On View

film series
event series

  • Art laid out for a Five Tables viewing at BAMPFA

    Five Tables


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

  • Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA

    Public (Re)Assembly

    September 11, 2017–April 30, 2018

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

  • People enjoying dinner at Babette cafe

    Film to Table Dinners at Babette


    Delectable dinners following screenings of the films that inspired them.

  • Black Life


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

  • Workshops


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

  • Readings

  • Full


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

  • Guided Tours


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

  • Family Events


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

  • Curator Julia White leads a gallery talk

    Gallery Talks, Lectures & Discussions


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

  • Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA

    Experiment and Exploration

    January 24–April 25, 2018