Tomioka Tessai: Vegetables and Grasshopper (detail), 1877; hanging scroll: ink and color on paper; 48 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.; private collection.
The first Thursday of each month is Free First Thursday, when BAMPFA opens its galleries and study centers to all, free of charge.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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).Read More
Jay Heikes: Music for Minor Planets (detail), 2018; sheet music and two elements; 12 x 14 x 2.5 in.; published by RITE Editions.
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)
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.Read More