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  • Photo: JKA Photography.

    The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison

    This exhibition follows the evolution of artist Poor’s collaboration with men incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison.

  • War and Peace

    Back by popular demand! Sergei Bondarchuk’s Academy Award–winning adaptation of Tolstoy’s revered novel was hailed by Roger Ebert as “the definitive epic of all time."

  • Masako Miki: Participation in Mysticism, 2015; silkscreen; 8½ × 11 in.

    Strange

    This exhibition explores the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous as sources of artistic inspiration.

In Person

Lecture: Godfrey Cheshire

Tuesday, September 17, 7 PM

Speaking on Abbas Kiarostami's Koker trilogy.

Godfrey Cheshire

Wednesday, September 18, 3:10 PM

Discussing Abbas Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry

Filmmaker Jodie Mack

Wednesday, September 18, 7 PM

Introducing a program of her short films

Christine Gaspar

Thursday, September 19
12 PM

Arts + Design Thursdays lecture on the work of the Center for Urban Pedagogy

Nicole Atkinson Roach, Ryanaustin Dennis, and Chika Okoye in Conversation

Thursday, September 19, 7 PM

Speaking on Abbas Kiarostami's Koker trilogy.

Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush

Sunday, September 22, 1 PM

Introducing their film Dogtown Redemption

On View

  • The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison

    Collaborations between the artist and men incarcerated in the prison, as well as archival photographs and episodes from the podcast Ear Hustle

    August 21–November 17, 2019
  • Out of the Vault: Native American Reelism

    Films by and about Native Americans explore belonging and dislocation, political and social action, and questions of representation.

    September 12–November 14, 2019
  • Strange

    Works that invoke the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous and resonate with the spirit of Surrealism.

    August 21, 2019–January 19, 2020
  • Alternative Visions

    Our annual series of avant-garde and artist-made films returns with a stellar roster of in-person guests, as well as programs of strange and wonderful surrealist works from around the world.

    September 4–November 13, 2019
  • Dennis Feldman: Photographs

    Works from the series Hollywood Boulevard, 1969–72 and American Images demonstrate the artist’s exploration of what he calls “a world contained in a frame.”

    July 31–October 13, 2019
  • Abbas Kiarostami: Life as Art

    Iran’s most influential director, Kiarostami made films that blended fiction and documentary, minimalism and spontaneity, poetic vision and humanist spirit. We present a near-complete retrospective of his work.

    August 2–December 21, 2019
  • calligraphy by Tetsugen Doko

    Meditation in Motion: Zen Calligraphy from the Stuart Katz Collection

    BAMPFA’s first exhibition to present the unique art form of Japanese Zen-inspired calligraphy, featuring works by Chinese Ōbaku monks in Japan, and writings by Japanese monks who expanded on their examples.

    July 17–October 20, 2019
  • War and Peace

    Back by popular demand! Sergei Bondarchuk’s Academy Award–winning adaptation of Tolstoy’s revered novel was hailed by Roger Ebert as “the definitive epic of all time”; it demands to be seen on the big screen.

    September 1–27, 2019
  • 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–January 12, 2020
  • View Finders: Women Cinematographers

    Showcasing the artistic visions of female cinematographers around the world, this series asks whether there is such a thing as a “female gaze.”

    July 12–November 21, 2019
  • Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

    This new commission invokes Mexican muralism, graffiti, and political protest, while reinforcing the importance of current social engagement.

    March 27–October 13, 2019