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PROGRAMS AT THE
BOWERS
November 15 – December 15,
2008

LECTURES


Unless otherwise noted, all programs
take place in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium
and are
free to Members and with Paid
Admission

1:30PM



November
16
Passages of Life with Carol
Beckwith and Angela
Fisher
1:30PM
Lecture only:
$8

Renowned photojournalists Carol
Beckwith and Angela Fisher present a lecture in
conjunction with the publication of their latest book,
Dinka, an evocative and passionate study of the
Dinka pastoralists of southern Sudan and their unique
relationships with the land and their animals.  The
photographers’ close relationships in Africa have
developed over a thirty year span, giving them access to
sacred ceremonies and traditions little known to the
outside
world.


November
20
Timeless
Melodies:
Songs that Inspired a
Nation
with Larry Maurer


1:00PM
Members and with paid admission:
$7/Lecture only: $9
Music historian Larry
Maurer presents an audio-visual lecture honoring
Veteran’s Day.  This tribute
to our American
soldiers relives the history, music and legendary tales
that founded a great nation.  This new
course recalls songs that touch the heart and soul of
every citizen, including Yankee Doodle, The
Star Spangled Banner
, The Battle Hymn of the
Republic
, This Land Is Your Land, and
America the Beautiful. 


November
22
ARCE Lecture:
Building the Pyramids at
Giza with Author,
Dr. Craig
Smith

1:30PM
Free

Craig
Smith, author and engineer, will unravel the mystery
behind the design and construction of the Great Pyramid
at Giza, research based on his book, How the Great
Pyramid was
Built
.



November
23
Guatemalan Textiles with Janet
Seward

11:00AM
Fluor
Gallery
Lecture only: $8

Collector Janet
Seward will present a multitude of indigenous Guatemalan
textiles and discuss their unique history, villages of
origin, and evolution of design. The textiles will be
passed around during the talk, giving participants the
opportunity to feel the texture, examine the weave
closely, and in some cases even smell the dye.  The
display will also include baskets, wooden slingshots,
and a few outstanding quilts from around the
region.

Janet
has collected Guatemalan textiles, folk art, beads and
ethnic artifacts from around the world for more than
twenty years.  When not designing jewelry made from
beads and artifacts gathered in her travels, she
frequently leads trips for the Collectors Council
including an upcoming trip to Guatemala in April of
2009.


November
23
Distinguished Lecture Series: In Search of Lost
Ships: Adventures with
Dr. James
Delgado 

1:30
PM
Lecture only:
$8


Dr.
James Delgado, President and CEO of the Institute of
Nautical Archaeology, presents a talk covering some of
the world’s oldest and most significant shipwrecks,
ranging from a wreck from the age of King Tutankhamen to
Byzantine ships sunk off Istanbul, Turkey. 
Drawing on INA’s amazing discoveries, as well as
his own work on wrecks ranging from the Titanic to
Khubilai Khan’s fleet sunk off of Japan in 1281 by the
legendary “kamikaze,” undersea archaeologist James
Delgado will take us on an undersea tour of these lost
ships and the incredible stories archaeologists have
learned by studying
shipwrecks.

FILM

November
14
Explorers Club Film
Festival – West Coast
Edition

6:00PM –
10:00PM

The Bowers
Museum hosts the first West Coast Edition of the
Explorers Club Film Festival.  This year’s winning
films span the globe, from the North Pole to the
Himalayas, from the Yukon to Argentina.  All the
filmmakers share a passion for documenting exploration
in all its forms, from preserving ancient cultures to
conquering the summits of mountains or studying the
effects of climate change on
wildlife.
Individual screening tickets or
festival passes are available at the Bowers Museum or
via the Bowers
Web site
.
  For a list of
films, times and ticket prices, please click here.

Co-sponsored by the Southern
CaliforniaChapter of the Explorers Club.  Founded
in 1904 and dedicated to the advancement of scientific
exploration and field research, the Explorers Club has
played an important role as the premier meeting ground
for those who have pushed the limits of knowledge and
human
endurance. 
Southern
California
Chapter of the Explorers Club Chair, David
Dolan
2008 Film Festival Director, Les
Guthman



November
15
Explorers Club Film Festival
– West Coast
Edition
9:00AM – 6:00PM

Please
see above for
details.


