On View

exhibitions
film series
event series

  • Readings

    Ongoing

    Meet the authors of new books and hear poets and other literary lights read their work.

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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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  • Talks & Conversations

    Ongoing

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

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  • Video Art in Context

    January 19—April 19, 2023

    Arts + Design Thursdays

    How have artists made use of the screen? What are the opportunities and hazards of using the screen as a vehicle for connection? A stunning roster of artists, curators, designers, and critics consider these questions and more.

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  • Black Life

    Ongoing

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

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  • Workshops

    Ongoing

    Inspire your creativity, engage your senses, and expand your ideas.

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  • Family Events

    Ongoing

    Second Saturdays: Hands-on activities and participatory readings designed for kids and their families.

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  • Five Tables

    First Thursdays of each month

    Five Tables is a monthly event coinciding with First Free Thursdays organized by the BAMPFA staff, and periodically by the Student Committee. Drop by the Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center for a curated behind-the-scenes experience.

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  • Full

    Ongoing

    Monthly Performance Series

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

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  • Performances

    Ongoing

    Music, dance, and other creative actions to inspire you at home.

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  • Black Studies Open University

    February 1–April 19, 2023

    Abolition Democracy Fellows Spring 2023 Speaker Series

    The Black Studies Collaboratory is a collaborative initiative to address racial inequality through bold and unique humanities-based research projects, housed in the Department of African American Studies and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The ... View