June in the Museums

Fascinating exhibitions are on view in June in every corner of the Bay Area. Here are a few selections; check out our comprehensive calendar for more.

Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here - Presented by and on view at YBCA and SFMOMA through August 4


This is a long-anticipated, vast career survey of Los Angeles-based legacy artist Suzanne Lacy, whose commitment to community engagement has essentially defined several generations of social practice in contemporary art, beginning with a series of resonant early works in the Bay Area.  See details.


About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging at Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive through July 21


This brilliant exhibition, organized by students in a UC Berkeley graduate seminar titled “Diaspora | Migration | Exile,” presents an incredible roster of artists, including Romare Bearden, Mildred Howard, Julie Mehretu, Betye Saar and Fred Wilson, among many others.  See details.

Catherine Wagner at San Jose Museum of Art through August 18


This exhibition presents Wagner's monumental installation Pomegranate Wall (2000) in SJMA's permanent collection, the glowing 8-by-40-foot arc of photographs taken with an MRI machine and made during an artist residency fellowship at the Museum.  See details.

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