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March 24, 2018 - We took a short drive today to the campus of Cal State University San Bernardino to see the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art.  The museum's permanent collections consist of three main areas of interest: Ancient Art, Contemporary Art and World Ceramics.  RAFFMA is best recognized for its collection of Egyptian antiquities—one of the largest displays of ancient Egyptian antiquities west of the Mississippi River, encompassing ancient Egyptian history from the pre-Dynastic to the Greco-Roman period.

While many local artists are on display here, we mostly liked the work of Mark Strickland, who is based in Los Angeles.

On the left is a portrait of his Armenian father and his Polish mother is on the right.  His self portrait is seen between the two.

The Egyptian collection is outstanding.  About 80% of the collection comes from Benson and Pamela Harer.  Benson was a practicing physician in the San Bernardino area until his retirement.

"Beyond" to the Egyptians meant the afterlife and this exhibit focuses on the artifacts associated with death and "the beyond."

This swimming girl is an elaborate spoon.

The museum's displays are beautiful and the lighting is dramatic.  If you're curious about some the works shown above, click here for details about some of the pieces.  The age of the pieces exhibited at the museum range from roughly 4000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.

After the museum we had plans to try a new restaurant in Highland but, when we arrived there, we unfortunately found out that they were closed for a special event.  Bummer!  However we knew that there was an In-N-Out Burger close by so we headed there.  Their burgers are so popular that the line often runs out the door, but the burgers are worth the wait!

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