Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursdays for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections.
Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.
Experience the vitality and range of cultural production in the African diaspora through this exciting, multidisciplinary event series.
From hands-on artmaking to dance and meditation, our workshops will inspire your creativity, engage your senses, and expand your ideas.
Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.
Delectable dinners following screenings of the films that inspired them.
Explore the BAMPFA galleries and discover exciting performances in our dramatic space on the night of each full moon.
Get a deeper look at the artworks on view by joining an expert-led tour.
Hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, movie matinees, and more events designed for kids and their families.
Explore the creative energies that have emerged from the Bay Area over the past two centuries with this sweeping array of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials.
Artists, curators, scholars, and others share their insights on BAMPFA exhibitions, the arts, and other cultural topics.
Treat the family to a Saturday afternoon at the movies.
This selection of historical works explores how physical violence and suffering have been represented in art, from the promise of transcendence to political critique.
Al Wong’s photocollage portraits of the sister he never met form a meditation on displacement and the collision between personal and geopolitical histories.
This annual showcase celebrates the diverse and exceptional work of new graduates from the MFA program at Cal.
Works dating from the second century through the twentieth reveal how Buddhist power was visually expressed and transmitted throughout Asia.