About BAMPFA

  • Full

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

  • Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro and EHDD.

    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.

  • Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and EHDD.

    A New Home

    Our new building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro merges old and new to provide a dynamic setting for BAMPFA programs. Learn more about the design.

About BAMPFA

BAMPFA, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Our mission is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film.


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Careers

BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future. Find out about how you can join our talented team.

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History

As a center for visual culture bringing together art and film, BAMPFA staked out a position squarely in the avant-garde from its beginnings over forty years ago, creating an arena of new thought and innovative techniques while operating within a context of historical and cultural reflection. Today, BAMPFA continues to showcase international works of art and film from the leading edge while also presenting historical works in meaningful contexts. History & Mission >

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