Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursdays for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections.
Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.
Experience the vitality and range of cultural production in the African diaspora through this exciting, multidisciplinary event series.
From hands-on artmaking to dance and meditation, our workshops will inspire your creativity, engage your senses, and expand your ideas.
Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.
Delectable dinners following screenings of the films that inspired them.
Explore the BAMPFA galleries and discover exciting performances in our dramatic space on the night of each full moon.
Get a deeper look at the artworks on view by joining an expert-led tour.
Hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, movie matinees, and more events designed for kids and their families.
Artists, curators, scholars, and others share their insights on BAMPFA exhibitions, the arts, and other cultural topics.
Treat the family to a Saturday afternoon at the movies.
Works dating from the second century through the twentieth reveal how Buddhist power was visually expressed and transmitted throughout Asia.
New work by two artists who got their start in San Francisco in the 1990s and have maintained a strong artistic dialogue ever since.
Our yearlong celebration of Ingmar Bergman’s cinema continues this summer, showcasing films that launched his international reputation in the 1950s.
Recent additions to the BAMPFA collection feature unusual approaches to color and form—plus a unicorn.
Bask in the radiance of one of cinema’s greatest stars with this big-screen celebration of Garbo’s subtle skill and timeless allure.
This series of family-friendly dance films on our outdoor LED screen will have you moving and grooving all summer!
A fresh iteration of our innovative exhibition exploring the creative energies that have emerged from the Bay Area over the past two centuries.
This comprehensive retrospective is a rare chance to explore the full range of an Italian Modernist master’s formally dazzling work.