• 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.

  • I Knew Her Well

     “A rediscovered masterpiece . . . a knockout of a movie.”John Powers, Vogue

    Let this sparkling new 4K digital restoration of Antonio Pietrangeli’s I Knew Her Well transport you to Italy, c. 1965. May 21, 22 & 27.

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

    Night & Day

    With our extended gallery hours—Wednesday to Sunday, 11AM to 9PM—you can experience BAMPFA night and day.

In Person

Seid introduces Roberto Galvadón's 1952 noir Night Falls

Introduced by Robert Hass, Mark Danner & Anthony Milosz

Introduces Grant Gee's film based on Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence

Katrina Dodson

  • Jun 3, 6 PM

PEN Translation Prize winner introduces Barbara Hammer's new doc on poet Elizabeth Bishop

In conversation with David Thomson at a screening of John Huston's Fat City, based on Gardner's novel.

On View

  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Hand holding a model for BAMPFA, 2012; digital photograph. Courtesy and © Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

    Bodies & Buildings

    Our inaugural exhibition, Architecture of Life, explores architecture as a metaphor for life

    January 31–May 29, 2016
  • Wenders

    A retrospective of the legendary German filmmaker Wim Wenders

    May 13–July 30 2016
  • Workshops

    Create, move, and learn at these workshops.

  • Time and Place Are Nonsense

    Discover the world of Japanese cult master Seijun Suzuki

    May 7–June 30, 2016
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    Eye on the Prize

    Artworks that activate the senses to stimulate the mind

    July 13–December 11, 2016
  • 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
  • Books on Film

    Literature through the lens of cinema, in collaboration with the Bay Area Book Festival

    June 1–5, 2016
  • New Music / Full Moon

    Discover simultaneous performances and other impromptu happenings throughout the building

    On the Night of Each Full Moon
  • Speaking Truth to Power

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

    July 27–October 23