Educators & Researchers

  • 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.

  • Dive Deep into the BAMPFA Collection

    With four study centers to choose from, you can get up close and personal with original works of art from the BAMPFA collection.

  • 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.

Educator & Researcher Events

Upcoming Events

  1. California Countercultures: Go Big or Go Home, with Amy Critchett and Mark Pauline

    Wednesday, April 26, 12 PM

    Hear from Pauline, founder of Survival Research Labs, and his wife, Critchett, the founder of Art+Audience and executive producer of Leo Villareal’s public work, including The Bay Lights.

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  2. Artist’s Talk: Irwin Kremen

    Wednesday, April 26, 12:15 PM

    MATRIX artist Kremen offers insights into his exquisite small collages.

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  3. Arts + Design Mondays: The Future of Media in the Trump Era, with Dave Pell and Guests

    Monday, May 1, 6:30 PM

    Pell is a writer, angel investor, and founder of NextDraft, a curated compilation of daily news and analysis.

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  4. Kalpana

    Saturday, May 6, 3 PM

    This gorgeous experimental drama, the only film by celebrated dancer Uday Shankar (brother of Ravi Shankar), is the semi-autobiographical story of a young man’s dream to establish an arts academy in the Himalayas.

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    Digital Restoration

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  5. Celluloid Man

    Saturday, May 6, 6:30 PM

    Celebrate a passion for film with this portrait of the pioneering efforts of film preservationist P. K. Nair, who founded the National Film Archive of India in 1964. “One of the best movies ever made about cinema ” (Mark Cousins).

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    Archival Print

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Study Centers

The new BAMPFA offers unparalleled opportunities for engagement with original works of art. Scholars from around the world, students from UC Berkeley and beyond, and members of the community will all have direct access to specialized study centers.

  • Film Library & Study Center

  • Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center

  • James Cahill Asian Art Study Center

  • Steven Leiber Conceptual Art Study Center

Learn more about our study centers >

GROUP VISITS & TOURS

We offer guided visits and tours for school, college, and other groups of over ten people. Learn more >

History

As a center for visual culture bringing together art and film, BAMPFA staked out a position squarely in the avant-garde from its beginnings over forty years ago, creating an arena of new thought and innovative techniques while operating within a context of historical and cultural reflection. Today, BAMPFA continues to showcase international works of art and film from the leading edge while also presenting historical works in meaningful contexts. History & Mission >

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