• Tomioka Tessai: Vegetables and Grasshopper (detail), 1877; hanging scroll: ink and color on paper; 48 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.; private collection.

    Hunting and Gathering for Five Tables of Art About Food

    The first Thursday of each month is Free First Thursday, when BAMPFA opens its galleries and study centers to all, free of charge.

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    The camera, a monitor, and a section of the Marin model. All images courtesy of Peter Bosselmann.

    From Lab to Gallery: Simulated Marin Tour in Way Bay

    The exhibition Way Bay (January 17–June 3, 2018) includes a film in which it appears that you are driving through Marin County, just north of San Francisco.

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  • Edith Kramer, Pacific Film Archive

    Above: Edith Kramer poses with a friend during the closing weekend of the Pacific Film Archive Temporary Theater, August 2, 2015. Below (from left): Susan Oxtoby, senior film curator, BAMPFA; Sheldon Renan, founding director of the Pacific Film Archive; Peter Selz, founding director of the UC Berkeley Art Museum; Edith Kramer, former director and senior film curator, Pacific Film Archive; Tom Luddy, former director and curator, Pacific Film Archive, at BAMPFA's Thanks to Henri Langlois: A Centennial Tribute, June 11, 2015.

    Edith R. Kramer Named Honorary Member of FIAF

    Edith R. Kramer, director and senior film curator of the Pacific Film Archive from 1983 to 2005, was voted in as an honorary member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) at the 2018 Prague Congress, held in April.

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  • still from World's Largest TV Studio featuring Willie Brown

    TVTV: The World's Largest TV Studio (Willie Brown), 1972.

    NEH Grant Will Support Preservation of TVTV Archives

    A collection of rare videotapes containing irreplaceable records of national historical significance will be preserved by BAMPFA, thanks to a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

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  • Installation view of On the Hour / JJ PEET: THE VACANT AMERICAN, 2017

    Instagram Contest: Way Bay Now

    BAMPFA's exhibition Way Bay explores creative currents in the Bay Area over the past two hundred years, and we want to see what you're “currently” working on.

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  • Still from Amadeus (1984), screening at BAMPFA on June 13.

    BAMPFA Unveils Summer Film Calendar

    It’s shaping up to be an A-list summer at the movies, and we’re not just talking about a certain Marvel Comics franchise.

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  • Still from L’Avventura (1960), which screens June 15, 28, August 22.

    BAMPFA's Summer of Antonioni

    BAMPFA's summer-long series dedicated to films by Michelangelo Antonioni kicks off June 15 with L’Avventura (1960), launching a comprehensive retrospective featuring more than two dozen films by the Italian moderni

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  • Jay Heikes Music for Minor Planets edition

    Jay Heikes: Music for Minor Planets (detail), 2018; sheet music and two elements; 12 x 14 x 2.5 in.; published by RITE Editions.

    VIDEO: Jay Heikes on Magic and Materiality

    “I feel we’re on trend to shortchange the art object,” Jay Heikes has said.

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    Join Us for Spring Free Family Day April 22!

    Bring the whole family to BAMPFA for Spring Free Family Day, an exciting day of Earth Day-inspired art-making, exhibition tours, live music, a movie matinee, and more.

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  • Clockwise from top left: Angels Wear White (Vivian Qu, 2017); I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni, 2017); Godard, mon amour (Michel Hazanavicius, 2017); Shirkers (Sandi Tan, 2018)

    SF International Film Festival Schedule Announced

    More than a dozen internationally renowned filmmakers are set to visit Berkeley next month, when BAMPFA returns for its thirty-fourth year as the premier East Bay presenter for the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM) April 5–15.

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