Exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.
This collaborative video project captures twenty-four hours in the lives of diverse individuals across the globe.
I Suddenly Hear the Flap of Wings
Commissioned for BAMPFA’s outdoor screen, Kwon’s imaginative digital animation evokes a woman who transformed her apartment into an aviary.
Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.
Explore the creative energies that have emerged from the Bay Area over the past two centuries with this sweeping array of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials.
A Community Response to a Citizenship Test
An interactive installation based loosely on the 100 questions used to test aspiring US citizens.
View artworks and ephemera from the Cha archive at BAMPFA in dialogue with her best-known work, the artist's book Dictee.
Recent paintings, sculptures, and drawings that offer both a reflection on our cultural moment and a commitment to the material properties of the art object
This selection of historical works explores how physical violence and suffering have been represented in art, from the promise of transcendence to political critique.
Created in collaboration with a UC Berkeley course, this exhibition explores the cataclysmic end of the Ming dynasty through paintings and literature of China’s long seventeenth century.
Al Wong’s photocollage portraits of the sister he never met form a meditation on displacement and the collision between personal and geopolitical histories.
This annual showcase celebrates the diverse and exceptional work of new graduates from the MFA program at Cal.
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.
Recent additions to the BAMPFA collection feature unusual approaches to color and form—plus a unicorn.
A fresh iteration of our innovative exhibition exploring the creative energies that have emerged from the Bay Area over the past two centuries.
The first retrospective of an enormously influential artist whose photographs capture the creative subcultures of downtown New York in the 1970s and 1980s.
Leonard’s photographs are rare, intimate documents of life in Oakland in the 1960s and 1970s.
This first survey of Vicuña’s work stages a conversation about discarded and displaced people, places, and things in a time of global climate change.
A gathering of paintings by Quarles, whose work tussles with culturally prescribed identities and probes the margins where meaning remains unfixed, illegible, and subject to question.
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.