Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art

Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Location: 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino CA 92407 Admission: Free, Suggested Donation $3 Contact: 909-537-7373 or [email protected] Web: raffma.csusb.edu
The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) at California State University , San Bernardino opened its doors to the public in 1996. Since then, the museum has grown to one of the major cultural centers in the community and surrounding Inland Empire region. Home to what is considered the largest collection of Ancient Egyptian Art west of the Mississippi River, RAFFMA has accumulated a collection of close to 1,200 objects focusing on ceramics, ancient and contemporary art; the largest of which includes some 500 pieces encompassing over 4,000 years of Egyptian history. About 7,500 square feet of gallery space allows not only a continuous display of a substantial part of the museum's permanent holdings, but also a dynamic schedule of visiting exhibitions. Host to over 150 emerging artists and 50,000 visitors, including 10,000 school children, RAFFMA is committed to its mission in providing education, inspiration and life enrichment to the community. The Museum's audience consists of university students, faculty and staff, groups of school children (K-12) and members of the local community as well as visitors to the region. To CSUSB students, especially, RAFFMA offers a variety of opportunities providing valuable hands-on work experience and preparation for future museum related careers. When you visit RAFFMA, you find it's more than a museum, it's an unforgettable experience. Guests of the museum can explore for themselves the cultural richness hidden within the tales of Ancient Egypt spreading beyond the barriers of time and into modern day. All the excitement lies right here within our own community. Come and see, learn and be inspired at RAFFMA!
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About RAFFMA: http://raffma.csusb.edu/About/index.html

Mission: RAFFMA develops, preserves, researches and exhibits its permanent collections, which represent various periods and regions and focus on ceramics, ancient and contemporary art. As part of an academic institution, the Museum presents and interprets fine arts, decorative arts and design, providing knowledge, ideas and a resource for life enrichment to university students, faculty and staff, as well as to the region's communities and visitors. Through a variety of exhibitions supported by educational programs, such as lectures, seminars, traditional and electronic publications, and numerous innovative outreach activities, it provides a valuable study site to educate, inspire, and maintain public interest in art and design. (Adopted in 1998; revised in 2006)

#TBT to our exhibit from 2011 "Uberyummy: Contemporary Confections and Objects of Desire"Photo by Corinne M. Jamieson/CS...
01/09/2020

#TBT to our exhibit from 2011 "Uberyummy: Contemporary Confections and Objects of Desire"

Photo by Corinne M. Jamieson/CSUSB
#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBNews

From the #RAFFMAVault:A photograph of Deeda Blair taken by Andy Warhol - this image was taken in 1976.#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CS...
01/08/2020

From the #RAFFMAVault:
A photograph of Deeda Blair taken by Andy Warhol - this image was taken in 1976.

#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBArt

#TBT to our exhibit from earlier this year, "DARKEVENTWHITEHORIZON" Photo by Michael Moody/CSUSB#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CS...
12/26/2019

#TBT to our exhibit from earlier this year, "DARKEVENTWHITEHORIZON"

Photo by Michael Moody/CSUSB
#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSBNews

From the #RAFFMAVault:"Casey's Diner" by John Baeder. John Baeder is an American painter associated with the Photorealis...
12/23/2019

From the #RAFFMAVault:

"Casey's Diner" by John Baeder. John Baeder is an American painter associated with the Photorealist movement - he is best known for his detailed paintings of American roadside diners and eateries!

#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBNews

Happy Holidays from RAFFMA! We wish you all a great holiday season and look forward to greeting you back in the new year...
12/21/2019

Happy Holidays from RAFFMA!
We wish you all a great holiday season and look forward to greeting you back in the new year with new exhibits/events. Follow us to stay up to date on our re-opening! ☃️❄️

#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBNews

#TBT to our exhibit from 2014 "Bridging Homeboy Industries: Fabian Debora, Alex Kizu and Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez" Ph...
12/19/2019

#TBT to our exhibit from 2014 "Bridging Homeboy Industries: Fabian Debora, Alex Kizu and Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez"

Photo by Corinne McCurdy/CSUSB
#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBNews

From the #RAFFMAVault:"Berkeley Buick" by Robert Alan Bechtle. Robert Bechtle is an American painter who has lived nearl...
12/16/2019

From the #RAFFMAVault:
"Berkeley Buick" by Robert Alan Bechtle. Robert Bechtle is an American painter who has lived nearly all his life in the San Francisco Bay Area and whose art is centered on scenes from everyday local life.

