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.
New site-specific "Supergraphics" work - a a 1960s mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop
The spark of encounter between Hujar and his subjects is chronicled.
Works by this year's MFA recipients
Large kaleidoscopic mural draws on the aesthetics of the Afrofuturist movement
Works explore the ways in which physical violence is represented in art
200 works suggest poetic currents and connections amongst disparate cultures and communities
Sixty-four unique but related variations of a portrait of a young woman
Works examine how Buddhist power was visually expressed and transmitted throughout Asia
2 artists, 2 mediums, and a shared aesthetic result in ceramic sculptures and iconic paintings
Small selection of newly acquired works
200 works suggest hidden currents and connections amongst disparate cultures and communities
Rare, intimate images of private and public life in Oakland during the 1960s-70s
Weaves together performance, sculpture, drawing, video, text, and site-specific installation