One of Southern California’s finest museums and Orange County’s largest, the Bowers Museum promotes human understanding through art. Its state-of-the-art facilities enable the Bowers to present world-class exhibitions from the greatest museums in the world. Its own collections are particularly strong in the areas of African, South Pacific, Asian, Native American, pre-Columbian art, and California plein-air paintings. Its location, close to four major freeways and four miles south of Disneyland, makes the Bowers an ideal destination for visitors to Southern California.
Kidseum, an 11,000-square foot children’s museum, just two blocks south of the Bowers Museum, makes a strong statement about its role in children’s education. The Bowers Museum’s commitment to engage a broad and diverse audience is evident in the variety of exciting programs, including family cultural arts festivals, lectures, film series, symposia, and teacher workshops. With the addition of the new Dorothy and Donald Kennedy Wing in 2007, the museum added a permanent Chinese exhibition, along with additional galleries for special exhibitions, spacious event venues, and a 300-seat auditorium, all to advance its mission to enrich lives through the world’s finest arts and cultures.