On View

film series
event series

  • Limited Engagements & Special Screenings

    Fall 2016

    Kamikaze '89, Second Breath, and Eva Hesse

  • Pat O'Neill / MATRIX 262

    September 28–November 27, 2016

    The work of Pat O'Neill, a pioneer of avant-garde film and optical printing techniques, including films, sculpture, photography, and works on paper.

  • Cinema Mon Amour: Mark Morris

    September 24–October 1, 2016

    Choreographer Mark Morris introduces four films centering on the theme of unrequited love in conjunction with the premiere of his new production of Layla and Majnun at Cal Performances. 

  • Alternative Visions


    September 7–November 16, 2016

    Our annual series dedicated to avant-garde film.

  • Roundtable Reading for Kids

    Ages 8 & up


    Participatory reading for kids ages 8 & up.

  • Anna Magnani: Eternal Soul of Italian Cinema

    September 25–December 4, 2016

    A series spotlighting Italian actress Anna Magnani, who brought a unique combination of exuberance, empathy, and intelligence to all the parts she played.

  • Contemplative Cinema: Ozu's Late Films

    September 1–October 30, 2016

    Ozu’s thoughful and poetic postwar films focusing on middle-class life, including the Noriko trilogy starring Setsuko Hara.

  • Vienna and the Movies

    July 7–October 9, 2016

    The influence of Vienna—an essential cockpit of modernism—on cinema. Includes films by Fritz Lang, Ernst Lubitsch, Max Ophuls, Josef von Sternberg, Billy Wilder, and more. 

  • Readings

  • Cecilia Edefalk / MATRIX 261

    June 29-October 16, 2016

    Stockholm-based artist Cecilia Edefalk’s engagement with nature comes to the fore in this MATRIX exhibition featuring watercolors, photographs, sculptures, and paintings.

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    Berkeley Eye

    Perspectives on the Collection

    July 13–December 11, 2016

    Berkeley Eye celebrates BAMPFA’s collection with nearly 150 works organized into thematic groupings, such as Human Nature; Space, Time, Energy; Barriers & Walls; Connection & Change. 

  • Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery

    July 27–October 23

    Photographic carte de visite self-portraits by abolitionist, feminist, and orator Sojourner Truth.

  • Prajnaparamita, Tibet, 15th century

    Buddhist Art from the Roof of the World

    July 27–November 13, 2016

    Paintings and sculptures from India, Tibet, and Nepal provide a window into a divine Buddhist reality.

  • Hans Hofmann, Combinable Wall I and II, 1961

    Push and Pull: Hans Hofmann

    August 31–December 11, 2016

    Push and Pull: Hans Hofmann showcases signature works that manifest Hofmann’s dynamic painterly approach.

  • Art Wall: Terri Friedman

    August 25, 2016–February 12, 2017

    A monumental weaving by East Bay artist Terri Friedman, the second work in BAMPFA’s Art Wall series of commissioned temporary works.

  • Workshops


    Hands-on workshops & more

  • 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 2016


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

  • Guided Tours


    Guided exhibition tours led by UC Berkeley graduate students.

  • Full

    On the Night of Each Full Moon

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