Bowers Museum: A ‘Local Treasure’ in Santa Ana

December 16, 2014 4:08 pm

“A local treasure.” That’s what locals say about Bowers Museum, which is dedicated to arts and cultures from around the world. The museum, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, hosts permanent collections of artwork from Native America and Latin America, the Pacific Islands, Asia, and Africa. The museum also features a collection of historical artifacts from around Orange County. Visiting collections come through often, as well.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. General adult weekday admission is $13, and weekend admission is $15. Children under 12 are admitted free. Bowers Museum is also known to host after-hours events and special educational events for all age groups regularly, so check the website’s calendar for upcoming events.

Bowers Museum
2002 N .Main Street
Santa Anna, CA 92706

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Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2014 11:19 am

We wish you and your loved ones all a very happy and safe holiday season.

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4 Simple Steps Toward Better Posture

December 9, 2014 3:08 pm

Having poor posture not only looks sloppy, it also has a number of negative effects on your health. If you want to improve your posture without resorting to walking with a book on your head, check out these four tips.

  1. Start with your desk. For many people, bad posture is accentuated by long days at the office. Improve your posture at your desk by pressing your back firmly against the back of your chair and keeping your feet planted on the ground. If you have to look up or down to see your computer screen, adjust it until it’s in the center of your field of vision.
  2. Try an exercise. Simple exercises can loosen the tension in your back and shoulders that causes bad posture. Do some shoulder rolls or extend your arms out to the sides and rotate your wrists to encourage a straight, relaxed back.
  3. Take photos. Have a trusted friend take a photo of you standing comfortably (and be honest!). Notice the areas where your posture is bad—maybe your shoulders are hunched or your hips are uneven. Focus on improving those areas.
  4. Work on balance. Posture has a lot to do with balance, and you need to awaken certain muscles to make them symmetrical. Balance on one leg with the other straight out in front of you a few times a week.

15 Minutes to Better Posture [Real Simple]
3 Ways to Improve Your Posture [Huffington Post]
How to Improve Your Posture [Oxygen]

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