Event Archive

October 2019

Saturday, October 5, 6-8 p.m.
Made in California Opening Reception

Art + Photographic Portraits of Artists by Shimabukuro
Friends of RAFFMA Preview at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 10, 6-8 p.m. (CANCELED due to Campus Closure)
Ancient Egypt in Focus: Part 1

Digital Giza: Visualizing Archaeological Archives in Context 
By Nicholas Picardo, Associate Director of the Giza Project at Harvard University, Field Director for the South Abydos Settlement Excavation E Project and the Kom el-Hisn Provincialism Project. 

Thursday, October 17, 6-8 p.m.
Ancient Egypt in Focus: Part 2

Revelation of the Mysteries of Osiris, Lord of Abydos, the secret rituals of reviving a murdered god by Bryan Kraemer, Research Egyptologist at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, California State University, San Bernardino; Ph.D candidate in Egyptology at the University of Chicago, working on the topic of Abydos as a sacred landscape in the Greco-Roman period.

Thursday, October 24, 6-8 p.m. (POSTPONED - See Nov. 21)
Ancient Egypt in Focus: Part 3

A Hero among Cowards: Ramses II and the Battle of Kadesh by Dr. Tara Prakash, Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence in the Department of History at CSUSB and Assistant Professor of Ancient Art at the College of Charleston.

Thursday, October 31, 3-5 p.m. (CANCELED due to Campus Closure)
RAFFMA-ween

Join in and celebrate Halloween RAFFMA style! Wear your best costume and join us for a family friendly evening of ghoulish crafts, spooky museum tours and sweet treats! This all-ages event will allow visitors to take part in Halloween crafts and family friendly activities. 

Attendees are also welcome to check out one of the museum’s current exhibitions, “Journey to the Beyond: Ancient Egyptians in the Pursuit of Eternity,” or “Made in California”.

This event is free and open to the public. Weekday parking at CSUSB is $6.


2012 - 2013

September 29, 2012, 5-7 p.m.
Opening Reception

Perspectives featuring Luis Hernandez, David Rosales, Kathy Sosa, Gregg Stone, and Linda Vallejo.
Preview for Friends of the Museum: September 29, 4:30 p.m.

October 11, 2012, 5-6:15 p.m.
Art History Lecture 

October 18, 2012, 4-6 p.m.
PERSPECTIVES Artist Panel Discussion
featuring Luis G. Hernandez, David Rosales,
Gregg Stone and Linda Vallejo.

October 26, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Spooky Night

General admission to the event is $15 per family of four, $12 per family of three and $5 per individual.
Friends of RAFFMA are free.

Every year, RAFFMA turns down the lights and strings up the cobwebs for an educational evening inspired by the museum’s permanent display of ancient Egyptian art. This Halloween-alternative event consists of a spooky night tour, a museum scavenger hunt, crafts and a costume contest. Guests are strongly encouraged to come fully dressed in their best Halloween attire

View 2012 Spooky Night Flier [PDF]

November 2, 2012, 5-7 p.m.
Día de los Muertos:

 

November 8, 5-6:15 p.m.
Art History Lecture

Curator William Moreno talks about Latino Art at RAFFMA from 5-6:15 p.m.
view William Moreno Lecture Flier [PDF].

November 15, 2012*
Friends of the Museum Holiday Kick-Off Party

*Tentative date. Exact details will be sent by invitation only. For more information on becoming a 'Friend of the Museum' contact membership services at 909-537-3373.

November 29, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Art and Music in Paris, 1860-1920

Featuring soprano Suzan Hanson, bass-baritone Dean Elzinga and pianist Victoria Kirsch, with a special piano & violin duets by Ethan and Lou Chen, and narrative by Eva Kirsch.
View Art and Music in Paris Flier [PDF].

Friday, April 12, 2013, 6-7:30 p.m.
Art History Lecture
: "The Art of Magic in Ancient Egypt"
Speakers: Elizabeth Waraksa, Ph.D., Professor of Classics and Archaeology, Loyola Marymont University - Jacco Dieleman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Egyptology, UCLA

Ancient Egyptian magical practices are the focus when two UCLA professors conduct an entertaining and richly illustrated lecture at RAFFMA.

Magic affected every aspect of ancient Egyptian life – from everyday healing to royal intrigues. The material remains of ancient Egyptian magical practices include fascinating magico-medical papyri, amulets and assorted figurines. UCLA professors Jacco Dieleman and Elizabeth A. Waraksa will share the results of their personal investigations into the making and use of these artifacts, which were created to heal and protect. 
Dieleman earned his Ph.D. from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands in 2005 and is working as associate professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA. Dieleman is currently preparing a text edition of an unpublished manuscript that is inscribed in demotic and hieratic with the instructions and incantations of the burial ritual performed for a woman named Artemis (The Artemis Liturgical Papyrus). 
Waraksa is a lecturer in the Program of Study and Religion at UCLA. She received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in 2007. Her work includes an entry on female figurines on the Pharaonic period in the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. She also has excavated sites, including an Etruscan/Roman site in Umbria and at the Precinct of the Goddess Mut at Karnak in Luxor. This summer, Waraksa will be joining UCLA’s excavation at Jaffa (Tel Aviv).

