If you’re fascinated by ancient Egypt you need to get to the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Ar (RAFFMA) at Cal State San Bernardino (CSUSB) because the long running exhibit on ancient Egyptian artifacts will close on Thursday, July 31. That’s right, the mummies will be “moving on, so to speak.”
The last chance to see this fascinating exhibit is July 31. It is concluding its five-year run at Cal State San Bernardino. The mummies are “moving on” to make room for a long-awaited museum remodeling project that will focus on major changes to the Harer Family Trust Gallery layout. The remodel will also include installation of a system of movable walls and a 600 square foot event gallery to accommodate existing and new museum programs as well as some CSUSB events.
While July marks the last chance for guests to see 4,500 years of ancient Egyptian history, a new exhibition featuring the college’s permanent collection of Egyptian antiquities is tentatively set to open next spring. A handsome and informative companion to the release of the second collection catalog, this new exhibition will focus on the three golden periods of ancient Egyptian history: Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom (approximately 2650-1070B.C.).
The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Association of Museums and it is the only accredited art museum in San Bernardino. The museum has accumulated a permanent collection of nearly 1,200 objects that focuses on Egyptian antiquities, ceramics and contemporary art. The museum houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in southern California.
General admission is free but a donation of $3 would be gratefully accepted. The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a .m. to 5 p.m. Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The site is closed Friday and Sunday.
For more information call (909) 537-7373 or visit RAFFMA website at http://raffma.csusb.edu.