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In Person

Gallery Talk: Kathryn Roszak

Thursday, March 21
12 PM

A dancer's perspective on the exhibition Get Dancin'

Ishmael Reed on Personal Problems

Thursday, March 21
7 PM

The Oakland-based writer does a Q&A on this black soap opera, which he conceived and Bill Gunn directed.

Animator Dennis Tupicoff

Saturday, March 23
3 PM

With screenings of his short animated films, part of the GLAS Animation Festival

Filmmaker Jim Trainor

Sunday, March 24
5 PM

With a program of his short animations

Artist's Talk: Carlos Amorales

Wednesday, March 27
6 PM

In conversation with curator Apsara DiQuinzio

Curator’s Talk: Sandra Phillips

Thursday, March 28
12 PM

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Black Life: Gabriel Christian

Sunday, March 31
4 PM

Performance and poetics

Again for the First Time with Rhonda Holberton

Monday, April 1
6:30 PM

Arts + Design Mondays

The Village: Weaving Local Stories into Theater Epics with Stan Lai

Thursday, April 4
12 PM

Arts + Design Thursdays

Matthew Coleman on Hans Hofmann

Wednesday, April 10
12 PM

Gallery talk

On View

  • In Focus: Hirokazu Kore-eda

    This lecture/screening series is a chance to explore the stylistically restrained yet psychologically probing work of one of the most acclaimed directors working today.

    March 13–April 24, 2019
  • Delphine Seyrig: Resistant Muse

    A tribute to an actress whose profound intelligence, professional expertise, and sublime beauty contributed to some of the most memorable films of the twentieth century

    March 8–April 27, 2019
  • Remembering Nelson Pereira dos Santos

    Films by a founding member of Brazil’s Cinema Novo movement, who helped put the Global South on the cinematic map.

    March 15–May 8, 2019
  • African Film Festival 2019

    An annual selection of the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora, including a two-film tribute to the great Bill Gunn.

    March 2–May 10, 2019
  • Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

    Spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of a prolific and innovative artistic practice.

    February 27–July 21, 2019
  • Afterimage: Ulrike Ottinger

    The German filmmaker joins us for a weeklong residency. From fantastical feminist fictions to ethnographic explorations, her films reflect a keen and wide-ranging eye for the marvelous.

    March 1–April 7, 2019
  • Painters Painting

    Inspired by BAMPFA’s Hans Hofmann retrospective, we screen a selection of exceptional films about painters and painting, from Van Gogh to Basquiat, Giotto to Joan Mitchell.

    March 1–April 28, 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
  • 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
  • Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

    Contemporary works alongside the historical pieces that influence them

    October 3, 2018–May 26, 2019
  • Movie Matinees for All Ages

    Treat the family to an afternoon at the movies.

    Ongoing