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  • Late Nights, Great Nights

    . . . how about a date night? BAMPFA is open til 9 Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Still from Ingmar Bergman's Persona


    Bergman 100

    A centennial retrospective of films by Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish auteur widely considered to be one of the twentieth century’s greatest directors. 

  • Greta Garbo in A Woman of Affairs

    Greta Garbo in A Woman of Affairs (June 10)

    See films the way they were meant to be seen

    Film screenings Wednesdays through Sundays, from silent classics and restored gems to limited engagements of recent releases and in-depth series.

  • Join Us!

    Members receive free admission to exhibitions and many events, discounted film tickets, invitations to openings, and much more. It's your all-access pass to BAMPFA!

  • Second Saturdays for Families

    Bring the family for Gallery + Studio workshops and Roundtable Reading the second Saturday of every month. 1 kid + 1 adult = free!

  • Free First Thursdays

    Visit the BAMPFA galleries with no admission charge the first Thursday of each month.  

In Person

Feral Fabric with Amanda Walters & Paulina Berczynski

Sunday, August 26
12 PM

Discover how undomesticated cloth can be in this hands-on workshop with the artists.

Full: Maggi Payne & Laetitia Sonami

Sunday, August 26
7 PM

Two of the Bay Area’s finest composers and intrepid musical pioneers team up for an evening of solo and collaborative performances, electroacoustic music, and sound art.

Linda H. Rugg on Summer Interlude

Wednesday, August 29
3:10 PM

Join the UC Berkeley professor for the first in this fall's public In Focus lecture/screening series on Ingmar Bergman.

Alex Saragoza on Creativity, Migration, Transformation

Thursday, August 30
12 PM

The organizer of this fall's Arts + Design Thursdays lecture series discusses the connections among creative works, the experiences of migration, and the possibilities of personal and social transformation.

Wavy Gravy

Sunday, September 2
2 PM

Combining performance and oral history, the Berkeley-based hippie icon shares his unique experience of living a life of creative activism with fun as a ruling factor.

Christina Quarles: Artist's Talk

Thursday, September 20
6 PM

The MATRIX artist discusses her work with curator Apsara DiQuinzio, illuminating the role of ambiguity in her representation of race and sexual identity.

Art Historian Catherine Lusheck

Saturday, September 29
1:30 PM

Why Style Matters—Connoisseurship and the Old Masters delves into intriguing issues about attribution and why an appreciation of the “hand of the artist” truly mattered in the European Renaissance.

Tsherin Sherpa: Artist’s Talk

Sunday, October 7
3 PM

The contemporary Tibetan artist, featured in Boundless, discusses themes of displacement and identity in his work.

Olivia Young on Christina Quarles

Wednesday, October 10
5:30 PM

An exploration of the dynamics of excess, visibility, and form as instruments of black queer longing in Quarles's work, now on view in MATRIX 271.

Apsara DiQuinzio on Harvey Quaytman

Wednesday, October 17
12 PM

The curator of Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static offers an overview of the exhibition, tracing the trajectory of the artist’s career.

On View

  • Andrei Tarkovsky: Sculpting in Time

    Visionary films that infuse images of the world with metaphysical mystery.

    August 4–30, 2018
  • Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

    A new, site-specific installation by the creator of the 1960s design phenomenon Supergraphics.

    August 15, 2018–March 3, 2019
  • Subtle Subversion: The Films of Alain Tanner

    Championing dreamers and dropouts, political radicals and disaffected youth, Tanner’s films from 1960s to the 1980s feel just as urgent today.

    July 26–August 19, 2018
  • Bergman 100: An Emerging Style

    Rarely screened films by Ingmar Bergman from 1949–64 presented in an intimate, salon-style setting

    July 20–August 19, 2018
  • Peter Hujar: Speed of Life

    The first retrospective of this influential artist, who described his own work as “uncomplicated, direct photographs of complicated and difficult subjects,”

    June 30–November 18, 2018
  • Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen

    The artist's first survey exhibition addresses discarded and displaced people, places, and things in a time of global climate change.

    July 11–October 14, 2018
  • Jacques Becker

    Rediscover the films of this classic French director.

    July 12–August 31, 2018
  • Joanne Leonard: Intimate Documentary

    Rare, intimate photographs of life in Oakland in the 1960s and 1970s.

    July 4-September 2, 2018
  • Way Bay 2

    A fresh iteration of our innovative exhibition exploring the creative energies that have emerged from the Bay Area over the past two centuries.

    June 13–September 2, 2018
  • Michelangelo Antonioni, a retrospective

    Explore the full range of this Italian Modernist master’s dazzling work in this comprehensive retrospective.

    June 15–August 31, 2018
  • Color, Form, Unicorn: New Acquisitions

    Recent additions to the BAMPFA collection feature unusual approaches to color and form—plus a unicorn.

    June 6-August 19, 2018
  • Alicia McCarthy & Ruby Neri / MATRIX 270

    New work by two artists who have maintained a strong artistic dialogue since meeting in San Francisco in the 1990s.

    May 23–August 26, 2018
  • Master Traces, Transcultural Visions

    Works from second through twentieth-century Asia reveal how Buddhist power was expressed and spread through art.

    May 16–September 16, 2018
  • Limited Engagements & Special Screenings

    Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.