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Crocker Art Museum

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Address: 216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95829
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+1 916-808-7000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is...

The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is now one of the leading art institutions in California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country’s finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art.

The Crocker is CLOSED every Monday.

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Excellent selection of art

The crocker is one of the greatest gems in Sacramento. Not only does it feature our own local area amazing artist Wayne Thiebaud, it offers an amazing selection of special shows... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The crocker is one of the greatest gems in Sacramento. Not only does it feature our own local area amazing artist Wayne Thiebaud, it offers an amazing selection of special shows. The grounds are beautiful and the gift shop is amazing. located on a beautiful tree lined street this museum blends old with new and is a site to see.

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Northfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were drawn to the Crocker by its current exhibitions concerning Japan. This included one focusing on the influence the various 19th century expositions had on introducing Japan to America and the world. We found this exhibit to be very interesting and the connections made by the exhibits informed some things we already knew but hadn't fully appreciated. Also of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very large art museum with great collections of traditional European and contempary California art. Not many works from the great masters, but almost all works are accomponied by a concise artist profile and a description of the artist's intent in producing each work. A cafeteria on the main floor serves good tasting and nutritious meals - salads, sandwiches, and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the Crocker Art Museum and their new themes each time. Loved the Indian arts they had from East India and history on it. Good place for children to visit and gain more knowledge on different arts and cultures as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The expansion of the Crocker a few years ago has fundamentally changed the visitor experience. What used to be a small collection of mostly western landscapes is now a much larger permanent collection along with room for a couple of traveling exhibits. I recently saw a show featuring Ansel Adams' pictures of the Japanese internment camps. It was very moving.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The amount of displays, sculptures, paintings,...is huge. Before walking to all the rooms make sure you understand the map, so that you walk in a fluent way through all the rooms of interest. I highly recommend to go more than once and take your time for the visit. Parking across the street is available.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been members for several years and find a couple of special exhibits each year to keep us going back. We always wander through the permanent collection and usually find something interesting also.

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first time there specifically to see the Two Views exhibit. Took the FREE docent-led History Tour - so interesting! Ate lunch in the cafe - great tri-tip sandwich and Pinot Noir! Perfect break after much walking and standing. I loved it so much I joined up to be a member - so cheap! $65/year and I got a 10%... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm picky about my art. Some of the modern "art" at the Crocker strikes me as trying to hard to push the envolope -- but that's what some enjoy. The more traditional art,e.g. the Native American sculpture speaks more to me, coming from a deeper tradition and values that endure.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a little confusing to navigate with so many nooks and crannies. The layout can cause one to miss some exhibits. There was an good variety of pieces to enjoy and some exceptional pieces that will cause one to stop and ponder. It was a nice visit. Would I go back? Probably.

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