For the health and safety of the museums staff, volunteers, visitors, and the entire community, and to support public health officials in their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum will be closed effective Monday, March 16. All the scheduled school and other group tours will be canceled, and we wont be accepting any new tour requests for April. We will keep you posted regarding the spring quarter situation, hours, and tour scheduling. Thank you for your interest and loyalty! Stay safe. We appreciate your understanding. For more information about COVID-19 see the University’s COVID-19 webpage.
The museum's permanent collections consist of three main areas of interest: Ancient Art, Contemporary Art and World Ceramics. RAFFMA is best recognized for its collection of Egyptian antiquities—one of the largest displays of ancient Egyptian antiquities west of the Mississippi River, encompassing ancient Egyptian history from the Predynastic to the Graeco-Roman period. The other collections include representative examples of ceramic vases from ancient Italy, Korea, China, Southeast Asia and pre-Columbian America. The museum also has several smaller study collections such as a selection of West African art from the regions of Burkina Faso, Congo, Ivory Coast, Mali and Nigeria.