• 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.

  • Pat O'Neill

    Pat O'Neill's densely layered films and moving-image environments explore the hybrid and expanded terrain of film, photography, and sculpture. 

  • Free First Thursdays

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

  • Take a Tour

    Join a guided tour of Berkeley Eye: Perspectives on the Collection to learn more about some of the nearly 150 works on view from the BAMPFA collection. Specially trained UC Berkeley graduate student tour guides offer fresh points of view informed by the latest scholarship. Included with admission; no advance reservations necessary.

  • Eva Hesse

    Marcie Begleiter's deeply moving new documentary screens this month at BAMPFA. "An indispensable aid to understanding and appreciating a fascinating artist."—A. O. Scott, NY Times

In Person

Gibbs Chapman

  • Oct 26, 7 PM

Local filmmaker Gibbs Chapman presents his latest, Mother Mortar, Father Pestle, and a short with live music by Turbine

Artist Anne Walsh

  • Oct 28, 12:15 PM

Walsh discusses work by Eleanor Antin, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and others on view in Mind Over Matter: Conceptual Art from the Collection.

Obomsawin presents and discusses Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, her moving documentary on native rights and resistance in Canada.

Stephanie Syjuco

  • Nov 4, 12:15 PM

A lunchtime gallery talk with artist Stephanie Syjuco, in conjunction with Mind Over Matter.

The poets read from their work in Vocable Void, programmed by Ava Koohbor.

Wei and others celebrate stillness and a sense of place in Full: Stay.

Reads from her work, along with revolutionary poet Tongo Eisen-Martin.

On View

  • Mind Over Matter

    Conceptual works focusing on performance and language

    October 19–December 23, 2016
  • Pat O'Neill

    Densely layered films and moving-image environments in the galleries and on our screens

    September 28–November 27, 2016
  • The Perennial Toast of Rome

    Anna Magnani on screen

    September 25–December 4, 2016
  • Late Ozu

    Ozu's “Noriko trilogy,” starring the incomparable Setsuko Hara, and other postwar films by the Japanese master.

    September 1–October 30, 2016
  • Hans Hofmann, Combinable Wall I and II, 1961

    Push & Pull

    Watch Hans Hofmann's Abstract Expressionist paintings expand and contract

    August 31–December 11, 2016
  • Fein_Crucial Eye_2011

    Eye on the Prize

    Artworks that activate the senses to stimulate the mind

    July 13–December 11, 2016
  • Yarn as Paint

    Our second Art Wall commission, a monumental weaving by artist Terri Friedman

    August 25, 2016–February 12, 2017
  • Prajnaparamita, Tibet, 15th century

    Sublime Deities

    Get closer to a perfect knowledge of the universe with Buddhist art from Tibet & Nepal

    July 27–November 13, 2016