Educators & Researchers

  • Art Lab

    Creative, hands-on art projects for all ages with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. Drop-in and make art Thursdays through Sundays! Hours

  • Dive Deep into the BAMPFA Collection

    With four study centers to choose from, you can get up close and personal with original works of art from the BAMPFA collection.

  • Inspire & Ignite

    BAMPFA is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. We aim to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film.

Educator & Researcher Events

  1. The Natural History Museum and the Future of Nature with Beka Economopoulos and Dan Kammen

    Monday, February 26, 6:30 PM

    Join us for a conversation between Beka Economopoulos, cofounder of Not an Alternative, and Dan Kammen, professor of energy at UC Berkeley.

  2. Five Tables of Tea Culture

    Thursday, March 1, 4-7 PM

    Ceramics and prints from the BAMPFA collection offer a taste of tea culture.

  3. Curator’s Talk: Stephanie Cannizzo on Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

    Thursday, March 8, noon

    Cannizzo explores Cha’s art through the lens of her influential artist’s book, weaving in Cha’s long history with UC Berkeley and BAMPFA.

  4. Susan Gevirtz and Syd Staiti

    Friday, March 9, 6 PM

    Poets Gevirtz and Staiti read their work.


    Programmed by Evan Kennedy

  5. Way Bay Days: Mark Johnson, Claire Carlevaro, Jack von Euw, Kevin Killian

    Saturday, March 17, 1:30 PM

    In the first of our Way Bay Days, four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Saburo Hasegawa, Ruth Wall, Ludwig Choris, and Harry Jacobus.

  6. Kearny Street Workshop: Evolving Legacy

    Saturday, March 17, 3 PM

    Join us for stories and a performance celebrating the forty-fifth anniversary of San Francisco–based Kearny Street Workshop, the oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization in the country.


Study Centers

The new BAMPFA offers unparalleled opportunities for engagement with original works of art. Scholars from around the world, students from UC Berkeley and beyond, and members of the community will all have direct access to specialized study centers.

  • Film Library & Study Center

  • Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center

  • James Cahill Asian Art Study Center

  • Steven Leiber Conceptual Art Study Center

Learn more about our study center hours and appointments


We offer guided visits and tours for school, college, and other groups of over ten people. Learn more >


As a center for visual culture bringing together art and film, BAMPFA staked out a position squarely in the avant-garde from its beginnings over forty years ago, creating an arena of new thought and innovative techniques while operating within a context of historical and cultural reflection. Today, BAMPFA continues to showcase international works of art and film from the leading edge while also presenting historical works in meaningful contexts. History & Mission >

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