On View

exhibitions
film series
event series

  • Fein_Crucial Eye_2011

    Berkeley Eye

    Perspectives on the Collection

    July 13–December 11, 2016

    Berkeley Eye celebrates BAMPFA’s collection with nearly 150 works organized into thematic groupings, such as Human Nature; Space, Time, Energy; Barriers & Walls; Connection & Change. 

  • Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery

    July 27–October 23

    Photographic carte de visite self-portraits by abolitionist, feminist, and orator Sojourner Truth.

  • Prajnaparamita, Tibet, 15th century

    Buddhist Art from the Roof of the World

    July 27–November 27, 2016

    Paintings and sculptures from India, Tibet, and Nepal provide a window into a divine Buddhist reality.

  • Art Wall: Terri Friedman

    August 25, 2016–February 12, 2017

    A monumental weaving by East Bay artist Terri Friedman, the second work in BAMPFA’s Art Wall series of commissioned temporary works.

  • Hans Hofmann, Combinable Wall I and II, 1961

    Push and Pull: Hans Hofmann

    August 31–December 11, 2016

    Push and Pull: Hans Hofmann showcases signature works that manifest Hofmann’s dynamic painterly approach.

  • Pat O'Neill / MATRIX 262

    September 28–November 27, 2016

    The work of Pat O'Neill, a pioneer of avant-garde film and optical printing techniques, including films, sculpture, photography, and works on paper.

  • Mind Over Matter: Conceptual Art from the Collection

    October 19–December 23, 2016

    First-generation Conceptualism, focusing on performance and language. Works by Ant Farm, Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, James Lee Byars, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, and more.

  • Fernando Botero: Art for Human Rights

    Fall 2016

    Compelling works from Fernando Botero's Abu Ghraib series.

  • Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta

    November 9, 2016–February 12, 2017

    This exhibition presents the films of Ana Mendieta (1948–1985) in the context of her own work and of the transformation of visual art in the 1970s.

  • Andy Warhol: Still Lifes and Portraits

    November 23, 2016–March 12, 2017

    Warhol prints from 1964 to 1977 that critique contemporary culture.

  • Michael Armitage / MATRIX 263

    December 14, 2016–April 2, 2017

    New works by the London-based painter reflect on sexuality and gender stereotypes in Kenya. 

  • Buddhist Art from the Roof of the World

    Transmission of the Dharma

    December 14, 2016–May 7, 2017
  • Slow Reading / Slow Seeing

    Cal Conversations

    January 18–April 30, 2017

    An exhibition of poems and artworks developed in collaboration with UC Berkeley Professor Lyn Hejinian’s class English 190: Slow Reading / Slow Seeing.

  • Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

    February 8–May 21, 2017

    Explore how artists, architects, and designers intersected with the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s.

  • AMERICA AMERICA: Art for Human Rights

    March 22–April 16, 2017

    Works from the collection examining the history of US human rights.

  • Asher Hartman and Cliff Hengst / MATRIX 264

    April 12–16, 2017

    A one-man performance by Cliff Hengst, directed by Asher Hartman.

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