On View

exhibitions
film series
event series

  • Two Taras 18th century Nepalese sculptures

    Divine Women, Divine Wisdom

    June 26, 2019–February 28, 2021

    Art from South Asia and the Himalayan region that celebrates the beauty, fecundity, wisdom, power, and compassion of women within the context of Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

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  • Art Wall: Edie Fake

    November 20, 2019–December 13, 2020

    Edie Fake’s mural envisions affordable housing for transgender elders, using architecture to celebrate the uniqueness of trans bodies and the possibilities of queer space.

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  • Black Life

    Ongoing

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

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  • Workshops

    Ongoing

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

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  • Gallery Talks, Lectures & Discussions

    Ongoing

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

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  • Family Events

    Ongoing

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

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  • Readings

    Ongoing

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

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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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  • Full

    Ongoing

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

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  • Film to Table Dinners at Babette

    Ongoing

    Delectable dinners following screenings of the films that inspired them

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  • Watch from Home

    Limited Streaming Engagements

    Enjoy newly released features selected by our curators, now available in your own home.

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  • Performances

    Ongoing

    Music, dance, and other creative actions bring the BAMPFA space to life.

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  • Five Tables

    Ongoing

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

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  • Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter

    January 15–August 30, 2020

    Please enjoy the exhibition through these online resources: Slideshow

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  • Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi

    January 15–July 19, 2020

    Please enjoy the exhibition through these online resources: Slideshow

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  • Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

    February 19–December 20, 2020

    Please enjoy the exhibition through these online resources: Slideshow Virtual Tour

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  • Art for Human Rights: Peace Now!

    February 26–August 30, 2020

    A selection of protest posters made in Berkeley in the sixties and seventies offers a chance to reflect on an era when Americans were at war with one another while waging war abroad.

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  • When All That Is Solid Melts into Air

    March 4–May 24, 2020

    Exploring the Intersection of the Folk and the Modern in Postcolonial India

    Drawing on BAMPFA’s collection of contemporary Indian folk art as well as less traditional forms, this exhibition tells the story of the momentous social and artistic transformations that unfolded in the relationship between the “modern” and the “folk” in India after 1947.

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  • Streaming Spotlight: Three Films by István Szabó

    Limited Streaming Engagement

    Now available for streaming, three award-winning, recently restored films by Hungarian master István Szabó: Confidence, Mephisto, and Colonel Redl, parables of life under political oppression and individual morality in the face of momentous events.

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  • Free Films for Members

    Limited Streaming Engagements

    We’re grateful to our members for standing with BAMPFA during our temporary closure. To show our appreciation, we’re offering a series of free streaming films just for members!

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  • Ulrike Ottinger / MATRIX 276

    July 6–October 11, 2020

    In tandem with a series of Ulrike Ottinger’s films in the Barbro Osher Theater, this exhibition highlights her work as a photographer, revealing her keen eye for landscape and intimate portraiture.

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