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Crocker Art Museum

216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95829
916 808 7000
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Ranked #2 of 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Earth, Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
46 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Glad we came here. Even after having visited the Art Institute in Chicago just a few days earlier I have to say that we really enjoyed this museum, especially the permanent collection of contemporary and modern Californian and American art. Allow at least 3 hours to enjoy the various exhibitions. This museum is one of the highlights of Sacramento and... More

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The docents are fantastic, you can sit and sketch, there are lots of things for kids to do. And the art isn't shabby, either

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Redondo Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went to see the popular Norman Rockwell collection, and despite the crowds, it didn't seem crowded. The pedestrian flow through the old Victorian mansion and the new modern addition is laid out so well that everyone can saunter, contemplate, and enjoy the art without being pushed or feeling frenzied. One can be casual and also enjoy the architecture and... More

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San Francisco, California
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28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Beautifully displayed quilts from the 1800;s. Some were hung horizontally like they were on a bed with painted headboards on the wall. Presented with plenty of room around them, able to get up close to see the details and stitching. Well with a visit.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There were some fabulous displays in this museum. Loved seeing the Old Crocker House and how it was connected with the new portion of the museum.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was a beautiful museum to visit with lots of Sacramento History. There was nothing I did not like about it. Friendly & knowledgeable docents.

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Napa, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The old museum is in a stately mansion and the art work matches that era. The new and modern museum has expansive galleries with ever rotating exhibits.Would like more music in the evenings.

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Lincoln, California
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44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This museum has a great collection of pottery, renaissance, and modern art. There is also a children's learning center.

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Sacramento
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum has a lot of very interesting and varied artwork. The last time I was there I was a little disturbed by a few displays of their tasteless and creepy more "modern" artwork. Most of their artwork is genuine art and is fantastic! I recommend visiting this place at least once or twice. And whenever they have something different... More

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New York NY
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What I love most about this museum, located in an historical mansion, is its galleries dedicated to Californian artists. In addition, it has interesting limited run exhibits such as two currently on view: Quilts and Afro-American Artists. Worth a visit when in Sacramento.

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