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  • Art Wall: Edie Fake

    New Exhibition—Fake's mural Affordable Housing for Trans Elders, which invites visitors to consider the exciting complexities of queer space, opens Wednesday with an artist's talk at 6 PM.

    Edie Fake: Proposal for Art Wall, Affordable Housing for Trans Elders, 2019; courtesy of the artist and Western Exhibitions, Chicago.

  • Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers

    November 22 & 23—FLACC's Bridges & Bones/East features twelve Latinx dance artists on a journey through various BAMPFA spaces.

  • Cinematographer Babette Mangolte

    In person—Our series of women cinematographers concludes with two films shot by Mangolte: The Sky on Location, and Routine Pleasures.

  • Sylvia Fein / MATRIX 275

    New Exhibition—This career-spanning centenary tribute showcases a wide array of works by Sylvia Fein.

    Sylvia Fein: Kite Eye (or Eye Kite), 2006; egg tempera on gesso board; 5 x 7 in.; collection of the artist; © 2019 Sylvia Fein.

In Person

Amy Franceschini

Thursday, November 21
12 PM

Arts + Design Thursdays lecture: "Presence as Practice"

Cinematographer Babette Mangolte

Thursday, November 21, 7 PM

Discussing her cinematography for Routine Pleasures.

Jesse Hawthorne Ficks with Marvin K. White

Friday, November 22, 7 PM

Discussing Thomas Allen Harris's, film Vintage: Families of Value.

Iranian film scholar Donna Honarpisheh

Sunday, December 1, 4:30 PM

Introducing Abbas Kiarostami's Five Dedicated to Ozu

Betty Reid Soskin, Donté Clark, and Ptah Tracey Mitchell

Monday, December 2
6:30 PM

Discussing art, health, and equity in Richmond

Filmmaker Shirley Sun

Thursday, December 5
7 PM

Presenting her film Fire and Ashes: Making the Ballet RAkU 

Sylvia Fein and Garrett Caples

Saturday, December 7
2 PM

Painter and poet in conversation

On View

  • Sylvia Fein / MATRIX 275

    This career-spanning centenary tribute of Sylvia Fein showcases a wide array of works drawing on both the personal and the fantastical.

    November 13, 2019–March 1, 2020
  • No Regrets: A Celebration of Marlon Riggs

    Marlon Riggs grappled with African American culture, representation, and identity in his lucid, provocative video essays. We present all of his films, in dialogue with works by other filmmakers.

    September 19–November 25, 2019
  • Strange

    Works that invoke the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous and resonate with the spirit of Surrealism.

    August 21, 2019–January 19, 2020
  • Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting

    The first US exhibition focused on Sakaki Hyakusen, the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in eighteenth-century Japan.

    October 2, 2019–February 2, 2020
  • Looking Back at the British New Wave

    Look back at 1950s and ’60s British cinema and rediscover the England of Angry Young Men and working-class heroes, boundary-crossing writing, innovative direction, and electrifying acting.

    September 21–November 30, 2019
  • Two Taras 18th century Nepalese sculptures

    Divine Women, Divine Wisdom

    Historical works from South Asia and the Himalayan region celebrating the beauty, wisdom, and power of women.

    June 26, 2019–May 24, 2020
  • Abbas Kiarostami: Life as Art

    Iran’s most influential director, Kiarostami made films that blended fiction and documentary, minimalism and spontaneity, poetic vision and humanist spirit. We present a near-complete retrospective of his work.

    August 2–December 21, 2019
  • Terry Fox: Resonance

    Two of Terry Fox’s video and audio works are being presented at BAMPFA in conjunction with Terry Fox: Resonance, a multivenue celebration organized by Dena Beard and Constance Lewallen.

    October 2–December 15, 2019
  • View Finders: Women Cinematographers

    Showcasing the artistic visions of female cinematographers around the world, this series asks whether there is such a thing as a “female gaze.”

    July 12–November 21, 2019
  • Dennis Feldman: Photographs

    Photographs by an affecting social documentarian and explorer of what he calls “a world contained in a frame.”

    October 16–December 15, 2019
  • October 23–December 15, 2019