• 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.

  • Free First Thursdays

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

  • © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

  • The Films of Powell & Pressburger

    Arrows of Desire showcases the witty and fantastical films of British writer-director-producer duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Includes favorites The Red ShoesBlack Narcissus, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, and more.

In Person

Daniel Clowes

  • Dec 8, 7 PM

Graphic novelist Daniel Clowes introduces The President's Analyst.

Reads from her work, along with revolutionary poet Tongo Eisen-Martin.

Artist Laurie Reid

  • Dec 9, 12:15 PM

A Berkeley Eye gallery talk focusing on landscapes and seascapes with Laurie Reid.

Armitage presents an illustrated lecture about his new body of work, on view in MATRIX 263.

Alice Waters

  • Dec 28, 3:45 PM

Waters introduces each film in Pagnol's Marseille trilogy, beginning tonight with Marius.

On View

  • Mind Over Matter

    Conceptual works focusing on performance and language

    October 19–December 23, 2016
  • Powell & Pressburger

    A lavish world of fantasy, wonder

    November 19–December 30, 2016
  • Trilogies of World Cinema

    Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy

    November 4–December 30, 2016
  • Mendieta Filmworks

    21 rare films that embody Mendieta's unique earth-body aesthetic

    November 9, 2016–February 12, 2017
  • 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
  • The Perennial Toast of Rome

    Anna Magnani on screen

    September 25–December 4, 2016
  • Fein_Crucial Eye_2011

    Eye on the Prize

    Artworks that activate the senses to stimulate the mind

    July 13–December 11, 2016
  • Yarn as Paint

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

    August 25, 2016–February 12, 2017