BAMPFA and COVID-19

The Center Street view of the BAMPFA building, with a blue sky in the background.

Updated: June 2, 2020

In accordance with public health regulations regarding COVID-19, BAMPFA is closed until further notice. We will resume normal operations only after public health authorities and UC Berkeley indicate that it is feasible to do so.

While we miss our visitors, BAMPFA is proud to do our part in keeping our community healthy by keeping our doors closed until this crisis subsides. During this difficult period, we’ve been deeply moved by the messages of concern that many of you have expressed about how this closure will impact BAMPFA’s artists, students, and staff. To find out how you can support the museum through this challenging time, we encourage you to visit bampfa.org/support.

And while we’re waiting to see each other again, let’s keep in touch! You can discover new ways to engage with BAMPFA’s art and film programming at BAMPFA From Home, and you can follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’ll be updating our website and social media channels regularly, so be sure to check back for the latest resources.

We wish everyone health and safety, and we hope to welcome you back to the museum soon.


Tuesday, March 31:

As concerns deepen about the coronavirus (COVID-19), BAMPFA is committed to doing our part to reduce the spread of this illness. We are complying with directives issued by the City of Berkeley Health Officer and other Bay Area public health authorities to implement “Shelter in Place” protocols, which are currently in effect through May 3. During this period, BAMPFA’s art galleries, store, and cafe will be inaccessible, and our film screenings, tours, and public programs have been discontinued.

BAMPFA is monitoring the latest guidance from public health officials and UC Berkeley, and we will continue to work with these authorities in evaluating the safest course of action regarding future operations. As this is a developing situation, we recommend checking back with bampfa.org for the latest updates.

Visitors who have purchased tickets to upcoming BAMPFA screenings or events may receive a refund after our box office reopens. To request a refund, please contact bampfa@berkeley.edu or leave a voicemail at (510) 642-1412. Please do not send credit card information via email.

Many of you have reached out to BAMPFA with concerns about the financial impact that this closure will have on our artists, students, and staff. We’re grateful for this concern, and we invite anyone who wishes to do so to share their support by visiting https://bampfa.org/support.

We recognize that this is a difficult and stressful time, and our thoughts are with everyone in our community who may be at risk from COVID-19. We encourage everyone to abide by the Shelter in Place directives, which you can learn more about here.

Even though our doors may be temporarily closed, BAMPFA continues to stand with our community as we work together to navigate this disruption. We wish everyone health and safety, and we hope to welcome you back to the museum soon.