. . . how about a date night? BAMPFA is open til 9 Fridays and Saturdays.
A centennial retrospective of films by Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish auteur widely considered to be one of the twentieth century’s greatest directors.
Greta Garbo in A Woman of Affairs
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, September 29
Why Style Matters—Connoisseurship and the Old Masters delves into intriguing issues about attribution and why an appreciation of the “hand of the artist” truly mattered in the European Renaissance.
Wednesday, October 3
Scholar and collector Templeton and art historian Harpster offer their informative perspectives on works in Old Masters in a New Light.
Sunday, October 7
The author and critic signs copies of her lastest book following this illustrated presentation on China's newest artists.
Sunday, October 7
The contemporary Tibetan artist, featured in Boundless, discusses themes of displacement and identity in his work.
Wednesday, October 10
An exploration of the dynamics of excess, visibility, and form as instruments of black queer longing in Quarles's work, now on view in MATRIX 271.
Saturday, October 13
Artist Matti Braun spins a web of interdisciplinary associations around famed Indian physicist Vikram Sarabhai (1919–1971), the father of India’s space program.
Wednesday, October 17
The curator of Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static offers an overview of the exhibition, tracing the trajectory of the artist’s career.
Saturday, October 20
The author and California College of the Arts professor introduces a screening of Samira Makhmalbaf's film.
Sunday, October 21
The eclectic musian incorporates yodeling, scat singing, and spoken word into her happily subversive art.
Friday, November 2
The creative organization, whose mission is to curate and assemble a collective and distinct understanding of black visual culture, introduces a program of radical shorts.
BAMPFA’s outstanding collection of historical European art—including several important new acquisitions—is showcased in this exhibition, the culmination of a major research and conservation effort.September 19–December 16
Recent paintings that tussle with culturally prescribed identities and probe the margins where meaning remains unfixed, illegible, and subject to question.September 19–November 18, 2018
A selection of works from BAMPFA's collections that utilize redacted text, spaces, and elements to both illustrate and obscure the precarious nature of truthSeptember 19–November 25, 2018
A retrospective of a key artist of the Italian cinema, whose films are rich in resonance and throbbing with life.September 14–November 30, 2018
Wiseman's incisive, wide-ranging explorations of complex institutions have set a new standard for nonfiction filmmaking.September 13–October 12, 2018
An expansive avant-garde showcase of films from the early twentieth century to the present, with many special guests in person.September 5–November 28, 2018
Explore the director's work in depth with this screening/lecture series, part of a UC Berkeley course and open to the public.August 29–November 28, 2018
A new, site-specific installation by the creator of the 1960s design phenomenon Supergraphics.August 15, 2018–March 3, 2019
The first retrospective of this influential artist, who described his own work as “uncomplicated, direct photographs of complicated and difficult subjects,”June 30–November 18, 2018
The artist's first survey exhibition addresses discarded and displaced people, places, and things in a time of global climate change.July 11–October 14, 2018
Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.Ongoing