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Sunday, April 28, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
12:00 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 28, 2024
12:00 PM
Arun Bhattarai, Dorottya Zurbó,
Bhutan, Hungary,
2024,
(94 mins)
Two government officers, Amber Kumar Gurung and Guna Raj Kuikel, travel through Bhutan’s breathtaking landscapes in pursuit of happiness and its true meaning.

BAMPFA members, watch your email for an exclusive SFFILM discount code. Not yet a member? Join today!

Special Admission

General: $20

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $16

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $19


BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

  • Arun Bhattarai
    In Person
Sunday, April 28, 2024
2:00 PM
UC Berkeley graduate students in cultural geography and African American literature offer tours of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration on selected Wednesdays at 12:15 and Sundays at 2:00, and on Free First Thursdays at 1:00.
2:30 PM
  • Film
  • In-Person
Sunday, April 28, 2024
2:30 PM
Behrooz Karamizade,
Germany, Iran,
2023,
(101 mins)
Eager to wed his upper-class girlfriend, a young man turns to fishing to raise her dowry, only to discover the seedy underbelly of Iran’s fisheries, rife with poaching and human smuggling.

BAMPFA members, watch your email for an exclusive SFFILM discount code. Not yet a member? Join today!

Special Admission

General: $20

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $16

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $19


BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

  • Behrooz Karamizade
    In Person
4:45 PM
  • Audio Description
  • Closed Captioned
  • Film
Sunday, April 28, 2024
4:45 PM
Annie Baker,
United States,
2023,
(113 mins)

Closed Captioned
Audio Description

Beautifully portraying how adolescent self-awareness builds from small life experiences and careful observation of adult behavior, this astute debut focuses on Lacy, who brims with questions and gripes for her unmarried mom, Janet.

BAMPFA members, watch your email for an exclusive SFFILM discount code. Not yet a member? Join today!

Special Admission

General: $20

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $16

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $19


BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

Sunday, April 28, 2024
7:15 PM
Kazuhiro Soda,
Japan,
2024,
(119 mins)
A seaside Japanese village debates what to do about its feral feline population in this rich observational documentary, in which the cats make the case for themselves as charming, fluffy providers of purring hospitality at the beloved titular shrine.

A limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces may still be available for this screening. Please contact bampfa@berkeley.edu if you would like a ticket for a wheelchair accessible space.

Special Admission

General: $20

BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $16

Non-UC students, 65+, disabled persons: $19


BAMPFA's second-feature discount does not apply to SFFILM programs. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged. SFFILM vouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
12:15 PM
Tours of What Has Been and What Could Be: The BAMPFA Collection take place on selected Sundays at 2 PM and Free First Thursdays at 1:15 PM
7 PM
  • Film
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
7 PM
Agnès Varda,
France,
1965,
(85 mins)

Digital Restoration

A bold statement about conjugal fidelity, Agnès Varda’s strikingly colorful, lyrical film examines a love triangle within a circular structure, as a carpenter seeks happiness with both his wife and his mistress. “Varda fills her frames with riots of nature and color” (Richard Brody).
Series Viva Varda!
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All Day
  • Art
  • Families
  • Free
Thursday, May 2, 2024
All Day
First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA! Admission to our galleries is free all day.
11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Thursday, May 2, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Thursday, May 2, 2024
12 PM
Curatorial Associate Matthew Villar Miranda, who helped organize BAMPFA’s presentation of A Movement in Every Direction, leads a tour in dialogue with exhibition themes of refuge, agency, community, and memory.

