Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Suzanne Lacy

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lacy90
Creators:
Lacy, Suzanne
Roth, Moira
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project
Dates:
1990 Mar. 16-Sept. 27
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
90 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Suzanne Lacy conducted 1990 Mar. 16-Sept. 27, by Moira Roth, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project, in Berkeley, Calif.
Scope and Contents
Lacy discusses her childhood; early undergraduate work in zoology and medicine at California State University, Fresno; her decision to study in the feminist art program under Judy Chicago; her feminist activities at California Insitute for the Arts with Miriam Schapiro; her role in the women's art movement in Los Angeles; the evolution of her work as a performance artist and specific pieces performed in Los Angeles, La Jolla, Ithaca, N.Y., and Minneapolis.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Suzanne Lacy (1945- ) is performance artist from California.

Administration
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by the Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.

Digital Content

More Information
General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 39 min.


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