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Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

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2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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Delightful small museum with fine exhibits - See the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit

Everytime, I go to this museum I wonder why I don't go more often - especially since we used to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laguna Woods, CA
Company party at the museum

Nice place for holiday party. The exhibits are very educational. The catering service was good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Ana, California
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Exhibits specialize in the art of the world's indigenous peoples.
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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2002 N. Main St. at 20th St., Santa Ana, CA
+1 714-567-3600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime, I go to this museum I wonder why I don't go more often - especially since we used to be a member and they have a wonderful restaurant. I went with a group of friends to the Frank LLoyd Wright lecture and exhibit. The...More

Thank Baltimore48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for holiday party. The exhibits are very educational. The catering service was good. Delicious and creative appetizers. Place is very clean.

Thank 512teresitas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is small and intimate. There was a lovely variety of exhibits as well as a beautiful courtyard. The restaurant was excellent. A great place to spend a few hours and learn something new.

Thank Janina K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free days on Sundays for residents only. Special exhibits are about $25, regular is $15. There's also a Kidseum. Children under 12 are free. Street parking is pretty easy and they have a pay lot across the street. Nice restaurant on premises and the museum...More

Thank jay s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bowers is lovely: garden, outdoor seating in covered grottoes, sculpture gardens and beautiful exhibits that are clearly set up for wonderful parties. i enjoyed the history of Californian art collection as much as the exhibits on polynesian/melansesian "headhunters" and aboriginal peoples. Don't miss the...More

Thank cheryl l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in the area and looking to spending some time , that's the place for you. Nothing exciting, but nice and interesting enough. Good cafe for quick lunch. Interesting docent guided tours.

Thank SanFrancisco2121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool museum and they do bring in different exhibits and this time it was the Frieda kahlo photo exhibit that I found somewhat interesting but was a lot smaller of an exhibit than I expected . The rest of the museum is...More

1  Thank DAN P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In addition to the two current (June 2017) special exhibits -- 200+ photos of Frida Kahlo's life (some by her father) and Frank Lloyd Wright (architectural drawings of interior space), the Bowers provides good variety. It's always fun to go to the Spanish/California wing to...More

1  Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The afternoon went by very quickly, as we looked at the photographs from the personal collection of Frida Kahlo. A few were photos of her, but for the most part, it was her family, her friends, her loves, and lovers. Nearly all were black and...More

Thank James W
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Very interesting exhibit of tribes of the Pacific Islands. Nice collection of Chinese art. Time it right to get on a docent tour.

Thank stez
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Lydia M
March 28, 2016|
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Response from B P | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge, many museums are historically closed on Mondays. Hours should be posted on their website.