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Crocker Art Museum

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Address: 216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95829
Phone Number: 916 808 7000
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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.
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Beautiful facility

This art museum has many display areas highlighting different artists and eras. It is affordable and very up to date.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Minden, Nebraska
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Minden, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This art museum has many display areas highlighting different artists and eras. It is affordable and very up to date.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Longtime Sacramentans are pleased and energized by the change in the Crocker Art Museum. While the old Museum was beautiful it was also old. The changes in the Crocker Art Museum have changed the energy level - paintings are well placed - well organized - and cover a lot of artistic ground.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Crocker Museum of Art is Sacramento is always a treat to visit. Ideally & centrally located in The City of Trees... The newer wing is tastefully designed to compliment the original Crocker home while maintaining a clean modern edge. They also have numerous traveling exhibits. If you are seeking a reprieve where you can view world class art -... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

E.B. Crocker was one of the "Big Four" founders of the Western Pacific Railroad which built the western half of the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s. As such, he became immensely wealthy, and his large three-story home, while now quite dated in style, still shows some signs of that wealth. The art spans a wide time period. Some works are... More 

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Museum had a traveling quilt show, great paintings and the front of the museum was the old Crocker House which was home to one of the early movers and shakers of CA. Quite a bit of history in that house including the Victorian architecture

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Oxnard, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Spent the day there not sure which floor or exhibit I liked the best ! I would have to say all of it !

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Whitehorse, Canada
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77 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was my #1 spot to visit based on TA reviews but I have to admit I was a bit disappointed by the museum. Although the California ceramics and the landscape paintings of Thomas Hill (esp before my visit to Yosemite) were the highlights, they were a small portion of the overall museum. I probably spent less than 2 hr... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wonderful art exhibits displayed in an old Victorian Mansion attached to the new museum. The exhibits of pottery are amazing along with the many outstanding European works from the 16th century and upwards. A must see if you appreciate art!

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

beautiful old historic home With amazing wood handiwork in this Victorian home. The modern portion of the museum is stunning with the pottery exhibit and beautiful unique pieces .. Be sure to pay for parking so you don't get a ticket

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Sacramento
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We are thinking of becoming members after our visit to the new Crocker! We saw the Toulouse Lautrec exhibit and it was fantastic. The museum store was small but had some really interesting items. We are avid museum goers and though their jewelry wasn't anything spectacular, they had some nice blown glass and children's items along with the usual fare.... More 

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