• People enjoying dinner at Babette cafe

    Film to Table

    Outstanding cinema and four-course chef's dinners—we're taking dinner-and-a-movie to a whole new level. March 24, April 1, April 29.

  • 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. Through May 21.

  • 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 May 7.

  • 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

A conversation about the history and new use of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes, moderated by Greg Castillo.

The Oakland-based artist discusses her process and projects, which engage viewers as participants in investigating issues of economies and empire. 

The author and UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Architecture reads from his groundbreaking new book Local Code: 3659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

A conversation with the pastor, author, and community activist, who explores the dialectical tensions between suffering and hope, sorrow and freedom as they relate to black life.

Peter Coyote

  • Apr 12, 12 PM

Actor and author Peter Coyote discusses California Countercultures: Diggers, Communes, and Counterculture and the Death of Hope. 

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

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