About BAMPFA

  • Photo: Iwan Baan. Courtesy DS+R and EHDD.

    After-Dinner Treat

    The new BAMPFA stays open til 9 PM! Drop in to explore the galleries after dinner, before a film, or on your way home.

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

    Night & Day

    With our extended gallery hours—Wednesday to Sunday, 11AM to 9PM—you can experience BAMPFA night and day.

  • Full

    Inspired by the lunar calendar, once a month Full animates the galleries with new music programmed by Sarah Cahill and other impromptu happenings. Begins February 22!

  • 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 >

Media Contact

Peter Cavagnaro
(510) 642-0365
pcavagnaro@berkeley.edu