Take a walk through time or get up-close-and-personal with sublime modern art at the Crocker Art Museum. Founded in 1885 as the first art museum in the Western United States, the Crocker Art Museum is one of the leading art institutions in California and home to the one of the country’s premier collections of Californian art. Visit the Crocker and:
• Enjoy a diverse range of changing exhibitions and internationally renowned traveling shows
• Experience the majesty and creativity found within the Golden State when you view California art dating from statehood to present day
• Gaze at flawless Master drawings from the 15th through the 19th centuries
• Surround yourself in the opulence of our European art wing where you’ll see magnificent 19th century Central European, 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish, and Italian-Baroque paintings
• Explore Chinese tomb furnishings, Japanese armor, and Korean ceramics of our Asian art collection
• Become immersed in the everyday lives and rituals of more than 200 independent cultures in our African and Oceanic art wing
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Crocker Art Museum is comprised of three superlative buildings which house the Museum’s collection. The centerpiece of the Museum is the historic gallery building. Completed in 1872, it retains its original Victorian-Italianate design and is elaborately painted with ornate paintings and carved woods. Adjacent to the gallery building is the Crocker family mansion. The mansion retains its historic façade and boasts a modern gallery interior. The Museum’s modern building, Teel Family Pavilion, was completed in 2010 and is home to extraordinary special exhibitions. The Crocker is conveniently located in downtown Sacramento and within walking distance of Old Sacramento and the Amtrak station.
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