On View

film series
event series

  • Readings

  • Full 2016

    On the Night of Each Full Moon

    Once a month, our galleries come alive with experimental music and other impromptu happenings. 

  • Big Ideas

    Architectures of Life Across UC Berkeley

    January 27–April 20, 2016

    In this UC Berkeley lecture course open to the public on selected Wednesdays, professors from different disciplines explore themes of BAMPFA's Architecture of Life exhibition.

  • Grand Opening Week

    The New BAMPFA

    January 2016

    Four days of festivities to celebrate the opening of the new BAMPFA in downtown Berkeley.

  • Family Fare

    Second Saturday of Each Month

    Family Fare connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups.

  • Workshops


    Hands-on workshops & more

  • Guided Tours


    Guided exhibition tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.

  • Perspectives on the Architecture of Life

    Lunchtime Talks

    Selected Fridays, February 5–April 29, 2016

    UC Berkeley professors from across campus offer immersive reads of works on view in Architecture of Life. 

  • Architecture of Plant Life: Four Garden Tours

    February 11–April 17, 2016

    Tours of the UC Botanical Garden, home to 11,000 different plants, offer a close look at nature’s perfectly built architectural gems.

  • Roundtable Reading for Kids

    Ages 8 & up


    Participatory reading for kids ages 8 & up.

  • Family Events


    Tours, hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, and other events for children and their families.

  • Hippie Modernism Forums

    February 11 – May 13, 2017

    This series of four Saturday afternoon forums brings together artists, scholars, and counterculture veterans to explore the contemporary relevance of the Bay Area hippie legacy.