I visited here a few days ago after lunching with family in Sacramento. I had been wanting to visit this museum for a few years and I am so glad I finally took the time for a tour. This museum located in a beautiful complex is quite large and has so many exhibits, that I found it rather difficult to see the whole thing in one trip. I spent more than 2-1/2 hours here and although I saw most of the museum, I don't think I saw it all. There are a variety of exhibits to absorb. Exhibits can be found on three floors and include European paintings: (Central European - 19th century, Dutch and Flemish - 16th, 17th century and Italian-Baroque); California and American Art from statehood to the present day including paintings, sculptures, craft media, pop art, abstract; Works on Paper; International Ceramics; 18th century Meissen porcelain tableware; Asian Art including Japanese teaware, Korean ceramics; Indian, Buddhist art, statuary; African and Oceanic art including masks, statuary, carvings. The museum building is very beautiful and spacious. I loved the wing of the old Crocker home, reading about the history of the family and seeing some artifacts. What gorgeous rooms. The Crocker family gathered much of the artwork in this museum while on trips to Europe and Asia and the collection is impressive. During my visit here on a Tuesday afternoon, I often was viewing the exhibits in rooms all by myself since there were few visitors. The museum features a cafe and lovely eating area although I did not try the food. There is also a museum store. What a great attraction in Sacramento! I would definitely recommend if you are visiting in the area or want to make a trip to Sacramento. I plan to come back again in the future as there are changing exhibits and I would like to explore the museum further.
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