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“Excellent Way to Enjoy Art”
Review of Crocker Art Museum

Crocker Art Museum
Ranked #2 of 144 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 7 April 2018

A large complex of buildings with very well displayed art work of various mediums. A particularly nice set of play area options for children. Cafe on ground floor near entrance. Parkmobile app helps with paying for nearby street parking.

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"permanent collection"
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"new wing"
in 31 reviews
"traveling exhibits"
in 21 reviews
"old mansion"
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"modern addition"
in 15 reviews
"original building"
in 16 reviews
"changing exhibits"
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"special exhibit"
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"gift shop"
in 40 reviews
"great collection"
in 16 reviews
"early california"
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"on display"
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"few hours"
in 27 reviews
"special events"
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"san francisco"
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"couple of hours"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 14 reviews

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Great place for everyone, absolutely educational. Between the two galleries, could spend a few hours here. Always wonderful and new exhibits, special events year round. The newer facility is great and is where most of the special exhibits and events are held. The original gallery still has some of the older, original artwork that has been there for decades and sometimes displays artwork of local students

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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!

Thank MuttiB
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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.

Thank EHfromCalifornia
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