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Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

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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. Our Sacramento family vacation planner makes visiting Crocker Art Museum and other Sacramento attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I've been to many art museums in many cities, and consider the Crocker one of the best. The depth and breadth of their collection, the fine quality of the permanent collection and the changing exhibit...  more »
  • This museum's core collection owes its existence to its founder's utter exhaustion following his work on the transcontinental railroad! Once the Golden Spike was driven, he sailed off for Europe and p...  more »
  • I really liked this museum. Eclectic collection including Asian (from 2000-3000 BC to modern era!!!); Native American (mostly modern era); and Western modern art as well as Victoria era paintings, som...  more »
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  • One of the treasures of Sacramento. The Crocker is an amazing public resource that hosts an impressive array of international artifacts, rotating exhibits and a large permanent collection of California artwork as well as modern pieces and native North American pottery. They host monthly Art mixes and community events that make this museum a great place to spend time and meet friends. If you haven't come here before, you will be blown away. If you haven't come back in a while, there is always something new to discover. Atmosphere 5/5 Staff 5/5 Collection 5/5
  • I have not personally been here myself but my daughter had a school field trip here, she came home so excited to tell me all about it. She had nothing but great things to say. She wants to go back this summer with me! Looking forward to it!! Five star because my 9 year old enjoyed this place tons and she's a picky child on where she wants to go..
  • More than an art museum, the Crocker is also a venue for socializing with creative and art loving people. They have monthly events for socializing and discussing themes. There's a cafeteria on the first floor was surprisingly good food and reasonable prices. Hypothetically like the events there outdoors in the courtyard, such as the recent art auction.
  • Museums have always fascinated me and during a visit to Sacramento we just happened to see this one while driving through.  What caught our attention was a huge banner of a "Buddha" in front of the building.   On the day of our visit, there was construction taking place and was told that the museum is expanding to accommodate more pieces to its vast collections. What makes this museum so unique it that it's not located in the heart of the city like most other museums we have visited in the past.  This museum sits near the Sacramento River and originally started off as a home "mansion." You don't get the sense of how huge this place is until you step foot inside, then your overwhelmed at its immense size.  To see the museum's vast collection of paintings and artifacts was fascinating to say the least.   We enjoyed the Crocker's personal art collections and belongings.  On our tour upstairs, we saw numerous paintings depicting many scenes of California during its early days, paintings of prominent people, the gold rush, and the "Buddha" artifacts.
  • My husband and I visited this place for the first time ever over this past weekend. The antique architecture and furnishings were jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and probably my most favorite part of all. Lots of beautiful and intriguing art of all mediums from the bottom floor all the way to the top, and throughout every single wing and corridor we wandered into. We probably spent a good hour here, but I'd say you'd need at least an hour and a half to two hours to really see everything. It was pretty busy but didn't feel crowded, and parking wasn't too hectic. Great place to explore for romantic dates and spontaneous day trips.