#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBArt

#TBT to our exhibit from 2011 "Uberyummy: Contemporary Confections and Objects of Desire"Photo by Corinne M. Jamieson/CS...
12/12/2019

#TBT to our exhibit from 2011 "Uberyummy: Contemporary Confections and Objects of Desire"

Photo by Corinne M. Jamieson/CSUSB
#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBNews

From the #RAFFMAVault:An unglazed grey stoneware jar from the Silla Dynasty of Korea. This object dates back to the 5th-...
12/10/2019

From the #RAFFMAVault:
An unglazed grey stoneware jar from the Silla Dynasty of Korea. This object dates back to the 5th-6th century in which the Silla kingdom produced distinctive stoneware and pottery for both functionality and artistic creations.

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art's cover photo
12/08/2019

Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art's cover photo

Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art's cover photo
12/08/2019

Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art's cover photo

Thank you to all artists in Made in California - it was a great show! #RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News
12/08/2019

Thank you to all artists in Made in California - it was a great show!

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

This Fall RAFFMA hosted many events - thank you to everyone who visited the museum this quarter! 😊Follow RAFFMA to stay ...
12/06/2019

This Fall RAFFMA hosted many events - thank you to everyone who visited the museum this quarter! 😊

Follow RAFFMA to stay up to date on future events.

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for our annual Member Holiday Party! We wish you all happy holidays! ☃️❄️...
12/05/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for our annual Member Holiday Party! We wish you all happy holidays! ☃️❄️

Click the link if you're interested in becoming a RAFFMA member: http://ow.ly/8bAH50xt8NH

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

We're halfway through finals week! Stop by the museum for a quick break or last minute extra credit assignment 😊#RAFFMA ...
12/04/2019

We're halfway through finals week! Stop by the museum for a quick break or last minute extra credit assignment 😊

#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBNews

Come view "Journey to the Beyond: Ancient Egyptians in the Pursuit of Eternity" before RAFFMA closes for de-installation...
12/04/2019

Come view "Journey to the Beyond: Ancient Egyptians in the Pursuit of Eternity" before RAFFMA closes for de-installation this Saturday! This exhibit presents objects from our permanent collection to tell the story of the Ancient Egyptians pursuit for eternal existence and provisioning for the journey to the beyond.

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

If you haven't stopped by to view Made in California, be sure to do so soon! It will only be on display through the end ...
12/02/2019

If you haven't stopped by to view Made in California, be sure to do so soon! It will only be on display through the end of this week, Sat. December 7. This exhibit presents various works created by California artists from the 1970s to today. Each piece is accompanied by the artist's portrait photograph taken by Wayne Shimabukuro.

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

RAFFMA will be closed Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28 - Nov. 30). We will re-open on Monday, December 2 with our normal bu...
11/28/2019

RAFFMA will be closed Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28 - Nov. 30). We will re-open on Monday, December 2 with our normal business hours.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from RAFFMA! 🦃🍂

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

Happy Thanksgiving from RAFFMA! Thank you to everyone who has visited and supported the museum this year including staff...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from RAFFMA! Thank you to everyone who has visited and supported the museum this year including staff, student assistants, interns, volunteers, docents, and donors. We wish you a safe and happy start to the holiday season! 🦃🍂

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our lecture + book signing yesterday! A special thank you to Sant Khalsa for dis...
11/27/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our lecture + book signing yesterday! A special thank you to Sant Khalsa for discussing her book "Prana: Life with Trees" with us. Follow RAFFMA to stay up to date on future events!

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

Be sure to join us today for our lecture + book signing with Sant Khalsa! Her book "Prana: Life With Trees" is the first...
11/25/2019

Be sure to join us today for our lecture + book signing with Sant Khalsa! Her book "Prana: Life With Trees" is the first in-depth survey of Khalsa’s intimate connection with trees – her explorations, observations, perceptions and interpretations.

