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. Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy

    Saturday, June 2, 5 PM; Sunday, June 10, 5 PM; Friday, June 22, 5 PM

    This visually striking, thought-provoking documentary about the British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy is a sequel to the director’s groundbreaking Rivers and Tides—Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time.

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    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!
    Film to Table dinner follows the June 2 screening

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  2. Five Tables of Food, Glorious Food

    Thursday, July 5, 4–7 PM

    Art for your delectation: works by Wayne Thiebaud, Hiroshige, Paul Wonner, William Hogarth, and more.

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  3. Reading: Cecilia Vicuña

    Sunday, July 8, 3 PM

    Poet and artist Cecilia Vicuña reads from and signs her new volume of selected poems.

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  4. Black Life: Spiritual Technologies Project

    Friday, July 13, 6 PM

    In this lecture-demonstration, Michaela Leslie-Rule, T. Carlis Roberts, and Ron Ragin share from their documentary work in Georgia and South Carolina, which explores the waning black church tradition of lining hymns.

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    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

  5. Five Tables of Animals, Wild and Fantastic

    Thursday, August 2, 4–7 PM

    Snakes and elephants and dragons, oh my! Come see works by Baua Devi, Joel Sternfeld, Zhou Xun, Giuseppe Scolari, Paul Ranson, and others.

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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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