(update of these former BAMPFA blog posts)
The dramatic new incarnation of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is now open downtown at 2155 Center Street/Oxford Street. The museum’s permanent collection stresses modern and Asian art and includes a large collection of paintings by Abstract Expressionist Hans Hofmann.
Now located at the back of the museum, the Barbro Osher theater has one of five world-class public archival film collections in the U.S. It has the largest collection of Japanese titles outside of Japan and one of the world’s largest collections of silent and early films from the former Soviet Union and pre-1960 Eastern Europe, plus hundreds of experimental movies by West Coast filmmakers. Film programs span world cinema from the silent era to the present. A black womb filled with seats, the theater is clean, the sound system excellent, and the audience well mannered. No snacks are permitted inside.
Babette cafe operates on the second floor.
More things to do in Berkeley.
Way more thing to do in Berkeley.
More ideas for exploring Northern California.
images ©2016 Carole Terwilliger Meyers