Upcoming Events


#WIP - Open Crit Night

Thursday, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m.

#WIP (Work in Progress) is an open critique night at the Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA). Bring your recent creations, works in progress or just an idea for an open group critique, every first Thursday from 6-8pm.

We will be joined by a special guest critic, Tommi Cahill. Cahill graduated from CalArts in 2004 with a BFA in Photography and Media then in 2006 received her MFA in Photography from Yale University. Tommi is an Associate Professor and the current chair of the Department of Art at the University of Redlands. She teaches Introduction to Photography, Digital Imaging, Intermediate Photography, Portrait Photography, Advanced Photography and Senior Projects. Tommi has show nationally as well as internationally. Currently she is working on a candid narrative photographic portrait series about the unexpected pageantry of the world around her. She is looking and thinking about the ways in which people interact and cope with others as well as objects, landscapes, animals and the inevitable solitude and struggle with self.

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

Free - Open to the public - Dec.1, 6-8pm - Refreshments will be served


RAFFMA's Roaring 20th Anniversary & Annual Members Holiday Party

Thursday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m.

Join RAFFMA as we celebrate the holiday season and our roaring 20th Anniversary! Enjoy a jazzy night complete with a photo booth, hearty hors d'oeuvres, endless wine & champagne and most importantly, great company!


Non-Members: $20

Special rate for new members who join at the door: $25 for one year of individual membership!


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

Thursday, Jan. 19

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!

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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