Bower’s Museum Showcases Latin American Art

Bowers-MuseumBy popular demand, two new exhibits showcasing art from Latin America have begun and will go until January of next year. The first is the Boroque World of Fernando Botero. Fernando Botero is an accomplished artist from Colombia. The exhibit began September 12th and goes until December 6th. The exhibit will feature over 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings spanning from the 1950’s to the present. You can find more information HERE.

frida_diegoThe hallmark of the current exhibits is the Latitudes: Latin American Masters from the Femsa Collection. Femsa is a large Latin American beverage company, who helped sponsor the exhibit, which was arranged with help from the Mexican Consulate. The collection includes more than 1,000 works from some of the great Latin American art masters of our time. This exhibit explores the 20th century art styles of people such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueros, Rufino Tamayo, and Jose Clemente Orozco among many others. You can find more information HERE.

As an added bonus, this Sunday, the Bower’s Museum is free for all Santa Ana residents, so it is a great day to expose your children to the unique Latin American culture that is shared by so many of Santa Ana’s residents. Also the Ancient Arts of China exhibit is still on display, so another great opportunity to not only expose Latino children to their culture, but to show the the value of the many other cultures and nations from around the world. Despite what some people may say, there are Latinos out there who would be thrilled to learn the value of other cultures and art outside of their own.

  3 comments for “Bower’s Museum Showcases Latin American Art

  1. BC
    September 30, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Great, so this museum I’m paying with my tax dollars lets me use it one Sunday for free. The last time I wanted to go to the Bowers they wanted $20 admission plus another $20 for the show they had on. Unless the Bowers has greatly changed in 35 years, it’s not worth $40 for a couple of hours.

  2. tru
    September 30, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Well, apparently they have changed. From the website:

    General Admission tickets allow access to all of the Bowers Museum`s exhibitions.

    ADULTS – $12.00
    SENIORS (AGE 62 OR OLDER) – $9.00
    STUDENTS – $9.00
    CHILDREN 6-17 – $9.00

    General Admission tickets may be purchased at the Bowers Visitor Services Center.

    Note, they also offer two free days a month for Santa Ana residents. The first Sunday and third Tuesday of every month.

  3. cook
    October 2, 2009 at 12:09 am

    No cameras allowed at the Bowers.

    Could it be because of the Swastika?

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