History behind new Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive: Bancroft Roundtable, Feb 18

Museum under construction - Photo by Sharon Hahn Darlin, Flickr https://goo.gl/vg6xAl

The Historical Background of the New Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will be the topic of the Bancroft Roundtable on Thursday, February 18th.

Ann Harlow, an independent scholar, will discuss the rocky road the University of California has been on in developing art museums from the 1870s to today. See images of buildings where art has been exhibited, as well as other spaces that were imagined on paper but never built.

Harlow is the former director of the art museum at Saint Mary’s College, author of an article on the beginnings of San Francisco’s art museums, and curator of the current exhibition at the Berkeley Historical Society – ‘Art Capital of the West’: Real and Imagined Art Museums and Galleries in Berkeley. Harlow has used Bancroft resources for these projects and her book-in-progress, a dual biography of art patron Albert Bender and artist Anne Bremer.

We hope to see you there.

When: Noon, February 18, 2016

Where: Lewis-Latimer Room, The Faculty Club

Free and open to the public.

Post contributed by Kathryn M. Neal, Associate University Archivist


Crystal Miles, Public Services Assistant, The Bancroft Library