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. Lecture by Clarissa von Spee: Wu Hufan, Victoria Contag, and C. C. Wang—A Passion for Paintings and a Lifelong Friendship

    Saturday, April 27, 2 PM

    This lecture introduces three extraordinary personalities whose paths crossed in cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s: the collector-connoisseur Wu Hufan, the German scholar Victoria Contag, and the young artist and law student C. C. Wang.

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  2. Gallery Talk: John Zurier on Hans Hofmann

    Thursday, May 2, 12 PM

    Zurier leads an exhibition walk-through reflecting on Hofmann’s use of color, composition, and spatial dynamics.

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  3. Colloquium: Hammersley Variations: The Many Modes of Frederick Hammersley

    Sunday, May 5, 2 PM

    Embracing the remarkable range of Frederick Hammersley’s work—from abstract painting and documentary photography to computer drawing—this colloquium focuses on several of his key modes of art making and the subtle relationships among them.

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  4. Gallery Talk: Delphine Sims on Unlimited

    Thursday, May 23, 5:30 PM

    Sims offers an exhibition walk-through focusing on emerging artists of the American West. 

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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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