BAMPFA opens to students with a blast-off

On Friday, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive hosted an intergalactic space-themed party for UC Berkeley students at its new location on Oxford and Center streets. Students stood in line for hours in the rain to explore BAMPFA’s opening exhibition, “Architecture of Life,” and enjoy live music and
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Breakdown of Brutalism

In light of the closure of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, or BAM/PFA, at its old location, I wondered about the fate of UC Berkeley’s other aesthetically displeasing structures on campus, such as Wurster or Evans halls. Most of these buildings are stylistically Brutalist — an architectural
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Pixar president speaks at BAM about illuminating the imagination

Just three miles from the UC Berkeley campus, employees at Pixar Animation Studios recite the dictum, “Story is king.” While one might see its films as an array of dazzling, colorful scenes grounded by meticulous attention to characterization and story detail, there’s a human force behind Pixar that often goes
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Where to find free or discounted movie screenings in Berkeley

Friday Film Series Where: Wheeler Auditorium When: Check the schedule. Price: $3 with Cal ID ASUC SUPERB hosts a series of film screenings every semester in Wheeler Auditorium. What makes this series exceptional is that it features popular, high-budget and quality films for the discounted price of $3. Films screened
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‘The Evergreen Nature of Romantic Stories’ is one of Yang Fudong’s works featured in the exhibit ‘Estranged Paradise.’

Multimedia exhibit is a channel into Chinese life

It is exactly this that makes Yang Fudong such an outstanding artist and this exhibition so exemplary: He is able to express the overarching questions of a whole society, a whole historical moment — his context — in a personal and understandable way.
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BAM/PFA from Oxford Street

BAM/PFA designs unveiled

On Wednesday, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive officials unveiled the designs of the new BAM/PFA building, to be located on 2120 Oxford St., or at the corner of Oxford and Center streets. BAM/PFA, which is currently located across from the Unit 1 residence halls, was deemed seismically deficient
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