Suzanne Lacy

Mon May 20 (full schedule below)
10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu
Art, Museums
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Suzanne Lacy
We Are Here

April 20–August 4, 2019
YBCA First Floor Galleries and
SFMOMA Floor 7 and Haas Jr. Atrium

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission. Continue exploring Suzanne Lacy across the street at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA): present your SFMOMA membership card or show your museum ticket and pay $5 for entry to YBCA during the run of the exhibition. Discounted tickets must be reserved on the day you visit YBCA and are subject to availability. Please note: YBCA is closed on Mondays.

Suzanne Lacy is a pioneer of socially engaged art and public practice, promoting dialogue and collaborations with communities — artists, activists, organizations, schools — throughout her prolific career. Since the 1970s, she has used community organizing strategies and media interventions to galvanize discussions about pressing social issues including feminism, violence against women, racism, and labor rights. These projects often culminate in large-scale, highly choreographed performances that bring together diverse groups of participants to share their stories.

Co-organized by SFMOMA and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here is the first full retrospective of the Los Angeles–based artist. At SFMOMA, visitors can explore Lacy’s entire career, from her earliest feminist work to her latest immersive video installations. Several projects on view honor the voices and contributions of women to public life. The YBCA presentation offers a new, experimental approach to authorship and participation, revisiting key collaborative projects through the lens of today. This includes an in-depth focus on The Oakland Projects (1991–2001), a series on youth empowerment, media education, and policy. Visitors can also engage with works by contemporary Bay Area artists, and youth arts and activist organizations. Both venues will host live activations in the galleries and a vibrant range of public programs.

Image: Suzanne Lacy, Annice Jacoby, and Chris Johnson, The Roof Is on Fire (1993–94), from The Oakland Projects (1991–2001); performance, June 4, 1994, City Center West Garage, Oakland; © Suzanne Lacy; photo: Nathan Bennett, courtesy of Suzanne Lacy



151 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA
Mon May 20 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu)
Tue May 21 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu)
Thu May 23 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu)
Fri May 24 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu)
Sat May 25 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
Tue May 21 (11am - 6pm, till 8pm on Thu)
Wed May 22 (11am - 6pm, till 8pm on Thu)
Thu May 23 (11am - 6pm, till 8pm on Thu)
Fri May 24 (11am - 6pm, till 8pm on Thu)
Sat May 25 (11am - 6pm, till 8pm on Thu)


  1. SFMOMA 151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA
  2. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA