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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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Worth your time while in Sacramento

This is a wonderful art gallery to visit while in Sacramento. The old, original building is a piece of art work in itself. We went primarily for the special Toulouse-Lautrec... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Mission, Canada
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217 reviews 217 reviews
126 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful art gallery to visit while in Sacramento. The old, original building is a piece of art work in itself. We went primarily for the special Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibit but enjoyed browsing through some of the others more than this special one. There are some wonderful works here for you to enjoy. You really need more than one... More 

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Woodland, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I first travelled to Paris when I was in college, 40 years ago... The only prints of art that I bought at that time were 3 pictures of TL dancers in their bright red and yellow colors. I hung them in my dorm room! Naturally I was delighted to see that some of these famous pieces of art had come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Very nice art museum, they always have nice exhibitions and the local works are mostly housed in the old Mansion. Very interesting place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The museum has it all but my very favorite were the California pieces and the grand landscapes of Yosemite. The collection of original pieces in original frames is extensive and you get a sense of how the artist wanted to present the piece which gives a deeper understanding of purpose and place.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I'm glad I didn't wait in line to see the Toulouse-Latrec exhibit when it opened. It was a nice exhibit, and a big production, but not the blockbuster advertised. Our visit was improved by the two small special exhibitions: Rice's wonderful block prints, and Faience pottery & tiles. This combination might be the best the museum has had yet.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

People are always surprised at the treasure of an art museum here in Sacramento. Love the traveling exhibits, currently Toulouse-Lautrec. Docents are well informed. Classes offered by wonderful instructors... and I love the gift shop. It's a don't miss!

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Fair Oaks, CA
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We are members of the museum and go often unusally to see the temporary exhibits. We are never disappointed. This exhibit takes one back to the Paris of the late 19th century with a reproduction of a cabaret and the wonderful paintings, drawings, posters and programs depicting cafes, the circus, brothels and bars. Part of the exhibit is devoted to... More 

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West Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

For years, Sacramento has longed for and even touted that they are a World Class City. I will defer judgement on that topic, but the historic Crocker Art Museum is definitely a world class museum. There is something for everybody, old masterpieces and modern, rotating visiting pieces. I had not been since the new Friedman wing was opened in 2010;... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wonderful layout. Great things for children to do and get involved. Beautifully curated exhibits. Just went to the Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibit and can only say that it surpassed my wildest expectations. Everything was designed to enhance the experience and to instruct and inform in a non-threatening way.Love this museum. The museum as a whole is worth the trip.

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Thought an hour would do but spent over 2 1/2 and didn't see everything. Lots of quite good paintings. Nicely displayed.

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