On View

film series
event series

  • Readings 2016

  • Full 2016

    On the Night of Each Full Moon

    Once a month, our galleries come alive with experimental music and other impromptu happenings. 

  • Big Ideas

    Architectures of Life Across UC Berkeley

    January 27–April 20, 2016

    In this UC Berkeley lecture course open to the public on selected Wednesdays, professors from different disciplines explore themes of BAMPFA's Architecture of Life exhibition.

  • Grand Opening Week

    The New BAMPFA

    January 2016

    Four days of festivities to celebrate the opening of the new BAMPFA in downtown Berkeley.

  • Family Fare

    Second Saturday of Each Month

    Family Fare connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups.

  • Workshops 2016


    Hands-on workshops & more

  • Guided Tours


    Guided exhibition tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.

  • Perspectives on the Architecture of Life

    Lunchtime Talks

    Selected Fridays, February 5–April 29, 2016

    UC Berkeley professors from across campus offer immersive reads of works on view in Architecture of Life. 

  • Architecture of Plant Life: Four Garden Tours

    February 11–April 17, 2016

    Tours of the UC Botanical Garden, home to 11,000 different plants, offer a close look at nature’s perfectly built architectural gems.

  • Roundtable Reading for Kids

    Ages 8 & up


    Participatory reading for kids ages 8 & up.

  • Family Events 2016


    Tours, hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, and other events for children and their families.

  • Family Events 2017


    Hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, movie matinees and other events for children and their families. 

  • Full 2017 Music & Performance

    Full Moon Performances

    Once a month, our galleries come alive with experimental music and other impromptu happenings. 

  • Gallery Talks, Lectures & Discussions 2017

    January 20–December 9, 2017
  • Readings 2017

  • Workshops 2017


    Hands-on workshops and more!

  • People enjoying dinner at Babette cafe

    Film to Table Dinners at Babette 2017


    Delectable dinners following screenings of the films that inspired them.

  • Hippie Modernism Forums

    February 11 – May 13, 2017

    This series of four Saturday afternoon forums brings together artists, scholars, and counterculture veterans to explore the contemporary relevance of the Bay Area hippie legacy.

  • Black Life 2017


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

  • Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA 2017

    Curation Across Disciplines

    August 30–November 29, 2017

    In this lecture series, some of the most innovative and incisive writers, artists, and scholars of our time consider what it means to curate today.