Exhibition catalogue, "A Legacy of Bounty: Paintings from the Bowers Museum" delves into the museum’s assemblage of paintings, accompanying permanent exhibition, "California Bounty: Image and Identity, 1850-1930".
Focusing on the breadth of the collection, the hardbound catalog will include 138 of the museum’s most important historic, plein air, American and European paintings. The catalog will include two essays, one recounting the 80-year story behind the collection’s formation, and another by California Bounty curator Susan M. Anderson that focuses on the core of the museum’s collection - California paintings. This first and only catalog focusing on the Bowers’ painting collection is a must have for any art enthusiast. The exhibition and the catalog are generously sponsored by the Bowers Museum’s California Art Council.
Authors: Susan M. Anderson and Julie Perlin Lee