Upcoming Events


Bryan Kraemer Lecture Jan 12, 6-8 pm


Conversations on Art: "Making a Success at Death: Ancient Egyptian ideas of death and the afterlife" Lecture by Bryan Kraemer

Thursday, Jan. 12, 6-8 p.m.

For millennia, people have been fascinated by ancient Egypt, particularly by the Egyptians’ relationship to death. The Egyptians believed that even in death they would live again, this time forever. To them, death was just the necessary first step in reaching the afterlife, to enter into the journey to the BEYOND. They thoroughly prepared for that journey during their lifetime to be ready and ultimately successful. There is much that we know about this mysterious but enchanting subject, and much that we don’t…Bryan Kraemer will discuss the ancient Egyptian’s take on death and the afterlife as it relates to the current exhibition at RAFFMA, “Journey to the BEYOND: Ancient Egyptians in the Pursuit of Eternity.”

Bryan Kraemer is currently completing his PhD in Egyptology at the University of Chicago. His dissertation looks at Abydos in the Ptolemaic Period, integrating textual, archaeological, and archival data. Bryan’s archaeological experience over the last 15 years has brought him to Italy, Greece, and Egypt. He’s also worked as an epigrapher, archaeologist, surveyor, and computer specialist, sometimes all on the same excavation simultaneously. His recent publications have focused on editions of Middle Kingdom administrative papyri like the Semna Dispatches, Demotic and Greek ostraca from Abydos, as well as deciphering Flinders Petrie’s “chicken-scratched” notebooks to bring to publication a survey of an area south of Abydos. He has been the assistant director for Steve Harvey’s excavations at the Ahmose-Tetisheri Project at Abydos, and currently he is the co-director, chief surveyor, and chief epigraphist for the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition (WeHe) in the Eastern Desert, where he just completed his 2016 season.


Open Mic Night Jan 19, 6-8pm

Open Mic Night

Thursday, Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m.

Bring your guitar, latest poem or a few jokes for our monthly open mic night!

Visit RAFFMA every Thursday evening for exciting events including open crits, poetry and live music!

Calligraphy Workshop Jan 21, 1-3pm

Calligraphy Workshop with Bryan Chabolla

Saturday, Jan. 21, 1-3p.m.

This workshop, taking place over 4 Saturday afternoons, will focus on pointed pen Calligraphy and the fundamentals of Copperplate/Engravers script.

January 21,2017

January 28, 2017

February 4, 2017

February 11, 2017



$20 for CSUSB Students

FREE for RAFFMA members

All supplies included

Download the registration form.

RAFFMA & Chill - Movie Night

Thursday, Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m.

Join us for a casual movie night in the museum - bring your own snacks!




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