Event Details:
Monday, November 25
Lecture: 12PM - 12:45PM
Book Signing Part 1: 12:45PM - 1:30PM
Book Signing Part 2: 5PM - 5:30PM

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for our lecture! And thank you to Dr. Tara Prakash for discussing her vie...
11/22/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for our lecture! And thank you to Dr. Tara Prakash for discussing her views on King Ramses II. Follow RAFFMA to stay up to date on future events!

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

Don't forget to join us tonight for our lecture with Dr. Tara Prakash! She will discuss the Hittite king, King Ramses II...
11/21/2019

Don't forget to join us tonight for our lecture with Dr. Tara Prakash! She will discuss the Hittite king, King Ramses II and analyze how the Egyptians portrayed him.

During the Nineteenth Dynasty (ca. 1292-1191), King Ramses II tried to reestablish Egyptian control over the Syrian city of Kadesh, which the Hittites of Anatolia had conquered in the late Eighteenth Dynasty. He recorded the epic battle that he fought at Kadesh against the Hittite Empire and its allies in a series of reliefs, which he had carved onto temple walls throughout Egypt. These reliefs preserve multiple textual and pictorial accounts of Ramses’ struggle.

Event Details:
Thursday, November 21 | 6-8PM

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

Join us tomorrow for our "A Hero Among Cowards" lecture. In this lecture, Dr. Tara Prakash will consider how the Egyptia...
11/20/2019

Join us tomorrow for our "A Hero Among Cowards" lecture. In this lecture, Dr. Tara Prakash will consider how the Egyptians portrayed the Hittite king and his coalition in the Kadesh texts and images in order to shed light on both the Egyptian conception of foreigners and the purpose of these reliefs inside the Egyptian temple. During the Nineteenth Dynasty (ca. 1292-1191), King Ramses II tried to reestablish Egyptian control over the Syrian city of Kadesh, which the Hittites of Anatolia had conquered in the late Eighteenth Dynasty. He recorded the epic battle that he fought at Kadesh against the Hittite Empire and its allies in a series of reliefs, which he had carved onto temple walls throughout Egypt. These reliefs preserve multiple textual and pictorial accounts of Ramses’ struggle.

Event Details:
Thursday, November 21 | 6-8PM

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

Join us next week for our lecture & book signing with Sant Khalsa! Trees and forests have been a focus in Sant Khalsa’s ...
11/19/2019

Join us next week for our lecture & book signing with Sant Khalsa! Trees and forests have been a focus in Sant Khalsa’s creative work for nearly five decades. Her book "Prana: Life With Trees" is the first in-depth survey of Khalsa’s intimate connection with trees – her explorations, observations, perceptions and interpretations.

Event Details:
Monday, November 25
Lecture: 12PM - 12:45PM
Book Signing Part 1: 12:45PM - 1:30PM
Book Signing Part 2: 5PM - 5:30PM

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

Sam Francis was an American painter and printmaker who experimented with the dominant and emerging styles of the late 19...
11/18/2019

Sam Francis was an American painter and printmaker who experimented with the dominant and emerging styles of the late 1940s, particularly Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism. Pictured is a lithograph of his currently on display at RAFFMA.

Made In California will be on display through December 7.

#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBArt CSUSB News

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our Artists in Conversation Panel - especially to the artists (left to...
11/15/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our Artists in Conversation Panel - especially to the artists (left to right): HK Zamani, Hung Viet Nguyen, Phyllis Green, Wayne Shimabukuro, Monique Prieto, & Blue McRight for taking the time to discuss their art and experiences with us!

Follow RAFFMA to stay up to date on future events!

#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBArt CSUSB News

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Espresso & Latte Art Break! For more amazing calligraphy be sure to check ou...
11/15/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Espresso & Latte Art Break! For more amazing calligraphy be sure to check out @icursive on Instagram and follow RAFFMA to stay up to date on future events!