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 2-4 p.m.
Art Workshop led by Pechanga Cultural Resources

Learn how to make soapstone pendants in the tradition of California Indians. Hosted by the curatorial staff of the Pechanga Cultural Resources. In connection with our current exhibit, “A Walk through Teméeku: A look into the past and present of the Luiseño people.” The workshop is open to all ages.

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 5-6:15 pm
Art History Lecture
 "Chicano Muralists in Southern California"

Speakers: Dr. Elliott R. Barkan, David Botello, and David Lopez

RAFFMA will host a fascinating discussion about the first generation of Chicano muralists in Southern California. Elliott R. Barkan, CSUSB Professor Emeritus, will talk with special guest artists David Botello and David Lopez. The public is invited to join the conversation.

In 1968, Barkan started documenting the often ephemeral works that vouched for the emergence of a new people and their quests for identity, leadership and civic equality. Since then, many of the murals have substantially deteriorated or have been completely destroyed.

Elliot R. Barkan received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and taught for 40 years at California State University, San Bernardino. He has written and edited 11 books, more than 30 articles and has lectured in 14 countries on five continents. His most significant and recent work is the 2,000-page encyclopedia on immigration and ethnicity in America, 1600 to 2010, which be designed and solely edited for ABC-Clio Books.

David Botello was raised in East Los Angeles and continues to live and work in the Los Angeles area. Botello contributed to the Estrada Court Murals in 1973 and helped establish the Goez Art Studio and Gallery in 1986, which was one of the first galleries to center primarily on Chicano art. Botello, along with artist Wayne Healy, founded East Los Streetscapers, of one of the first 1970's muralist groups.

A native of East Los Angeles, David Lopez attended the Art Center College of Design and majored in illustration before pursuing a career in the film industry. Lopez worked as a production painter, scenic artist, and background animation artist for movies and commercials. He has also worked with Robert Arenivar on a painting for the Pentagon of the Hispanic Medal of Honor winner and on a mural in an East Los Angeles bar that has been destroyed.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 10, 2013
An Evening with Mummy

Celebrate Mother's Day at RAFFMA. At Evening with Mummy, families will get a chance to express their love for mum in an Egyptian fashion. 

Children will create Egyptian inspired Mummy’s Day cards, and moms will be treated as the Queen of the Nile with Egyptian inspired treats and tea.

Guest will also have the opportunity to take an exclusive tour of RAFFMA’s unique collection of Egyptian antiquities and learn about the role of women and mothers in ancient Egypt.

$5 for a family of three, $2 each additional person. 

Friday, May 17, 2013, 4-9 p.m.
CSUSB Arts and Music Festival

Saturday, May 18, 2013
International Museum Day

 

Friday, June 14, 2013, 5-9 p.m.
43rd Annual Student Art Exhibition
Opening Reception

4 p.m.: Award Ceremony
Reception to follow

July 15-18, 2013, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kids Discover Egypt: 2-day art workshops

Workshop 1: July 15 and 16
Workshop 2: July 17 and 18

For more information call 909-537-7373.

Download registration form.

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Spooky Night

Join us for a Fun-Filled, Family-Friendly Night at the Museum!

Each year, RAFFMA turns down the lights and strings up the cobwebs for an educational evening inspired by the museum’s permanent display of ancient Egyptian art. This Halloween-alternative event consists of a spooky night tour, a museum scavenger hunt, crafts and a costume contest. Guests are strongly encouraged to come dressed in their spookiest attire.

General admission to the event is $15 per family of four or more, $12 per family of three and $5 per individual. Friends of RAFFMA are free. For more information on joining friends of the museum, please call membership services at (909) 537-3373.

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, 6-8:30 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos

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Admission is free. 

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 6:30-8 p.m.
Art History Lecture

Concert, lecture and performance.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 5-7 p.m.
Music to My Eyes
David Edward Byrd: Posters, Album Covers and Other Designs 1968-Now
Opening Reception

Mondays, Jan. 27 - March 24, 2014, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
New Docent Training

The 9-week training course begins with an orientation on Monday, January 27, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at RAFFMA.

Docents are volunteer educators who lead tours of RAFFMA's collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and support other museum education programs.

During training, new docents learn tour techniques and ways of engaging and managing museum visitors; a general overview of ancient Egyptian history and culture; and become familiar with the specific objects in our collection and how to talk about them.

