. . . how about a date night? BAMPFA is open til 9 Fridays and Saturdays.
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 (June 10)
Film screenings Wednesdays through Sundays, from silent classics and restored gems to limited engagements of recent releases and in-depth series.
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!
Bring the family for Gallery + Studio workshops and Roundtable Reading the second Saturday of every month. 1 kid + 1 adult = free!
Visit the BAMPFA galleries with no admission charge the first Thursday of each month.
Saturday, July 21
Create a collaborative book based on poetry and imagery from Way Bay 2 in this design workshop.
Saturday, July 21
Filmmaker Judy Irving and Mark Bittner, the subject of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, join us for a screening of the film.
Friday, July 27
This collaborative production foregrounds concepts of transparency, radical diversity, and inclusion, highlighting the “lens of whiteness” through which artists of color present their work.
Sunday, July 29
This exhibition walkthrough explores Hujar’s distinctive and arresting photographic style and imagery.
Saturday, August 4
Join designer and educator Tim Belonax to create Risograph-printed postcards in response to Way Bay 2.
Thursday, August 16
The origniator of Supergraphics discusses her new Art Wall commission with BAMPFA's former director.
Friday, August 17
Join us for a performance by the renowned Oakland dancer, musician, and author.
Sunday, August 26
Discover how undomesticated cloth can be in this hands-on workshop with the artists.
Sunday, August 26
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.
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
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
Rediscover the films of this classic French director.July 12–August 31, 2018
Melodrama meets minimalism and bitter reality is tempered with deadpan comedy in Kaurismäki's unique cinematic universe.July 6–August 5, 2018
Rare, intimate photographs of life in Oakland in the 1960s and 1970s.July 4-September 2, 2018
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
Explore the full range of this Italian Modernist master’s dazzling work in this comprehensive retrospective.June 15–August 31, 2018
Recent additions to the BAMPFA collection feature unusual approaches to color and form—plus a unicorn.June 6-August 19, 2018
Bask in the radiance of one of cinema’s greatest stars with this big-screen celebration of Garbo’s subtle skill and timeless allure.June 7–July 13, 2018
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
Works from second through twentieth-century Asia reveal how Buddhist power was expressed and spread through art.May 16–September 16, 2018
Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.Ongoing