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Housing one of the largest university art collections in the US, the UC Berkeley Art Museum was born in 1963 when Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann (1880-1966), having left Nazi Germany with the aid of two UC professors, donated 45 paintings and $250,000 to the university. After a 1997 inspection showed that its distinctive home (1970, Mario Ciampi, Richard Jorasch and Ronald Wagner) did not meet seismic standards, the museum announced plans for a new building at Oxford and Center Streets near the university's western entrance. In addition to Hofmann's work, the 9,000-piece permanent collection is strong in 20C art, pre-20C European painting, Asian ceramics and painting, and contemporary art and sculpture. The museum also mounts changing exhibitions from university and traveling collections.
- Address : 2626 Bancroft Way USA - Berkeley CA 9470494704Berkeley
- Phone : 5106420808
- Website : http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
- Prices : $8 (free first Thu of the month).
Opening hours :
- Open year-round Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (Thu 7pm). Closed university holidays.