To Know Herself presents new work by Tammy Rae Carland and iconic Macon Reed installation

To Know Herself explores the lesbian bar as a place for social and political change. Bars dedicated exclusively to queer women are systematically disappearing around the country, particularly in San Francisco. Once a thriving ground for queer culture with numerous spaces where queer women gathered, there are few remaining bars specifically for queer women here today. Maud’s, which operated from 1961 to 1989, and Amelia’s, which opened its doors in 1978 and closed in 1991, were two of the most popular and longest-running spaces both owned by respected LGBTQ activist Rikki Streicher (1922–1994). More recently, The Lexington Club, a beloved lesbian dive bar and LGBTQ cultural landmark located in the Mission, closed its doors in 2015. This was one of the last historic lesbian bars in San Francisco. Queer spots have since