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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.

 

Important Announcement

Dear RAFFMA Members and Visitors, 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.

 

February 2020

Saturday, February 1 - Preview and Opening Reception
Golden West? Jan Sawka's California Dream
5:30 p.m. Preview 
6-8 p.m. Opening Reception 

Endomorphism by David B. Jang
5:30 p.m. Preview 
6-8 p.m. Opening Reception 

Monday, February 3, 4-6 p.m.
California Dreaming: Who’s the Dreamer, What’s the Dream? 

The co-curators of the Golden West?: Jan Sawka’s California Dream exhibition, Hanna Maria Sawka and Frank Boyer, will talk about major events in the life and career of Jan Sawka and discuss the thematic threads woven together to create the fabric of Jan Sawka’s California Dream. The co-curators will illuminate how conditions in the Poland of Jan Sawka’s youth led to Sawka’s paradoxically skeptical and heartfelt vision of America. Hanna Maria Sawka will relate her memories of a Californian who was prominent in the Sawka family’s life, Bob Schulberg, including his role in helping the family attain refuge in the United States.  Jan Sawka’s California Dream, as articulated in the exhibition, shifted and developed under the impact of the direct encounter with American reality. Bob Schulberg was an important part of that direct encounter, sharing Sawka’s critical sense of the absurd. This talk will explore the complexities of the California Dream, as it appears in Jan Sawka’s art, including the increasingly universal and problematic themes of the negative impact of over-commodification and market mentality, and the loneliness and isolation within a seeming “paradise.” 

Thursday, February 13, 4-5:30 p.m.
An Intro to Beat Boxing Workshop

Join RAFFMA for a fun Beat Box workshop! Beatboxing is a form of vocal percussion and the art of mimicking drum machines.
Facilitated by: John "Faahz" Merchant

Wednesday, February 19, 3-6 p.m.
Visual Frequency
Armando Lerma and Student Exhibition Closing Ceremony

Wednesday, February 26, 4-6 p.m.
MFA Solo Thesis Show - Haylie Roche
On Display: Feb. 27 - March 4


March 2020

Wednesday, March 11, Noon-2 p.m.
Endomorphism Artist Talk with David B. Jang

David’s works engage in this reality by maintaining a constant state of motion, transforming and transferring themselves over time (deterioration of materials). The task of his work is to produce line and mass in various states - a process in which the work is never realized in its final form, but just like our body, is only continuously progressing.

One of the most amazing installation art David ever experienced as a little boy was the cloud. There are three types of form that exist which; solid, liquid, and gas. Cloud is gas form and it requires specific conditions, which include the right temperature and gravity. Clouds have been on the earth for millions of years and they will continue to exist. Clouds create rain and rain is absolutely necessary for all the living organisms on the earth. David believes this principle is how installation art should be – bringing benefit to the community and help to develop the cultural throughout history.

Wednesday, March 11, 4-6 p.m.
MFA Solo Thesis Show - Frank Perez
On Display: March 12 - 18


April 2020

All APRIL events will be postponed until further notice.

 


May 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 4-6 p.m.
MFA Solo Thesis Show - 

Saturday, May 9
Golden West? and Endomorphism
Last day on display


The above events and dates are subject to change. Please call (909)537-7373 to confirm.