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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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A worthwhile treasure

For me this museum is worth the drive up from S.F. so that might give one some indication of how much I like it. Great variety of objects on display and very attractively... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

For me this museum is worth the drive up from S.F. so that might give one some indication of how much I like it. Great variety of objects on display and very attractively arranged and presented. High quality special exhibitions and their permanent collection items are also rather interesting.

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Grenoble, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The Crocker, while not on the same par with, say, the Norton Simon, offers visitors a few hours of breezy viewing. Toulouse Lautrec is on until the end of April and well worth seeing--with just a few sublimely placed lines, he made the dancer or singer he was publicizing come alive. There's one Bruegel amonst several Dutch masters I'd never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Have been members for a couple years - so much to see you can come back again and again. Also took some kids here for a field trip, and the docent did a great job of describing different types of art, what to look for, how to really appreciate different types. Fantastic.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We hit it just right as there was a Toulouse Lautrec exhibition taking place. They had several French artists on display. A treat was the "dress up" booth and stage where they had costumes that fit the period of art they were showing. There was great shadow puppet booth to try out the art form. We also enjoyed the permanent... More 

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Oakland, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I like this museum, I especially wish I had time to sit in their restaurant which looks to an internal courtyard of quiet architecture. The exhibits are good, the store is good and the parking was easy.

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LAKE TAHOE< CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is such a tremendous asset to our city. They have interesting exhibits, too much to take in all in one day so pace yourself. They also bring in great traveling exhibits from around the country. The cafe serves wonderful food. The gift shop is nice - perhaps a little under-merchandised but what they carry is quality. Go, wander,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

for the most part the visiting art is boring compared to other museums around the country I have visited, Every once in a while something great arrives and people flock to see it. The summer Jazz is nice but make sure you bring a chair. It is too bad that they dedicate a very small room to the Crocker family.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've been to many museums around the world and must say that the Crocker museum houses a nice collection of artwork for such a small city. I especially liked the Modern Art section which is usually the least of my favorites. My first visit occurred when the city offered museum discounts to all museums in the area, and it was... More 

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Sacramento
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have periodically special exhibits both fun and serious. You can take a docent led tour of the exhibits (depending on time). They have a neat store too with items in relation to the special exhibits.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This museum is attached to the old Crocker mansion. The joining of these two buildings is very successful. It is easy to navigate both spaces. Staff is quite helpful. There is art from all over the world represented, and special exhibits throughout the year. You can easily spend half a day here depending on your interests. There is also a... More 

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