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“Check it out! Museum and Cafe are remarkable”
Review of Crocker Art Museum

Crocker Art Museum
Ranked #2 of 185 things to do in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My friends and I arrived in the early afternoon and needed a bit sustenance before heading for the exhibits. The Cafe offered some great dishes; the Waldorf salad was excellent. The current special show of some of Cyrus Tilton's work is thought-provoking, and we never had heard about E. Charlton Fortune, an American impressionist painter (lady) whose colorful works filled one room on the 3rd floor. Due to time constraints we could only rush through the European section but made it a point to see the Crocker Family and Ball room. Exceptional!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A very impressive art museum near Old Sacramento. The old museum is an architectual delight and the recent addition is impressive. I am especially fond of the works of the landscapes of Thomas Hill. The collection runs the gamut from the old Masters to modern art along with pottery, ceramics and glass. Something for everyone here.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We finally joined the Crocker after seeing a number of wonderful exhibitions (like Kondos and Rockwell) and more recently, Diebenkorn, Japanese pottery, internment camp photographers Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank, and currently, E. Charlton Fortune - whom we had not heard of but were so glad we made an unscheduled stop when we had two hours before meeting some friends for dinner - Fortune was quite a force and her story and scenic (Cornwall, St-Tropez, and Monterey, CA, mainly) and liturgical pieces are all remarkable. The Crocker has so much going on (for all ages) in addition to special exhibitions and its permanent collection - lectures, classes and topical presentations, evening themed events/parties, auctions, dinners/dances, films - our favorite is Big Names Small Art auction in May - on a warm, spring Sacramento evening with a glass of wine, it's fun to wander amid many tables of small pieces of artwork, make bids, and then check them again and again to see where you stand - quite a lot of excitement! Sacramento has grown up a lot since the days of my childhood and now that we live in the Sierra Nevada foothills, I enjoy going down the hill to my hometown more than ever.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We went for a concert, but were amazed by the art. Wonderful contemporary collections on the upper floors.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Every year, the Crocker has a "third Thursday" jazz series which brings out very good known and not-so-known jazz artists. For years, this has been a wonderful venue for these intimate jazz concerts. Food and drinks are available for a very reasonable charge. A great place to view art and artifacts as well as listen to some good music.

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