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  • Gallery Talks, Lectures & Discussions 2020

    Ongoing

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

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  • Five Tables 2020–21

    Five Tables is a monthly event coinciding with First Free Thursdays organized by the BAMPFA staff, and periodically by the Student Committee. Drop by the Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center for a curated behind-the-scenes experience.

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  • Arts + Design Thursdays @ BAMPFA: Public Art and Belonging

    January 23–April 23, 2020

    This noon lecture series explores relationships between art and belonging, with a focus on race.

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  • Views and Voices

    Ongoing

    Personal Perspectives on the Collection

    This new audio series is designed to bring you closer to individual people behind BAMPFA and individual works from our art and film collections.

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  • From Collective Isolation

    Ongoing

    Poetry in Response to the Pandemic

    We’re presenting some of our favorite poets from the last few years of the series online, reading recent work that speaks to our current moment of isolation.

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  • Arts + Design Thursdays 2020

    September 3–December 3, 2020

    Visual Cultures: Aesthetics of the Digital

    This webinar series focuses on the creation, delivery, and interpretation of visual experiences, defined by physical, physiological, and social conditions, which together form visual cultures. Presenters reflect a diverse range of cultural and creative backgrounds.

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  • Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA

    September 14–November 30, 2020

    Together: Reinventing Politics, Reimagining Health

    This public lectures series is organized by the UC Berkeley Arts + Design Initiative and cocurated by departments across campus. This year’s theme focuses on the aesthetics and politics of being “together,” online and offline—in educational contexts, civic contexts, and our... View

  • Readings 2021

    Ongoing

    Meet the authors of new books and hear poets and other literary lights read their work.

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  • Full 2021

    Ongoing

    Monthly Performance Series

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

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  • Arts + Design Mondays

    February 1–April 26, 2021

    Join a changing lineup of artists, scholars, and experts as they share perspectives on timely topics. 

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  • Arts + Design Thursdays

    January 28–April 29, 2021

    Time-based Media Art

    Join a changing lineup of media artists, curators, and thinkers as they explore the history and future of time-based media art.

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  • Arts + Design Thursdays @ BAMPFA

    September 2–December 2, 2021

    Creativity and Practice

    All events will be live captioned. If you require captioning to access a prerecorded event on our site, please contact Paris Cotz at pariscotz@berkeley.edu. Please allow seven to ten days for captioning to be provided.

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  • Guided Tours

    Ongoing

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

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  • Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA

    September 13–November 15, 2021

    Perseverance, Renewal, and Reflection in a Changing World

    Pre-register for the events using the zoom registration link in the event pages below. For more information and updates, visit artsdesign.berkeley.edu.

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  • Full

    Ongoing

    Monthly Performance Series

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

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  • Mimi Tempestt and Darius Simpson

    Readings

    Ongoing

    Meet the authors of new books and hear poets and other literary lights read their work.

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  • Touch Bass

    Performances

    Ongoing

    Music, dance, and other creative actions to inspire you at home.

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  • Workshops

    Ongoing

    Inspire your creativity, engage your senses, and expand your ideas.

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  • Five Tables

    First Thursdays of each month

    Five Tables is a monthly event coinciding with First Free Thursdays organized by the BAMPFA staff, and periodically by the Student Committee. Drop by the Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center for a curated behind-the-scenes experience.

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  • Arts + Design Fridays @ BAMPFA

    February 4–April 29, 2022

    Perseverance, Renewal, and Reflection in a Changing World

    Join us every Friday afternoon to explore cutting-edge thinking and making on topics of current interest to UC Berkeley’s creative faculty.

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  • Arts + Design Thursdays

    September 1–December 1, 2022

    Thinking Through Art and Design: Creativity & Practice

    BAMPFA partners with Berkeley Arts + Design to offer this lecture series about creativity and practice as a vital resource in times of change. Join us every Thursday afternoon to hear cutting-edge thinkers and makers share about their creative practice.

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  • Arts + Design Fridays

    September 2–December 2, 2022

    Landscapes of Migration, Incarceration, and Resistance

    Join us for a lively series of talks by artists, performers, scholars, and activists exploring themes of global and US migration, exclusion, and belonging. We use the historic Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay as jumping-off point for this exploration.

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  • The Black Poet’s Imagination

    September 25–November 13, 2022

    This reading series brings together a deeply talented group of Black poets and highly skilled performers to address themes of revolution, wounding, and intergenerational healing through powerful words.

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