BAMPFA Curator's Circle

Curator’s Circle members play a crucial role in BAMPFA's ability to showcase the highest-quality art and film programming and foster new knowledge about the vast array of cultures and historically significant works represented in our collection. Your contributions help to underwrite in-person conversations with artists and filmmakers from around the world, while also making BAMPFA programs widely accessible by allowing us to offer free admission to Bay Area children and their families.

Become a Curator’s Circle member today to get and give the best of BAMPFA!

Levels & Benefits


$1,000 ($800 tax deductible)

Members at this level have a passion for art and film and a desire for behind-the-scenes insight into upcoming programs and curatorial projects in development. Contributors enjoy:

  • Two personalized VIP membership cards offering unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Six single-use gallery passes for unaccompanied guests and twelve single-use vouchers for tickets to film screenings
  • A complimentary subscription to Program Guide, the quarterly publication detailing BAMPFA’s exhibitions, films, and public programs
  • A complimentary exhibition catalog
  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 1,000 museums nationwide
  • Opportunities to socialize with fellow Curator’s Circle members at receptions, presentations, and meet-ups
  • Invitations to intimate curator-led exhibition walkthroughs
  • A dedicated member line for easy access to information, express ticketing, reservations at Arts + Design lectures, and more
  • Plus all of the benefits of regular BAMPFA membership, including reduced-rate film tickets and a ten-percent discount at the BAMPFA store and Babette cafe


$2,500 ($2,200 tax deductible)

Benefactors directly impact BAMPFA’s core mission by providing crucial funding that helps us to showcase groundbreaking art and film, care for the works in our collection, and present a vibrant schedule of public programs and conversations. Members at this level receive all of the above benefits, plus:

  • One year-round pass to all film screenings
  • Invitations to exclusive Curator’s Circle Film-to-Table events featuring guest speakers and filmmakers
  • Curator-led tours of Bay Area galleries and artist’s studios


$5,000 ($4,650 tax deductible)

Advocates help to spread the BAMPFA bounty! Support from Advocates allows us to offer free admission to everyone under eighteen, plus an accompanying adult for children thirteen and under, and extend free gallery admission and reduced-fee film tickets to all UC Berkeley students. Advocates receive all of the above benefits, plus:

  • An additional year-round pass to film screenings
  • Invitations to tours, receptions, and Artist Chats in local private collections
  • Domestic and international travel opportunities with BAMPFA director, curators, and trustees


$10,000 ($9,600 tax deductible)

Ambassadors expand BAMPFA's reach and range by providing crucial funding for research, collaboration, and exchange with artists, filmmakers, curators, and scholars from around the country and throughout the world. In addition to all the above benefits, Ambassadors are entitled to:

  • A private, director-led tour of a BAMPFA exhibition for up to ten guests
  • On-screen recognition in the Barbro Osher Theater
  • Discounted special-event facility rental


$15,000 ($14,500 tax deductible)

Director-level members share a bold belief in BAMPFA’s vision and provide transformative annual support that assures our fullest aspirations for excellence, edge, and engagement. In addition to the benefits above, Director-level members enjoy:

  • Lunch with the BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator
  • Private viewing of work from the BAMPFA collection with curators
  • Customized BAMPFA experiences, tailored to your specific interests