Masako Miki: Participation in Mysticism, 2015; silkscreen; 8½ × 11 in.
Opening August 21—This exhibition explores the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous as sources of artistic inspiration.
August 25—Maxwell’s lecture explores the impact of African material culture and agrarian knowledge on colonial economies throughout the transatlantic world.
Harold Meeks and Nigel Poor: Gym Profile 7-15-75, 2013; inkjet print with ink notations; 11 x 17 in
Opening August 21—This exhibition follows the evolution of artist Poor’s collaboration with men incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison.
Wednesday, August 21
Thursday, August 22
Exhibition curator of The San Quentin Project
Friday, August 23
Sunday, August 25, 4 PM
Lecture on African material culture and the transatlantic world
Wednesday, August 28, 3:10 PM
Lecture on Abbas Kiarostami's The Traveler
Thursday, August 29
Arts + Design Thursdays lecture on design and citizenship
Wednesday, September 4, 3:10 PM
Discussing Abbas Kiarostami's Close-Up
Wednesday, September 4, 7 PM
Introducing short film program Dreams of Suitcases and a Blue Lobster: Latin Surrealism
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
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
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
BAMPFA's soundtrack to summer, as we celebrate the roots and resonance of rock in cinema both in the theater and on our outdoor screen.June 13–August 31, 2019
Works by two Bay Area artists whose practices embrace the simple act of seeing as an inspiration to deep reflection and understanding.July 3–August 25, 2019
A rare chance to see 35mm prints of films by a key figure in mid-twentieth-century Japanese cinema.July 20–August 18, 2019
Historical works from South Asia and the Himalayan region celebrating the beauty, wisdom, and power of women.June 26, 2019–January 12, 2020
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
Works by masters of the photographic form, with an emphasis on contemporary work from the Bay Area and around the world.March 27–September 1, 2019
This series surveys the career of a French New Wave icon, from his youthful roles as François Truffaut’s alter ego Antoine Doinel to his embodiment of a dying Louis XIV.July 4–August 30, 2019
This new commission invokes Mexican muralism, graffiti, and political protest, while reinforcing the importance of current social engagement.March 27–October 13, 2019