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October 21, 2009
Newport Beach resident Nancy Warzer-Brady is the new vice president of education at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. She’s left her job as director of education and community programs at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa to return to the Bowers, where she served as director of education and public programs from 2000 through 2004. At OCPAC, Warzer-Brady oversaw initiatives and fostered new partnerships with a range of audiences, including teachers, faculty, students, adults and seniors.
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By Candice Baker | May 29, 2008
The first people in more than 2,000 years to see one of the soldiers were a pair of Chinese farmers. Now, a Newport Beach foundation is helping thousands have the chance to view them. Each Friday night, 400 guests at the Bowers Museum will receive free tickets to the one of the most talked-about exhibitions in decades: “Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor.” The free admissions come from the foundation arm of fixed income management firm PIMCO.
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By Sarah Peters | January 6, 2012
Paintings can do more than decorate a home. They can also save your brain. Studies show that exposure to a diverse range of arts and other educational stimuli over long periods of time can decrease memory loss by up to 50%, said Dr. William Shankle, program director of Memory & Cognitive Disorders at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute. "The use of artistic or creative activity activates many brain areas," he said. "By activating those brain areas, it induces changes in brain activity that protect the brain from disease and aging.
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July 7, 2011
Obituary Dorothy Ann Young, 86, passed away on June 30, 2011, peacefully in her bed with family close at hand.  All of her children were able to visit with her in the hours before her passing. Born in San Francisco to Harold and Evelyn Sell on Sept 23, 1924, she was married to Wallace Carey Young, her High School sweetheart, in Minnesota upon his return from serving in the Air Force during World War II.  They contributed to the Baby Boom with six children; four in Minnesota and two more in California.
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January 19, 2011
John Wayne Airport has announced new terminal additions that will showcase what the county has to offer. The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a lease with Paradies, which will operate "Beachfront News" in Terminal C. The resort-themed store will feature six surf cams that give passengers a peek at the beaches gracing the coast. Paradies will also operate the OC TravelMart in Terminal C, which will feature Irvine-based Diedrich Coffee. Besides Paradies, Hudson Group has also leased out storefronts at JWA and plans to incorporate O.C.-centric elements.
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January 30, 2004
Paul Saitowitz He may not wear the trademark hat or carry a whip with him wherever he goes, but Dr. Peter Keller is a modern-day Indiana Jones. He's been to China 40 times, Columbia 24 times and he once went to Tibet -- a three-day journey -- on a Thursday and was on his way home by Saturday. He brings the art of ancient civilizations from all over the world to the United States, and spends days negotiating with the officials from likes of Israel, Tibet and South America.
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By Imran Vittachi | March 30, 2012
The gold crucifix and rosary studded with Colombian emeralds is known as "The Atocha Cross. " In 1986 — 364 years after the Nuestra Señora de Atocha ("Our Lady of Atocha") went down during a hurricane in the waters off what is now Key West, Fla. — a treasure-hunting expedition recovered the cross and rosary from the Spanish ship's sunken cargo. The glistening artifact now belongs to a private collector, but it's about to make a public appearance at the Bowers Museum as an appendage to a larger exhibition titled "Sacred Gold: Pre-Hispanic Art of Colombia.
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By Imran Vittachi | September 29, 2011
SANTA ANA - As a follow-up to its acclaimed 2008 "Terra Cotta Warriors" exhibition, the Bowers Museum on Saturday will open an entirely new one covering a much broader sweep of ancient Chinese history. The museum plans to display artifacts that date back to as many as 2,300 years ago and have never before been seen in Orange County. The "Warriors, Tombs and Temples: China's Enduring Legacy" exiibition comprises some 150 artifacts unearthed from tombs of rulers from three imperial dynasties, which were concentrated in and around the city of Xi'an, in modern day Shaanxi Province: The Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 BCE)
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June 8, 2000
Alex Coolman Renee Mary Segerstrom, a philanthropist, cultural leader and the wife of developer Henry T. Segerstrom, died Wednesday morning at Hoag Hospital from complications stemming from an extended illness. She was 72. Mrs. Segerstrom was as instrumental in developing the arts in Costa Mesa as her husband has been in developing its commerce. Where Henry was the driving force behind the creation of South Coast Plaza from lima bean fields, Mrs. Segerstrom was a leader in organizations such as the Orange County Performing Arts Center, South Coast Repertory and Santa Ana's Bowers Museum.
