UC Berkeley MFA graduates exhibit innovative explorations of identity, change at BAMPFA

"In Heaven."  Behnaz Khaleghi, 2017.
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"In Heaven." Behnaz Khaleghi, 2017.

This month, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is collaborating with UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in a celebration of the works of this year’s six graduates. Each of these graduates offers unique ways to explore their own backgrounds and identities and in turn gives us great insight into not only their personal stories, but some of the greater cultural narratives that make up our society.
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Back to Berkeley Instagram contest winners

Two weeks ago, we opened up submissions for our Back to Berkeley Instagram contest, which commemorated the start of another academic year. All we required was that you share with us images of your favorite places in Berkeley, along with the date and location. You, the readers, responded, and we’re excited to finally share the winning Instas.
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History of the Berkeley Art Museum

While the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will unfortunately be closing its current location on Bancroft Way this year, it has had a great run over the past 50 years. The museum’s incredible collection of art, with nods to so many different periods throughout history, will be moving to a new
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Devendra Banhart and Andy Cabic play intimate show at BAM

The Berkeley Art Museum played host to man buns, grizzled bears and tattoo sleeves last Friday for an intimate show with folk artists Devendra Banhart and Andy Cabic. In the vast, concrete art space, Banhart and Cabic played a low-key, sway-inducing set list, encouraging audience members to shout out song
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