• 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.

  • 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.

  • Summer Trees Casting Shade

    Be awed by monumental landscapes or drawn in to intimate garden scenes in this exhibition showcasing the richness of our Chinese painting collection. 

  • 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

David Thomson

  • Jul 27, 7:30 PM

Film critic and historian David Thomson introduces Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd.

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

  • Vienna

    The influence of the city, its culture, its artists on cinema.

    July 7–October 9, 2016
  • Summer Trees

    Fifty years of collecting Chinese painting at Berkeley

    July 6–September 25, 2016
  • History, Time, Light

    Cecilia Edefalk / MATRIX 261

    June 29-October 16, 2016
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    Eye on the Prize

    Artworks that activate the senses to stimulate the mind

    July 13–December 11, 2016
  • Looking at Art

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

    July 6–August 31, 2016
  • MFA

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

    June 29–August 7