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Crocker Art Museum

216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95829
916 808 7000
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Ranked #2 of 92 attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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,... more » 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. « less
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San Francisco Bay Area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Not the greatest collection in the world, but a nice museum showcasing the history of art and art collecting in California.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Crocker got upgraded big time a couple of years ago. New, modern wing is state of the art. permanent collections and travelling-lots of Californiana. Modern and 19th century. A real pleasure to visit. Headphones available to listen to interpretations as some of the collections. Good care. check its website for hours close to Old Sacramento (10 minute walk)

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Crocker Art Museum did a major construction of a new structure next to the old Museum. The art is now displayed in both buildings. They change a portion of what's displayed to bring in special exhibits and those are typically very interesting to see. They offer jazz on Thursday evenings during the summer in the courtyard. It makes for... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

There is art of all sorts, lots of events in nearby park, free classical concerts in the museum, which was once a home. The exhibits vary, so check to see what is showing. The museum has recently been remodeled, with new rooms for art and music events. On a summer's evening, this can be a very pleasant place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The modern section of the museum includes many great contemporary artist. The older section of the museum has some wonderful landscapes but I'm not a fan of the portraits, overwrought. Museum located close to old Sac and the River, really picturesque location.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Crocker Art Museum is housed in an old mansion that members of the famous Crocker family once called home. Mrs. Crocker loved to collect art and you can see her collections, along with her home, for a small fee. I didn't visit this place for years because I figured it would be too stuffy. My mistake. This place has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I went there with my brother who's into Art... We loved it! The Crocker Art Museum has a great Collection, all very pleasant to the eye and relaxing to the soul. What a beautiful day that was

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Crocker has everything. Modern art, ethnic exhibits, lively events, children's activities. Since it was extended, it has so much going for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This historical building has so much to offer- classical old masters and a solid contemporary collection. The traditional paintings are in the historical wing of the Crocker- many were collected by Judge and Mrs. Crocker in their travels to Europe. Be sure to stay and have lunch and visit the first-rate gift shop. The Crocker is close to the Waterfront,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Crocker is a wonderful blend of the old and the new. Originally the Crocker estate home was converted to a museum. Over the years the collection has grown. In recent years the new addition has has created a marvelous blend bringing a new modern facility together with the old mansion. A rather interesting dichotomy. Visitors can enjoy the open... More

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