Museums are stores of knowledge and information and its visitors definitely benefit a lot. Holidays are not all about fun and games and people are encouraged to learn a thing or two as they enjoy themselves. And that is where Museums come in. California has plenty of them and visitors are encouraged to take a tour and learn more about the history, culture and heritage of other people. This is one of the many reason I spent some time in the museums on every journey I take. During my stay in Barkley, California,loyal to my believes, I decided to visit the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).
Opened as recently as 2016, the BAMPFA museum offers a close look into the interaction between human life and buildings. Its setting is rather modern with its art galleries and theatres showcasing classical art forms from different parts of the world. Material artefacts are present in its various reading rooms and I was to learn a lot by going through them.
The Art Lab fascinated me the most with their hands-on projects proving to be most inspiring. It was very nice that artist displayed their creations for all to see ranging from books prints to collage drawings. This was really inspiring and it definitely got my creative juices flowing. There are a couple of Workshops in the museums and the Paper Shrine Workshop really caught my attention. In there artists displayed creations made entirely from paper. The lead artist Dana Dart-Mclean took us through the creations that were on display.
I really enjoyed the trip and I was able to learn a lot in the museum. I would advise all budding artist to pay the place a visit and learn from the creations there.
Visit the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) on Thursday, when the entrance is free!