Meet the authors of new books and hear poets and other literary lights read their work.
Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursdays for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collection.
Hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, movie matinees, and more events designed for kids and their families.
Treat the family to an afternoon at the movies.
Artists, curators, scholars, and others share their insights on BAMPFA exhibitions, the arts, and other cultural topics.
Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.
Get a deeper look at the artworks on view by joining an expert-led tour.
Explore the BAMPFA galleries and discover exciting performances in our dramatic space on the night of each full moon.
Experience the vitality and range of cultural production in the African diaspora through this exciting, multidisciplinary event series.
From hands-on art making to storytelling and performance, our workshops will inspire your creativity, engage your senses, and expand your ideas.
The exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance are central themes in this wide-ranging selection of works.
A magical installation inspired by Shinto beliefs and the shape-shifting beings of Japanese folklore.
Delve into BAMPFA’s collection of avant-garde film with screenings of work by Frank Stauffacher, Warren Sonbert, and Nathaniel Dorsky, plus a program guest curated by The Black Aesthetic.
Our annual series of nonfiction films showcases inventive approaches to the documentary form.
Mia Hansen-Løve’s profoundly humanist films are keenly attuned to the rhythms of life. The director joins us to present her work along with a selection of films she admires.
We survey the work of the internationally celebrated director whose films depict China’s relentless socioeconomic transformation and the people it leaves behind.
The celebrated writer and director best known as half of the Merchant Ivory duo visits BAMPFA with early films that offer perspectives on postcolonial India.
Spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice.