We invite you to explore the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) art collection on this site.We have made our best effort to provide accurate information. The site is continually evolving and new catalog records and images are regularly added.
You can enter search criteria by typing into the text boxes or selecting an option from a pick list and then clicking one of the "Display:" options. Any combination of fields may be used.
Some fields have an option of searching as either "keyword", "phrase", or "exact".
Displaying Search Results
If your search has one or more results, you'll see four panes presented -- Results, Facets, Maps, and Statistics.
There are three options for display.
After performing a search, clicking the "Facets" tab will show you a list, in descending frequency order, of values which appear the records returned by your search. For example, if you search for Artist Hofmann, Hans (exact), you will see under Classification "Photograph” 88, "Painting” 50 etc., meaning there are 88 photographs and 50 paintings by Hans Hofmann, etc. Clicking on the name of a facet will refine your search, returning only the results matching that value.
The Statistics pane allows you to count the number of values that occur for items in your search result. It is useful for simple statistical summaries and cross-tabulations.
For example, if search for works created in 1820 ("date made = 1820"), you could select "Artist" as the "field to summarize on:" in the Statistics pane, then click "Display Summary", and you'd get a list of the artists whose works were made in that year, with a count of the number of those works.
It is important to note that this function summarizes the results of the current search, not of the entire collection.
The data on this site is intended for educational and research use only. Many of the images are protected by copyright and require written permission from the copyright holder for any other use.
This webapp is the result of a long collaboration between several institutions at UC Berkeley and beyond. Only a few of the contributors are listed here.
This program was written and and is maintained by John Lowe (firstname.lastname@example.org) at RTL.
Comments, suggestions, bug reports, and so on are most welcome.