Included with gallery admission

7 PM
Thursday, May 2, 2024
7 PM
Yulene Olaizola,
Colombia, France, Mexico,
2021,
(96 mins)
A young Belizean woman is both prize and doom, prisoner and possible demon, for a group of Indigenous laborers in this mystic, minimalist tale of colonialism, greed, and desire, set in the 1920s, deep in the Mayan jungles. “Lushly made, highly enigmatic” (Hollywood Reporter).
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12:00 PM–3:00 PM
  • Families
  • Free
Friday, May 3, 2024
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
(180 mins)

On the outdoor screen

Come by the BAMPFA outdoor screen on Friday afternoons in May to follow along as Berkeley's fuzzy falcon chicks continue to grow and develop.
2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, May 3, 2024
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Friday, May 3, 2024
7 PM
Edward Yang,
Taiwan,
1983,
(166 mins)

New Digital Restoration

Two successful career women meet by chance and flash back to their pasts and paths—and those of Taiwan in the 1980s—in Edward Yang’s first feature, which also marked the debut of legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle. Sylvia Chang stars.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, May 4, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
3:30 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2024
3:30 PM
(156 mins)

Digital Restorations

Agnès Varda’s documentary Mur Murs looks at the murals of Los Angeles as backdrop to and mirror of the city’s many cultures circa 1980. Made directly afterward, Documenteur, a meditative portrait of urban isolation, is different in tone and form, but complexly interwoven with Mur Murs in terms of its imagery and ideas.

Includes 10 minute intermission.

Series Viva Varda!
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, May 5, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Sunday, May 5, 2024
1 PM
Oakland-based artist Melinda Katz leads this cyanotype workshop using mildly photosensitive paper, found objects, sunlight, and time to produce unique images in Prussian blue and white.

Included with admission

Series Workshops
Sunday, May 5, 2024
2 PM
Tours of What Has Been and What Could Be: The BAMPFA Collection take place on selected Sundays at 2 PM and Free First Thursdays at 1:15 PM
3:30 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2024
3:30 PM
Agnès Varda, JR,
France,
2017,
(89 mins)
Agnès Varda teams up with hipster artist JR on a road trip across rural France, meeting the locals and creating large-scale portraits. One of Varda’s last films, and a first-rate achievement in her brilliant career.
Series Viva Varda!
5:30 PM
  • Film
Sunday, May 5, 2024
5:30 PM
Edward Yang,
Taiwan,
2000,
(173 mins)
A wedding and a wake bookend Edward Yang’s look at a year in the life of one multigenerational middle-class family in Taipei. “The work of a master in full command of the resources of his art” (New York Times). Released in 2000, it was still named to many Best Films of the 2000s lists.

A limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces may still be available for this screening. Please contact bampfa@berkeley.edu if you would like a ticket for a wheelchair accessible space.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
6:30 PM

Presented by Berkeleyside in partnership with BAMPFA

Join us for an immersive, lively conversation on plant-based meats, foraging adventures, and the captivating world of fungi.

BAMPFA members receive a special discount on Idea Makers tickets! Contact us at bampfamember@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2365 for your promo code.

$10–20. Tickets sold by Berkeleyside on Eventbrite.

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12:00 PM–3:00 PM
  • Families
  • Free
Friday, May 10, 2024
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
(180 mins)

On the outdoor screen

Come by the BAMPFA outdoor screen on Friday afternoons in May to follow along as Berkeley's fuzzy falcon chicks continue to grow and develop.
2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, May 10, 2024
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
6:00 PM
Friday, May 10, 2024
6:00 PM
Meet the 2024 graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program as they talk about their recent work at the outset of BAMPFA’s fifty-fourth annual MFA exhibition. This year’s artists are Salimatu Amabebe, Anamaya Farthing-Kohl, Valencia James, and Nivedita Madigubba.

Included with gallery admission

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11:30 AM–1 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2024
11:30 AM–1 PM

For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)

See how shapes, geometry, and surface design have been used by artists in BAMPFA’s collection and make a vibrant abstraction of your own.

Sign up in the Art Lab ten minutes ahead of the session, in time to join us for the tour that starts at 11:30 AM.

Included with admission: Free for kids 18 and under and for one adult per child 13 and under

  • Priyanka D’Souza
    Workshop led by
    Priyanka D’Souza is a visual artist, writer, and poet from Mumbai who works with crip time and protest and the concept of the ajai’b (wondrous/strange), particularly as applied to borderlands and anom
Series Family Events
1 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, May 11, 2024
1 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Saturday, May 11, 2024
2 PM–3 PM

Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

Freddie Ruiz faces off against a mysterious amulet—a family heirloom infused with evil spirits. Can he and his cousin triumph over its strong powers? 

