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This exhibition of more than 30 quilts from the Bowers Museum’s permanent collection focuses on American quilts from the 18th–20th centuries. Highlighting various styles and techniques, the quilts included in the exhibition reflect the strong visual impact and historical traditions they embody and many will be on view for the first time. Some notable examples on display include a Whole Cloth Quilt made in 1776 depicting a Jacobean Tree of Life; Crazy Quilts pieced together with elaborate materials; and a Flag Quilt sewn with tobacco flannels. American Quilts: Two Hundred Years of Tradition opens on September 20, 2008 and remains on view through March 15, 2009 in the Anderson-Hsu-Tu Gallery. For tickets to this exhibition, click
here.


TERRA COTTA WARRIORS: GUARDIANS OF CHINA’S FIRST EMPEROR EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 16!

Photo: ©Wang Da-Gang

Want to check out the terra cotta warriors one more time before they leave California?  Good news – the Bowers is extending the exhibition through October 16.  In addition, the Bowers will stay open extra hours starting September 27.  Museum hours will be 9:00AM – 6:00PM Tuesday – Sunday (the museum will remain closed on Mondays).  Now you and your friends and family have a few more days – and hours – to see it before the exhibition heads to Atlanta.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to experience what has been called "the eighth wonder of the Ancient world."  Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor must close October 16, so hurry and purchase your tickets by clicking here.


INDIAN DIWALI CULTURAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

September 7
1:00 – 5:00PM
Free

Join the Bowers Indian Cultural Arts Council as they present an exciting program celebrating modern India’s national festival of Diwali, marking the victory of good over evil and the arrival of peace and a new year!  During Diwali, gifts and sweets are exchanged between families, relatives and friends. It is especially considered bad luck to turn away strangers from your home during Diwali. So, come to the Bowers’ home for classical, folk, and Bollywood music and dance.  Bring the entire family to partake of henna body painting, create great art projects, shop at the mela (market), enjoy samosas and chutney, mango lassi, and join the group dances!
Sponsored by The Nicholas Endowment


REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES AT KIDSEUM

Registration is underway for Kidseum’s fall classes.  For the little ones, Kidseum offers Pre-School discoveries and Itty Bitty Explorers.  Both classes include music, art, and storytelling with Itty Bitty Explorers emphasizing language development, motor skills, and sensory exploration. Have an older child?  Try one of Kidseum’s Enrichment classes like Kids Cultural Cooking where you and your child will listen to stories from distant lands while preparing kid friendly recipes and creating a homemade cookbook with foods from around the world.  For registration and additional class information, please click here.

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS

Red Heroine (Hong Xia) Sept. 26

FILM: BAM 6.6
Sunday, September 14
1:30PM

Weaving together stories of survival, loss, and healing, film producer/director Jahangir Golestan-Parast presents his film that explores the humanity of the Iranian people through the prism of the devastating 2003 earthquake that struck the heart of Bam, an ancient Iranian village.
Members, students: $5/General: $7
Co-sponsored by the Persian Cultural Arts Council

SCREENING AND PERFORMANCE: RED HEROINE (HONG XIA)
Friday, September 26
7:30PM (Reception 6:30PM)

Presented by Devil Music Ensemble, this multi-media performance is a thrilling synthesis of live music and film.  Featuring the only surviving feature-length Chinese martial arts film from the silent era that still exists in its entirety, Red Heroine tells of a young woman’s transformation from captive maiden to full-fledged warrior, flying to the sky to deploy her newly acquired Kung Fu skills and avenge her grandmother’s death.
Members: $12/General $14
Co-sponsored by the Collections Council

Note: Some events have sold out.  For details and a complete listing of all upcoming programs, click here


MUSIC: AN AFTERNOON WITH KAREN HUA-QI HAN

Saturday, September 20
3:00PM

Concert soloist and internationally renowned Erhu virtuoso Karen Han gives a magical performance on this ancient Chinese two-string bowed instrument.  Performing world-wide, Ms. Han has also done many recordings for major motion pictures.
Members: $10/General: $8
Co-sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Paul Lam


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

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