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. Black Life: Amber McZeal

    Saturday, February 23, 7 PM

    Experience Afrofuturist mythos through story and song with writer, vocalist, sacred scholar, and activist Amber McZeal.


    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  2. Colloquium: When Science Entered Modern Art

    Sunday, February 24, 2 PM

    Leading UC Berkeley faculty members in mathematics, astrophysics, biophysics, and the history of science join the curator of Dimensionism for a fascinating look at how scientific advances of the early to mid-twentieth century permeated the world of modern art.

  3. Curator’s Talk: Lucinda Barnes on Hans Hofmann

    Wednesday, February 27, 12 PM

    Join the curator of the new Hans Hofmann retrospective for an exhibition walk-through highlighting connections between the artist’s iconic late-career paintings and his remarkable and prescient works from the 1930s and ’40s.

  4. Symposium: Hans Hofmann in a New Light

    Saturday, March 9, 1:30 PM

    Leading authorities on the work of Hans Hofmann convene for a fresh look at the artist’s achievement in light of new scholarship.


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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