• 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. Art Lab


    Drop-in Art Making

  2. Creativity: A New Approach—Series Introduction by Stan Lai

    Thursday, January 24, 12 PM

    US-born, Taiwan-based playwright and director Lai introduces this season’s Arts + Design Thursdays series, which he cocurated.

  3. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Saturday, January 26, 3 PM

    In Miyazaki’s stirring animated epic, a girl both soldier and scientist seeks to reconcile the last remnants of her still-warring species with the monstrous biological order overtaking earth.


    Japanese Language Version
    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

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  4. Goodbye First Love

    Sunday, January 27, 4 PM

    A young woman moves beyond a teenage love affair in Hansen-Løve’s semiautobiographical film, both a nuanced portrayal of evolving relationships and a study of the creative power generated through love.


    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

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  5. Adaptation and Transformation with Mary Zimmerman and Stan Lai

    Thursday, January 31, 12 PM

    Playwright and director Zimmerman—whose play Metamorphoses appears at Berkeley Rep this season—joins Arts + Design Thursdays series cocurator Lai to discuss adaptation as a theatrical method.

  6. The Peach Blossom Land

    Thursday, February 7, 12 PM

    Lai’s award-winning film adaptation of his own play radically challenges the principles of filmed theater with a tale of two Taiwanese theatrical productions that collide and merge.

  7. Colloquium: When Science Entered Modern Art

    Sunday, February 24, 2 PM

    Leading UC Berkeley faculty members in mathematics, astrophysics, biophysics, and the history of science join the curator of Dimensionism for a fascinating look at how scientific advances of the early to mid-twentieth century permeated the world of modern art.


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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