A centennial retrospective of films by Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish auteur widely considered to be one of the twentieth century’s greatest directors.
Daniel Higgs and Kyle Ranson: Morph Traits, 2007–2010.
A sweeping exploration of 200 years of Bay Area creative energies that's been called "thrilling," "exhilarating," "provocative," and "inspired." Come see for yourself.
Limited engagements of recent releases, restored classics, and other favorites.
Join the poets, musicians, performers, artists, dancers, makers, and creative thinkers who are fueling Bay Area creative culture right NOW.
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: A Ble Wail, 1975; performance
View artworks and ephemera from the Cha archive at BAMPFA in dialogue with her best-known work, the artist's book Dictee.
Members receive free admission to exhibitions and many events, discounted film tickets, invitations to openings, and much more. It's your all-access pass to BAMPFA!
. . . how about a date night? BAMPFA is open til 9 Fridays and Saturdays.
Bring the family for Gallery + Studio workshops and Roundtable Reading the second Saturday of every month. 1 kid + 1 adult = free!
Visit the BAMPFA galleries with no admission charge the first Thursday of each month.
Saturday, April 21
Our panelists offer a fresh look at Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s influential book Dictee and its relationship to the rest of her work.
Saturday, April 21
Our panelists revisit the legacy of Bay Area artist Carlos Villa, whose Worlds in Collision project addressed multiculturalism, education, activism, and identity politics.
Sunday, April 22
The Argentine director is joined in conversation by film scholar and critic Rich following a screening of Zama, Martel's latest feature.
Sunday, April 22
Argentine director Martel pays a visit to BAMPFA to introduce The Headless Woman, one of the most critically acclaimed films of this century.
Monday, April 23
The head of the design and branding agency Black Ink presents On Social Architecture: Democracy, Design, and New Networks.
Tuesday, April 24
The artist discusses his new monograph, followed by a book signing.
Wednesday, April 25
A talk by the founder and executive director of the Oakland Center for Media Justice (CMJ).
Saturday, April 28
The renowned avant-garde harpist and percussionist perform an interpretation of artist Jay Heikes's edition Music for Minor Planets.
Sunday, April 29
Music meets dance with magical results as composers, choreographers, and dancers join forces.
Monday, April 30
Reassembling Hope with Rebecca Solnit, Dacher Keltner, Dan Kammen, Shannon Jackson, and Friends of the Bay Area Book Festival
Friday, May 4
Hear the two poets read their work.
Sixty-four portraits of a sister the artist never met form a meditation on displacement and the collision between personal and geopolitical histories.March 28–June 17, 2018
Enjoy Ingmar Bergman’s early works in an intimate, salon-style setting.March 16–May 6, 2018
New works that embody the artist's longing for transcendence amid the ongoing deluge of negative media .February 14–April 29, 2018
Our annual showcase of the best of African cinema and films from the diaspora.March 8–May 6, 2018
View artworks and ephemera from the Cha archive at BAMPFA in dialogue with her best-known work, the artist's book Dictee.January 31–April 22, 2018
Powerful and innovative documentary films reveal the impact of the Vietnam War on the way Americans perceived themselves.February 28–April 29, 2018
Art, truth, pain, and the body—works from the BAMPFA collectionFebruary 21–June 17, 2018
This installment in our yearlong Bergman celebration focuses on his metaphysical investigations, and collaboration with actor Max von Sydow.March 1–May 9, 2018
Curated by UC Berkeley students, this exhibition explores the cataclysmic end of the Ming dynasty through paintings and literature of China’s long 17th century.February 21–May 13, 2018
A sweeping exploration of two hundred years of Bay Area creative energies.January 17–June 3, 2018
An in-depth lecture/screening series exploring the work of the celebrated Soviet filmmaker in the context of his timesJanuary 17–May 2, 2018
An interactive installation based loosely on the 100 questions used to test aspiring US citizens.January 31–May 20, 2018
Our annual doc series spotlights politically engaged works ranging from Colombia to Portugal to the Canadian North.January 17–April 18, 2018
The artist's first US commission presents vibrant, monumental portraits that draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.November 22, 2017–July 15, 2018
Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.Ongoing