Thursdays, Jan. 30 - March 6, 2014, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Art and Creative Writing Workshop for High School Students

The workshop will use artwork on display at the museum and digital images of artworks as a starting point for practicing and strengthening critical thinking and improving writing skills. The writing exercises and assignments, to be taught by Jerry Tivey, will take place in and out of the classroom with instructor and peer critiques in class.

Instructor: Jerry Tivey, Cajon High School English and journalism teacher.

Limited space available. Registration form and a $25 workshop fee are required. Discount available 
for Friends of RAFFMA. Registration forms will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Students under 18 must have written consent from their parent or legal guardian.

View and download registration form.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 5-6:15 p.m.
Art History Lecture

Speaker: David Edward Byrd

"Bombast & Bollyhoo: The Power of the Poster 1800-1950"

Byrd’s lecture accompanies RAFFMA’s current exhibition “Music to my Eyes, David Edward Byrd: Posters & Music Related Designs, 1968-Now”. The exhibition features brilliantly captivating posters created by Byrd for iconic rockstars such as Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and Lou Reed as well as several Broadway shows.
Byrd’s career as an illustrator took off in 1967 when he began working for Bill Graham, the rock ‘n roll impresario and concert promoter. While designing posters for the Fillmore East, Byrd also began creating for shows both on and off Broadway, launching a long and influential career as an artist and designer. 

View Flyer

Friday, March 14, 2014
"I Love New York: The Big Apple, 1920-1960" Concert Performance

With artists in the studio, on the stage and in the streets of Manhattan, New York City has always been a hotbed of artistic creativity and collaboration. Join soprano Jamie Chamberlain, baritone David Castillo, pianist Victoria Kirsch and RAFFMA director Eva Kirsch for cocktails and a concert celebrating the highs and lows of the Big Apple during the middle years of the 20th century from Harlem to Broadway to the Lower East Side. 

RAFFMA’s concert series offers snap shots of places, times or themes, at the same time attempting to cross boundaries of time, mixing and matching different art forms of different periods. “Music complements visual arts by offering additional dimensions or perspectives to that understanding,” Eva Kirsch, museum director, said, “When paintings and sculptures reach the limitation of their expressive abilities, leaving us cold, music may come to the rescue, touching the inner strings other arts cannot.”


2011 - 2012

April 21, 2011, 5-6:15 p.m.
Art History Lecture
"The Second Decline and Rebirth of Ancient Egypt: Second Intermediate Period through New Kingdom"

September 24, 2011
Smithsonian Museum Day

September 29, 2011, 12-1 p.m.
Noon Time Lecture at Pfau Library:

"Dreams, Dualities and Transformations: Secrets and Narratives" by Uberyummy artist Rebekah Bogard.
For more information call 909-537-7373.
View Dreams, Dualities and Transformations: Secrets and Narratives Flier (PDF)

September 30, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Reception:

"Uberyummy: Contemporary Confections and Objects of Desire" curated by Alison Petty Ragguette and Karen Crews Hendon
Friends of RAFFMA meet-and-greet with the artists at 5 p.m.
View Uberyummy Exhibition Announcement [PDF]

October 13, 2011, 6-7 p.m.
Art History Lecture
The Maya Calendar and the True Meaning of 2012.
Lecture by Epigrapher Anthropologist and Translator of The Paris Codex, Dr. Bruce Love.
Location: Schweitzer Auditorium (VA-101).
View The Maya Calendar and the True Meaning of 2012 Flier [PDF]

October 15, 2011, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
UberClay Play

October 27, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
Spooky Night

Admission is $10 per family or $3 per individual. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
View Spooky Night Flier [PDF]

November 2, 2011, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos

Light appetizers and refreshments, art exhibit, community altar, family crafts, DJ music, Aztec dancers and much more!
View Dia de los Muertos 2011 Flier [PDF]

November 3, 2011, 2-4 p.m.
Artist Talk: Charles Long

 

November 10, 2011, 5-6:15 p.m.
Art History Lecture

"The Dark Side" with Ciara Ennis. Ennis will lecture on the use of ceramics in British and European contemporary art as a tool to discuss issues of representation and narrative.

November 18, 2011*
Friends of the Museum Holiday Kick-Off Party

*Tentative date. Exact details will be sent by invitation only. 

January 12, 2012, 5-6:15 p.m.
Art History Lecture

"Love, Sex, & Sensuality in Ancient Egypt," by Museum Director Eva Kirsch. The lecture is free and open to the public. 
View January Art History Lecture Flier [PDF]

February 9, 2012, 5-6:15 p.m.
Art History Lecture

The lecture is free and open to the public.

