• Clay Geerdes: Cockettes Go Shopping, 1972

    Clay Geerdes: Cockettes Go Shopping, 1972.

    Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

    Radical art. DIY architecture. Experimental design. Fifty years after the Summer of Love, the counterculture's legacy is as provocative as ever. Opens February 8.

  • On Dangerous Ground: The Films of Nicholas Ray

    A rebellious spirit and poetic vision mark the work of this fiercely independent filmmaker. Through February 25.

  • Gimme Shelter, 1971

    Hippie Modernism: Cinema and Counterculture, 1964-1974

    Politically charged, aesthetically innovative filmmaking of the counterculture. February 7-May 20

  • Ninth Karmapa, Wangchung Dorje

    Buddhist Art from the Roof of the World

    These rare works from the BAMPFA collection shed light on the esteemed value placed on the teacher within Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Through June 11.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Free First Thursdays

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

In Person

Jenna Wortham and Nadia Ellis in conversation as part of a series on creative topics of current interest

UC Berkeley's Michael Cohen presents an exploration of Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 as part of this Wednesday series.

The author discusses objects and publications that informed his defining work of Vietnam-era radical pedagogy, originally published in 1970.

Tanya Zimbardo

  • Mar 6, 6:30 PM

Arts + Design Mondays: Black Sun: Reflections on Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini

In conjunction with her exhibition Silhouettes, Erica Deeman explores the legacy of the portrait, physiognomy, and people’s desire to read the face.

A lecture by the executive director of The Lab, part of our California Countercultures series 

sumell reflects on her service with prisoners indefinitely held in solitary confinement.

Sharon Lockhart

  • Mar 17, 8:30 PM

The artist & filmmaker introduces her films Double Tide on March 17 and Rudzienko on March 15.

Learn simple embroidery techniques as the artist discusses her 1974 book Native Funk and Flash in this hands-on workshop.

An award-winning filmmaker, producer, film archivist and restorer, Dungarpur facilitated the restoration of Kalpana.

On View