On View

  • The Films of Seijun Suzuki

    May 7–June 30, 2016

    In films ranging from B-movie potboilers to beguiling metaphysical mysteries, Seijun Suzuki's audaciously experimental approach has gained him a cult following both in Japan and abroad.

  • Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road

    May 13–July 30 2016

    A retrospective featuring recently restored films by Wim Wenders, "a must-see for cinephiles of all stripes” (Rodrigo Perez, Indiewire).

  • UCLA Festival of Preservation 2016

    May 15–June 26, 2016

    This traveling showcase is a grab bag of genres spanning six decades of American cinema, from comedy to melodrama to war film to Western.

  • Early Music Film Festival

    May 26-June 15, 2016

    BAMPFA partners with the Berkeley Festival to celebrate Baroque music with concerts and films. 

  • Readings

  • Workshops


    Hands-on workshops & more

  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Hand holding a model for BAMPFA, 2012; digital photograph. Courtesy and © Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

    Architecture of Life

    January 31–May 29, 2016

    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. 

  • 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


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

  • Guided Tours

    Spring 2016

    Guided tours of the new BAMPFA and Architecture of Life, 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.