News / Bowers Museum
Apr 29, 2014
April 12, 2014 - August 31, 2014 at the Bowers Museum Artists have a long tradition of traveling to far flung lands in search of revelation and artistic breakthrough. What happens when there is such a place right in your midst, yet completely foreign? The unique cultural customs, fascinating architecture, and rich aesthetic of the Chinese communities in San Francisco and Los Angeles inspired many 19th and 20th century artists. Featuring paintings spanning over several decades, The Lure of Chinatown: Painting California's Chinese Communities provides a captivating narrative of how the image of Chinatown transformed in reaction to changing social,...