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Today's Events

4—9 PM
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In Person

James Ivory

Friday, February 22
7 PM

Introducing his film Shakespeare Wallah

Black Life: Amber McZeal

Saturday, February 23
7 PM

Afrofuturist mythos through story and song

James Ivory

Saturday, February 23
7:30 PM

Introducing his film The Guru

Colloquium: When Science Entered Modern Art

Sunday, February 24
2 PM

With UC faculty Cathryn Carson, David Eisenbud, Alex Filippenko, and James Hurley and curator Vanja Malloy

A+D Mondays: Chico MacMurtrie

Monday, February 25
6:30 PM

In and out of the Body and into the Machine

Curator's Talk: Lucinda Barnes

Wednesday, February 27
12 PM

An insightful walk-through of Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

Conversation: Victoria Riskin & Joseph McBride

Wednesday, February 27
3:10 PM

With a screening of It Happened One Night 

Conversation: Arthur Jafa & Leigh Raiford

Wednesday, February 27
7 PM

With a screening of Jafa's Dreams Art Colder Than Death

On View

  • James Ivory in Person

    The celebrated writer and director best known as half of the Merchant Ivory duo visits BAMPFA with early films that offer perspectives on postcolonial India.

    February 20–23, 2019
  • Documentary Voices

    Our annual series of nonfiction films showcases inventive approaches to the documentary form.

    January 23–April 24, 2019
  • Out of the Vault: Black Interiors

    Delve into rarely seen educational, ethnographic, and experimental films from the BAMPFA’s collection with The Black Aesthetic.

    February 21–April 4, 2019
  • In Focus: Writing for Cinema

    Filmmaking luminaries, writers, and scholars join us for this lecture/screening series to share their insights into the specialized craft of writing for cinema.

    January 16–February 27, 2019
  • Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

    A magical installation inspired by Shinto beliefs and the shape-shifting beings of Japanese folklore.

    January 9–April 28, 2019
  • Get Dancin': Selections from the Collection

    Art inspired by the exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance.

    January 9–March 31, 2019
  • Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

    A newly commissioned video and other works by the artist, whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations.

    December 12, 2018–March 24, 2019
  • Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

    An exceptional selection of scroll paintings, screens, woodblock prints, lacquerware, and ceramics demonstrating the breadth and beauty of Japanese art.

    December 12, 2018–April 14, 2019
  • Fritz Lang & German Expressionism

    Enthralling films by the essential director and his peers.

    December 7, 2018–February 23, 2019
  • Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

    Works by Man Ray, Isamu Noguchi, Pablo Picasso, Dorothea Tanning, Yves Tanguy, and others reveal connections between the scientific and artistic revolutions of the early twentieth century.

    November 7, 2018–March 3, 2019
  • Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

    Contemporary works alongside the historical pieces that influence them

    October 3, 2018–May 26, 2019
  • BAMPFA Art Wall

    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
  • Movie Matinees for All Ages

    Treat the family to an afternoon at the movies.