November 20
Cinema
Italiano:
The Best of Youth
(La Meglio Goiventu)
Part 2 –
80s
 
6:30PM–
Reception
7:00PM

Screening
$10

Part two of
three segments.  Spanning four decades, this
passionate epic follows two Italian brothers, one
free-spirited, the other introverted and idealistic, as
they are pushed together and pulled apart by tides of
history and divergent dreams.  Sponsored by the
Italian Arts Council.
 


November
28
Africa, The
Serengeti
1:30PM

Filmed
in Kenya and Tanzania, this film takes you on an
extraordinary journey to view a spectacle few humans
have ever witnessed:  The Great
Migration. 



November
29
Hearts and
Hands
1:30PM
Documentarian Pat Ferrero’s film explores the
intrinsic relationship between nineteenth century quilt
makers and the social history they produced in their
work.  The film brilliantly conveys the social
atmosphere experienced by both the celebrated and
average American woman within the context of great
19th century events, including
industrialization, abolition, the Civil War, westward
expansion, and the temperance and suffrage
movements.


December
4
Cinema Italiano: The Best of
Youth
(La Meglio Goiventu) Part
3 – 90s to
Today

6:30PM
Reception
7:00PM – Screening
$10
 
 
Part Three.  Spanning four decades, this
passionate epic follows two Italian brothers, one
free-spirited, the other introverted and idealistic, as
they are pushed together and pulled apart by tides of
history and divergent dreams.  Sponsored by the
Italian Arts Council.


December
5
Savannah
Homecoming
1:30PM

Witness the splendor of East Africa’s golden
plains in this story of two women and their journeys
between bustling cities and rural landscapes. 


December
6
The Art of
Quilting
1:30PM

This film explores the myriad techniques and
artistry reflected in contemporary American quilts,
celebrating quilt artists as they transcend classic
quilts by taking the finest traditions of the past to
create new traditions.



December
13
Quilts in Women’s
Lives
1:30PM


This award-winning film by filmmaker Pat Ferrero
presents a first-person series of portraits of seven
renowned quilt makers who reveal the passion and values
behind the continuing tradition of quilting. 

EVENTS

November
30
Scarlet Sisters’ Lost Mermaid
Show!
1:30PM
Families of four: $10/Single tickets:
$5
Ahoy me
hearties! The Scarlet Sister She-Pirates will come
ashore this November and make their way to
the Bowers Museum in search of the buried
treasure…only first they need to find the Magical
Mermaid – for only she knows where the buried treasure
be! The Scarlets will be needing’ some help to find
the Mermaid…are ye brave enough to join their
crew?  Come join us for this
fun-filled, 50 minute interactive circus show ideal for
ages 4-14!


December 
7
Target First Free
Sunday

10:00AM –
4:00PM
Free

Enjoy complimentary
admission to the Bowers Museum all day, courtesy of
Target



December 
7
International
Cultural Festival

Noon –
4:00PM
Free

Celebrate
family
traditions around the globe with music and
art!  Listen to the musical rhythms of
Europe, South America and the Pacific Rim. 
Make your own holiday card and window ornament,
even a crazy hat!  Our face painters
will decorate your face with symbols from your
traditional culture.  Enjoy some hot
chocolate and cookies. 

Sponsored by the Nicholas
Endowment


December
11
Dance Company of
Sardenia
6:30PM – Reception
$10

Join us
for an evening in the company of this folkloric group of
twenty-three members, clad in traditional costumes, from
Elmas (Sardegna), Italy who will entertain us with folk
dancing, singing, and merriment!  To secure a
ticket in advance, please send check to:  1950 Old
Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA
92705.  
Sponsored by Italian Arts Council
and Consulate General of Italyand the Instituto Italiano
Di Cultura.



December
14
Los
Posadas
5:00PM – 7:00PM
Free 

A Traditional Mexican
Christmas Celebration r
eenacted in villages
of Mexico, this is a celebration of the story of Mary
and Joseph’s search for a posada
(inn).  Join us for music, dance,
tamales, Mexican hot chocolate, and pan
dulce
.

Co-sponsored by the Stephanie Ortiz Family and
Centro Cultural de
Mexico


Note: All lectures, films and
events subject to change.

UPCOMING
EVENTS:
December 18 – Yuletide Celebration with the finest
bell ringers in Southern California
December 27: Kwanza
Celebration
December 28: ARCE Lecture: Field Report on the
2008 Valley of the Kings

Bowers Museum • 2002 North Main Street, Santa
Ana, CA 92706 • 714.567.3600 • http://www.bowers.org

 

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