• Still from She Puppet (Peggy Ahwesh, United States, 2001)

    Cal Student Film Pass

    UC Berkeley students: Go the movies all semester for just $40. Purchase in person at the BAMPFA admissions desk.

  • Dive Deep into the BAMPFA Collection

    With four study centers to choose from, you can get up close and personal with original works of art from the BAMPFA collection.

  • Full

    Inspired by the lunar calendar, once a month Full animates the galleries with new music, poetry readings, and other impromptu happenings. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

Student Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Artist’s Talk: Irwin Kremen

    Wednesday, April 26, 12:15 PM

    MATRIX artist Kremen offers insights into his exquisite small collages.

  2. Works from the Eisner Competition 2017

    Sunday, April 30, 4:30 PM

    This annual program presents the prizewinners and runners-up in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition, UC Berkeley’s highest award for creativity.


    Student Filmmakers in Person

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  3. Artist’s Talk: Sam Contis

    Wednesday, May 3, 12:15 PM

    MATRIX artist Contis talks about her photographs and shifting notions of place, identity, and gender in the American West.

  4. MFA Artists’ Talk

    Wednesday, May 17, 6 PM

    Meet the 2017 graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program as they talk about their recent work. 


Study Centers

The new BAMPFA offers unparalleled opportunities for engagement with original works of art. Scholars from around the world, students from UC Berkeley and beyond, and members of the community will all have direct access to specialized study centers.

  • Film Library & Study Center

  • Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center

  • James Cahill Asian Art Study Center

  • Steven Leiber Conceptual Art Study Center

Learn more about our study centers >

BAMPFA Student Committee

Each year, the BAMPFA Student Committee organizes symposia, parties, and other events to involve their fellow Cal students with BAMPFA.

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