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Crocker Art Museum

216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95829
916 808 7000
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Ranked #2 of 70 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, 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...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A beautiful, open, airy museum with a varied collection of art, sculptures, and videos. The art is fascinating for all ages, modern and traditional, with marvelous special exhibitions. I see school parties regularly. Super cafe in sunny, windowed ground floor--great place for a lunch date. Family friendly, with classes and talks scheduled throughout the week and weekends.

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San Bruno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A really interesting place including art works and the historical mansion. Easy to get to from downtown.

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Exhibits well put together. Quite a mix of old California and modern................Cafe restaurant a surprise with good quality food, nice range and choice wine options. Linking mansion to formal museum space is well done. Ball room, Crocker office kept in character. China display unique. Repainting of ceilings splendid in color choice. Gift shop and a good selection of items.

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent way to spend some time in Sacramento. Always worth the trip to the Crocker. They continually update their exhibits.

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Palo Alto, California
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was lucky enough to visit on a Sunday when they had free admission, so the museum was bustling but not crowded. The exhibitions I saw were wonderful (some from the collection and some traveling from the Smithsonian). I really loved the two wings: how the historic section felt like a totally different (although still very well done) museum from... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I just toured the Crocker Art Museum to see the newest exhibit featuring Latino Artists. It was a very good experience and a great way to spend Sunday afternoon. The ambiance and the position of the exhibits is great and one can appreciate every painting, photos and sculptures.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Sure, we love our local art museum, but were it in another city, we'd note that Mr. Crocker did not have a particularly discriminating eye for art. That means it's best to plan your trips around a traveling exhibit (of which there are many on the calendar). It's a little jarring to see the modern gallery situated alongside the original... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good collection and large inventory. New collections coming through regularly. Beautiful building with multiple floors and a variety of different art styles.

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We did a whirlwind tour in under an hour. It's located in the former Crocker family mansion and has a small exhibit about them in the mansion part of the gallery complex. The highlights for me were the current exhibit on Mexican artists, the ceramic collection and the historic and contemporary paintings of California.

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North Bonneville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Part of the museum is housed in the old Crocker mansion which is a fantastic. Nice way to spend a couple of hours viewing the art exhibits but wouldnt consider the art itself world class

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