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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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Exterior View, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Interior View, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Photo by Elizabeth Daniels, Photo by Elizabeth Daniels

Interior View, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Interior View, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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Interior View, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Interior View, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Iwan Baan, Photo by Iwan Baan

Interior View, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Interior View, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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Interior View, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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Interior View, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Community Day
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Joseph Driste , Photo by Joseph Driste

Interior View, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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Founded in 1963 , the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is an internationally recognized platform for cultural experiences that transform individuals, engage communities, and advance the discourse on art and film. The museum aims to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film using its collection of over 19,000 artworks spanning 3000 BCE to the present day and over 17,500 films and videos. Noteable holdings include Ming and Qing Dynasty Chinese paintings, Old Master works on paper, Abstract Expressionist paintings, contemporary photography and conceptual art in addition to the largest collection of Japanese cinema outside of Japan and seminal films, video art and documents and ephemera related to the history of film. 

Collection Highlights


Okamoto Shuki

White Swallows by a Waterfall

Jackson Pollock

Number 6

Wen Zhengming

The Zhiping Temple

Giovanni Battista Caracciolo

The Young Saint John

Hans Hofman

Combinable Wall I and II
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive: Collection Highlights

Okamoto Shuki

White Swallows by a Waterfall
ink and colour on silk
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Gift of Dr. Eugene C. Gaenslen, Jr.

Jackson Pollock

Number 6, 1950
oil and enamel on canvas, 35 in x 36 in
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Anonymous gift

Wen Zhengming

The Zhiping Temple, 1516
ink and colour on silk
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Purchase made possible through a gift from an anonymous donor and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

Giovanni Battista Caracciolo

The Young Saint John, 1610-1620
oil on canvas
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Museum purchase

Hans Hofman

Combinable Wall I and II, 1963
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Gift of Hans Hofman
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