• 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.

  • Free First Thursdays

    Visit the BAMPFA galleries with no admission charge the first Thursday of each month.  

  • © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

  • The Films of Powell & Pressburger

    Arrows of Desire showcases the witty and fantastical films of British writer-director-producer duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Includes favorites The Red ShoesBlack Narcissus, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, and more.

In Person

Armitage presents an illustrated lecture about his new body of work, on view in MATRIX 263.

Alice Waters

  • Dec 28, 3:45 PM

Waters introduces each film in Pagnol's Marseille trilogy, beginning tonight with Marius.

On View

  • Mind Over Matter

    Conceptual works focusing on performance and language

    October 19–December 23, 2016
  • Powell & Pressburger

    A lavish world of fantasy, wonder

    November 19–December 30, 2016
  • Trilogies of World Cinema

    Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy

    November 4–December 30, 2016
  • Mendieta Filmworks

    21 rare films that embody Mendieta's unique earth-body aesthetic

    November 9, 2016–February 12, 2017
  • Hans Hofmann, Combinable Wall I and II, 1961

    Push & Pull

    Watch Hans Hofmann's Abstract Expressionist paintings expand and contract

    August 31–December 11, 2016
  • Fein_Crucial Eye_2011

    Eye on the Prize

    Artworks that activate the senses to stimulate the mind

    July 13–December 11, 2016
  • Yarn as Paint

    Our second Art Wall commission, a monumental weaving by artist Terri Friedman

    August 25, 2016–February 12, 2017