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Covid-19 Message

We are open and ready to support you!

As we continue to monitor and meet established safety guidelines in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our offices are still open and operating in a virtual format. You can reach us by phone at (909) 537-5493 or via email at raffma@csusb.edu. We will respond as quickly as possible. Please keep a close watch for new announcements. Many of them, as well as several resources, can be found on CSUSB’s dedicated COVID-19/Coronavirus Information web page.

Thank you and stay safe.

October 2020

October 5-15
Festival de Calaveras
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, RAFFMA invites the campus and the community to sign up to decorate a Calavera. All completed Calaveras will be showcased in a virtual Festival de Calaveras exhibition, October 5 – 15 on RAFFMA’s website and social media. Calaveras will then be auctioned during Dia de los Muertos week to raise money for ALFSS student scholarships.

October 8, Noon - 12:45 p.m.
Art Hour with Lana and Teresa

Watch the Recording
Join RAFFMA during the new semester Coyote Hour, for a conversation about art! This series is hosted by two of RAFFMA's student assistants as they welcome special guests weekly for various topics Art, Egyptian, and museum-related. Each session will end with an audience Q&A where we encourage students, staff, faculty, and community to engage in the conversation!
Bryan Kraemer, RAFFMA Research Egyptologist
Aliens? Magic? Electricity? Join us to learn the truth about ancient Egypt and put the
misconceptions to rest.

October 13, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Art Therapy with ASI

Zentangle - Hosted by RAFFMA Staff, Diego Irigoyen
An easy and meditative activity that requires no prior experience in art. This style of drawing focuses on the repetition of lines and patterns. Through this method you can relax, focus, expand your imagination, learn to trust your creativity and most importantly have fun!
Vision Board Creation - Hosted by ASI Executive Vice President, Marina Stone
Put your goals and dreams into fruition. Destress with your VP by creating a collage of your life, goals and ambitions all composed of items found online. Turn your inspiration turn into a visualization.

October 17, 1:30 p.m.
Mining the Pharaoh's Jewels: A Story from Wadi el-Hudi

Watch LIVE on YouTube
In celebration of International Archaeology Day, RAFFMA has partnered with the Riverside & Inland Empire Local Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA Riverside) for "Mining the Pharaoh's Jewels: A Story from Wadi el-Hudi."
Deep in the desert, 4000 years ago, the Ancient Egyptians led expeditions to mine amethyst to turn into jewelry for the pharaoh and his royal circle.  Dr. Kate Liszka, Director of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition, talks about how this difficult feat occurred based on recent archaeological work.  Learn about how the thousands of people lived, worked, and were supplied all to acquire the Jewels of the Pharaoh.
View the Wadi-el-Hudi Project: www.wadielhudi.com

October 22 | 12 - 12:45 p.m.
Art Hour with Lana and Teresa

John Fleeman, RAFFMA Exhibition Designer
Is the museum haunted? Is there a haunted mask in the collection? Join us with John
Fleeman, our Exhibition Designer, to settle it once and for all.

October 22, 5:30 p.m.
Postcommodity: A conversation with Cristóbal Martínez and Kade Twist

PLATFORM: An event series of socially engaged Artists, collectives, and curators in conversation
Presented by ConSortiUm: a collaborative project of California State University art galleries and museums
Registration: https://fresnostate.zoom.us/j/99887549501
Hosted by CSU Humboldt, CSU Long Beach, and Fresno State

October 27, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Egyptian Trivia Night

Are you an expert in Ancient History? Are you interested in Egypt? Or are you looking to just have some fun? Come participate in our Ancient Egyptian trivia night! All are welcome, no matter how much history you know.
Member: Free
Non-Member: $5
Register for Egyptian Trivia Night

October 30, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Join RAFFMA for our annual Halloween celebration!
For this year's virtual program we will premiere the museum's haunted mask video and story. RAFFMA Staff will lead a spidery craft that is perfect for all ages. Lastly, join in our costume contest for special prizes!
Member: Free
Non-Member: $5
Register for RAFFMAween

November 2020

November 12 | 12 - 12:45 p.m.
Art Hour with Lana and Teresa

Andrea Clary, CSUSB MFA Student & Fred Brashear, CSUSB MFA Alumni
Is being an art student as easy as people say it is? Join us while we talk to an undergraduate student, a current graduate student, and a professional about what their experience was like.

November 19 | 12 - 12:45 p.m.
Art Hour with Lana and Teresa

Dr. Kate Liszka, CSUSB Benson and Pamela Harer Fellow in Egyptology
A myth about creation, one about love, and one about death and so many more. Join us
while we discuss some of the most commonly told myths throughout the Egyptian culture.

December 2020

December 3 | 12 - 12:45 p.m.
Art Hour with Lana and Teresa

Is art different from what you remember as a child? Or does your perception of art just
change as you get older? Join us while we discuss the reasons art changes, and whether or
not it is bad.

The above events and dates are subject to change. Please raffma@csusb.edu to confirm.