Become a partner in presenting the BAM/PFA programs you value most. Our art and film programming is moving forward in adventurous ways. We invite you to direct your most generous gift in support of our Annual Fund or one or more of our timely and engaging programs.
Contributions to the BAM/PFA annual fund support our ambitious exhibition schedule of gallery exhibitions and film screenings each year.
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s distinguished collections are characterized by artistic excellence and innovation, intellectual exploration, and social commentary. With more than 16,000 works of art and 14,000 films and videos, BAM/PFA’s collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive of any American university museum.
Our active Asian art exhibition program presents work from diverse regions of the continent, focusing on themes ranging from the Islamic conception of paradise to representations of divinity in Himalayan sculpture to selections from the world’s most comprehensive collection of contemporary Chinese art.
BAM/PFA is one of the first museums in the nation to recognize the emergence of new media culture with a digital art program. DMAX, the digital media art program at BAM/PFA, presents experimental exhibitions of new media art, new forms of educational and public programs, research into preservation and open access of digital art forms, and participatory forums for critical dialogue.
PFA is committed not only to exhibiting films under the best possible conditions, but also to increasing the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of cinema. The PFA collection serves as an educational resource for the UC Berkeley community as well as for scholars, teachers, film critics, filmmakers, and programmers from around the world. At the same time, PFA continues to offer one of the most distinguished and beloved year-round film and video programs anywhere.
The renowned MATRIX Program for Contemporary Art has been a venue for innovative works by important emerging artists since 1978, affording the spontaneity and flexibility of a small-scale, short-term format. Confronting traditional practices of display and encouraging new, open modes of analysis, MATRIX provides a framework for an active interchange between the artist, the museum, and the viewer.
As you consider your gift amount, please recognize that BAM/PFA is only as great as its supporters. The University contributes less than 20 percent of our annual budget. The remainder must come from generous individuals like you.
Make a donation online, or choose from these easy ways to give:
- Call (510) 642-5186
- Fax (510) 642-4889
- Mail to: BAM/PFA, P. O. Box 4796, Berkeley, CA 94704