The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive recently unveiled its new home, directly across from the UC campus, with the inaugural exhibition Architecture of Life (on display through May 29). Exploring the ways that architecture reshapes our world, the show presents a selection of more than 200 works from the last 2,000 years. The new complex is a work of art itself; designed by world-renowned firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Lincoln Center and The Broad museum), it integrates a pre-existing Art Deco-style building with a new 35,000-square-foot structure. “We are thrilled that the first show in the new building will form a synthesis with it,” says partner Charles Renfro, “foregrounding the power of architecture to go beyond function to inspire and surprise.”
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