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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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  • The Crocker Art Museum is one of those settings which truly does have something for everyone of all ages, style and attitude. I am a Crocker Museum member of about 15 years and the magic never stops. ...  more »
  • Crocker Museum has been in Sacramento for over 45 or 50 years. A great place to visit with children or friends. Good art and activities for children.  more »
  • Went with my wife and two grandkids and played and enjoyed all the exhibits, great interior - the stairs for example are exquisite! Old world modern and fun! The food at the end of the visit was an ex...  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
  • Strong collection of classical Dutch painting. The Crocker is really known for its crockery, which there is A LOT of, though to my eye it's mostly pretty typical stuff -- but occasionally they'll get something very interesting as a special exhibit (both in pottery and other media). Their extensive collection of modern art has interesting choices that seem to focus on the disturbing instead of the aesthetically-pleasing; that's one way to approach the form, though I might have aimed for balance, instead. Overall, a good museum for a city the size of Sacramento.
  • World class. We did all new exhibits and were impressed with not only the quality of the art but also the thought and work that had gone into the displays. The Crocker is truly a jewel in Sacramento's crown. Very, very highly recommended.
  • Art is speechless! Deep in each piece their is a story about the human being creative ability. Excellent place to appreciate artwork from those who tell their story by their love for art. Thank Q Professor's​ at Sacramento City College. Thank Q Providers Past, Present, Future.
  • 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..

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