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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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Address: 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone Number: 510-642-0808
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Description: Located on the edge of the UC Berkeley campus, this museum presents...
Located on the edge of the UC Berkeley campus, this museum presents diverse, stimulating and challenging works of art and expression.
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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 found the temporary quarters comfortable. High hopes for the new building, which will be home... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Bad news is that this place is now a bit worn out and empty feeling -- although it has a pretty good cafe in the back -- but the good news is that they are building a brand new facility near downtown Berkeley that looks to be fabulous, in the theater district downtown, that open in Spring 2016. I can't... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I recently went to visit family during my trip to California, and thanks to my grandfather, my mother, aunt and I were able to get a tour of the Berkeley Art Museum before our vacation was up and before it closes in December. I had a wonderful time and being able to see all the art was truly spectacular. I... More 

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

After seeing this Museum one may tend to argue as to how much art is available, yet some exhibits are interesting. More particularly, the deity section displaying some rare pieces from Tibet, Nepal and India, and 'C' section displaying some ink and colour paintings from China are very attractive! The layout of the museum is nice such that one starts... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The visit to the Berkeley Art Museum was due to an invitation to be a final critic at the Architecture School. The museum itself was in-between shows, therefore, my review will be short and unfair. The building itself was obviously restructured, as my understanding was that the building was built when there were no seismic ratings or codes. Therefore, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

pacific film archive a films study andpublic museum of art and pain film of california that is peace and warm unlike others

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Pacific Film Archive screens an extensive international program of art films, usually in depth for one director or on a theme. The modern, clean (no food or drink allowed) theater offers ample space between rows and comfortable chairs. The small museum doesn't feel small because of its spare, open concrete architecture. It always has interesting exhibits, often featuring Asian... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I am a big fan of the Pacific Film Archive. Enjoy many select and hard to find films in a clean, tasteful environment. Your audience will be film buffs, so nice crowds! The Pacific Film Archives posts on the sfgate.com site but is not as well know. The parking can be rough but the surrounding area is super for a... More 

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