliate5Provides experiences in art collecting and art connoisseurship. Members enjoy tours of private collections and galleries, as well as travel opportunities and special parties. 714.536.0666

Docent Guild

affiliate6Members provide tours of museum exhibitions, make presentations to the community, hold regular meetings and programs, and plan field trips to museums and historical sites.

Indian Arts Council

affiliate8Promotes awareness and understanding of Indian Cultural Arts through educational programs including art, dance, music, meditation and yoga workshops and seminars. 714.665.8812

Italian Arts Council

affiliate11Presents the annual Columbus Celebration in the courtyard, cultural film series and educational programs for adults and children. 949.716.5201

Persian Arts Council

affiliate10Promotes and expands knowledge of Persian Arts and culture, sponsors Persian cultural arts activities that promote community cultural interests and understanding. 949.929.8492