Bowers museum is founded in 1936 by the city of Santa Ana through a bequest from Charles and Ada Bowers. It is one of California’s finest and Orange County’s largest museum. The Bowers offers exhibitions, lectures, art classes, travel programs, children’s art education programs, and other special community programs. The museum expanded children’s programming in 1994 with the opening of the kidseum, and they are willing to have volunteers who are passionate on helping others and talented in various artistic field. IVA has been started to participate the volunteering programs since early 2018. Members of IVA help preparing festival, teaching children, drawing, etc.
The Bowers is proud to be honored by the local community and recognized by world-renowned museum and industry professionals as a cultural center that exemplifies excellence in its field.