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Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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Went to view a special exhibit....

The afternoon went by very quickly, as we looked at the photographs from the personal collection of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James W
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Irvine, California
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Not very large, but very interesting

Very interesting exhibit of tribes of the Pacific Islands. Nice collection of Chinese art. Time it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stez
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San Diego, California
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Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The afternoon went by very quickly, as we looked at the photographs from the personal collection of Frida Kahlo. A few were photos of her, but for the most part, it was her family, her friends, her loves, and lovers. Nearly all were black and...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting exhibit of tribes of the Pacific Islands. Nice collection of Chinese art. Time it right to get on a docent tour.

Thank stez
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the lecture series the Bowers offered in connection with the Frida Kahlo photo exhibit. While the lecture series by Jacqueline Hahn was well worth attending, the method the Bowers has in place to attend any event is very backwards. If you purchase a...More

Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bowers Museum is small enough to explore everything in one visit. You can break up your visit with lunch at their excellent cafe. The bonus is that your parking fee is refunded. The museum exhibits vary with a concentration on Chinese and other Asian...More

Thank KelloggTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic discovery! Never expected to find a quality museum like this in Santa Ana. Great introduction to the history Orange County! The Asia display was one of the best I have ever seen. The tour guide was fantastic. Plan on at least 2...More

Thank vermeling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum and we bought annual passes to enjoy it many times. It is small enough to take it all in yet large enough to cover many geographical areas and time periods. They have great permanent and temporary exhibits as well as...More

Thank TravelMom108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an untapped resource! The standing exhibits are lovely, but the touring ones are really spectacular. Great date place!

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bowers is a great "hometown" museum with a regular collection of art and with special exhibits. The place is beautiful and just the right size, with an excellent restaurant and gift shop, along with an auditorium for lectures and programs. This museum is not...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a museum junkie. I love that I can walk to this one. It really is a class act. Thirsty Thursday is a lot of fun!

Thank Gigi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Currently at the Bowers Museum is an exhibit of photos that had personal significance to Frida Kahlo. Many were of her father, some of Diego Rivera, others were very personal. The highlight of the exhibit for me was a film depicting the life of Frida...More

Thank Barbara R
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Lydia M
Is the museum open on Mondays?
28 March 2016|
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Response from B P | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge, many museums are historically closed on Mondays. Hours should be posted on their website.
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