Showcasing art since the 19th century, Crocker Art Museum features an extensive collection of work from Californian artists. The first public art museum founded in the western part of the country, the museum is known for international ceramics. Admire works from masters like Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Henri, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Edwin Deakin. If you work up an appetite, enjoy dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients at the cafe. The museum offers a variety of docent-led tours, which are free with admission. Use our Sacramento road trip site to add Crocker Art Museum and other attractions to your Sacramento vacation plans.
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What a great space. An excellent museum with art for all to enjoy. You would need at least a couple hours here to view most of it. A half day will give you plenty of time to enjoy all there is to...
What a great space. An excellent museum with art for all to enjoy. You would need at least a couple hours here to view most of it. A half day will give you plenty of time to enjoy all there is to... more »
We went to see the special Japanese ceramics exhibit. But also enjoyed the Monet to Matisse exhibit. Good sampling of all the major painters of that period. We went 2 hours before closing on a...
We went to see the special Japanese ceramics exhibit. But also enjoyed the Monet to Matisse exhibit. Good sampling of all the major painters of that period. We went 2 hours before closing on a... more »
Great resource for our community. The recent impressionist show was pretty cool but a little short on any actual Monet or Matisse. OTOH the point of the show was to trace the arc of Impressionism and it did a decent job of that but could have included more critical analysis of the movement and it’s connections to cubism and other modern art forms. It’s a great concept to do this kind of broad examination of a given school or form. It could be kinda cool to produce a movie separately for each exhibition that talks about the subject matter in more detail.
This museum is made into two parts, the original buildings that E.B. and Margaret Crocker lived in, and a much newer structure that holds art, tours, classes, symposiums and a gift shop. I personally toured the original museum and really enjoyed it. The architecture of the building itself, with the original living quarters behind it, was absolutely breathtaking and the art that had been collected, paintings and sculptures, was exquisite.It will take more than a day see ,admire and appreciate everything. The price of admission is only $15 but if you have an EBT card or are a senior, you can get in free. While I was there, several couples who were getting married chose to take wedding photos in the front of the building, it is really a sight to behold.
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