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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 must see if you are visiting the Sacramento area. It is a crowning jewel in this beautiful area of Sacramento,

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A must see if you are visiting the Sacramento area. It is a crowning jewel in this beautiful area of Sacramento,

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Carson City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Pretty amazing collection of art and artifacts from African countries. There is a wonderful wing of pottery, old and contemporary. The portion of the museum that is in the Crocker mansion is a treat...gorgeous elaborate woodwork and a display of the family and their role in shaping the Sacramento area. Fun little gift shop. Really recommend a couple hours at... More 

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Davis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Crocker has gone from a sleepy repository of old California art to a zoomie (is there such a word?) collection of modernist beauty. Do not miss it when you come to Sacramento, although parking can sometimes be a challenge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Can be visited in 4 - 5 hours. Very interesting. A lot of material on the 3rd floor. The others are minor exhibitions

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Monterey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Two current exhibits are worth a look, David Ligare, and Armin Hansen. Run to see the Hansen exhibit before it leaves. The museum also has a good selection of California Art and the Loet Vanderveen collection of oceanic art.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Art and knowledgeable staff. I went with friends to see African American, at the time, food and wine was being served. The mayor of Sacramento was also there. It was very impressive.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great collection for a mid-size Art Museum; the additional space is beautiful including an auditorium for lectures, musical ensembles, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I had an awesome time at our friend's wedding here. The ceremony took place outside in the front which was very pretty. The cocktail hour took place inside a large room with lots of very nice paintings. The dinner and dancing took place in the courtyard area with a kickin band and great food. I think that one of the... More 

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Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Loved it! Very educational for kids of all ages with sketching lessons, games and things to notice about each piece of art. Learned so much about California by the art represented here. The Crocker Mansion was an architectural gem! Must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This museum has two major parts. Be sure to find your way to the old building which has a world class pottery exhibit, a beautiful old house as its shell and major original art of old California. The new part of the museum is worthy also. You need more then one day to visit.

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