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. Amy La Viers: Dancing with Robots: Expressivity in Natural and Artificial Systems

    Monday, January 27, 6:30 PM

    The director of the Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab at UC Berkeley discusses the challenges of developing expressive robotic systems to integrate with natural counterparts.

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  2. Visualizing the World 2020

    Monday, February 3, 6:30 PM

    Faculty and students from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism present documentaries, photography, and innovative multimedia projects from the J-School.

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  3. Colloquium: Re-visioning the Art of Rosie Lee Tompkins

    Saturday, February 29, 2 PM

    Scholars Elaine Yau, Horace Ballard, and Lisa Gail Collins shed new light on Tompkins, her cultural context, and her place in modern and contemporary art.

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  4. John K. Wilson: Freedom of Speech? Censoring Art on Campus

    Monday, March 9, 6:30 PM

    John K. Wilson, a fellow with the University of California National Center on Free Speech and Civic Engagement, discusses the past and present problem of art censorship on college campuses.

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  5. Tom White: Neural Abstractions

    Monday, April 13, 6:30 PM

    Computational design and creative coding specialist Tom White talks about his work creating art by AI, for AI, as a way of understanding how machines perceive the world.

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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

GROUP VISITS & TOURS

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

History

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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