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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Open Now: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Worth a Visit

It is a small museum with a changing collection of painting, sculpture and video. If you are... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
howard1652
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Berkeley, United States
The place for films

The Pacific Film Archive shows films by director, and country. Check the schedule online. There are... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
WanderersWife
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Berkeley, California
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23 Jul 2018
“Worth a Visit”
10 Jul 2017
“The place for films”
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Internationally recognized for its art and film programming, BAMPFA is UC Berkeley’s primary visual arts venue with its screenings of some four hundred films and presentations of up to twenty exhibitions annually. BAMPFA’s collection of over 19,000...more
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2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1717
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

It is a small museum with a changing collection of painting, sculpture and video. If you are looking for the work of famous artists, this is not the place; but if you are interested in a range of contemporary art, you will find it interesting....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank howard1652
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Pacific Film Archive shows films by director, and country. Check the schedule online. There are often talks by film-makers about the films. The rest of the museum sometimes has interesting exhibits, but check ahead. The physical space is good, and there is a cafe.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

A must see while visiting Berkeley. The current exhibit was Hippy Modernism and Buddhist Art. Hippy Modernism was not my taste, but definitely educational, and enlightening to the Berkeley mindset.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The Pacific Film Archive is a great place to see a movie as the theater is very comfortable and sight lines are perfect. The museum's collection is odd and features a number of questionable acquisitions. Display space is OK.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Very few of the galleries were open; the "tombstones" (educational placards) were dismal: small print, not much information. The organization of the art displayed was not well-done. This new building was attractive, but as a museum, it was very disappointing.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Magnificent facility. Great galleries, easy to walk through and to view displays. A good variety of art on display. Unfortunately we simply ran out of time to see it all. Allow 3 hours at least for this one. There is plenty to see and do...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Took the family to the new Bampf. We were really looking forward to the visit as we love seeing their vary collection of Hans Hoffman paintings. We were not disappointed as the new museum had much more space to display their fine collection. Architecturally The...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 68Z28
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I visited both the museum and the film archive. The museum was "between exhibits" and does not seem to currently have the staff or ability to make quick changes. There's also an interesting open performance space, but I was not able to get any info...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank VivaBonita
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Had a wonderful docent tour that talked about the current exhibits. Very interesting, diverse collection, and informative. The building is beautiful, well designed, and great location (right across the street from UC Berkeley). This was a wonderful way to spend a few hours.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

The Bancroft library is wonderful and has much to see. The East Asian wing is amazing. I could have stayed there forever! If you are in the area, it is a great place to spend some time.

Date of experience: July 2015
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