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  • Late Nights, Great Nights

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

  • Still from Ingmar Bergman's Persona

    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. 

  • 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

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

Saturday, June 30
1:30 PM

Our five speakers take on five Bay Area artists: Judith Scott, Lew Thomas, Fred Martin, Frank Moore, 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.

Workshop with Maryam Yousif & Nick Makanna

Sunday, July 15
2 PM

Explore the construction of identity, history, and nationhood through the lens of architectural monuments and ruins in this hands-on workshop. 

Workshop with Mary Banas

Saturday, July 21
1 PM

Create a collaborative book based on poetry and imagery from Way Bay 2 in this design workshop.

Judy Irving and Mark Bittner in Person

Saturday, July 21
4 PM

Filmmaker Judy Irving and Mark Bittner, the subject of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, join us for a screening of the film.

On View

  • Way Bay 2

    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
  • Michelangelo Antonioni, a retrospective

    Explore the full range of this Italian Modernist master’s dazzling work in this comprehensive retrospective.

    June 15–August 31, 2018
  • Color, Form, Unicorn: New Acquisitions

    Recent additions to the BAMPFA collection feature unusual approaches to color and form—plus a unicorn.

    June 6-August 19, 2018
  • The Luminous Legacy of Greta Garbo

    Bask in the radiance of one of cinema’s greatest stars with this big-screen celebration of Garbo’s subtle skill and timeless allure.

    June 7–July 13, 2018
  • Bergman 100: A Summer Interlude

    Our yearlong celebration of Bergman’s cinema continues with a series of films perfectly suited for long summer days.

    June 1–July 15, 2018
  • 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
  • Limited Engagements & Special Screenings

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

    Ongoing
  • 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