On View

  • Guided Tour: Museums in Cinema

    July 6–August 31, 2016

    Fiction, nonfiction, and experimental films encourage us to contemplate and debate the role of museums in contemporary society.

  • 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.

  • Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Painting at Berkeley

    The First Fifty Years

    July 6–September 25, 2016

    Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates the breadth and depth of BAMPFA’s acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty diverse works.

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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.

  • 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


    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.