International Museum Day Comes To Raffma

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)- — In an ever-evolving and fast-paced society where social media accompanies daily life, the most modern museums compete for their own voice amongst the rushing tide of technology.

On Friday, May 18, museums around the world, large and small, will join in one voice to make their presence known as they recognize International Museum Day 2012: “Museums in a Changing World.”

RAFFMA, the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernardino, has partnered with university student art clubs to host “Out of Place, Out of Time: An Art Costume Ball” in recognition of International Museum Day 2012. The ball will take place on Friday, May 18, from 7-11 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; parking is $5. Wine, food and live music will be provided.

Guests of the ball are encouraged to bring art to life by dressing in art-inspired costumes, which may vary from a favorite artist or artwork to resembling a major art movement or era. A costume contest, photo booth and art sale benefiting student clubs will be included in the evening’s activities.

Every year since 1977 the International Council of Museums has celebrated International Museum Day to encourage public awareness of museums’ impact on society. In 2010, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation, with almost 30,000 museums hosting events in more than 95 countries.

For more information on ICOM and IMD 2012, visit the International Museum Day website at http://network.icom.museum/imd2012. For more information about RAFFMA, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website at http://raffma.csusb.edu.

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