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In Person

Gallery Talk: Judith Belzer

Sunday, July 21, 3 PM

Artist's perspective on Hans Hofmann's use of nature

Artist's Talk: Dennis Feldman

Wednesday, July 31
12:00 PM

In conjunction with his current exhibition

Filmmaker Emiko Omori

Wednesday, August 14, 7 PM

Discussing her work-in-progress documentary short

Full: Amy X Neuburg

Thursday, August 15, 7 PM

Vocals and live electronics in "avant-cabaret" performance

Lawrence Rinder on Strange

Wednesday, August 21
12 PM

Exhibition walkthough

Lecture: Lisa Sutcliffe

Thursday, August 22
12 PM

Exhibition curator of The San Quentin Project

Lyn Hejinian and Frances Richard

Friday, August 23
12 PM

Poetry reading

On View

  • Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

    Spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of a prolific and innovative artistic practice.

    February 27–July 21, 2019
  • Fritz Lang’s America

    A noir tour of the psychosocial landscape of twentieth-century America, a land of systemic corruption, thwarted aspiration, and frustrated desire.

    June 21–August 11, 2019
  • calligraphy by Tetsugen Doko

    Meditation in Motion: Zen Calligraphy from the Stuart Katz Collection

    BAMPFA’s first exhibition to present the unique art form of Japanese Zen-inspired calligraphy, featuring works by Chinese Ōbaku monks in Japan, and writings by Japanese monks who expanded on their examples.

    July 17–October 20, 2019
  • It's only Rock 'n' Roll

    BAMPFA's soundtrack to summer, as we celebrate the roots and resonance of rock in cinema both in the theater and on our outdoor screen.

    June 13–August 31, 2019
  • No Horizon: Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey

    Works by two Bay Area artists whose practices embrace the simple act of seeing as an inspiration to deep reflection and understanding.

    July 3–August 25, 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
  • Cal Conversations / About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging

    Organized by UC Berkeley graduate students, this exhibition imagines the liberatory possibilities of celebrating blackness and belonging.

    May 17–July 21, 2019
  • Jean-Pierre Léaud at 75

    If the French New Wave had a face, it might be the beaky, piercing-eyed visage of Jean-Pierre Léaud. This series surveys the one-of-a-kind actor’s career, from his youthful roles as François Truffaut’s alter ego Antoine Doinel to his embodiment of a dying

    July 4–August 30, 2019
  • Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

    Works by masters of the photographic form, with an emphasis on contemporary work from the Bay Area and around the world.

    March 27–September 1, 2019
  • Julio Bracho and Mexican Cinema's Golden Age

    Raucous music-hall comedy to tough urban noir from a master craftsman of Mexican cinema.

    June 7–July 18, 2019
  • Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

    This new commission invokes Mexican muralism, graffiti, and political protest, while reinforcing the importance of current social engagement.

    March 27–October 13, 2019