• Clay Geerdes: Cockettes Go Shopping, 1972

    Clay Geerdes: Cockettes Go Shopping, 1972.

    Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

    Radical art. DIY architecture. Experimental design. Fifty years after the Summer of Love, the counterculture's legacy is as provocative as ever. Opens February 8.

  • On Dangerous Ground: The Films of Nicholas Ray

    A rebellious spirit and poetic vision mark the work of this fiercely independent filmmaker. Through February 25.

  • Gimme Shelter, 1971

    Hippie Modernism: Cinema and Counterculture, 1964-1974

    Politically charged, aesthetically innovative filmmaking of the counterculture. February 7-May 20

  • Ninth Karmapa, Wangchung Dorje

    Buddhist Art from the Roof of the World

    These rare works from the BAMPFA collection shed light on the esteemed value placed on the teacher within Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Through June 11.

  • Inspire & Ignite

    BAMPFA is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. We aim to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film.

  • Art Lab

    Creative, hands-on art projects for all ages with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. Drop-in hours are Thursday and Friday starting at 4 PM and all day Saturday and Sunday.

  • Free First Thursdays

    Visit the BAMPFA galleries with no admission charge the first Thursday of each month.  

In Person

Other Minds Festival

  • Feb 19, 4:15 PM

Dennis Russell Davies, Charles Boone, and Charles Amirkhanian in conversation with the screening of Isang Yun: In Between

The acclaimed Ukrainian filmmaker joins us over three evenings to present his work and discuss it with critic Neil Young.

Castillo discusses an alternative cultural geography rooted in a new way of seeing the world, evident in the current exhibition. 

Jenna Wortham and Nadia Ellis in conversation as part of a series on creative topics of current interest

UC Berkeley's Michael Cohen presents an exploration of Phynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 as part of this Wednesday series.

An award-winning filmmaker, producer, film archivist and restorer, Dungarpur facilitated the restoration of Kalpana.

On View