The Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at U.C. Berkeley holds a collection of more than 19,000 works of art and 17,500 films and videos. Strengths include Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese painting, Baroque painting, old master prints and drawings, early American painting, 19th- and early-20th-century photography, and Modern and Conceptual art.
Located in Berkeley’s downtown arts district, the new BAMPFA building integrates a 48,000-square-foot Art Deco–style repurposed printing plant with a dramatic new 35,000-square-foot building.
Painting and sculpture from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries
250+ memorial drawings mark artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures' passing
Large kaleidoscopic mural draws on the aesthetics of the Afrofuturist movement
Paintings, sculptures, and drawings informed by time spent in Marfa, Texas
Paintings and literature explore the cataclysmic end of a dynasty
Works explore the ways in which physical violence is represented in art