Paintings and sculptures from India, Tibet, and Nepal provide a window into a divine Buddhist reality.
A monumental weaving by East Bay artist Terri Friedman, the second work in BAMPFA’s Art Wall series of commissioned temporary works.
Push and Pull: Hans Hofmann showcases signature works that manifest Hofmann’s dynamic painterly approach.
The work of Pat O'Neill, a pioneer of avant-garde film and optical printing techniques, including films, sculpture, photography, and works on paper.
First-generation Conceptualism, focusing on performance and language. Works by Ant Farm, Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, James Lee Byars, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, and more.
Compelling works from Fernando Botero's Abu Ghraib series.
This exhibition presents the films of Ana Mendieta (1948–1985) in the context of her own work and of the transformation of visual art in the 1970s.
Warhol prints from 1964 to 1977 that critique contemporary culture.
New works by the London-based painter reflect on sexuality and gender stereotypes in Kenya.
Transmission of the DharmaDecember 14, 2016–May 7, 2017
Cal ConversationsJanuary 18–April 30, 2017
An exhibition of poems and artworks developed in collaboration with UC Berkeley Professor Lyn Hejinian’s class English 190: Slow Reading / Slow Seeing.
Explore how artists, architects, and designers intersected with the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s.
The artist continues his exploration of language as medium in this newly commissioned work.
Large-scale photographs of women from the African diaspora, presented in a way that challenges traditional assumptions about artistic technique and individual identity.
Works from the collection examining the history of US human rights.
A one-man performance by Cliff Hengst, directed by Asher Hartman.
Exquisitely composed collages incorporating fragments of found, or "experienced," paper.
Photographic works made at the remote and idiosyncratic Deep Springs College.
Works by this year's MFA recipients from UC Berkeley's Department of Art Practice.
Tibetan Buddhist paintings and sculptures vividly evoke the realms of the celestial and the supernatural.
Discover the enigmatic work of this pioneering yet underrecognized painter, who bridged figurative, Surrealist, and abstract currents in modern art.
Works from the BAMPFA collection reveal the richness and variety of India's painterly traditions.
The exhibition features clowns and rainbows, but it's not just clowning around—Swiss artist Rondinone's work is both exuberant and melancholy.
THE VACANT AMERICANSeptember 13–October 29, 2017
PEET brings his distinctive observational style to a pair of videos commissioned for BAMPFA's monumental outdoor screen and Theater Two.
Works by Fernando Botero, Adrian Piper, and others demonstrate how power is articulated and reinforced through the dehumanized body.
This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.
This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.
This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.
Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.