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film series
event series

  • Family Events


    Tours, hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, and other events for children and their families.

  • Limited Engagements & Special Screenings

    Fall 2016

    Kamikaze '89, Second Breath, and Eva Hesse

  • Pat O'Neill / MATRIX 262

    September 28–November 27, 2016

    The work of Pat O'Neill, a pioneer of avant-garde film and optical printing techniques, including films, sculpture, photography, and works on paper.

  • Alternative Visions


    September 7–November 16, 2016

    Our annual series dedicated to avant-garde film.

  • Roundtable Reading for Kids

    Ages 8 & up


    Participatory reading for kids ages 8 & up.

  • Anna Magnani: Eternal Soul of Italian Cinema

    September 25–December 4, 2016

    A series spotlighting Italian actress Anna Magnani, who brought a unique combination of exuberance, empathy, and intelligence to all the parts she played.

  • Contemplative Cinema: Ozu's Late Films

    September 1–October 30, 2016

    Ozu’s thoughful and poetic postwar films focusing on middle-class life, including the Noriko trilogy starring Setsuko Hara.

  • Readings

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    Berkeley Eye

    Perspectives on the Collection

    July 13–December 11, 2016

    Berkeley Eye celebrates BAMPFA’s collection with nearly 150 works organized into thematic groupings, such as Human Nature; Space, Time, Energy; Barriers & Walls; Connection & Change. 

  • Prajnaparamita, Tibet, 15th century

    Buddhist Art from the Roof of the World

    July 27–November 13, 2016

    Paintings and sculptures from India, Tibet, and Nepal provide a window into a divine Buddhist reality.

  • Hans Hofmann, Combinable Wall I and II, 1961

    Push and Pull: Hans Hofmann

    August 31–December 11, 2016

    Push and Pull: Hans Hofmann showcases signature works that manifest Hofmann’s dynamic painterly approach.

  • Art Wall: Terri Friedman

    August 25, 2016–February 12, 2017

    A monumental weaving by East Bay artist Terri Friedman, the second work in BAMPFA’s Art Wall series of commissioned temporary works.

  • Workshops


    Hands-on workshops & more

  • Mind Over Matter: Conceptual Art from the Collection

    October 19–December 23, 2016

    First-generation Conceptualism, focusing on performance and language. Works by Ant Farm, Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, James Lee Byars, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, and more.

  • Family Fare

    Second Saturday of Each Month

    Family Fare connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups.

  • Movie Matinees for All Ages 2016


    Introduce young people to the joys of the big-screen cinematic experience with Saturday afternoons at the movies.

  • Guided Tours


    Guided exhibition tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.

  • Full

    On the Night of Each Full Moon

    Once a month, our galleries come alive with experimental music and other impromptu happenings.