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Crocker Art Museum

216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95829
916 808 7000
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Ranked #2 of 96 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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Sacramento
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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West Sacramento California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Crocker expanded and the collection is of interest. The gift shop is worth visiting. There is dining with both table service and self service. The food is very good. Members get a 10% discount a both the gift shop and dining. There is only metered parking so have plenty of quarters with you.

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Santa Monica, California
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22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This museum is very close to Old Sacramento and easy to visit. The old mansion part of the museum has a good collection of old masters, while the new part has mostly modern art. When we visited, they had a special quilt exhibit also at the museum. We also had a delicious lunch at their café. The curry chicken salad... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were traveling west through Sacramento on our way to Napa Valley and decided to stop at the Crocker Museum. Good decision! We thoroughly enjoyed viewing this eclectic art collection in such a stunning venue. The old masterpieces were housed in the original Crocker Mansion and the more contemporary pieces were displayed in the newer wing. All the gallery exhibits... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This excellent museum a short walk or drive from Old Sacramento doesn't get nearly the foot traffic it should. The multiple collections sprawl over two adjoining Gilded Age homes and into a bright and airy new modern wing. The California and American galleries are merely adequate; aside from a random O'Keeffe or Childe Hassam, the works are mostly second-rate landscapes,... More

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Tracy, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Crocker Art Museum was the first art museum in the Western United States and is one of the leading art museums in California today. The Crocker Art Museum, is also the longest continuously operating art museum on the West Coast. The Museum hosts one of the state’s premier collections of Californian art with collections dating from the Gold Rush... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Having been under-whelmed by the rest of Sacramento, I had low expectations. Imagine my surprise when I saw the diversity on display.

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Sacramento, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I live here and am a member of the museum so I am biased. But we take visitors here all the time and they love it. Most people haven't heard about the Crocker. Also, the "old" Crocker was a very old-fashioned, museum focusing on the original Crocker collection of California landscapes. The "new" (not really new any more) Crocker now... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful exhibitions. Victorian part just gorgeous. Easy access. Great gift shop. Parking available with ease. Would go again.

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