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FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL:
AMERICANA

Sunday, July
27
Noon –
4:00PM


Come celebrate
the richness of the American culture as we showcase the
music, dance, art, and food traditions of yesterday and
today.  From musical spoons and saws to jazz, swing
and Gospel singers, we’ll have you dancing in the
aisles!  Compete in a pie eating contest and create
your own corn husk doll to take home. 
Enjoy craft demonstrations and have your face painted
with your favorite American design as you relax and
enjoy an American summer day.
Admission: Free
Sponsored by The Nicholas Endowment




NOW IT’S EVEN EASIER TO GET YOUR TERRA
COTTA
TICKETS

Good News!  Since so many of our
members have experienced technical difficulties
retrieving their two free tickets to the exhibition,
Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s
First Emperor
, it is now possible for Bowers
members to visit the exhibition without tickets. 
Just come to the museum on the day and time you wish to
see the exhibition and check in at the special
membership station at the Visitor Services Desk in the
museum lobby to be admitted into the exhibition.



SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: VIKING RIVER
CRUISES


Save $1,000 on a River Cruise in
China, Europe, or
Russia

Have you been
longing for a unique vacation centered on geography,
culture, and history? Discover Europe’s hidden gems,
unlock the mysteries of China or explore Russia’s heart
up close and in comfort. Viking River Cruises offers
deluxe scenic cruising aboard an award-winning fleet.
Sail directly to your destination, dock in town, and
walk off the ship to join the day’s included tour.
 

Best of all, when you reserve your 2009 journey
by July 31, 2008, you will save $1,000 per stateroom
with Viking’s Early Booking Discount. For more
information, call 1-877-668-4546 or visit http://www.vikingrivercruises.com





SPECIAL OFFER FOR BOWERS MEMBERS FROM THE
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF ORANGE
COUNTY


Save 20% Off of a Regular Mini-Series
Package!

Order any of the
Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s three-concert
mini-series by July 7 and save 20% off of regular
prices!  Be sure to use the promotion code:
MINI.

Great music to enrich your life! 
Choose from any of these series packages to suit your
musical taste and your budget: All-Stars,
Baroque,
Intimate
Classics
, Piano,
Pops,
Romantics,
Voices or
World
Music
 Just
visit  http://www.philharmonicsociety.org and
click on Mini Series or call (949)
553-2422.

Don’t forget to use the promo
code: MINI.  Hurry – this offer is only good
through July 7!

JULY LECTURES – FREE FOR
MEMBERS!

BURIED WITH THE SKY, ASTRONOMY IN
THE TOMBS OF ANCIENT
CHINA
Sunday, July 13, 1:30PM

Dr. E.C.
Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory,
explores the astronomical connections of the First
Emperor’s tomb and army, and the traditions that
were established during the Qin dynasty and carried
into subsequent dynasties.
Sponsored by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter
Foundation.


PURPLE REIGN, THE COLORS OF THE TERRA COTTA
WARRIORS
Sunday, July 20, 1:30PM

Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s effigy army
was originally festooned in bright colors and, most
interestingly, purple—an enigmatic and complex compound
that was far ahead of its time. 
Archeologymagazine writer and editor Samir S.
Patel talks about the history of this surprisingly
sophisticated pigment and the challenges of trying to
save the color of still-buried
soldiers
.
Sponsored
by Dr. & Mrs. Paul
Lam.
 

SEND US NO MORE DRAGONS
Sunday, July 26, 1:30PM

William R. Sargent,
H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator, Asian Export Art, Peabody
Essex Museum, gives a talk on the history of trade in
porcelain, first produced in China around the eighth
century, and the exportation of the ceramics from the
15th to 18th centuries.
Sponsored in
memory of Harry Rooney in conjunction with the Terra
Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor
exhibition

THE FIRST EMPEROR’S FAMILY
VALUES
Sunday, July 27, 1:30PM

Dr. Keith
Knapp, The Citadel, presents a lecture on the Qin
dynasty attitude toward the family and domestic life of
Qin commoners, based on documents excavated that
promoted the Confucian value of filial piety and loyalty
to one’s family.
Sponsored in
memory of Harry Rooney in conjunction with the Terra
Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor
exhibition
.


For details and a complete listing
of all upcoming lectures, click here



For a complete
calendar of lectures, films, music and events, please
click
here

Bowers
Museum 2002 North Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706
714.567.3600

Thank you to our
Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First
Emperor
Media Sponsors

 

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