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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

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Our 2nd Visit, as Good as the First

Since our son lives in the area, we get to Berkeley about twice a year. We first went to BAMPF... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
jaseaton
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Very interesting exhibitions and a very good restaurant !

BAMPF was very nice when I was there. I can recommend an exhibition on Modern Art from Tibet, you... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2019
Teresa V
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Since our son lives in the area, we get to Berkeley about twice a year. We first went to BAMPF when it had just opened and were bowled over. Today, we decided to try again. Special exhibits on Frederick Hammersley (photos and pioneering computer art)...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

BAMPF was very nice when I was there. I can recommend an exhibition on Modern Art from Tibet, you do not see so often these paintings! Very interesting and beautiful. Not to forget the excellent Cafe/Restaurant

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

I loved it here and cannot believe I have never been before. It reminds me of Art Galleries/Independent cinemas in the UK. It has a lovely vibe to it and the cafe is lovely. I took in three exhibitions and I really enjoyed all of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

In a construct that melds achitectural styles of the Art-Deco with Modern are housed temporary exhibitions in addition to a priceless film archive. At our visit a number of striking displays were underway including a selection of European Old Masters.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Strange combo of a one person show of a contemporary artist- deceased- and then a show of medieval art from the permanent collection Definitely cannot criticize them for being timid in their shows Always worth a look just to see what they have come up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

My cousin and I saw this museum while out walking and decided to try it out. It was housed in a beautiful modern building. Inside, the modern theme continued and it was in itself something of an art installation. The exhibits were very interesting. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Burton W
Reviewed October 14, 2018

the old space on Bancroft Ave was probably more dramatic, but it failed regarding earthquake standards, hence this new museum in a recycled space. much good news in the current space. well-lit and comfortable galleries. good amenities. really convenient to BART. and....as a university gallery,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Went to see the Old Masters exhibit, the museum is right by the BART station, easy commute from San Francisco. Beautiful building, and I liked to see lots of places to sit and rest a little. The Old Masters exhibit is on 2 levels. Paintings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ImaMY
Reviewed September 29, 2018

It's a little getting used to but Hujar's photographs draw you in quickly under the skin. Worth a detour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mick B
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I have been to dozens of art museums over the past few years and BAMPFA stands out as one of the best! Each and every exhibit is outstanding and the space is beautiful. Not too big/overwhelming so perfect for an afternoon. Great cafe at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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