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  • Connect with BAMPFA from Home

    We miss you and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it’s safe to reopen our doors. In the meantime, we have a few ways to experience our current exhibitions and discover gems from our Film Library from home. Learn more

    Edie Fake: Affordable Housing for Trans Elders, 2019; courtesy of the artist and Western Exhibitions, Chicago. Photo: JKA Photography.

In Person

Online event: Tom White

Monday, April 13
6:30 PM

Lecture about how machines perceive the world

Nathan Lynch

Friday, May 8
12 PM

Gallery talk on the work of Ron Nagle

Edie Fake

Sunday, May 10
2 PM

Leading a workshop on creating hand-drawn graphic patterns

Dia Dear, SKYNSUIT, DVVSK, and Peekaboo Jenkins

Sunday, May 10
5 PM

Performing Little Strangers

Stanislav Menzelevskyi

Friday, May 15
7 PM

Introducing Kira Muratova’s The Asthenic Syndrome

Julia F. Andrews

Saturday, May 16
2 PM

Lecture on women artists in twentieth-century China

Mandy Harris Williams

Saturday, May 16
4 PM

Discussing the tensions between social media behavior and community values

Gauri Gill

Sunday, May 17
3 PM

Discussing her photographic work

On View

  • Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

    The largest exhibition of Rosie Lee Tompkins’s work to date, this retrospective reveals her as a brilliantly inventive quiltmaker and an artist of stunning variety, depth, and impact.

    February 19–July 19, 2020
  • When All That Is Solid Melts into Air

    This exhibition tells the story of the momentous social and artistic transformations that unfolded in the relationship between the “modern” and the “folk” in postcolonial India.

    March 4–May 24, 2020
  • Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter

    Ron Nagle’s small sculptures combine modernism, pop culture, and sensory pleasure in compact, perfect packages.

    January 15–August 30, 2020
  • Art for Human Rights: Peace Now!

    Protest posters from the sixties and seventies are a window on an era when Americans were at war with one another while waging war abroad.

    February 26–July 12, 2020
  • Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi

    Legendary warriors and fantastical creatures come to life in Japanese artist Taiso Yoshitoshi's daring prints.

    January 15–May 31, 2020
  • Richard Misrach: Untitled (OF 104-91: Swimming Pool), from 1991: The Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath, 1991; archival pigment print; 59 1/2 x 75 in.; BAMPFA, gift of the artist.

    Lands of Promise and Peril: Geographies of California

    Mapping California’s contradictions as a place of beauty and brutality, prosperity and inequality, sanctuary and exclusion.

    December 11, 2019–April 26, 2020
  • Two Taras 18th century Nepalese sculptures

    Divine Women, Divine Wisdom

    Historical works from South Asia and the Himalayan region celebrating the beauty, wisdom, and power of women.

    June 26, 2019–May 24, 2020
  • Art Wall: Edie Fake

    Edie Fake’s mural envisions affordable housing for transgender elders, using architecture to celebrate the uniqueness of trans bodies and the possibilities of queer space.

    November 20, 2019–June 21, 2020