. . . how about a date night? BAMPFA is open til 9 Fridays and Saturdays.
Daniel Higgs and Kyle Ranson: Morph Traits, 2007–2010.
A sweeping exploration of 200 years of Bay Area creative energies that's been called "thrilling," "exhilarating," "provocative," and "inspired." Come see for yourself.
A centennial retrospective of films by Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish auteur widely considered to be one of the twentieth century’s greatest directors.
Join the poets, musicians, performers, artists, dancers, makers, and creative thinkers who are fueling Bay Area creative culture right NOW.
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, May 26
The filmmaker's presentation Melanin in Cinema explores the works of African-descended directors, past and present, who challenge the medium through their artistic voices.
Sunday, May 27
The renowned pianist performs a solo concert including works by composers Lou Harrison and Ruth Crawford.
Tuesday, May 29
Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends perform six small-ensemble pieces written by living composers from San Francisco, Hamburg, and Shanghai.
Wednesday, May 30
The curator of the archival film collections at the Svenska Filminstitutet, Stockholm introduces a screening of Greta Garbo rarities.
Thursday, June 14
The photographer introduces and signs his new book The Mission, which focuses on the Mission District's quintessential art form, the community mural.
Friday, June 15
Learn about clay—both as a flexible artistic medium and as a resource that surrounds us in the local landscape—in this workshop with the Mutual Stores artist collective.
Saturday, June 30
Our four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Judith Scott, Lew Thomas, Fred Martin, and Sara Kathryn Arledge.
Sunday, July 8
The poet and artist reads from and signs her new volume of selected poems in conjuction with her current exhibition.
Wednesday, July 11
The curators of Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen discuss lost languages and the politics of ephemerality in this exhibition walkthrough.
Wednesday, July 11
The artist's poetry performance will be followed by a conversation with exhibition co-curators Julia Bryan-Wilson and Andrea Andersson.
Thursday, July 12
In conjunction with her current exhibition, the artist discusses her photographic work and the places and spaces of women’s lives.
Sunday, July 15
Explore the construction of identity, history, and nationhood through the lens of architectural monuments and ruins in this hands-on workshop.
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
Be the first to see works by UC Berkeley's newest MFA graduates.May 11–June 17, 2018
Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.Ongoing
Join us for a retrospective of the Argentine director's atmospheric, compelling films.April 20–May 10, 2018
Sixty-four portraits of a sister the artist never met form a meditation on displacement and the collision between personal and geopolitical histories.March 28–June 17, 2018
Art, truth, pain, and the body—works from the BAMPFA collectionFebruary 21–June 17, 2018
A sweeping exploration of two hundred years of Bay Area creative energies.January 17–June 3, 2018
The artist's first US commission presents vibrant, monumental portraits that draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.November 22, 2017–July 15, 2018