BAMPFA’s Exhibition of Bay Area Art Comes from the Heart

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive exhibition Way Bay is a love letter to the Bay Area.

Northern California is a vibrant space. It is wildly human — and somehow familiar even to strangers. “This Place,” curated by Maria Porges, is a charming endeavor presented by the Berkeley Art Center to capture the local colors of the Bay Area.

When viewers enter the brightly lit space of the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, they would be surprised to learn that all of the works in “Avant Dictee” were done by one artist — not only because of the abundance of art, but also because of the diversity of mediums.

Proposals for Arts + Design Creative Gateway Courses at BAMPFA, 2018/2019!


American Cultures Student Prize

Coming Attractions: Berkeley events light up spring

The new year always brings possibilities for inspiration and fresh starts. This spring, UC Berkeley offers myriad ways to light up the new year with diverse selections in art, dance and music and enlighten the mind with lectures and readings. Here are a few highlights.

A year ago, Lawrence Rinder was determined to explore the “deepest, darkest storage areas” of the Berkeley Art Museum’s collection, discovering works that hadn’t been displayed — or even seen by curators — for decades.

Hands On Shot at Rare Artists' Books

Maybe you prefer to curl up by the fire and read, but there’s something to be said for touching, manipulating and simply gaping at 26 one-of-a-kind artists’ books in the Hands On 11 reception Friday in the Environmental Design Library at UC Berkeley.

For its new show, ‘Way Bay,’ curators of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) explored its storage facilities and put together the first half of a fascinating exposition of diverse works of Bay Area art, film and poetry spanning 200 years of creativity.

Berkeley Anthropologist Honored with 2017 Huxley Award

Margaret Conkey, a UC Berkeley professor emerita of anthropology known for her pioneering exploration of feminist perspectives and gender issues in archaeology as well as new interpretations of European cave paintings from the Paleolithic era, is the Royal Anthropological Institute’s 2017 Thomas J. Huxley Memorial Medal recipient.