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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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Downtown Berkeley launches new marketing campaign

A new campaign launched by a number of downtown Berkeley organizations in collaboration with the Downtown Berkeley Association, encourages people to visit downtown. Photo: courtesy DBA Downtown Berkeley Association is hanging 85 colorful double banners from downtown Berkeley’s lampposts to launch a new branding campaign, “Meet Me Downtown.” The campaign is being led by the DBA with […]

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Book Review: ‘The Jewish World: 100 Treasures of Art & Culture – The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life’

Al Farrow, Menorah (II), 2005, from The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley. The menorah is fashioned from guns, bullets, and steel. Photo: Sibila Savage. Last year, when Alla Efimova stepped down as the Jacques and Esther Reutlinger Director of UC Berkeley’s Magnes Collection of Jewish Art […]

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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 […]