• Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro and EHDD.

    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.

  • Full

    Inspired by the lunar calendar, once a month Full animates the galleries with new music, poetry readings, and other impromptu happenings. 

  • 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.

  • Movie Matinees for All Ages

    Remember spending Saturday afternoons at the movies when you were a kid? Relive that experience and share it with the next generation at Movie Matinees for All Ages. 

In Person

Guest curator Thomson kicks off our Vienna series by introducing Ophuls's Letter from an Unknown Woman.

Artist Amie Siegel

  • Jul 10, 7 PM

Siegel presents two of her films in our Museums in Cinema series

Berkeley Eye gallery talk with exhibition curator Jacquelynn Baas

Laura Truffaut

  • Jul 16, 6 PM

Introduces her father's 1973 film Day for Night, screening in Hitchcock/Truffaut.

PC Muñoz

  • Jul 19, 7 PM

Muñoz and his trio bring a heady mix of funk, poetry, and jazz to Full: Vernaculars

The filmmakers will be on hand for a screening of short films (their own and others) about museums.

Tiffany Shlain

  • Aug 11, 7 PM

Introduces Agnès Varda's The Beaches of Agnès in Cinema Mon Amour.

Larry Ochs

  • Aug 18, 7 PM

Composer/saxophonist Larry Ochs leads an all-star lineup of local musicians in film-inspired improvisations.

Introduces Mulholland Drive and four other programs devoted to David Lynch

On View

  • History, Time, Light

    Cecilia Edefalk / MATRIX 261

    June 29-October 16, 2016
  • MFA

    Discover the work of six emerging artists in this year's MFA exhibition.

    June 29–August 7
  • Looking at Art

    A guided tour through films about museums, including the Louvre, Hermitage, National Gallery, and more.

    July 6–August 31, 2016
  • Workshops

    Create, move, and learn at these workshops.

    Ongoing
  • Wenders

    A retrospective of the legendary German filmmaker Wim Wenders

    May 13–July 30 2016
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    Eye on the Prize

    Artworks that activate the senses to stimulate the mind

    July 13–December 11, 2016
  • Summer Trees

    Fifty years of collecting Chinese painting at Berkeley

    July 6–September 25, 2016
  • Speaking Truth to Power

    Photographic cartes de visite by abolitionist, feminist, and orator Sojourner Truth.

    July 27–October 23