#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBArt CSUSB News

Join us tomorrow afternoon for our Made In California: Artists in Conversation Panel! Wayne Shimabukuro and five of the ...
11/14/2019

Join us tomorrow afternoon for our Made In California: Artists in Conversation Panel! Wayne Shimabukuro and five of the artists - Blue McRight, HK Zamani, Hung Viet Nguyen, Monique Prieto, and Phyllis Green - will share their art and experiences in a fun and informal panel discussion.

Pictured is a piece by Hung Viet Nguyen titled "Ancient Pine #13" - this piece is currently on display at RAFFMA!

Event Details:
Thursday, November 14 | 4-6PM

#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSB #CSUSBArt

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for our Espresso & Latte Art Break! Calligrapher Bryan Chabolla will be offering to wri...
11/13/2019

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for our Espresso & Latte Art Break! Calligrapher Bryan Chabolla will be offering to write your name in a variety of calligraphy styles plus you'll have the chance to decorate your new fancy name plate.

FREE espresso's and latte's for all attendees!

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

The Ancient Egyptians’ attitude toward life and death has been fascinating us for millennia. Their pursuit of the eterna...
11/11/2019

The Ancient Egyptians’ attitude toward life and death has been fascinating us for millennia. Their pursuit of the eternal existence and provisioning for the journey to the BEYOND is the story of this exhibition, which presents, in a new context, objects from RAFFMA’s permanent collection and on loan from Dr. Benson Harer.

Journey to the Beyond will be on display through December 7 and return on February 3, 2020.

#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSB #CSUSBArt CSUSB News

RAFFMA will be closed Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, November 12 with ou...
11/09/2019

RAFFMA will be closed Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, November 12 with our normal business hours at 10 a.m.

Thank you to our Veterans for your years of service! 🇺🇸

#RAFFMA #CSUSB CSUSB News

Betye Saar is an African American artist known for her work in the medium of assemblage. Saar has been called "a legend"...
11/08/2019

Betye Saar is an African American artist known for her work in the medium of assemblage. Saar has been called "a legend" in the world of contemporary art. Pictured is a piece currently on display here at RAFFMA titled "Globe Trotter"

Made In California will be on display through December 7.

Photo by Michael Moody/CSUSB
#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBArt CSUSB News

Come witness how frothy Latte Art is made! This quarters theme is Calligraphy. Calligrapher Bryan Chabolla will be offer...
11/08/2019

Come witness how frothy Latte Art is made! This quarters theme is Calligraphy. Calligrapher Bryan Chabolla will be offering to write your name in a variety of beautiful calligraphy styles. Enjoy the relaxing art activity of decorating your fancy new name plate.

FREE latte’s and espresso’s for all attendees!

Event Details:
Thursday, November 14 | 11:30AM - 3:30PM

#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSB #CSUSBArt CSUSB News

Join us next month for our second museum outing! It will be on the theme of California art and artists - the same theme ...
11/06/2019

Join us next month for our second museum outing! It will be on the theme of California art and artists - the same theme as our current exhibit, Made In California. We will tour RAFFMA's current exhibit as well as the Bowers Museum & the Laguna Art Museum. Spots are limited, RSVP today: bit.ly/ARTCRAWL

Trip Details:
Sunday, December 8 | 8:30AM - 6:30PM
Deadline to RSVP: December 6
Cost: $90

#RAFFMA #CSUSB #CSUSBArt CSUSB News

Join us for a special event in conjunction with the exhibition "Made In California" in which Wayne Shimabukuro and five ...
11/05/2019

Join us for a special event in conjunction with the exhibition "Made In California" in which Wayne Shimabukuro and five of the artists in the exhibition: Blue McRight, HK Zamani, Hung Viet Nguyen, Monique Prieto and Phyllis Green will share their art and experiences in a fun and informal panel discussion.

Pictured is a portrait of Blue McRight taken by Wayne Shimabukuro - this photo is currently on display at RAFFMA!

Event Details:
Thursday, November 14 | 4-6PM

#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSB #CSUSBArt CSUSB News

Pictured here are RAFFMA director, Eva Kirsch, and featured Made In California artist, Hung Viet Nguyen. Be sure to stop...
10/30/2019

Pictured here are RAFFMA director, Eva Kirsch, and featured Made In California artist, Hung Viet Nguyen. Be sure to stop by and view this new exhibit that will only be on display through December 7!

