• Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro and EHDD

    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.

  • Summer Trees Casting Shade

    Be awed by monumental landscapes or drawn in to intimate garden scenes in this exhibition showcasing the richness of our Chinese painting collection. 

  • Take a Tour

    Join a guided tour of Berkeley Eye: Perspectives on the Collection to learn more about some of the nearly 150 works on view from the BAMPFA collection. Specially trained UC Berkeley graduate student tour guides offer fresh points of view informed by the latest scholarship. Included with admission; no advance reservations necessary.

  • Dragon Inn: 4K Digital Restoration

    King Hu's landmark of martial arts cinema screens August 26 & 28 in a stunning 4K restoration. Essential viewing for any wuxia fan. 

  • Movie Matinees for All Ages

    Remember spending Saturday afternoons at the movies when you were a kid? Relive that experience and share it with the next generation at Movie Matinees for All Ages. 

In Person

Paul Fonoroff

  • Aug 26, 7 PM
  • Aug 28, 5:15 PM

Expert on Chinese cinema introduces King Hu's legendary Dragon Inn. Aug 26 screening only.

Rosenberg provides live musical accompaniment for Hitchcock's silent The Lodger.

Friedman talks about her monumental yarn painting, commissioned by BAMPFA for the Art Wall.

Lisa Mezzacappa

  • Sep 11, 12 PM

Demonstration and open rehearsal with bassist, composer, and bandleader Lisa Mezzacappa.

Trinh T. Minh-ha

  • Sep 14, 7 PM

The filmmaker presents her landmark 1989 film Surname Viet Given Name Nam and discusses it with professor Shannon Jackson.

Broun Fellinis

  • Sep 16, 7 PM

The groundbreaking Bay Area trio joins Lisa Mezzacappa at Full: Scientific.

Presents his film Reparations . . . Now, followed by a group conversation.

Artist/animator Kwon presents films focusing on the Korean DMZ.

Artist Enrique Chagoya

  • Sep 30, 12:15 PM

In this gallery talk, Chagoya discusses works by Goya on view in Berkeley Eye.

UC Berkeley professor Bryan-Wilson reads from her new book, Art in the Making.

Mason discusses the first American fugitive slave memoir, written by her third great-grandfather William Grimes.

Plus shakuhachi virtuoso Masayuki Koga and Oakland-based duo Ghost Lore at Full: Breath.

Parsipur and poet Brian Lucas read from their work in Arabesque Optics.

On View

  • Hans Hofmann, Combinable Wall I and II, 1961

    Push & Pull

    Watch Hans Hofmann's Abstract Expressionist paintings expand and contract

    Opens August 31
  • Speaking Truth to Power

    Photographic cartes de visite by abolitionist, feminist, and orator Sojourner Truth.

    July 27–October 23
  • Vienna

    The influence of the city, its culture, its artists on cinema.

    July 7–October 9, 2016
  • Summer Trees

    Fifty years of collecting Chinese painting at Berkeley

    July 6–September 25, 2016
  • History, Time, Light

    Cecilia Edefalk / MATRIX 261

    June 29-October 16, 2016
  • Fein_Crucial Eye_2011

    Eye on the Prize

    Artworks that activate the senses to stimulate the mind

    July 13–December 11, 2016