. . . 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 (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.
Sunday, August 26
Discover how undomesticated cloth can be in this hands-on workshop with the artists.
Sunday, August 26
Two of the Bay Area’s finest composers and intrepid musical pioneers team up for an evening of solo and collaborative performances, electroacoustic music, and sound art.
Wednesday, August 29
Join the UC Berkeley professor for the first in this fall's public In Focus lecture/screening series on Ingmar Bergman.
Thursday, August 30
The organizer of this fall's Arts + Design Thursdays lecture series discusses the connections among creative works, the experiences of migration, and the possibilities of personal and social transformation.
Sunday, September 2
Combining performance and oral history, the Berkeley-based hippie icon shares his unique experience of living a life of creative activism with fun as a ruling factor.
Thursday, September 20
The MATRIX artist discusses her work with curator Apsara DiQuinzio, illuminating the role of ambiguity in her representation of race and sexual identity.
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.
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.
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.
Visionary films that infuse images of the world with metaphysical mystery.August 4–30, 2018
A new, site-specific installation by the creator of the 1960s design phenomenon Supergraphics.August 15, 2018–March 3, 2019
Championing dreamers and dropouts, political radicals and disaffected youth, Tanner’s films from 1960s to the 1980s feel just as urgent today.July 26–August 19, 2018
Rarely screened films by Ingmar Bergman from 1949–64 presented in an intimate, salon-style settingJuly 20–August 19, 2018
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
Rediscover the films of this classic French director.July 12–August 31, 2018
Rare, intimate photographs of life in Oakland in the 1960s and 1970s.July 4-September 2, 2018
A fresh iteration of our innovative exhibition exploring the creative energies that have emerged from the Bay Area over the past two centuries.June 13–September 2, 2018
Explore the full range of this Italian Modernist master’s dazzling work in this comprehensive retrospective.June 15–August 31, 2018
Recent additions to the BAMPFA collection feature unusual approaches to color and form—plus a unicorn.June 6-August 19, 2018
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
Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.Ongoing