• Still from She Puppet (Peggy Ahwesh, United States, 2001)

    Cal Student Film Pass

    UC Berkeley students: Go the movies all semester for just $40. Purchase in person at the BAMPFA admissions desk.

  • Dive Deep into the BAMPFA Collection

    With four study centers to choose from, you can get up close and personal with original works of art from the BAMPFA collection.

  • Full

    Inspired by the lunar calendar, once a month Full animates the galleries with new music, poetry readings, and other impromptu happenings. 

  • Art Lab

    Creative, hands-on art projects for all ages with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. Drop-in and make art Thursdays through Sundays! Hours

  • Inspire & Ignite

    BAMPFA is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. We aim to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film.

Student Events

  1. On Social Architecture: Democracy, Design, and New Networks with Eric McDougall

    Monday, April 23, 6:30 PM

    The head of the design and branding agency Black Ink talks about the idea of “social architecture,” a practice that seeks to forge connections and drive design strategies that serve to bring people face to face and closer together.

  2. Malkia Cyril

    Malkia A. Cyril

    Wednesday, April 25, 12 PM

    A talk by the founder and executive director of the Oakland Center for Media Justice (CMJ).

  3. Art Lab portrait drawings

    Art Lab


    Drop-in Art Making

  4. Works from the Eisner Competition 2018

    Sunday, April 29, 4:30 PM

    We present this year’s prizewinners and honorable mentions in the film and video competition for the Eisner Prize, UC Berkeley’s highest award for creativity.


    Free Admission. Student Filmmakers in Person

  5. Reassembling Hope with Rebecca Solnit, Dacher Keltner, Dan Kammen, Shannon Jackson, and Friends of the Bay Area Book Festival

    Monday, April 30, 6:30 PM

    Join author and UC Berkeley alum Rebecca Solnit and others as they bring both Arts + Design Mondays and the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival to a close with a conversation on the idea of hope.

    BAMPFA Tickets available April 20
  6. Five Tables of Animals at Home and on the Farm

    Thursday, May 3, 4-7 PM

    We’ve rounded up works starring cows, horses, cats, and dogs for this collection-viewing session.

  7. MFA Artists’ Talk

    Friday, May 11, 6 PM

    Meet the graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program as they discuss their recent work.

  8. Lecture: Alicia McCarthy and Ruby Neri

    Wednesday, May 23, 6 PM

    The two artists explore their twenty-year history of collaboration and artistic dialogue.

  9. Benjamin Michel

    Saturday, May 26, 6 PM

    Filmmaker Michel offers a presentation exploring the works of African-descended directors, past and present, who challenge the medium through their artistic voices.

    Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Study Centers

The new BAMPFA offers unparalleled opportunities for engagement with original works of art. Scholars from around the world, students from UC Berkeley and beyond, and members of the community will all have direct access to specialized study centers.

  • Film Library & Study Center

  • Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center

  • James Cahill Asian Art Study Center

  • Steven Leiber Conceptual Art Study Center

Learn more about our study center hours and appointments

BAMPFA Student Committee

Each year, the BAMPFA Student Committee organizes symposia, parties, and other events to involve their fellow Cal students with BAMPFA.

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