On View

film series
event series

  • Family Events


    Tours, hands-on activities, participatory readings, performances, and other events for children and their families.

  • World Trilogies: Ray's Apu Trilogy

    November 4–December 30, 2016
  • Andy Warhol: Still Lifes and Portraits

    November 23, 2016–March 12, 2017

    Warhol prints from 1964 to 1977 that critique contemporary culture.

  • Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell & Pressburger

    November 19–December 30, 2016

    The witty, daring, and lavish films of writer-director-producer duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, including the influential Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, and A Matter of Life and Death.

  • Limited Engagements & Special Screenings

    Fall 2016

    La Notte, Ixcanul, Elevator to the Gallows, and Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

  • Roundtable Reading for Kids

    Ages 8 & up


    Participatory reading for kids ages 8 & up.

  • Readings

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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. 

  • 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.

  • Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta

    November 9, 2016–February 12, 2017

    This exhibition presents the films of Ana Mendieta (1948–1985) in the context of her own work and of the transformation of visual art in the 1970s.

  • Workshops


    Hands-on workshops & more

  • Mind Over Matter: Conceptual Art from the Collection

    October 19–December 23, 2016

    First-generation Conceptualism, focusing on performance and language. Works by Ant Farm, Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, James Lee Byars, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, and 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.

  • Full

    On the Night of Each Full Moon

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