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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
+1 510-642-0808
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Interesting exhibits

A must see while visiting Berkeley. The current exhibit was Hippy Modernism and Buddhist Art... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Kerry B
Laguna Beach, California
Fantastic Theater; Mediocre Museum

The Pacific Film Archive is a great place to see a movie as the theater is very comfortable and... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Thomas V
Oakland, California
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
27 Feb 2017
“Interesting exhibits”
25 Feb 2017
“Fantastic Theater; Mediocre Museum”
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2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
+1 510-642-0808
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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.

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.

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.

Thank cELlery2015
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

1  Thank Lindsay W
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

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

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.

Thank BDD_11_12
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.

Thank Jude3147
Reviewed 26 March 2015

great local museum conveniently located across from campus. go check it out then tour the campus afterwards.. take a ride up the famous Camponile.

1  Thank sansa31
Reviewed 13 February 2015

The old, brutalist/modernist building just closed and I for one will miss it a lot. I loved that building. Exhibits are hit and miss, some quite good for a public university museum, some kind of so-what. PFA is a treasure for cinephiles but I've never...More

1  Thank Cliff94708
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