On View

exhibitions
film series
event series

  • Black Life

    Ongoing

    Experience the vitality and range of cultural production in the African diaspora through this exciting, multidisciplinary event series. 

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  • Limited Engagements & Special Screenings

    Ongoing

    Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.

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  • People enjoying dinner at Babette cafe

    Film to Table Dinners at Babette

    Ongoing

    Delectable dinners following screenings of the films that inspired them.

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  • Full

    Ongoing

    Explore the BAMPFA galleries and discover exciting performances in our dramatic space on the night of each full moon.

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  • Guided Tours

    Ongoing

    Get a deeper look at the artworks on view by joining an expert-led tour.

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  • Family Events

    Ongoing

    Hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, movie matinees, and more events designed for kids and their families.

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  • Curator Julia White leads a gallery talk

    Gallery Talks, Lectures & Discussions

    Ongoing

    Artists, curators, scholars, and others share their insights on BAMPFA exhibitions, the arts, and other cultural topics.

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  • Movie Matinees for All Ages

    Ongoing

    Treat the family to a Saturday afternoon at the movies.

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  • BAMPFA Art Wall

    Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

    August 15, 2018–March 3, 2019

    The pioneer of the 1960s design phenomenon Supergraphics creates a new piece for BAMPFA’s Art Wall.

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  • Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection

    September 19–December 16, 2018

    BAMPFA’s outstanding collection of historical European art—including several important new acquisitions—is showcased in this exhibition, the culmination of a major research and conservation effort.

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  • Redacted: Art for Human Rights

    September 19–December 10, 2018

    A selection of works from the BAMPFA collection that use redacted content to question the relationships between power, information, and censorship and consider the precarious nature of truth.

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  • Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

    October 3, 2018–May 26, 2019

    Featuring works by renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights how artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives.

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  • Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

    October 17, 2018–January 27, 2019

    This new retrospective charts the painter’s career from the 1960s through the 1990s, showcasing abstract experiments in form, texture, and color that are both formally rigorous and rich with sensuality and humor.

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  • Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

    November 7, 2018–March 3, 2019

    Discover the connections between the scientific and artistic revolutions of the early twentieth century with this groundbreaking exhibition, which reveals how artists responded to scientific advances with bold new forms of creative expression.

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  • Bergman 100: Full Circle

    December 1–30, 2018

    The final installment in our yearlong celebration of the films of Ingmar Bergman features some of his greatest works, including the full-length TV version of his magnum opus, Fanny and Alexander.

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  • The Puppet Master: The Films of Jiří Trnka

    December 1–19, 2018

    A selection of enchanting stop-motion films by a Czech puppeteer with the heart of a poet.

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  • Fritz Lang & German Expressionism

    December 7, 2018–February 23, 2019

    Our tribute to this essential director presents his German films alongside other enthralling works of German Expressionist cinema.

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