On View

  • Readings

  • 59th San Francisco International Film Festival at BAMPFA

    April 22–May 5, 2016

    BAMPFA is the exclusive East Bay venue for the San Francisco International Film Festival, an annual showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation.

  • Workshops


    Hands-on workshops & more

  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Hand holding a model for BAMPFA, 2012; digital photograph. Courtesy and © Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

    Architecture of Life

    January 31–May 29, 2016

    The inaugural exhibition BAMPFA's landmark new building, Architecture of Life explores the ways that architecture—as concept, metaphor, and practice—illuminates various aspects of life experience. 

  • Family Fare

    Second Saturday of Each Month

    Family Fare connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups.

  • Movie Matinees for All Ages

    February 13-April 2, 2016

    Introduce young people to the joys of the big-screen cinematic experience with Saturday afternoons at the movies.

  • Guided Tours

    Spring 2016

    Guided tours of the new BAMPFA and Architecture of Life, led by UC Berkeley graduate students.

  • Full

    Friday, February 22, 7–9PM

    Once a month, our galleries come alive with experimental music and other impromptu happenings. 

  • In Focus: Japanese Film Classics

    April 6–May 11, 2016

    In this lecture/screening series, experts guide us in an exploration of key works of Japanese cinema.