Architecture of Life: Third Graders Visit BAMPFA

The inaugural exhibition at the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is “Architecture of Life,” which explores the ways that architecture (“as concept, metaphor, and practice”) illuminates different aspects of life. Featuring over 200 works of art in a range of media, including scientific and architectural drawings, the exhibit is the perfect […]

Building Artists: Preschool to High School

Last week I had the opportunity to visit two Berkeley student art shows: one at Berkeley High and another at Franklin Preschool. The shows covered the full spectrum of student artistry, but both were gratifying and impressive in their own right. In both I found abstract thinking, narrative explorations, self-reflection, and out-of-the-box creativity. I also […]