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Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very good Museum, with a display that is varied, but above all major thematic exhibitions. I visited that of Andy Warhol and was 100% compliant. Attached to the Museum is the home of the Crocker family, which is something interesting to see and also the Park located on the front showing the extensive and luxurious which was owned in the past. The Museum has an excellent cafeteria which is appreciated because there is too much junk food in Sacramento. The point low, the lack of information in the schedule of care. I had to go twice because it did not correspond to the information provided on the web and was closed. You should call by phone.
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  • The current glass exhibit is better than what is being shown at the DeYoung. Go see it while you still can. 
  • Promenade at a pleasant and peaceful pace among a plethora of paintings. I love the old mansion. The modern extension works well to display the art but does not blend well into the original building. 
  • Some great traveling pieces/shows come through. Beautiful buildings and art. Several fun and worthwhile events not specifically for or around art get hosted here and are worth attending just from being hosted at Crocker. Admission is worth the cost.
  • Wonderful experience for adults and older kids. Our 8 year old loved seeing the different types of art work. She found the pottery and tea sets boring. The Andy Warhol exhibit was great!
  • I've been going to the Crocker for decades, and it can truly be considered a world-class museum. Art exhibitions include Warhol and Ai Wei Wei, and often have themed events to enhance the exhibitions. Monthly ArtMix celebrations offer after-hours themed festivities, from comic book and sci-fi themed 'Crocker-Con' to Acrobatics, dance, kinetic sculpture, and many, many more. The Crocker also offers classes and events for all ages, a reasonably priced membership plan, on-site theaters and exhibit halls, as well as a library for research, along with an art restoration lab for the academic. Fun and passionate docents make each trip (even repeat tours) a fresh experience with new and interesting trivia not found on the descriptions. If you are an art fan, you need to come here when you visit Sacramento.
  • We go to this museum often to explore the new exhibits, visit favorites, and attend events. I also love taking my class here on field trips. They provide a hands on workshop for the kids as well a great tour. Food is also good. A must visit!
  • This museum has something for everyone. I went right at opening and during the week and it was completely empty. Personally, my favorite part was walking through the old Crocker house. I won't claim I fully appreciated some of the more modern art, but the juxtaposing modern and classical architecture was impressive. They also have a nice child area with hands on crafts and a large touch screen to paint digital art. Not the MOMA but well worth the price.
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