From the wall to the table, artists from the current exhibit, “PERSPECTIVES,” will shine light on their personal perspectives during a roundtable discussion at Cal State San Bernardino’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4-6 p.m.
Luis G. Hernandez, David Rosales, Gregg Stone and Linda Vallejo are four of the five artists currently featured in RAFFMA’s “PERSPECTIVES” exhibition. Along with museum director and exhibition curator, Eva Kirsch, the artists will encourage audience participation as they discuss their works and the stories behind them.
Although from different backgrounds, and ranging from professional to personal experiences, the artists share the same passion for art. Their work is meant to provoke conversation that may be difficult, so participants are encouraged to ask questions and take part in the discussion.
“PERSPECTIVES” touches on multiple issues – mostly related, but not limited, to Mexico and Mexican Americans – such as cultural and national identity, cultural and racial politics and immigration and border tensions.
Through different mediums and styles, this exhibition of contemporary Chicano art is full of color and imagery. Each piece tells a different story that has molded these individuals into the artists they are today. The “PERSPECTIVES” exhibition is currently on display through Dec. 15 at RAFFMA.
The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, also known as RAFFMA, is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is the only accredited art museum in San Bernardino. RAFFMA has accumulated a permanent collection of nearly 1,200 objects focusing on Egyptian antiquities, ceramics and contemporary art.
Located at Cal State San Bernardino, RAFFMA also houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in Southern California.
General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $5 per vehicle.
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.; and is closed Friday and Sunday. For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website.