The inaugural exhibition BAMPFA's landmark new building, Architecture of Life explores the ways that architecture—as concept, metaphor, and practice—illuminates various aspects of life experience.
Join wildly entertaining filmmaker Guy Maddin as he presents his own work, including 2015's The Forbidden Room, plus some of his favorites from film history.
A selection of recent and historical films that extend the documentary form in provocative ways. With Alan Berliner as our first Les Blank Lecturer.
The festival spotlights new work from Africa and the African diaspora, including a new crop of documentaries.
Spring 2016Second Saturday of Each Month
Family Fare connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups.
Tours of the UC Botanical Garden, home to 11,000 different plants, offer a close look at nature’s perfectly built architectural gems.
Lunchtime TalksSelected Fridays, February 5–April 29, 2016
UC Berkeley professors from across campus offer immersive reads of works on view in Architecture of Life.
Guided tours of the new BAMPFA and Architecture of Life, led by UC Berkeley graduate students.
Pialat (1925–2003) is considered the greatest French filmmaker of the post–New Wave era. A gifted storyteller, Pialat made films that capture the authenticity of real life.
Go behind the scenes with this lecture/screening series featuring presentations by America’s leading film archivists.
Once a month, our galleries come alive with experimental music and other impromptu happenings. Programmed by Sarah Cahill.
Architectures of Life Across UC BerkeleyJanuary 27–April 20, 2016
In this UC Berkeley lecture course open to the public on selected Wednesdays, professors from different disciplines explore themes of BAMPFA's Architecture of Life exhibition.