On Thursday, March 28, the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) will host a compelling and thought-provoking public program, featuring artist Francis Almendárez and film curator Jheanelle Brown. During the program, which will start at 5 p.m., Almendárez and Brown will discuss Almendárez's current exhibition, SEAMS: Work by Francis Almendárez. The program, which will be in person and via live stream, is free and open to the public.

Register for the event at Artist Talk – Francis Almendárez with film curator Jheanelle Brown. The program will take place virtually on Zoom.

Brown, a film curator/programmer, educator, and arts administrator based in Los Angeles, is a faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts and curator of Film at REDCAT. Her curatorial practice creates frameworks to explore the boundlessness of Black life in experimental and non-fiction film and video. She is interested in the space between fugitivity and futurity and elevating an ethic of care, with a special interest in the sonic in film, political film and media, and Caribbean film/video. 

Almendárez is an artist whose work has been exhibited in America, Taiwan, and throughout Europe. The work focuses on the global economy, how people operate within that, and the migrations it necessitates. Using video and audio gathered in El Salvador and Honduras,  Almendárez creates a visual and aural experience for the viewer. His approach utilizes video and photography based on personal experience, drawing together the personal and the political to create the poetic. Almendárez’s eight-channel video installation transports the viewer from the countryside to the city surrounded by multisensory representations of the people and locations. Drawing upon the everyday, the artist finds rhythm in repetitive gestures and agency in daily toil, blurring the space between work and leisure while drawing attention to both physical and cultural labor. The images and audio provide a feast for the eyes and ears and space for contemplation.

Almendárez's exhibition will be displayed at RAFFMA through April 20.



The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, serves a dual mission to exhibit and collect both ancient and contemporary art. It hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Located at California State University, San Bernardino, RAFFMA presents one of the largest public displays of ancient Egyptian art in Southern California.

The museum offers a variety of opportunities providing valuable hands-on work experience and preparation for future museum-related careers for CSUSB students. It is also a great museum for K-12 school field trips. When you visit RAFFMA, you find it’s more than a museum – it’s an unforgettable experience. 

The museum is open to the public free of charge Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended hours Wednesday and Thursday evenings till 6 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $3-6 per vehicle, depending on duration ($3 on weekends).