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Culture, The Exhibitionist BAMPFA Reopens Jan. 31 With New Theaters and Greatly Expanded Programming

BAMPFA Reopens Jan. 31 With New Theaters and Greatly Expanded Programming

While SFMOMA's reopening in May will undoubtedly be 2016's most elaborate museum reconfiguration in the Bay Area, it is by no means the only one. The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will reopen in downtown Berkeley…
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Film, Feature

Our Must-See Films at This Year's San Francisco International Film Festival

Narrative Computer Chess May 2 & 4 at Sundance Kabuki Cinema Andrew Bujalski's black-and-white homage to the early days of personal-computer nerdery, set at a computer chess tournament in 1980, is by turns touching and bizarre. Il Futuro May 7…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Berkeley Art Museum Gets Its First Collage by "New York's Most Famous Unknown Artist"

Berkeley Art Museum Gets Its First Collage by "New York's Most Famous Unknown Artist"

​​Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. Last fall, Larry Rinder found himself standing before artist Ray Johnson's Man…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hughes, Hurston, Smith, Yum!

Hughes, Hurston, Smith, Yum!

The political and economic landscape of late could make any thinking, feeling human wish for another time, even one fraught with its own issues. Live one of your anachronistic reveries in the throes of tonight’s Queer Rebels of the Harlem…
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Calendar, Night&Day Forty? That's Hella Old

Forty? That's Hella Old

“Galería 4.0, a Retrospective celebrates the significant impact our querido Latino art gallery has had in putting Chicano/Latino art in the public spotlight. You could be led to think that an inexhaustible team of art enthusiasts works around the clock…
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News, The Snitch Soon All of Bay Area Will Look Like Second Life

Soon All of Bay Area Will Look Like Second Life

Curbed SF has posted one of architect Toyo Ito's renderings of what the new Berkeley Art Museum will look like. Which leads me to ask once again, why does every new building built in the Bay Area kind of…
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Summer Guide, Summer

Free Summer Attractions

Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin (at McAllister), S.F., 581-3500, www.asianart.org Free on the first Tuesday of each month (children 12 and under always free), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft (at College), Berkeley, (510)…
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Calendar, Night&Day Clone Home

Clone Home

Eduardo Kac's GFP Bunny looks benign enough on the black-and-white promotional materials for the Berkeley Art Museum's latest exhibit. But if you go to the art house itself, you'll see Kac's photograph in full color, in which the same live…
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Music, Reviewed Saadet Türköz

Saadet Türköz

Earlier this year at the Berkeley Art Museum, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado's "Migrations" exhibit showcased the stark problems engendered by globalism. The images of indigenous folk forced from their homelands because of ethnic wars, disease, and destroyed economies provided a…
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