‘Student Engagement in Art and Restorative Justice’ Topic of RAFFMA Program on May 10

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) at Cal State San Bernardino will present “Student Engagement in Art and Restorative Justice,” a panel discussion featuring university students who are currently participating in the CSUSB Community-based Art Prison Arts Collective (PAC), as part of the museum’s monthly Conversations on Art series. The event will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2-3 p.m. at the museum.

This presentation is part of the Art and Restorative Justice Panel series that was created for the exhibition, “Beyond the Blue: Prison Arts Collective.” The panel will focus on student engagement and will feature CSUSB PAC project interns who work in various areas, including teaching inside the prisons, helping with written materials about the project, and archiving donated artwork created by incarcerated participants.

Questions to be explored include: How does community activism influence education? What can students gain by interning with an Arts in Corrections project? And what is the relationship between the institutions of the university and the prison?

The panel will be moderated by Danielle Yellen, CSUSB alumna and outreach coordinator for the Community-based Art PAC project.

About Community-based Art

Community-based Art is an approach to making, teaching and learning art that directly engages participants in the creative process through collaboration and mutual learning. The Community-based Art initiative at California State University, San Bernardino is dedicated to expanding access to art to those that would not otherwise have access to it, specifically to individuals in marginalized communities including those who are incarcerated. More information can be found on the Community-based Art PAC websiteat prisonartscollective.com.

About RAFFMA

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

General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $6 per vehicle and $3 on weekends.

The museum is open Monday – Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, noon-8 p.m. and closed Friday and Sunday. For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA websiteat raffma.csusb.edu.

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