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exhibitions
film series
event series

  • Full 2016

    On the Night of Each Full Moon

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

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  • Big Ideas

    January 27–April 20, 2016

    Architectures of Life Across UC Berkeley

    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.

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  • Grand Opening Week

    January 2016

    The New BAMPFA

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

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  • 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.

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  • Workshops 2016

    Ongoing

    Hands-on workshops & more

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  • Guided Tours 2016

    Ongoing

    Guided exhibition tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.

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  • Perspectives on the Architecture of Life

    Selected Fridays, February 5–April 29, 2016

    Lunchtime Talks

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

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  • 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.

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  • Roundtable Reading for Kids

    Ongoing

    Ages 8 & up

    Participatory reading for kids ages 8 & up.

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  • Family Events 2016

    Ongoing

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

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  • Family Events 2017

    Ongoing

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

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  • Full 2017 Music & Performance

    Full Moon Performances

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

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  • Gallery Talks, Lectures & Discussions 2017

    January 20–December 9, 2017
  • Workshops 2017

    Ongoing

    Hands-on workshops and more!

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  • People enjoying dinner at Babette cafe

    Film to Table Dinners at Babette 2017

    Ongoing

    Delectable dinners following screenings of the films that inspired them.

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  • Art laid out for a Five Tables viewing at BAMPFA

    Five Tables 2018

    Ongoing

    Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursdays for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections.

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  • 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.

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  • Black Life 2017

    Ongoing

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

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  • Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA 2017

    August 30–November 29, 2017

    Curation Across Disciplines

    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.

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  • Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA—2017–18

    September 11, 2017–April 30, 2018

    Public (Re)Assembly

    This lecture series asks: What is the role of public assembly in our current moment?

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  • Workshops 2018

    Ongoing

    From hands-on art making to dance and meditation, our workshops will inspire your creativity, engage your senses, and expand your ideas.

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  • Readings 2018

    Ongoing

    Hear poets and other literary lights read their work.

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  • People enjoying dinner at Babette cafe

    Film to Table Dinners at Babette

    Ongoing

    Delectable dinners following screenings of the films that inspired them.

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  • Black Life 2018

    Ongoing

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

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  • Full 2018

    Ongoing

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

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  • Guided Tours 2018

    Ongoing

    Get a deeper look at the artworks on view by joining an expert-led tour.

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  • Family Events 2018

    Ongoing

    Hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, movie matinees, and more events designed for kids and their families.

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  • Curator Julia White leads a gallery talk

    Gallery Talks, Lectures & Discussions 2018

    Ongoing

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

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