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PASSAGES: PHOTOGRAPHS IN AFRICA BY CAROL BECKWITH AND ANGELA FISHER


The Bowers Museum presents Passages: Photographs in Africa by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher,
an exhibition of dramatic images that portray time-honored African
ceremonial traditions of the passing from one life phase into another
by critically acclaimed photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.
Known for their vibrant images of African life, the photographers have
spent over 30 years traveling throughout Africa to document customs,
rites of passage, and aspects of ceremonial practices. The exhibition
features more than 90 large-scale photographs and six documentary
videos plus a selection of jewelry, masks, sculpture, and other African
artifacts, drawn from the Bowers Museum’s holdings as well as the
photographers’ personal collections. Passages: Photographs in Africa by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, on view through August 16, 2009.


CLASSIC CALIFORNIA: RECENTLY CONSERVED PAINTINGS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
OPENS DECEMBER 20


Visit the Gloria and Si Fluor and Family Gallery this month to see Classic California: Recently Conserved Paintings from the Permanent Collection
This exhibition features painted landscapes, coastal scenes, still life
images and portraits of artists and prominent figures by California’s
most celebrated painters of the late 19th and early 20thcentury. 
Many of the museum’s most important and iconic portraits,
impressionistic and plein air works by William S. Jewett, Edgar Payne,
Guy Rose, Marion Cavanaugh Wachtel, and William Wendt are on display. 
Each painting, with the support of the Bowers California Arts Council,
has recently undergone conservation treatment to ensure that quality
will be maintained and preserved for generations of museum visitors to
come.  Classic California: Recently Conserved Paintings from the Permanent Collection opens December 20.

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL


Sunday December 7
Noon-4PM

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 cards and window ornaments, even a festive hat. Our
face painters will decorate your face with symbols from various
cultures. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and other treats.
Admission: Free

Sponsored by the Nicholas Endowment.


 HOLIDAY SPECIALS

Holiday Store Sale
Find that unique holiday gift at the Bowers Gallery Store
Now-January 10, 2009
30% off all holiday items
Cannot be combined with any other discounts


Give the Gift of Membership
Give
your friends and family an imaginative gift that keeps on giving, a
passport to the international world of art and culture at the Bowers
Museum. Choose the gift of membership for the most discriminating
individuals on your list and they will thank you all year long. This
year, a gift of a $75 Bowers Active Level membership also includes a
$75 gift certificate to McCormick & Schmick’s restaurant in Santa
Ana, a $150 Value!

To join, you can come
to the museum lobby to pick up your elegant membership gift certificate
including the $75 McCormick & Schmick’s certificate, go online to purhcase a gift membership, or call the Bowers Membership Department at 714.567.3639.

DECEMBER PROGRAMS


DANCE COMPANY OF SARDINIA
Thursday, December 11
6:30PM 
 

Join
us for an evening with Su Masu, a folkloric dance group of 23 members
clad in traditional costumes from Elmas (Sardinia), Italy, who
entertain with dancing and singing. For more information, please call
714.836.4655. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Admission: $10 General; Free for children under 12
Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Arts Council, Consulate General of Italy, and the Instituto Italiano Di Cultura.

YULETIDE CELEBRATION: SOUTH COAST HANDBELL ENSEMBLE
Thursday, December 18
6:30PM-8:30PM

Come
to a delightful evening celebrating the holiday season with the South
Coast Handbell Ensemble, a 5+ octave group, made solely of Malmark
handbells and choir chimes. Led by Susan Ullom Hungerford, the group is
composed of the finest ringers in Southern California committed to the
art of making music through handbells. Hot cider and Christmas cookies
served before the performance.

Admission: $10 General; $8 Members

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


DECEMBER FILMS

Friday December 5
1:30PM
SAVANNAH HOMECOMING

Witness
the splendor of East Africa’s golden plains in this story of two women
and their journeys between bustling cities and rural landscapes.
1 hour.
Admission: Free with paid museum admission and to members

For a list of films, times and ticket prices, please click here.

KIDSEUM:HOLIDAY SING-ALONG

The
winter holidays are something worth singing about!  For many cultures
this season is a joyous time marked with family, friends, food, and
song.  Join us as we share in this festive time.
Three weeks.
Tuesdays:  Dec. 2 – Dec. 16
12:30PM – 2PM
Wednesdays:  Dec. 3 – Dec. 17
12:30PM – 2PM
Members $35; General $50

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT TANGATA

On
Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, Santa will be at Tangata
for breakfast and he wants your family to join him!  Two seatings are
available: 9:30AM and 11:00AM. Santa is looking forward to posing for
many photos.  The buffet breakfast is $39 for adults and $15 for
children (under 3 are free).  Santa is only at the Bowers these two
days, so make your reservations by calling 714.550.0906.

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

 


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Thank you to our Media Sponsors for
Passages: Photographs in Africa by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher




 



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