About Us


As the visual arts center at one of the world’s leading public research universities, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) brings the rich artistic resources of the UC Berkeley campus to the broader public. BAMPFA’s mission is to inspire the imagination, ignite critical dialog, and activate community engagement through art, film, and other forms of creative expressionThrough its collections, research resources, and programs, BAMPFA aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant.


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2155 Center Street Berkeley
(510) 642-0808

Ignite Your Imagination at BAMPFA

Watch from Home

While BAMPFA is temporarily closed, we are proud to offer newly released films from our streaming partners. Enjoy features selected by our curators, now available in your own home. When you rent a screening through our website, you're supporting both filmmakers and BAMPFA during an especially challenging time for independent cinema.


Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

Virtual Tour of Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

Wrap yourself in the vibrant colors and forms of Rosie Lee Tompkins’s quilts with a virtual tour and slideshow and get insight into her practice from our recent colloquium. https://bampfa.org/rosie-lee-tompkins-media#rlt-video

From Collective Isolation: Poetry in Response to the Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has put BAMPFA’s long-running poetry reading series on hold, we’re presenting videos of some of our favorite poets from the last few years of the series online, reading recent work that speaks to our current moment of isolation.