Upcoming Events



Thursday, Oct. 27, 6-8p.m.

Celebrate Halloween - RAFFMA Style. Something for all ages! Bring the kids for some crafts and family friendly fun inside the museum or get your fortune told by our mystical tarot card reader! Cap off the night by curling up on the museum lawn with some hot cocoa for a screening of everyone’s favorite Halloween movie: Hocus Pocus! Bring your favorite snacks, some lawn chairs or a cozy blanket! Costumes encouraged!

Art Talk: Betty Ann Brown "Constructing an Aesthetic: Thoughts on the Intersection of Personal Taste and Curatorial Practice"

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 12-1p.m.

This event is sponsored by CSUSB Instrutionally Related Programs, the CSUSB Department of Art and RAFFMA.

Art historian, critic and curator Betty Ann Brown will speak about current exhibitions in Los Angeles, including two that she co-curated: Fantastic Feminist Figuration at Groundspace Project, a group of seven women artists who do figurative work in the surreal tradition of Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, and Remedios Varo; and the GUNS exhibition at Loft at Liz's, a gathering of 23 artists grappling with gun control issues. Brown will also address recent exhibitions at the Craft and Folk Art Museum ("Work over School," curated by jill moniz) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Agnes Martin, organized by the Tate Modern).

Betty Ann Brown is an art historian, critic, and curator. She has a Ph.D. in the History of Art and teaches at Cal State Northridge and Pasadena City College. Trained in Ancient Latin American art history, with focus on Aztec art, she now works with contemporary art as well. Brown has curated several major exhibitions, including retrospectives for Hans Burkhardt, Roland Reiss, Linda Vallejo, June Wayne, and John White; and themed exhibitions addressing alternative families, community, and environmental issues. She is currently working on an exhibition of artist families for the Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, CA. Brown has written dozens of critical essays, for Arts, Artscene, and Artweek; as well as numerous exhibition catalogues, for Don Bachardy, Rebecca Campbell, Merion Estes, Susan Feldman, Cheri Gaulke, Joanne Julian, Joan Kahn, Meg Madison, Eva Malhotra, and Kim Yasuda, among others. Brown’s books include Exposures, Women & Their Art (1989); Expanding Circles: Women, Art & Community (1996); Gradiva’s Mirror: Reflections on Women, Surrealism & Art History (2002); the online textbook Art & Mass Media (2005); Hero, Madman, Criminal, Victim: The Artist in Film & Fiction (2009); and Afternoons with June: Stories of June Wayne’s Art & Life (2012). Brown was featured in four History Channel programs, did a series of discussions about art history for eHow online, and was recently interviewed on KPFK. She organizes of “Contemporary Art Conversations,” an ongoing series of panel discussions between critics and artists that convenes in various Southern California venues.

#WIP - Open Crit Night

Thursday, Nov. 3, 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!

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

Free - Open to the public - Nov. 3, 6-8pm - Refreshments will be served

Open Mic Night

Thursday, Nov. 10, 6-8pm

Bring your guitar, latest poem or a few jokes for RAFFMA's first ever open mic night!!

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

Art Talk: Lisa Adams "A Life of Painting"

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 12-1p.m.

This event is sponsored by CSUSB Instrutionally Related Programs, the CSUSB Department of Art and RAFFMA.

About Lisa Adams Lisa Adams has a B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont and an M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship and an ARC Grant. Her work has been exhibited in art fairs and galleries throughout the United States and abroad and is in the public collections of Eli Broad, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Laguna Museum of Art, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, Chapman University and the Edward Albee Foundation, among others. She has successfully taught at many renowned art departments in the Los Angeles area and abroad and has been an artist-in-residence in Slovenia, Finland, Japan, Holland and Costa Rica. Lisa’s public art projects include the Chatsworth Station of the Metro Orange Line Extension, Fire Station No. 64 in Watts and the West Valley Branch Library in Reseda, California. Her private commissions include a BMW ArtCar. Lisa’s work is represented in Los Angeles by CB1 Gallery.

Hagedorn and His World - Lecture and Concert

Thursday, Nov. 17, 6-8p.m.

Hagedorn and His World is a delightful concert event which will explore the art of Edward Hagedorn set to a musical performance of works from his time.



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