Included with admission: Free for kids 18 and under and for one adult per child 13 and under

  • Rachel Budge
    Reading led by
    Librarian, Emerson Elementary School, Berkeley
Series Family Events
5:30 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2024
5:30 PM
Edward Yang,
1991,
(240 mins)
Gangsters, musicians, lovers, and street punks populate the gorgeous frames of Edward Yang’s portrait of coming of age—or trying to—in the politically charged Taiwan of the 1960s. Yang’s—and Taiwanese cinema’s—version of such epoch-defining films as The Godfather or 1900.
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, May 12, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Sunday, May 12, 2024
2 PM
(73 mins)

Free Admission

Student filmmakers join us for a screening of this year’s prizewinners and honorable mentions in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition, UC Berkeley’s highest award for creative media making.

Free admission. Tickets available at the admissions desk beginning at 1 PM.

  • UC Berkeley Student Filmmakers
    In Person
Sunday, May 12, 2024
2:00 PM
UC Berkeley graduate students in cultural geography and African American literature offer tours of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration on selected Wednesdays at 12:15 and Sundays at 2:00, and on Free First Thursdays at 1:00.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
12:15 PM
Tours of What Has Been and What Could Be: The BAMPFA Collection take place on selected Sundays at 2 PM and Free First Thursdays at 1:15 PM
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12:00 PM–3:00 PM
  • Families
  • Free
Friday, May 17, 2024
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
(180 mins)

On the outdoor screen

Come by the BAMPFA outdoor screen on Friday afternoons in May to follow along as Berkeley's fuzzy falcon chicks continue to grow and develop.
2 PM–5 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, May 17, 2024
2 PM–5 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
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11 AM–5 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, May 18, 2024
11 AM–5 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
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11 AM–5 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, May 19, 2024
11 AM–5 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Sunday, May 19, 2024
1 PM

Space is limited; RSVP required

Join local artist and Art Lab facilitator Alayna Tinney for a beginner friendly dive into risograph printing. You will be given the chance to create a multimedia drawing or collage and turn it into a one-color risograph print using the machine’s manual printing option.

Space is limited; RSVP required

Series Workshops
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Sunday, May 19, 2024
3:00 PM
Curatorial Associate Matthew Villar Miranda leads a tour that explores how artists from the historical margins reveal vital knowledge from often-overlooked and unexpected perspectives.

Included with gallery admission

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12:00 PM–3:00 PM
  • Families
  • Free
Friday, May 24, 2024
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
(180 mins)

On the outdoor screen

Come by the BAMPFA outdoor screen on Friday afternoons in May to follow along as Berkeley's fuzzy falcon chicks continue to grow and develop.
2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, May 24, 2024
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, May 25, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Sunday, May 26, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
Sunday, May 26, 2024
2:00 PM
UC Berkeley graduate students in cultural geography and African American literature offer tours of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration on selected Wednesdays at 12:15 and Sundays at 2:00, and on Free First Thursdays at 1:00.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
12:15 PM
UC Berkeley graduate students in cultural geography and African American literature offer tours of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration on selected Wednesdays at 12:15 and Sundays at 2:00, and on Free First Thursdays at 1:00.
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12:00 PM–3:00 PM
  • Families
  • Free
Friday, May 31, 2024
12:00 PM–3:00 PM
(180 mins)

On the outdoor screen

Come by the BAMPFA outdoor screen on Friday afternoons in May to follow along as Berkeley's fuzzy falcon chicks continue to grow and develop.
2 PM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Friday, May 31, 2024
2 PM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops
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11 AM–7 PM
  • Activity
  • Art
  • Families
Saturday, June 1, 2024
11 AM–7 PM

Drop-In Art Making

The museum’s popular Fisher Family Art Lab welcomes drop-in visitors of all ages to explore their creativity through hands-on artmaking.
Series Workshops