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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
Venue Type: Museum

Neighborhood:
east bay



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> CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
March 3rd - December 1st Free First Thursdays @ BAMPFA
 
> UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Jul, 2016 Berkeley Eye: Perspectives on the Collection
Albrecht Dürer, Francisco Goya, and many more..., Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Peter Paul Rubens
 
Jun, 2016 MATRIX 261 / Cecilia Edefalk
Cecilia Edefalk
 
Jun, 2016 The 46th Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition
Isaac Vazquez Avila, Michael Berens, Lark Buckingham, José Joaquin Figueroa, Clement Hil Goldberg, Jin Zhu
 
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
EMAIL:  
bampfa@berkeley.edu
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday - Sunday, 11am-9pm
PHONE:  
510.642.0808
COST:  
$12 General Admission; $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons; Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian
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DESCRIPTION

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley, the nation’s leading public research university. Our mission is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film, engaging audiences from the UC Berkeley campus, the Bay Area, and beyond. Each year BAMPFA presents more than fifteen art exhibitions, nearly four hundred film programs, and dozens of performances, as well as lectures, symposia, and tours.

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s comprehensive collection—more than 19,000 works of art and 16,000 films and videos—is characterized by artistic excellence and innovation, intellectual exploration, and social commentary.

BAMPFA offers one of the most distinguished and provocative programs of art and film exhibitions in North America, reflecting the diverse interests of the University and Bay Area communities. Each year, we present and important temporary exhibitions that range from classical Asian art to challenging work by today’s artists. 
Our exhibition program includes installations that highlight the richness and scope of our collections, recent avant-garde work presented in the MATRIX Program, thematic exhibitions, artist retrospectives, and the annual UC Berkeley MFA exhibition. 

Each year, approximately 450 film screenings offer opportunities to discover and explore cinema from every film-producing country in the world. We present rare and rediscovered prints of movie classics, new and historic works by the world’s great film directors, restored silent films with live musical accompaniment, thematic retrospectives, and innovative works made by today’s film, video, and new media artists working in the areas of animation, documentary, experimental, and fiction film. Film screenings are often enlivened by in-person appearances by filmmakers, authors, critics, and scholars, who engage in discussion with audiences.

 


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