• Share the Love Gala & Auction

    Celebrate peace, love, and BAMPFA at our 2017 gala, May 2!

  • Faces (1968)

    Personality Is Plot: The Films of John Cassavetes

    The authentic personalities and nuanced performances that characterize the films of John Cassavetes are among the most memorable in cinema. 

  • 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

The celebrated electronic musician plays homage to Buchla, her close friend, visionary inventor, and pioneer of electronic sythesis.

Guetty Felin

  • Apr 28, 7:30 PM

Haitian-born filmmaker Guetty Felin introduces the gorgeous Ayiti Mon Amour, a film she describes as "a love poem to my native land."

Catherine Ryan & Gary Weimberg

  • Apr 22, 2 PM
  • Apr 28, 4 PM

Codirectors Ryan and Weimberg introduce their film My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond.

Sam Contis discusses her work in conjunction with her current MATRIX exhibition.

The two Bay Area poets read from their work.

A conversation between Contis and Diabate, an alumnus of Deep Springs College, the site of the photographs comprising Contis's current MATRIX exhibition. 

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

On View