A taste of Paris at CSUSB


Paris knows exactly how to blend flavors to create the perfect combinations that infuse our senses, including visual and aural.


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Continuing the tradition of pairing visual arts and music, RAFFMA, the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernardino, presents a concert-lecture dedicated to art and music in Paris, from 1860-1920, on Nov. 29 from 6-8 p.m.

The event will take place in the Schweitzer Auditorium located inside the Visual Arts Center at Cal State San Bernardino. The museum event is free and open to the public. Parking at CSUSB is $5.

Through a dazzling collage of images, stories and masterfully performed live music, “Art and Music in Paris, 1860-1920,” will transport the audience in time to the city of Impressionism and early Modernism, Montmartre and Montparnasse, Salons and cabarets, a city where music and visual arts went literally hand-in-hand.

Museum director Eva Kirsch will present stories of art in Paris – beginning with the birth of Paris as it is known today. The narratives will be accompanied by piano, violin and voice music by composers such as Richard Wagner, Camille Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy, Henri Duparc, Gabriel Fauré, Eric Satie and Maurice Ravel.

The concert will feature the musical talents of soprano Suzan Hanson, bass-baritone Dean Elzinga and pianist Victoria Kirsch, with a special piano and violin duet by Ethan and Lou Chen. The event is curated by Eva Kirsch and Victoria Kirsch.

A wine reception will immediately follow the concert-lecture.

For more information, contact RAFFMA at (909) 537-7373 or visit the museum website.


The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Alliance 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 houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in Southern California.