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November 21, 2013
Nancy Curran Caldwell Nancy Curran Caldwell who was admired for her gracious heart, kindness of spirit and inherent elegance passed on November 14, 2013.   She was the epitome of a lady, even as she faced her final days among her family and caregivers. Born in the Pomona/Claremont Valley, CA on July 3, 1925, Nancy's family was one of the founding pioneers of the Los Angeles County Fair.  The Curran family was also an early resident of Lido Isle, giving Nancy her introduction to the Newport Harbor.  She grew up sailing the bay in her Snowbird, creating her great love for the water.  Ultimately the coast was where she and her husband, Jack chose to raise their family.  The sailing tradition later became important as well to her children and grandchildren as Nancy and Jack were active members of the Balboa Yacht Club.  Nancy first viewed Jack Caldwell from her second story high school classroom seat at Claremont High School as he walked below.  One might call it love at first sight because this singular moment set the stage for a lifelong love affair.
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By Imran Vittachi | March 30, 2012
The gold crucifix and rosary studded with Colombian emeralds is known as "The Atocha Cross. " In 1986 — 364 years after the Nuestra Señora de Atocha ("Our Lady of Atocha") went down during a hurricane in the waters off what is now Key West, Fla. — a treasure-hunting expedition recovered the cross and rosary from the Spanish ship's sunken cargo. The glistening artifact now belongs to a private collector, but it's about to make a public appearance at the Bowers Museum as an appendage to a larger exhibition titled "Sacred Gold: Pre-Hispanic Art of Colombia.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | January 6, 2012
Paintings can do more than decorate a home. They can also save your brain. Studies show that exposure to a diverse range of arts and other educational stimuli over long periods of time can decrease memory loss by up to 50%, said Dr. William Shankle, program director of Memory & Cognitive Disorders at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute. "The use of artistic or creative activity activates many brain areas," he said. "By activating those brain areas, it induces changes in brain activity that protect the brain from disease and aging.
NEWS
By Imran Vittachi | September 29, 2011
SANTA ANA - As a follow-up to its acclaimed 2008 "Terra Cotta Warriors" exhibition, the Bowers Museum on Saturday will open an entirely new one covering a much broader sweep of ancient Chinese history. The museum plans to display artifacts that date back to as many as 2,300 years ago and have never before been seen in Orange County. The "Warriors, Tombs and Temples: China's Enduring Legacy" exiibition comprises some 150 artifacts unearthed from tombs of rulers from three imperial dynasties, which were concentrated in and around the city of Xi'an, in modern day Shaanxi Province: The Qin Dynasty (221 - 206 BCE)
NEWS
July 7, 2011
Obituary Dorothy Ann Young, 86, passed away on June 30, 2011, peacefully in her bed with family close at hand.  All of her children were able to visit with her in the hours before her passing. Born in San Francisco to Harold and Evelyn Sell on Sept 23, 1924, she was married to Wallace Carey Young, her High School sweetheart, in Minnesota upon his return from serving in the Air Force during World War II.  They contributed to the Baby Boom with six children; four in Minnesota and two more in California.
NEWS
January 19, 2011
John Wayne Airport has announced new terminal additions that will showcase what the county has to offer. The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a lease with Paradies, which will operate "Beachfront News" in Terminal C. The resort-themed store will feature six surf cams that give passengers a peek at the beaches gracing the coast. Paradies will also operate the OC TravelMart in Terminal C, which will feature Irvine-based Diedrich Coffee. Besides Paradies, Hudson Group has also leased out storefronts at JWA and plans to incorporate O.C.-centric elements.
NEWS
October 21, 2009
Newport Beach resident Nancy Warzer-Brady is the new vice president of education at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. She’s left her job as director of education and community programs at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa to return to the Bowers, where she served as director of education and public programs from 2000 through 2004. At OCPAC, Warzer-Brady oversaw initiatives and fostered new partnerships with a range of audiences, including teachers, faculty, students, adults and seniors.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | May 29, 2008
The first people in more than 2,000 years to see one of the soldiers were a pair of Chinese farmers. Now, a Newport Beach foundation is helping thousands have the chance to view them. Each Friday night, 400 guests at the Bowers Museum will receive free tickets to the one of the most talked-about exhibitions in decades: “Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor.” The free admissions come from the foundation arm of fixed income management firm PIMCO.
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By Jessie Brunner | July 23, 2007
It took six years and several trips to China before Peter Keller returned with the ultimate souvenir. In April, the Newport Beach resident and Bowers Museum president secured the largest exhibition of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Terra Cotta Army ever to come to the United States, featuring 20 complete warriors. It will premiere at the Bowers next spring. "When you think about what you want to bring home from a country like China, you have to think about what people can relate to, what they're going to want to see," Keller said.
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