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Posted inArts

BAMPFA’s inaugural exhibition, ‘Architecture of Life,’ is an eloquent survey

Architecture of Life, on view at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Jan. 31–May 29. Installation view, with a Dogon ritual altar ladder (left) and artwork by Chris Johanson (right). Photo: Sibila Savage BAMPFA’s new building is an absolute winner. The 82,000-square-foot home catapults Berkeley’s visual art scene into prominence […]

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Master craftsman, Zen priest Paul Discoe puts his touch on new Berkeley Art Museum

Paul Discoe and his associate review plans. Photo: Josephine Wu By Kathleen Maclay / Berkeley News When the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive reopens at its new downtown location on Jan. 31, the University of California, Berkeley, visual arts center will feature wooden furnishings revived from a previous life by a local master craftsman, […]

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Salvaged trees to be used in Berkeley’s new art museum

The new Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive is currently under construction in downtown Berkeley. Image: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Seven Canary Island pine trees that were cut down in order to allow construction of the new Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive in downtown Berkeley were salvaged and will be used for several interior elements of the new […]