Headquartered at Twin Pines Manor, a 26-room restored mansion, the Council operates galleries and studios, hosts exhibit openings, seminars, and studio art classes. At Twin
Pines, the Council schedules rotating contemporary exhibitions Exterior view of entrance San Mateo in the Manor House Gallery and maintains a Craft Gallery. County Arts Council. Photograph courtesy of Temporary exhibitions are also scheduled at The Corridor San Mateo County Arts Council. Belmont, Gallery at the San Mateo County Government Center.
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
The San Mateo County Arts Council Photo Gallery
The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is the universitys principal visual arts(center and one of the largest university art museums in the United States. Its distinctive building, designed by Mario Ciainpi & Associates (San Francisco) and completed in 1970. arranges fan-shaped galleries in overlapping terraces that provide views of artwork from different perspectives. International in scope, the museums permanent collection of over 10,000 objects comprises a full range of art. Selections from the collection are on view year-round, together with special and traveling exhibitions. Its cutting-edge MATRIX program explores contemporary art in a series of exhibitions that form a continuous survey. Each spring, the museum mounts an exhibition of work by Master of Fine Arts students. The Pacific Film Archive offers one of the nations most comprehensive academic film programs. PFAs daily exhibition program emphasizes excellence and diversity. It highlights challenging works of independent film and video, and rare archival prints of classic cinema, and premiers, retrospectives, and rediscoveries from world cinema. A complementary education program of guided tours, lectures, symposia, and other special events is an important facet of the museum’s outreach to the Berkeley campus and to the entire Bay Area. PFA Information (24-hours): (510) 642-1124. The U.C. Berkeley Art Museum has developed an impressive art collection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. The collection contains works by old masters such as Peter Paul Rubens. Giovanni Savoldo, and Giovanni Caracciolo; important collections of American primitive painting and early California landscapes; and a significant collection of European and American prints and drawings. Early 20th-century masters such as Fernand Leger, Rene Magritte, Aristide Maillol, and Joan Miro are represented. Of particular note is its collection of late twentieth-century art. including works by Alexander Calder. Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hoffman, Theresa Kyung Cha, Nancy Spero, David Ireland, and Nayland Blake. The Museum also houses an outstanding Asian art collection of paintings, drawings, woodblock prints, sculpture, and ceramics, primarily from China, Japan and India. The Pacific Film Archive maintains a collection of 7,000 titles, with strengths in Soviet, American avant-garde, and Japanese cinema.
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