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The CSUSB Anthropology Museum is in the final stages of preparing a unique and innovative exhibition that highlights Inland Empire community members' memories of childhood -- fifty participants have provided an object of sentimental value along with their memories of that object and their reflections on becoming who they are today as influenced by childhood experiences.

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SHARE YOUR STORY! The Anthropology Museum at Cal State San Bernardino is preparing an exhibition that will highlight everyday stories of childhood, and YOU are invited to contribute.

The exhibition will feature objects that community members have saved from their youth – personal mementos that have sentimental value and help to tell stories of whimsy, change, tragedy, triumph, and personal growth. Your object and story will be woven together with others’ to collectively consider what memory is, the process of remembering, and why “things” hold a special place in our hearts.

Participant Criteria: Participants must be connected to San Bernardino County or the broader Inland Empire -- as past or present students, employees, residents, etc.

Requirements of Participation:

  • An interview about one object saved from childhood that has sentimental value to you
  • Your interview can take place at the university, over the phone, or via email
  • We also ask that you lend your object to us for display in the Museum, along with your story
  • Your treasure will be kept secure, handled to Museum standards, and insured while in our care (approximately March 2016-April 2017)
  • You will have the chance to preview your story before it is displayed, and you will be invited to attend the exhibition opening

Sample Interview Questions

  • In selecting an object for your interview, we ask that you review these questions to ensure that your story matches the needs of the present project:
  • What is the object that you have selected to share with us?
  • Can you describe the object you’ve chosen? (what it is, its provenience, when and how you acquired it, and what sort of role or roles it had in your childhood)
  • Does this object remind you of anyone? Please describe the person, your relationship to the person, and why he or she is important to you.
  • Can you share a few child memories you have about this item? 
  • Does it remind you of any particular moments in your childhood? (what happened and who was there)
  • Are there any identifying marks on the object that came through use or wear that you can tell us about?
  • Describe how seeing this object – or, possibly, holding or using it – makes you feel.
  • Describe how the meaning of this object has changed for you over time (if it has). 
  • Why do you think you’ve held onto it for so long?
  • Does this object remind you of any personal qualities or personality traits that you had when you were younger, or how these qualities and traits developed over time?
  • If not already addressed, what does this object mean to you and why did you select to talk about it?

Timeline: Interviews will be conducted in February and March 2016. Please contact us NOW to make your contribution!

Visit the CSUSB Anthropology Museum website for more information

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University Theatre at Cal State San Bernardino Presents:

"The Three Musketeers"

By Ken Ludwig

adapted from The novel by Alexander Dumas

November 14–23, 2014

Directed by Tom Provenzano. 

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University Theatre at Cal State San Bernardino Presents:

"The Three Musketeers"

By Ken Ludwig

adapted from The novel by Alexander Dumas

November 14–23, 2014

Directed by Tom Provenzano. 

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The necessity of art is often called into question. Artists are asked, “Why is art important?” As if they must defend their work with a valid and acceptable reason to exist. Professor Annie Buckley from California State University, San Bernardino’s Community-based Art Program, suggests that instead of asking that question, we should ask, “Why is it not important?” She says, “We don’t ask why food is important. We don’t ask why money is important. We just assume that they are. Likewise I just assume that art is important.”

I spoke with Buckley about the wonderful work the Community-based Art Program - which provides internships, fieldwork, and service learning opportunities for students - does at the California Institution for Men (CIM) in Chino. The partnership arose after Howard Gaines, the Community Resources Manager at the prison, approached Buckley in the Art Department at CSUSB about the possibility of starting an art program at the prison based on the inmates expressed interest for an art program. In 2013 the partnership between the CIM and the Community-based Art Program began. Buckley, who had already developed the internship program for art students to work with other community organizations, went on a tour of CIM, along with a few students, and ultimately decided that a collaboration between the two institutions would benefit both the students, who lead the art classes there, and the men housed there, many of whom are already artists. 

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The Library Summer Program for Kids at the John M. Pfau Library at CSUSB is back!!

We hope you can join us this year for "Cultures of the World" on July 8-10, 2014 from 8:00am-2pm in PL-4005.

The events will include numerous cultural activities, reading, writing, and dance.

Thank you to all our amazing donors! Domino's Pizza is providing lunch on the first day and local restaurants are providing gift certificates for a free kid's meal.

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A band of cowboys shooting at some unknown enemy. The Virgen de Guadalupe, hands clasped, head bowed, always watchful over her children. Soldiers raising the American flag at Iwo Jima. A pig smiling over a fence; unaware of its imminent end, and probable conversion into some delicacy to be enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon with family. The colorful, sometimes bright, sometimes muted, murals on San Bernardino commercial properties tell us the story of not only the business, but of the community in which they existed. More than an image on a facade advertising pupusas and Mexican food, they are stories of migration, hope, dreams, grief, and even loss. It is the story of America. And who better to tell these stories, than a poet and a photographer.

In an eclectic office, filled to the brim with books, paintings, and other tell-tale signs that an artist resides here (and that, really, could only belong to an English professor) I sat down to speak with photographer Thomas McGovern, and poet Juan Delgado about their new collaboration, Vital Signs; a book that forces us to pause and reflect on what we have been ignoring, and question what we have let go, and what we have to gain from bearing witness.

Isabel Quintero: I’ll start with the big questions. So, the title of the book is Vital Signs, which suggests life or looking for life. But a lot of the book, is about loss. How did you come up with the title?

Thomas McGovern: Technically, and this is sort of mundane, I already had the title for the body of work…But I think the bigger picture…would be that sort of vitality that all things [have]. Whether it be loss...experiencing loss is a very clear human experience and there’s a lot of vitality in it. So I think that sense of vitality would be in that sense of loss, or that sense of hope, would be one of those basic human emotions, with clearly a positive spin on it. We have a sort of optimistic point of view about it.

Juan Delgado: We did have a working title for the poetry, which the publisher, Malcolm, didn’t like, Lavish Weeds…About the lament or loss, we didn’t want to romanticize about [San Bernardino]–there was renewal, and there was hope, but there was also hardship. I don’t think there’s a paralyzing loss. There’s a sense of going through it. That’s one of the metaphors we see, in the paintings and murals being constantly redone, and reworked–but a lot of them are gone.

TM: And I think it’s a little corny to say it out loud but, without loss you really don’t know what you have. Just like anything in life...you don’t really appreciate anything until you have loss. You don’t appreciate how beautiful and precious life is, and it’s fleeting. Loss is a really important part of that experience.

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RAFFMA will be holding the annual 2-day art workshop, “Kids Discover Egypt” on July 21 and 22 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. 

During the workshop, participants will learn about ancient Egyptian history, art, and culture through many educational and hands-on activities.

Led by CSUSB staff, faculty and museum docents, the children will explore RAFFMA’s extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. Students will engage in a mock archeological dig, make cat “mummies,” and create several clay art projects including shaping beads from authentic ancient Egyptian molds.

The workshop is appropriate for children ages 9-12. 

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RAFFMA will be holding the annual 2-day art workshop, “Kids Discover Egypt” on July 21 and 22 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. 

During the workshop, participants will learn about ancient Egyptian history, art, and culture through many educational and hands-on activities.

Led by CSUSB staff, faculty and museum docents, the children will explore RAFFMA’s extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. Students will engage in a mock archeological dig, make cat “mummies,” and create several clay art projects including shaping beads from authentic ancient Egyptian molds.

The workshop is appropriate for children ages 9-12. 

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