Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
University of California, Berkeley
Mario Ciampi, Opened 1970
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
Above: The new building under construction, to open in 2016, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
Photos: October 23, 2014
This is one of my favorite spaces: Tomb-like, contemplative, quiet. It is a well lived-in museum that wears its history proudly and proves, as a marvel of concrete, that concrete can be comforting, even charming.