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    The BAMPFA Store is the perfect place to find distinctive gifts. Shop our curated collection of books and cards as well as unique crafts and jewelry, many by local artisans. Just stop by the store anytime BAMPFA is open! BAMPFA Members receive 10% off most items.


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    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.

  • Family Fare

    Get the whole family involved in art at Family Fare. Second Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 1 PM.

  • Art Lab

    Creative, hands-on art projects for all ages with a focus on drawing, collage, prints, and books. Drop-in hours are Thursday and Friday starting at 4 PM and all day Saturday and Sunday.

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  • Free First Thursdays

    Visit the BAMPFA galleries with no admission charge the first Thursday of each month.  

In Person

Cohen, our 2017 Les Blank Lecturer, speaks at a screening of his recent essay film Counting.

Claudia La Rocco

  • Jan 27, 6—8 PM

Writer/performer Claudia La Rocco joins us to launch the Heavy Breathing Reader.

On her first visit to the US, the Paraguayan artist / filmmaker talks about her work in this illustrated lecture. Free admission.

Guest curator and UC Berkeley professor of architecture Greg Castillo talks about works on view in Hippie Modernism.

The acclaimed Ukrainian filmmaker joins us over three evenings to present his work and discuss it with critic Neil Young.

On View