Small Offerings, 2017.
Fran Lebowitz at Home in Morristown, New Jersey, 1974.
2001: A Space Odyssey and The Third Murder.
Sunday, November 18
Make your own masks inspired by a variety of visual cultures, especially Mexico’s Día de los Muertos.
Monday, November 26
Two of the featured artists join us for a screening of highlights from the ninth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century.
Wednesday, November 28
The filmmaker introduces a screening of three films that bear personal witness to collective histories, from Auschwitz to the Japanese internment and postwar Japan.
Wednesday, December 5
The Pixar veteran and Academy Award-winning animator introduces the 1960s work of stop-motion master Jiří Trnka.
Wednesday, December 12
The MATRIX artist and UC Berkeley professor talk about moving from the cinema screen to the gallery, the politics of aesthetics, and the turn toward “Afropessimism.”
Thursday, December 13
Take an expert tour of Ink, Paper, Silk with a visiting scholar from UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies.
Sunday, January 13
The Berkeley poet introduces the program of shorts, Hall of Mirrors: Four Films by Warren Sonbert.
Wednesday, January 16
The MATRIX artist talks about Shinto traditions in Japan and how they have manifested in her felt sculptures and installation work.
Wednesday, February 27
Join the curator of the new retrospective The Nature of Abstraction for an insightful walk-through of this major exhibition.
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
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
Survey the career of an unsung artist whose abstract experiments in form, texture, and color are formally rigorous and rich with sensuality and humor.October 17, 2018–January 27, 2019
The Romanian filmmaker who has been called “one of our great contemporary observers of the human comedy” (Variety) visits BAMPFA to present and discuss his work.November 8–16, 2018
New restorations of all four films from the director's brief but remarkable career, which presaged Italian neorealism and inspired the French New Wave.November 2–23, 2018
Radical films from around the world that emerged from the political and social upheavals of the late sixties.October 19–November 29, 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
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
Contemporary works alongside the historical pieces that influence themOctober 3, 2018–May 26, 2019
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, 2018
The choreographer selects films that inspired his dance work Pepperland.September 28–November 25, 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
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