Past Events 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.

Admission is free. CSUSB parking is $5. For more information call 909-537-7373

 


 

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

Art History Lecture

For more information call 909-537-7373.

 


 

October 18, 2012, 4-6 p.m.

PERSPECTIVES Artist Panel Discussion
featuring Luis G. Hernandez, David Rosales,
Gregg Stone and Linda Vallejo.

For more information call 909-537-7373.

 


 

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. For more information on joining friends of the museum, please call membership services at (909) 537-3373.

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]

For more information about RAFFMA’s Spooky Night, contact the museum’s education and outreach department at (909) 537-7783, or e-mail ptaylor@csusb.edu.

 


 

November 2, 2012, 5-7 p.m.

Día de los Muertos:

For more information call 909-537-3373.

 


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. Free admission. Parking $5.

For more information call 909-537-7783 or 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.


The concert-lecture is free and open to the public. CSUSB Parking is $5. For more information call museum education and outreach at 909-537-7783 or 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).

The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking $5

     
For more information call 909-537-7373.

 


 

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.

For more information call 909-537-7373.

 


 

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. Parking $5.

For more information call 909-537-7373.

 


 

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. $5 parking.



For more information call museum education and oureach at 909-537-7783.

 


Friday, May 17, 2013, 4-9 p.m.

CSUSB Arts and Music Festival

For more information call 909-537-7373.

 


 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

International Museum Day

Admission is free. CSUSB parking is $5. For more information call 909-537-7373.

 


Friday, June 14, 2013, 5-9 p.m.

43rd Annual Student Art Exhibition

Opening Reception

4 p.m.: Award Ceremony
Reception to follow

Admission is free. CSUSB parking is $5. For more information call 909-537-7373.

 


 

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.

For more information about Spooky Night call 909-537-7373.


 

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, 6-8:30 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos

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Admission is free. Free parking in Lot D, other CSUSB parking is $5.

For more information call 909-537-7373.

 


 

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

Art History Lecture

Concert, lecture and performance.

Admission is free. CSUSB parking is $5. For more information call 909-537-7373.

 


 

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



Admission is free. CSUSB parking is $5. For more information call 909-537-7373.

 


 

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.

For more information, contact RAFFMA’s education and outreach coordinator
at 909-537-7783, ptaylor@csusb.edu

 


 

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.

For more information, contact RAFFMA’s education and outreach coordinator
at 909-537-7783, ptaylor@csusb.edu

 


 

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.

Admission is free. CSUSB parking is $5. For more information call 909-537-7373.

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.”

 


Admission is free. CSUSB parking is $5. For more information call 909-537-7373.