Endeavorin’ to blur the parameters of conventional (no touching, just contemplate) art, BAM invites you to chill all over its new giant curvy foam/wood installment. You don’t look impressed. We can see that “excuse me while I crawl back ‘inside the box’” look in your eyes. Wait! This might actually be awesome for your life. Equipped with power outlets, the installment serves as a study/work space for your laptop and you! read more »


For the new Berkeley Art Museum, a world class architectural marvel? Realizing how hideously obvious that original plan was (not really; they just lost all their money), the BAM/PFA Board of Trustees has decided instead to “repurpose” a more working-class space. The proposition, pending various approvals, is to occupy the vacant 61-year-old rough gem formerly known as the read more »


We cannot think of anything more lame than still being located on Bancroft Way. Honestly, you might as well just kill yourself (cough, Alphonse Berber ….). If you didn’t already know about the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive’s impending move to where it’s at (Center and Oxford streets): duh. And, what with everyone being poor now and all, they’re working on a new building design to save some money. Get on with it! read more »


BAM/PFA is a kool thing. Those of you who, 19 years after the unofficial “k” shift, are still spelling “cool” like your parents, well, you might as well just stop reading now. Not only was the Bancroft museum purposely built to house tall, well-dressed people who thrive amidst the color gray, but apparently music sounds sounds good there too. Hence, the launch of Friday [email protected] Nights at BAM, which will include booze, music, artsy guests and kultural stimulation of all sorts. The events below: read more »

Check out the latest exhibit—Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet—at the Berkeley Art Museum (emphasis on the Berkeley). Based on the travels of various artists to UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites, the exhibit hopes to “build global support for the protection of environmental biodiversity, and to create a new model promoting conservation worldwide.” Art with a purpose, how refreshing. [BAM/PFA]

Don’t forget to celebrate Constitution Day this Thursday by checking out a couple of exciting seminars entitled “Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: The Constitution in Crisis Times” and “Technology, Democracy, and the Law.” We bet you didn’t even know there was such a holiday. And you call yourself an American … tisk tisk. [Berkeley Law] read more »

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