February 16, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Reception:

Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art"
Full Deck Exhibition Announcement [PDF]

February 23, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Movie Screening

Dogtown and Z-boys
RAFFMA, Main Gallery
Dogtown and Z-Boys flier [PDF]

March 6, 2012
Lecture and Workshop with Todd Francis

Lecture: 12-1 p.m., RAFFMA, main gallery
Workshop: 2:30-5 p.m., Visual Arts Center

April 12, 2012, 5-6:15 p.m.
Art History Lecture

ETHICAL - REALLY? Challenges of Collecting, Researching and Publishing Ancient Art and Archeological Material.

April 14, 2012
Skate and Art Demo

This event is free and open to the public.
View Skate Demo Flier [PDF]

May 10, 2012, 6-7:30 p.m.
Celebrate Mother's Day at RAFFMA by experiencing the rituals and crafts of ancient Egyptian women and children. Learn colorful stories about the roles and daily lives of women and mothers in ancient Egypt, complete with a special guided tour of our collection.
An Evening with Mummy Flier [PDF]

May 11, 2012, 6-9 p.m.
Art Bash: "When Art and Advertising Collide" hosted by the American Advertising Federation - Inland Empire Chapter
View Art Bash Flier [PDF]

May 17, 2012, 5-6:15 p.m.
Art History Lecture

May 18, 2012, 7-11 p.m.
International Museums Day Art Costume Ball

Out of Place, Out of Time

May 24, 2012, 12-1:15 p.m.
"Living My Dream: A Conversation with the Artist Synthia SAINT JAMES."

World renowned multicultural artist Synthia SAINT JAMES will lead a discussion on her journey to success and inspire others to live their own dream. Book signing immediately following the talk.
View SAINT JAMES Artist Talk Flier [PDF]
View Synthia SAINT JAMES 'Art and Life Lecture' Press Release [PDF]
For more information on the artist visit: http://www.synthiasaintjames.com/

May 24, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Art & Music in 19th Century Vienna

Through masterfully performed live music and a vivid collage of images and stories, the audience will be magically transported to the lively and culturally rich city of Vienna—the city of Beethoven and Klimt.
Featuring:
Cynthia Jansen, mezzo-soprano
Suzan Hanson, soprano
Victoria Kirsch, pianist
Michèle Tacchia & San Bernardino's Symphonie Jeunesse
Eva Kirsch, narrative 

Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Concert Lecture: 7 p.m. 
View Art and Music in 19th Century Vienna Flier [PDF].

May 30, 2012, 4-6 p.m.
Artist Talk with Annie Buckley

View Annie Buckley: Into the Deep press release [PDF].

June 15, 2012, 5-9 p.m. 
42nd Annual Student Art Exhibition

5-6 p.m.: Award Ceremony
6-9 p.m.: Reception
View 42nd Annual Student Art Exhibition Poster [PDF]

July 23-26, 2012
Summer Egyptian Art Workshop for Kids

Each year RAFFMA organizes the Summer Egyptian Art Workshop for Kids. This popular program draws in fifth and sixth-grade students from neighboring communities throughout San Bernardino County. Kids explore ancient Egyptian art, culture, and History through archaeological digs, an interactive timeline, a Museum scavenger hunt, recreation of an Egyptian tomb, mummy masks, and clay beads from authentic ancient Egyptian molds.

  • Session I: July 23-24, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • Session II: July 25-26, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

View 2012 workshop brochure and registration application [PDF]


2010 - 2011

April 14, 2011, 5-7 p.m.
Reception:

Chuck Close: Portraits
Story of a Russian Painter: Nikolai N. Smoliakov
Cole James: Fresh Fruit and Tony Maher: HiStory

April 21, 2011, 5-6:15 p.m. 
Art History Lecture

"The Second Decline and Rebirth of Ancient Egypt: Second Intermediate Period through New Kingdom"

May 6, 2011, 6-7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Mummy

May 12, 2011, 5-6:15 p.m.
Art History Lecture

"The Third Decline and Rebirth of Ancient Egypt:
Third Intermediate Period through New Kingdom"

May 18, 2011
In observation of International Museums Day, RAFFMA presents:
"Preserving the Memory of Ancient Egypt"
Free admission. Extended RAFFMA hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (5/18/2011 only). Free RAFFMA T-shirt for visitors who leave a "memory" at the front desk. A lecture will be given by museum director, Eva Kirsch, on understanding the role museums play in preserving antiquities. Lecture starts at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
View IMD 2011 Flier [PDF]
 

May 24, 2011, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Teacher Resource Night

Find out what RAFFMA has to offer teachers!
Museum staff will provide information on: 

  • Classroom Workshops
  • Special Events
  • Lesson Plans
  • Lectures
  • Tours

View Teacher Resource Night Flier [PDF]

June 17, 2011, 5-9 p.m.
41st Annual Student Art Exhibition
 
5-6 p.m.: Award Ceremony
6-9 p.m.: Reception and End of the Year Party