Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artists career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmanns prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmanns life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFAs distinguished collection as well as many... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?
Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,... More >
Exhibit - Painting | May 17 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Featuring creations by black artists in the collections of BAMPFA and the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, this exhibition highlights works by Peter Bradley, Erica Deeman, Charles Gaines, Mildred Howard, Kamau Amu Patton, Raymond Saunders, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and Fred Wilson, among others. Recognizing that museums have not been exempt from anti-black practices that exclude,... More >
Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest... More >
Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This exhibition celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of... More >
Exhibit - Sculpture | July 14 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
What are microbes and what do they have to do with food? Well be looking at fungus (edible mushrooms 🍄and kombucha) and yeast (breadmaking 🍞), as well as the microbes in our yogurt. Well learn about what roles these microbes have in our food and get up close with them in our Biotech Lab. 🔬
Exhibit - Sculpture | July 21 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
On National Ice Cream Day, we are celebrating that sweetest of the 7 basic tastes, the ones made possible by sugars. 🍦Make your own ice cream out in the plaza and learn about the role of bees and honey with Planet Bee. 🍯��
Exhibit - Sculpture | July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Dinosaurs in Motion is an amazing blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!
Exhibit - Sculpture | July 28 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
For our last food-related funday, were discussing the future of food. How does food production affect our earth? What role does biotechnology have in food production? What decisions need to be made around sustainable food production? Well tackle these questions and more on this thoughtful, informative day.