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Great, smaller museum known for its early California and Missions permanent collection. Bowers often has wonderful traveling exhibits. Most recently I visited when they were featuring an exhibit about Medieval knights. We've also seen African cultural exhibits, mummies, and a fascinating look at Madeline Albright's...More
Outstanding anthropological and art exhibits, plus strong related programming as well as Italian movies, art history lectures and music. Highly recommended but do not make a special trip for the Sunday Festivals. The Indian Kite Festival had not one authentic Indian kite in sight and...More
This is a great place to spend a few educational hours. And then have a gourmet lunch at the first class restaurant. Lots of artwork from various sources, presented in an easily accessible manor. The building itself is nice, with a courtyard and impressive trees....More
This was the second time we visited the museum in less than a year. The exhibitions are always fascinating and in terms of admission fee, there is always a choice to see just the main thing (we paid $15/person this time), or all of the...More
Do visit this historic structure with a courtyard garden and an appealing gift shop for their special exhibits as well as their permanent Pacific Art collection. Every time I go, I find something new. As this Pacific hall has recently been reinstalled with interpretive labels,...More
We are members who live on the other side of town but visit several times a year because of the great temporary exhibits.
African Twilight, Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies covers 40 years work of two women who documented in photos and videos many African ceremonies...More