‘The Art of Love,’ Valentine’s Day event at RAFFMA


A Valentine’s Day event exploring love in various art forms, “The Art of Love,” will be presented by the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernardino.

RAFFMA Art of Love flier

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Also featuring wine tasting and live music, the event runs Thursday, Feb. 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. at RAFFMA.

RAFFMA Director Eva Kirsch will present “The Art of Love,” a talk about love in various cultures as expressed in art, from ancient Greece to more recent times. Richly illustrated, it will give a brief but intense look into the development of concepts of love and romance.

The presentation will be followed by a tour of Egyptian antiquities on display at the museum, for a glimpse into the love life of the ancient Egyptians – sexually matter-of-fact and “pre-romantic.”

After the art lecture and tour of the ancient Egyptian collection, guests may enjoy a live musical performance by After Hours, a CSUSB student ensemble, and a wine tasting sponsored by BevMo. Tickets for the wine tasting are $12 and include a custom-etched RAFFMA wine glass. Candies and non-alcoholic refreshments will also be available.

“The Art of Love” event is an extension of RAFFMA’s art history lectures series. The art talk, museum tour and music performance are free and open to the public. Guests purchasing wine-tasting tickets must be at least 21 years of age and present a valid ID.

Parking permits are required and are available at campus parking kiosks and at the museum front desk.

Contact Paige Taylor with questions or for more information at (909) 537-7783 or ptaylor@csusb.edu.


The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Association of Museums. 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.

RAFFMA is located inside the Visual Arts Center at Cal State San Bernardino. General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $5 per vehicle.

Currently on view:

  • “Treasures from Ancient Egypt: Selections from the Permanent Collection”
  • “Chicano Muralists in Southern California, 1968-1985: The first generation of a cultural revolution – through the camera of Elliot Robert Barkan”
  • “Now and Later: New Acquisitions and Promised Gifts, 2010-2012”

Museum hours are Monday – Wednesday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Sunday: Closed.

For more information, visit the RAFFMA website.