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  • Late Nights, Great Nights

    . . . how about a date night? BAMPFA is open til 9 Fridays and Saturdays.

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    Daniel Higgs and Kyle Ranson: Morph Traits, 2007–2010.

    Way Bay

    A sweeping exploration of 200 years of Bay Area creative energies that's been called "thrilling," "exhilarating," "provocative," and "inspired." Come see for yourself.

  • Still from Ingmar Bergman's Persona


    Bergman 100

    A centennial retrospective of films by Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish auteur widely considered to be one of the twentieth century’s greatest directors. 

  • Way Bay Live

    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

    Greta Garbo in A Woman of Affairs (June 10)

    See films the way they were meant to be seen

    Film screenings Wednesdays through Sundays, from silent classics and restored gems to limited engagements of recent releases and in-depth series.

  • Join Us!

    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!

  • Second Saturdays for Families

    Bring the family for Gallery + Studio workshops and Roundtable Reading the second Saturday of every month. 1 kid + 1 adult = free!

  • Free First Thursdays

    Visit the BAMPFA galleries with no admission charge the first Thursday of each month.  

In Person

Alam & Manik Khan with Nilan Chaudhuri

Friday, May 25
6:30 PM

Alam and Manik Khan play sarode duets with tabla drummer Nilan Chaudhuri.

Benjamin Michel

Saturday, May 26
6 PM

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. 

Sarah Cahill

Sunday, May 27
1 PM

The renowned pianist performs a solo concert including works by composers Lou Harrison and Ruth Crawford.

Full: Cities

Tuesday, May 29
7 PM

Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends perform six small-ensemble pieces written by living composers from San Francisco, Hamburg, and Shanghai.

Jon Wengström on Greta Garbo

Wednesday, May 30
3 PM

The curator of the archival film collections at the Svenska Filminstitutet, Stockholm introduces a screening of Greta Garbo rarities.

Dick Evans: Reading & Book Signing

Thursday, June 14
7:30 PM

The photographer introduces and signs his new book The Mission, which focuses on the Mission District's quintessential art form, the community mural.

Workshop with Mutual Stores artist collective

Friday, June 15
6 PM

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.

Way Bay Days: Tom di Maria, Sandra Phillips, Brett Goodroad, Terry Cannon

Saturday, June 30
1:30 PM

Our four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Judith Scott, Lew Thomas, Fred Martin, and Sara Kathryn Arledge.

Cecilia Vicuña: Reading & Book Signing

Sunday, July 8
3 PM

The poet and artist reads from and signs her new volume of selected poems in conjuction with her current exhibition.

Curators' Talk: Andrea Andersson & Julia Bryan-Wilson

Wednesday, July 11
6 PM

The curators of Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen discuss lost languages and the politics of ephemerality in this exhibition walkthrough.

Cecilia Vicuña: Performance

Wednesday, July 11
7:30 PM

The artist's poetry performance will be followed by a conversation with exhibition co-curators Julia Bryan-Wilson and Andrea Andersson.

Artist’s Talk: Joanne Leonard

Thursday, July 12
6 PM

In conjunction with her current exhibition, the artist discusses her photographic work and the places and spaces of women’s lives.

On View

  • Alicia McCarthy & Ruby Neri / MATRIX 270

    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
  • Master Traces, Transcultural Visions

    Works from second through twentieth-century Asia reveal how Buddhist power was expressed and spread through art.

    May 16–September 16, 2018
  • 48th Annual MFA Exhibition

    Be the first to see works by UC Berkeley's newest MFA graduates.

    May 11–June 17, 2018
  • Limited Engagements & Special Screenings

    Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.

  • Lucrecia Martel: The Anxiety of Identity

    Join us for a retrospective of the Argentine director's atmospheric, compelling films.

    April 20–May 10, 2018
  • Al Wong: Lost Sister

    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
  • Agony in Effigy

    Art, truth, pain, and the body—works from the BAMPFA collection

    February 21–June 17, 2018
  • Erica Deeman portrait of Marvin 2017

    Way Bay

    A sweeping exploration of two hundred years of Bay Area creative energies.

    January 17–June 3, 2018
  • Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

    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