• 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.

  • 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

Morris introduces Abbas Kiarostami's Through the Olive Trees 

Artist Enrique Chagoya

  • Sep 30, 12:15 PM

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

Jordan presents his work, plus a live film performance with John Davis

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.

Ken Jacobs

  • Oct 12, 7 PM

Presents a Nervous Magic Lantern performance and talks about his work with Steve Anker

Carroll introduces The Good Fight, am inspiring film about the Americans who fought in the Spanish Civil War

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.

Gibbs Chapman

  • Oct 26, 7 PM

Local filmmaker Gibbs Chapman presents his latest, Mother Mortar, Father Pestle, and a short with live music by Turbine

On View

  • Hans Hofmann, Combinable Wall I and II, 1961

    Push & Pull

    Watch Hans Hofmann's Abstract Expressionist paintings expand and contract

    August 31–December 11, 2016
  • Late Ozu

    Ozu's “Noriko trilogy,” starring the incomparable Setsuko Hara, and other postwar films by the Japanese master.

    September 1–October 30, 2016
  • Yarn as Paint

    Our second Art Wall commission, a monumental weaving by artist Terri Friedman

    August 25, 2016–February 12, 2017
  • Mark Morris Selects

    Mark Morris introduces four films in conjunction with the Layla and Majnun premiere at Cal Performances

    September 24–October 1, 2016
  • Speaking Truth to Power

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

    July 27–October 23
  • Prajnaparamita, Tibet, 15th century

    Sublime Deities

    Get closer to a perfect knowledge of the universe with Buddhist art from Tibet & Nepal

    July 27–November 13, 2016
  • Fein_Crucial Eye_2011

    Eye on the Prize

    Artworks that activate the senses to stimulate the mind

    July 13–December 11, 2016
  • History, Time, Light

    Cecilia Edefalk / MATRIX 261

    June 29-October 16, 2016