Reminder that RAFFMA is closed today due to campus closure. RAFFMA-Ween has been postponed to tomorrow, Oct 31 | 3-5PM.

#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSB #CSUSBArt CSUSB News

Join us tomorrow for RAFFMA-Ween! Wear your best costume and join us for a family friendly evening of ghoulish crafts, s...
10/29/2019

Join us tomorrow for RAFFMA-Ween! Wear your best costume and join us for a family friendly evening of ghoulish crafts, spooky museum tours and sweet treats!

Event Details:
Wednesday, October 30 | 5-7PM

#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSB #CSUSBArt CSUSB News

Join us tomorrow for our annual RAFFMAween!🕸👻Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m.Participants are encouraged to wear their b...
10/29/2019
Annual Halloween event coming to CSUSB art museum | CSUSB News

Join us tomorrow for our annual RAFFMAween!🕸👻
Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to wear their best costume and join the museum 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 exciting activities.

CSUSB’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art will host its annual family-friendly Halloween event, RAFFMAween, on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Sun, October 27, 2019 Annual Halloween event coming to CSUSB art museum Share:  Media Inquiries Joe Gutierrez Office of Strategic Communication (909) 537-500...

Celebrate Halloween RAFFMA style! Wear your best costume and join us next week for a family friendly evening of ghoulish...
10/24/2019

Celebrate Halloween RAFFMA style! Wear your best costume and join us next week for a family friendly evening of ghoulish crafts, spooky museum tours and sweet treats!

Event Details:
Wednesday, October 30 | 5-7PM

Photo by Conner Baker
#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSB #CSUSBArt

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for the last talk in our "Ancient Egypt in Focus" series!  In this lecture, Dr. Tara Pr...
10/23/2019

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for the last talk in our "Ancient Egypt in Focus" series! In this lecture, Dr. Tara Prakash will consider how the Egyptians portrayed the Hittite king and his coalition in the Kadesh texts and images in order to shed light on both the Egyptian conception of foreigners and the purpose of these reliefs inside the Egyptian temple.

During the Nineteenth Dynasty (ca. 1292-1191), King Ramses II tried to reestablish Egyptian control over the Syrian city of Kadesh, which the Hittites of Anatolia had conquered in the late Eighteenth Dynasty. He recorded the epic battle that he fought at Kadesh against the Hittite Empire and its allies in a series of reliefs, which he had carved onto temple walls throughout Egypt. These reliefs preserve multiple textual and pictorial accounts of Ramses’ struggle.

Event Details:
Thursday, October 24 | 6-8PM

#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSB #CSUSBArt

If you haven't stopped by to view our new exhibit, be sure to do so soon! There are works from close to forty renowned C...
10/22/2019

If you haven't stopped by to view our new exhibit, be sure to do so soon! There are works from close to forty renowned California artists - the exhibit features artworks of different genres and mediums all created in California from the mid-1970s through today.

Made In California will be on display through December 7.

#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSB #CSUSBArt

Join us this Thursday for the last talk in our "Ancient Egypt In Focus" series. This talk will be led by Dr. Tara Prakas...
10/21/2019

Join us this Thursday for the last talk in our "Ancient Egypt In Focus" series. This talk will be led by Dr. Tara Prakash, Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence at CSUSB, and will focus on King Ramses II.

In this lecture, Prakash will consider how the Egyptians portrayed the Hittite king and his coalition in the Kadesh texts and images in order to shed light on both the Egyptian conception of foreigners and the purpose of the reliefs he created inside the Egyptians temple.

Event Details:
Thursday, October 24 | 6-8PM

#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSB #CSUSBArt

Made in California will be on display through December 7 and features a variety of works from different California artis...
10/17/2019

Made in California will be on display through December 7 and features a variety of works from different California artists. Be sure to stop by and view this new exhibit!

#RAFFMA #RAFFMACSUSB #CSUSB #CSUSBArt

Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art's cover photo
10/16/2019

Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art's cover photo

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5500 University Pkwy
San Bernardino, CA
92407

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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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